Make it a Sweet Summer of Family Fun Making Memories At Hershey Park

Make it a Sweet Summer of Family Fun Making Memories At Hershey Park

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Main Street Mama is all about Family Fun , Making Memories and spending time together. Since we have cousins who live in Hershey Pennsylvania we usually plan on visiting them at least three times during the summer months so that we can take advantage of the sweetest place on earth Hershey Park being so close to where they live.  Main Man’s cousins are either a year and a half older or younger than him. This makes going to Hershey Park  fun for everyone. It is a great place for the cousins old and young to bond, spend time together and create wonderful memories and traditions that hopefully one day they will carry on to their own children.

Hershey Park has something for everyone. My son and his cousins are definitely thrill seekers and love the roller coasters and enjoy checking to see what candy they measure up to be. Wether you are a Reeses’ , a Jolly Rancher or a Kiss decides which of the over 65 rides and attractions they are able to enjoy.  When we plan to visit Hershey Park we tend to do one day of dry rides and one day where we rent a cabana by the Boardwalk and spend a majority of our time doing the water rides.  When you rent a cabana you not only get Hershey Park towels, sunscreen, water , waitress service  and a bathroom not used to the general admission in the park you get unlimited access to the lazy river which makes my  husband a very happy man and dad.

Family Fun  Cousin Bonding Time

Family Fun
Cousin Bonding Time

While visiting Hershey PA we try to take full advantage of everything the area has to offer from Zoo America (which is included in your park admission) to the spa at the Hershey Hotel. Did you know that at the Hershey Hotel you can get a Chocolate massage? I know this working mama could sure use one of those and it is on my list for one of our trips this summer. Since our trip is really about family and bonding after I de-stress with my massage we plan on checking out one of the many concerts offered throughout the summer. Our family is full of Big Time Rush fans and we look forward to seeing them on July 19th at the Hershey Park Stadium.

There are four different venues where you can see a concert in the Hershey complex. With performers from the likes of Dave Matthews, Tony Bennett, Journey or One Direction, both young kids and those young at heart are sure to have a great time.

One place we look forward to dining at this summer is the recently opened restaurant at the Hershey Hotel , The Circular which offers dining in a fun environment without the fast food taste. Wether your looking for a small portioned meal, a steak or just cocktails this restaurant is the place for you.

Wether your staying at the Hotel Hershey, Camping at the Hershey HighMeadow Campground or like us staying with family no visit to the sweetest place on earth would be complete without a trip to Chocolate World where you can purchase your Hershey favorites as fresh as fresh can be. Each year I stock up not only on fresh chocolate licorice but on tins of Chocolate smelling candles. The candles make my house smell like I have been baking cookies all day long.

While you are visiting Chocolate World be sure to check out a new 4-D interactive experience that opened this past month,  Hershey’s Great Chocolate Factory Mystery.

 Our whole family loves Hershey Park so much that not only do we usually visit three times during the summer, we generally visit the park for Hershey Park in the Dark which is a fun filled Halloween Happenings during October complete with trick or treating in park. Many often ask why we live so far yet purchase season tickets each year and then they visit for the 1st time themselves and call me and say now I understand , because it truly is the sweetest place on earth.

Hershey Park In The Dark Halloween Happenings

Hershey Park In The Dark Halloween Happenings

 

 

Earn Extra Cash By Cleaning Out Your Old DVD’s , CD’s and Games

As many of my readers know last year we purchased our 1st home. Both my husband and I moved in together combining our homes when we got married. We put lots of duplicates in storage along with books, VHS movies , DVD’s , CD’s, photos and games. With that being said when we sold our co-op before we found a house everything we had acquired during that time also went into storage. When we finally found our dream house we had alot of sorting and unpacking to do. A lot was also left in boxes and put into the attic. Recently while I was on a search for something I knew would be in one of these boxes I came across five boxes and three rubbermaid bins FILLED with CD’s and Movies and I thought what would I now do with them. All the movies are available on demand and all the music is either on my IPOD or downloaded to my car. 

In speaking with a fellow blogger about my dilemma in what to do with all my hidden treasures she suggested that I check out MusicMagpie.  MusicMagpie is a free online site that allows you to Earn Extra Cash  for your hidden treasures. At first I was thinking perhaps I should hold a tag sale, but in all reality I don’t have the time nor the energy for that. With MusicMagpie I can sit on the couch get the value of my items and then ship them all in one box they even pay the shipping cost and pay me directly in one payment. 

