Massapequa Park Turkey Trot (tomorrow!)

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Brady Park, Massapequa Park

8:30 AM Youth Fun Run
9:00 AM 5K Run/Walk
Benefiting YES CCC

What better way to get ready for Thanksgiving then to participate in our 5th annual Turkey Trot!!!! Last year over 500 runners looped through Massapequa Park…our younger ones, ran around the lake at Brady Park ….the foliage is beautiful, the company is outstanding, the raffle prizes are plentiful, and the opportunity to support YES makes this event one you just dont want to miss! 


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Massapequa Turkey Trot

5K TURKEY TROT, NOV. 27, 2014

Family Fun Run at 8:30 a.m.

Within  John Burns Park, run/jog/walk a .5 mile trail with the family.  Tee shirts will be provided to all children registered for the fun run.  At this time, we have no more kids  tee shirts.  

5k Starts at 9:15 a.m.

Our race will be professionally timed by Island Timing.  The course is certified at 5k.  Tee shirts are only guaranteed for runners registered on or before November 20, 2014


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DICEcapades! and Bodydoodles! #holidaygiftguide2014 @usfg

Last week, our family spent the week together on a cruise to Florida and the Bahamas.  I have to say, except for the bickering with the kids, it was one of the best weeks of our lives.  We really enjoyed spending time together.  I want to keep this up, so we have begun Family Game Nights.   Spending time with your family can be fun, especially if you have the right game to shake things up, get people laughing and enjoying themselves!

The Haywire Group, an award-winning game company, has a great collection of fun family games including DICEcapades! 2nd Edition and Bodydoodles The Tatoo Guessing Game.

DICEcapades is a card game, a dice game, a trivia game, an action game and well, it’s just a game with about anything and everything in it, which is why it’s perfect for everyone...

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Show Me the Kwan #holidaygiftguide2014 @usfg

It’s not quite a board game, definitely not a video game, and a whole lot of fun! It plays very quickly and works for any number of players (ages 10+ – can be slightly younger if simple spelling of words is not frustrating).

Show Me the Kwan is a fast-paced, dice rolling, word game. Given the chosen category the players must call out fitting words where either the first, second or last letter correspond to the lettered dice that were rolled. Each dice has an assigned point value. At the end of the 1 minute round, all players must count their points on the dice they collected.

Visit the Griddly Games Website and use the codes FREESHIP for free shipping on Kwan ONLY, or code 10FORME for 10% off their entire order.

Disclaimer:  This post is part of a promotion with US Family Guide and...

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Massapequa Business Network Holiday Shopping Spectacular

Event: Massapequa Business Network’s 2014 Holiday Shopping Spectacular 

Date: Sunday, 11/23/14 from 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Memorare Caterers
2183 Jackson Ave
Seaford, New York 11783

Sponsored by: Dairy Queen

Supporting: Island Harvest

More info, from the MBN:

Massapequa Business Network is hosting it’s 2nd annual Holiday Shopping Spectacular. We’re proud to be sponsored by Dairy Queen and supporting Island Harvest. Massapequa Business Network promotes and networks local businesses.

This will be a great family fun day with lots of free activities for children along with an exciting and diverse shopping experience for adults! 

The first 250 families receive a swag bag and DQ will be giving away gift certificates for free dairy treats!

Take your picture with Santa, enjoy performances by...

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All Things Christmas and More @usfg

I guess it is that time of year already.  I know it is that time because I have already started thinking about what I will add to our Christmas decorations this year.  Every year, we add at least one ornament for the tree, one building for our Christmas village, and one outdoor decoration.

I just heard about All Things Christmas and More from and I have been looking around on their site for my Christmas  2014 decoration additions!  And here’s some good news!  Get free Shipping on all orders at All Things Christmas and More Use code UFG at checkout!

“All Things Christmas And More is a family business for over 5 years now. We pride ourselves on offering the best Christmas products around at an affordable price...

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WWE Happenings


Anyone who spends ANY time with my kids knows how obsessed they are with wrestling.  We live, eat, breathe, sleep WWE in our house.  It is quite comical actually, because it seems the only one in this house that is not very impressed with wrestling is ME.  This is mainly because I am really not in the mood to take these kids to the ER when they break a bone from all the slamming and bouncing and everything else they do to each other.  Oh dear!

Needless to say, I have been forced to learn about these wrestlers and what they are doing and who they are fighting.  I thought I would share some updates on what is going on in the world of the WWE in case there are other mothers out there, like me, who need a cliff notes version of what their kids (and husband?) are constantly talking about!

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Cascade Platinum: Review and #Giveaway 2!

Cascade Prize Pack 2

Last month, I posted about the Cascade celebration we held at our end of summer block party.  What a fun time!  The winner of the first giveaway is Em.  She has been contacted about her prize.  CONGRATS!

We had so much fun, I decided to do it again at my son’s birthday party.  Every birthday celebration for our kids, we always give the other kids favors – goodie bags to take home.  What about the grown ups?  This time, while the kids were all outside in the yard playing birthday party games, I was inside with our family and friends telling them all about CASCADE PLATINUM!  And once again, it was a hit!

Joseph could not decide if he wanted a Wrestling or a Football themed birthday party when he turned five on September 18...

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“The Amazing Dream Team Pets” @usfg #HolidayGiftGuide2014

Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it’s an innovative kid’s sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night’s sleep. If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves!

Massapequa Family Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE
Order your Dream Team Pets h...

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Animalz by ReTrak Headphones #holidaygiftguide2014

Family road trips, casual listening and airplane rides will never be the same. Say goodbye to long, boring hours and squabbles in the backseat and say hello to Animalz headphones for kids!  Whether at home or on-the-go, Animalz by ReTrak retractable headphones are designed for little ears and feature volume-limiting technology in six lovable soft fabric animal designs: Biker Bearz, DJ Panda, Jam Bunneez, Scuba Shark, Skate Monkeez  and Surf Dawgz. Kids can now enjoy listening to their own music, playing games or watching movies all with their favorite Animalz!

Volume-Limiting Technology

According to the Journal of Pediatrics, more than 10 percent of children ages 9 to 19 have noise-induced hearing loss. Prolonged exposure to sound louder than 85 decibels can damage a child’s ears, causin...

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