Make your own snow globe!
Wed Jan 28
Oh the weather outside is frightful! Get out of the slush and head to Spacecraft in Brooklyn, where little artistes can make their own Valentine's Day-themed snow globes to give to someone special on February 14th. Forget those cheesy globes of your own youth (old jam jars and dish soap, anyone?); these are super swoon-worthy. Spacecraft, 355 Bedford Ave at S 4th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-599-2718, spacecraftbrooklyn.com). Subway: J, M, Z to Marcy Ave; L to Bedford Ave. $15. Mon--Fri 10am--6pm, Sat--Sun 11am--7pm. Through Sat Feb 14.
La-la-la-la, Elmo discount
Wed Jan 28
If you're an over-planning parent like me, then you've probably already bought your tickets to Elmo Makes Music, the upcoming Sesame Street Live spectacle that plays the WaMu Theater at MSG from Feb 5-16. But if you're a procrastinator like my husband (sorry sweetie!), well then, you just lucked out. The producers are now offering a 25% discount off tickets for select performances. Click here and use the code SSLEMM. And when you see me there with my full-price tickets in hand, be sure to rub it in my face. I know my husband will!
How many is too many?
Tue Jan 27
When I came across this picture online, I thought about the interview Time Out Kids just did with the Duggar family (after LOLing and forwarding it to all of my coworkers, that is). The Duggars are the family pictured in the photo. In between giggles, I couldn't help but wonder: How many kids are too many? I have mixed feelings about raising such a large family (the Duggars have 18 children, the youngest born just last month). On the one hand, my own sister has four kids and her household is often always a zoo; I can only imagine the chaos caused by 18 children. Can the parents really provide adequate attention to each child? Will they be able to fund all of their futures? And an even bigger question: What are their motives behind continuing to procreate? On the other hand, there seems to be a whole lot of love in that family. I may not agree with all of their beliefs or values, but when I watched Jim Bob and Michelle with their children on TLC's 17...
A Monster of a Super Bowl
Tue Jan 27
Monsters Vs. Aliens OK I admit it: The only reason I ever tune into the Super Bowl is to see the commercials. (During the actual game, I switch over to Puppy Bowl .) I'm particularly excited about the ads this Sunday, as they include the new 3-D trailer for DreamWorks' Monsters Vs. Aliens . Of course if you want to see the cool effects, you've got to pick up a pair of special, retro 3-D glasses. Don't start scouting the thrift stores: You can grab a free set at Pathmark, K-Mart, Fairway and other local retailers. Visit the flick's official site for a list of locations. Guess who will be stopping by K-Mart on her way home from work today?
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