MusicMagpie has now made the  task of de-cluttering my house and attic as easy as 3 clicks and a ship.

I wonder if they would take the box of clothes marked skinny too since I don’t see them being worn anytime in the near future and if I do ever manage to lose weight with all the extra cash I earn from using MusicMagpie I could buy new ones!

If you try Musicmagpie would love to know what your sold to earn extra cash!

Woolzies Dryer Balls Review & Giveaway


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Over the last few months, I have been seeing dryer balls as a new alternative to dryer sheets.  Personally, I am not a fan of dryer sheets as they are expensive and wasteful and full of harsh, toxic chemicals.  I have been really interested in trying the dryer balls and recently Woolzies; sent me a 6 pack of their 100% pure wool product! 
 

 

 

I absolutely love my Woolzies dryer balls!  I find that they do the same job as 1 dryer sheet – reduce static, soften clothing AND they reduce drying time!  Everyone in my family has sensitive skin, so I usually use free and clear laundry products.  These are as free and clear as you can get.  Every single ball is completely handmade.  Plus, the harsh chemicals in fabric softeners and sheets will wear off the fire retardants in your children’s clothing!

 

  • Handmade in the Democratic Republic of Nepal, providing a steady income to the needy women this developing nation.
  • Made of 100% pure New Zealand wool.
  • Woolzies cut down the drying time of a typical load by almost 25% in large loads and by 30-40% for small loads.
  • Each box contains 6 balls.
  • They are guaranteed to last for up to 1,000 loads
  • PVC free and do not melt
  • Completely hypo-allergenic, even safe for people with wool allergies!
  • Saves time, energy and money, making; Woolzies Dryer Balls 100% eco-friendly!

 

 

A 6 pack box of Woolzies Dryer Balls is $34.95 with free shipping in the entire US.  I do laundry everyday, usually 2-3 loads a day, sometimes 4.  Any less and I fall behind for days.  If you buy a box of 100 fabric sheets that is going through a box a month with the amount of laundry I do.  Then add in the extra time it takes for your laundry to dry.
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Woolzies; would like to give one of my readers a box of Dryer Balls!  All entrants must be 18+ and in the USA.  Enter through the rafflecopter below!
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Pick Your Prize Giveaway from Baby-BeeHaven

Main Street Mama is pleased  to  present Pick Your Prize Giveaway from Baby-BeeHaven and Sparkle Me Pink – Ends 6/12
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Check out Sparkle Me Pink‘s Full Review of the Cush ‘n Go for Girls
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Baby BeeHaven has so many great items too choose. I know if I was to win I would have a hard time picking just one! I remember when Main Man was still in a stroller and all I kept looking for was a product similar to the See’ n Store and was unable to find it. I know that if we are ever blessed with another child, it will be a MUST have for me!
 
One lucky reader will win the Baby BeeHaven product of their choice !
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Dream Finder
or
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Field Station Dinosaurs Review & Giveaway

Field Station Dinosaurs Review & Giveaway

Me, My Mom and My Sister  Happy Mother's Day

Me, My Mom and My Sister
Happy Mother’s Day

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and what better way to spend a day celebrating me than doing something with main man, main man, my mom, my sister and her daughters. After a nice Mother’s Day breakfast and a mani & pedi for MOM we headed out to Field Station Dinosaurs Seacaucus N.J. and in just 40 minutes from Pleasantville we were about to embark on the experience of a lifetime.

Field Station Dinosaurs is an outdoor exhibition of 31 life sized animatronic dinosaurs that features entertainment, workshops and games. It’s a walking park and you can participate in these programs at your leisure.

Upon walking into the park Main Man could not wait once he heard the roar of the dinosaurs to see what was in store after we picked up our Commander Passes. Once inside the roars, moving tails along with the moving tails and mouths had even my 17 year old niece glad she came. Immediately she started making a video to tweet to her friends.

LAI Space Shuttle taking off

LAI Space Shuttle taking off

Commander Pass Just One of the Pass options

Commander Pass Just One of the Pass options

Checking Out the Oddities with Jason Schein during Weird Field Weekend

Checking Out the Oddities with Jason Schein during Weird Field Weekend

At each station there is information about that dinosaur. You can see on a map where these dinosaurs were found and what year each dinosaur was discovered. Everyone is encouraged to get their credentials at different stations to help them in becoming a Paleontologist.

The park is definitely geared to children both in age and at heart. There was something for everyone. Coloring stations, LAI building stations, interactive shows, dino dig and even a 3-D movie.

Cousins from ages 6-22 enjoying a Terrific-saurus day

Cousins from ages 6-22 enjoying a Terrific-saurus day

If Given the Chance would she really feed him to a Dinosaur?

If Given the Chance would she really feed him to a Dinosaur?

You never know where the roar is coming from Dino's are hiding everywhere!

You never know where the roar is coming from Dino’s are hiding everywhere!

Field Station Dinosaurs is a summer bucket list must do. Apply the sunscreen and pack some snacks and head on out for a lots of roars, fun and even education.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for a discount price online . Field Station Dinosaurs is located at   1 Dinosaur Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094

A Perfect Mother's Day

A Perfect Mother’s Day

Main Street Mama is roaring to tell our readers that our friends at Field Station Dinosaurs has offered us a family (4) pack for 1 lucky reader. 

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Winner will be notified within 24 hrs of the giveaway ending. Winner will have 24 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

**Disclaimer Main Street Mama and her family were given passes to review Field Station Dinosaurs. It was truly the perfect way to spend  Mother’s Day and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Neater Feeder Review & Giveaway

Main Street Mama always loves working with our friends from Momma Lew’s Blog. I know a dog named Buster who could definitely benefit from Neater Feeder!

After cleaning up after your kids all day long, cleaning up after your dog or cat is the last thing you probably feel like doing.  It’s amazing what a mess my dog can make when he eats and drinks!  Water is all over the floor and bits of food are everywhere.  I have a hard time keeping my daughter away from the dog’s food, so sometimes this also becomes a safety concern too.  I recently had the chance to review a Neater Feeder for my Australian Cattle Dog, Chester.



Neater Feeder is the only animal feeding system on the market right now.  It’s revolutionary design separates and contains spilled food and water.  It saves time & protects your floors.  The Neater Feeder also creates a healthy eating environment.  By being elevated, it improves comfort  digestion and reduces neck and join strain for your pet.

 

I really like the design of my feeder.  At first, my dog was a little hesitant of using his new bowls.  But he got used to it pretty quickly.  I like the fact that my daughter cannot walk around the house with my dog’s bowls.  I read that your pet’s bowls can be a breeding ground for bacteria, so it kind of grosses me out that she insists on doing that.   The Neater Feeder does in fact work just like it is intended.  The food stays on top and any dripped water goes right into the drainage area.

You can find Neater Feeder’s in a variety of; local stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond and pet stores.  You can take advantage of the; Special  TV Offer when you order a Neater Feeder online.

 

Neater Feeder has so generously agreed to give one lucky reader their own feeder!  Size and color will be winner’s choice! Giveaway is open to US Residents, 18 years of age and up.  Enter through the Rafflecopter below!
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KideCals Peel & Stick Labels & More

KideCals Peel & Stick Labels & More

KIDECALS .. Something Every Family Should Have

KIDECALS .. Something Every Family Should Have

I am a mom who likes to make life as easy as possible.  With that being said being able to find main man’s belongings on the soccer field, ball field or in the school yard has just become easier. Kidecals peel & stick labels, which are personalized labels for just about anything and they are dishwasher, washing machine and even dryer safe.

For a long time I have been a sharpie mama, every drawer or room has a sharpie so I can label and keep going wherever I am. I have come to realize that after you wash something or wipe it down, the sharpie erases. I have been looking for the sharpie replacement and kidecals is it!  The fact that Kidecals are water proof  is great for pool gear, frozen water bottles even lunch boxes.

If you follow me on Facebook you already know we have gotten caught up in Mustache Mania in our house. Even my husband wants in on KideCals Mr. Mustache design because he can use them at work and still look cool.

Mustache Mania Kidecals has you covered

Mustache Mania Kidecals has you covered

If  you are like me  you are busy winding down the school year but also prepping for summer camp, in-between camp and day care. Kidecals will be very helpful in keeping this main mama organize. 

 

Main Street Mama is pleased to offer my readers 15% off Kidecals the most durable waterproof labels on the market using promo code bestlabels at Kidecals online.

 

Check out just some of the cool designs Kidecals has to offer

Check out just some of the cool designs Kidecals has to offer

 I have listed just some of the great things about Kidecals, check them out on You-Tube for more ways to organize and identify the your family and it’s belongings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRMJmhhCJ5k&feature=player_embedded

**Disclaimer; Main Street Mama will receive a Mega Set of Kidecals as compensation of this post. All opinions expressed are that of my own and anything that makes my life easier is AWESOME!

Monster Jam Path of Destruction Review & Giveaway

Monster Jam Path of Destruction Review & Giveaway

A few months ago my family and I were fortunate enough to attend our first ever Monster Jam and since then main man has been obsessed with trucks and the bigger the better. He has also become a little dare devil on the quad that Santa brought him for christmas as he peels away he yells time for  DONUTS mom and he does not mean dunkin, he means four wheeling fun like we saw when we went to Monster Jam 2013.

On Saturday June 15, 2013 more than 4,000 tons of dirt will be brought inside MetLife Stadium along with 50 crush cars, vans and buses to create the colossal Monster Jam racing track and obstacle course. A fleet of 16 of the most popular Monster Jam trucks will battle against one another in racing and outrageous freestyle competitions with high-flying jumps, wheelies, donuts, cyclones and more. This four-wheeled extravaganza designed to thrill families and die-hard fans alike.

Monster Jam Path of Destruction has one of the most elite fields of Monster Jam trucks ever assembled, second only to the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World FinalsSM held in Las Vegas, NV. The fleet of 16 of the most popular Monster Jam trucks will battle against one another in racing and outrageous freestyle competitions with jumps, wheelies, donuts, cyclones and more!

Sean Duhon, driver of the new Zombie Monster Truck, which will be making it’s debut at Metlife Stadium. Sean always has had a love for motorsports. He competed in everything from motocross to drag racing to dirt track racing. Duhon was then given the opportunity to race a few different monster trucks like T-Maxx, Sudden Impact and Cult Energy. Duhon realized that he had found his true passion as a monster truck driver so he left his job in the Sheriff’s office to race monster trucks on a full time basis.

All New ZOMBIE Monster Truck

All New ZOMBIE Monster Truck

 

Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $35 for adults and $15 for kids.  Tickets are available at the MetLife Stadium Box Office, the IZOD Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at MonsterJam.com, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000.

Main Street Mama is Happy to be able to offer our readers a family four (4) pack of  giveaway tickets after reading this review for Monster Jam Path of Destruction at Metlife Stadium on June 15, 2013. All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below!

 

 

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** Disclaimer All photos and videos courtesy of Feld Motor Sports. Main Street Mama has not been compensated for this post. All opinions on four wheelin fun is true and that of my main man!

$200 Toys R Us Gift Card or $200 USD via PayPal Giveaway

Main Street Mama is pleased to be teaming up with our friends at Giveaway Promote to celebrate Author Carole P. Roman and her newest book Captain No Beard. As you know from reading Main Street Mama lately we are all about reading and main man being able to read on his own. SO when a new book comes along we are right on it.

$200 Toys R Us gift card could be yours?

$200 Toys R Us gift card could be yours?

Welcome to the $200 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

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Carole P. Roman recently released volume four in her award winning series, Captain No Beard!

She’s celebrating the new releases by giving away a $200 Toys R Us Gift Card or $200 USD via PayPal and a copy of each book!

Captain No Beard and the crew of the Flying Dragon welcome a new crew member, when Cabin Girl Cayla joins the ship. Responsible for his little sister, Captain No Beard is not very happy because he finds his newest charge a distraction. When faced with danger, the captain must find a way to escape.

Strangers on the High Seas could also be yours too!

Strangers on the High Seas could also be yours too!

While learning valuable lessons about strangers, the crew realized not to judge somebody because they are young or small. Strength comes in all sizes! Be sure to read “Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas”, Book 4 of the Captain No Beard Series. It is available on Amazon!

“If You Were Me and Lived in…France – A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World” is the second book in Carole P. Roman’s remarkable series about countries all over the globe.

With each book covering a different nation, Roman opens up a world of wonder while highlighting the fact that underneath it all we are far more alike than we might have imagined. Focusing on what life would be like from a child’s viewpoint, she examines the diversity of the people who make up our planet. It is also available on Amazon!

If You Were Me and Live in France

If You Were Me and Live in France

About Carole P. Roman:

Award winning author Carole P. Roman is happy to add “Strangers on the High Seas- A Captain No Beard Story vol 4” to her successful series. The first book of the series, “Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012, as well as received the Star of Remarkable Merit. It was also named as one of the Best Indie Books of 2013 with the Pinnacle Award.

Roman has two other series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…”, a children’s non fiction book on cultures around the world and an introduction to yoga for kids. She lives on Long Island with her husband and very close to her children and grandchildren.


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