Best Of Warner Bros. Mother’s Day Movie Giveaway

When I think of Mother’s Day I think of FAMILY that is why Main Street Mama is joyed  to be working with Warner Bros. 

Best of Warner Bros Mother’s Day Movie Giveaway 

Warner Bros 90th Anniversary Logo

Warner Bros 90th Anniversary Logo

One Lucky Reader will receive a randomly selected classic movie on BluRay either the 1976 A Star is Born or 1972′s Cabaret.

Fill In the Blank for A Perfect Mother's Day

Fill In the Blank for A Perfect Mother’s Day

We think that most can agree… Moms are the best – and they do a lot for us! Now it’s time to return the favor and celebrate this Mother’s Day by giving mom the movie night she deserves! Celebrate Sunday, May 12th in the best way possible by spending quality time with your family and watch one of YOUR favorite classic films! Watching a classic flick together tells the story of a different time and place, and is the perfect opportunity to catch up and share stories with your family… tell them something that they never knew about Mom!

View the Warner Bros. Mothers Day Movie Night Blog App Below and test your Classic Movie Trivia, I scored a 700 and am a Mighty Movie Buff!


What does your family have planned for Mother’s Day, perhaps a movie night? Your family could win one of these classics by entering the Rafflecopter giveway below. Winner will be notified and have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Prizes will be shipped either via Fed Ex or UPS . No PO Boxes please.

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**Disclaimer Main Street Mama has received no compensation for this blog post. I hope you have an awesome Mother’s Day planned either for yourself or for the Mother’s in your life. Main Street Mama is not responsible for prize fulfilment. All opinions expressed are true and are that of my own. Warner Bros supplied the app/ materials to me for purposes of posting this blog. 

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Jewelry Giveaway!!!

Main Street Mama is happy to join in with Adventures of My Family of 8 and Blog with Mom in this Advertise with Bloggers Event!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Giveaway Event!!!

There is nothing in the world like giving or receiving a one-of-a-kind piece of handmade jewelry, especially on Mother’s Day!

Mother’s day presents from my son are always special and they will forever cherished and engraved in my mind. One that stands out the most is a locket my husband and son picked out for Mother’s Day 2009. The front of the locket had a mother holding a child and on the back it’s inscribed “I LOVE YOU” Nicholas 2009. It is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry not only because it was from him but there are 2 pictures of him that truly captured who he was at that time and was a beautiful sentiment of how special the mother/child bond is.

We are excited to introduce you to the wonderful Little Miss Pepper Designs, that are based on the sentiment of expression. Stacey Bradshaw wanted to create designs that express our love for our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, husbands, dads, and friends. Her customized, hand- stamped jewelry gives you the opportunity to show the world the joy that love has given you. Wear your love every day!

Stacey has been creating jewelry for over fifteen years and her designs have evolved with time. From her first piece, which was a bridal set for a friend to the pieces she has made for her growing family, including key chains, collar stays and cufflinks for the men.

Using only the finest quality Sterling Silver, 14k Gold-Filled, Semi-Precious Stones and Freshwater Pearls, she truly designs unique one-of-a-kind pieces.

So this Mother’s Day, Graduation, or any other special event, I would suggest allowing Little Miss Pepper Designs the honor of creating something that you will love to wear or give to someone special.

WIN IT – a Just in time for Mother’s Day Giveaway Event!!

Prize – Winners choice of Blue Love in Sterling Silver on 18 inch chain (Value $125) or Blue Love in 14k Gold Filled on 18inch chain (Value $145)

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Blue Love has lots of sparkle. Five Sterling Silver or 14k Gold Filled circles imprinted with initials,numbers or word of your choice. Two additional Sterling Silver or 14k Gold Filled sequin tags also hold a number or letter. These are enhanced with four large, semi-precious stones all in hues of blue: two midnight blue fresh water pearl accents and four teeny sapphire accent drops. This necklaces comes on a 18 in delicate ball chain.

Giveaway Details:

Event Dates: April 19th through May 5rd

Giveaway Rules:

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Because I’m Your Dad By Ahmet Zappa Released By Disney Publishing Worldwide

In our house reading has always been fundamental. Since a young age my son has had  a love for books. Now that he is in kindergarten not only has his love for reading been taken to a whole new level, but the drive to read books himself has become an overwhelming experience for us all. When I was approached a few weeks ago by Disney Publishing Worldwide to be one of a hundred bloggers to receive a copy of Ahmet Zappa’s first picture book for children, Because I’m Your Dad I had a feeling this book would quickly  become a family favorite.      

Reading Together Our Favorite Thing To Do

Reading Together Our Favorite Thing To Do


Following the words as he reads them.

Following the words as he reads them.

Nicholas' favorite page

Nicholas’ favorite page

 Our book arrived last friday and as soon as I got home from work my husband held up the book and said look what came in the mail today and proceeded to let me know that Main Man read it to him already (so much for a Father’s Day surprise).

 In school Nicholas has been learning about books as a whole, who the author is, who illustrated it, why someone wanted to write a particular book. Fiction versus Non Fiction and learning to re-tell a story using the key characters and focus points. Since Nicholas has a love for music he was very excited to learn that “Because I’m Your Dad was written by the son of late rock musician/composer Frank Zappa. A tribute to his happy childhood and a promise to his daughter Halo for a one of a kind relationship. After reading the book a few times, Nicholas has declared the book is fiction although he does some of the things in the book with his dad.

In Zappa’s first picture book Because I’m Your Dad, a dad like no other promises to give his kid a childhood like no other. Whimsical monster characters bring the silly and sweet scenes to life and keep the book universal. The book’s ending, a moving tribute to the author’s father, guarantees intergenerational appeal: “Because I’m your dad, I will do all of these things for you and more…because that’s what my dad did for me.” As I sat tonight and listened to my son read this to me, I could almost hear my father (may he rest in peace) say the same words to me and my son knowing how emotional I can get looked at me and said “Are you crying?”
Zappa who states “I wrote this book for anyone who is a father, has a father, or hopes to someday be a father,”  Ahmet grew up with a learning disability and now writes books to help children discover how wonderful reading can be. Nicholas was very enthusiastic and asked  to share his new book with his teacher and let her know that maybe this book can help someone in his school who might be having a difficult time.
Through his production company, Monsterfoot Productions, Ahmet has developed several television shows and movies, including the recently-released Walt Disney Pictures feature film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.”  Which is also a Natale family favorite. Ahmet, Shana, and their daughter Halo live in Los Angeles, CA under a rainbow with their three fur goblins: Sandwich, Luna, and Figgy. For more information, visit him online at
A Happy Smile For A Great Read

A Happy Smile For A Great Read

 Because I’m Your Dad, leaves you with the warm and fuzzies, it is the perfect bedtime book as anyone can relate to all the cool things they do together and the genuine fatherly affection these Whimsical Monsters have for one  another.

**Disclaimer; Main Street Mama has received a copy of “Because I’m Your Dad” for review purposes only. All opinions are true and that of my own. With a little hard work, Nicholas has set a personal goal to be able to read the whole book with no help to his Daddy for Father’s Day!

Poconos SkyTop Lodge and a Chance for A Fun Family GetAway

Family Fun is just a short drive from the Tri-State area recently recognized as the #1 Luxury Resort in the Country by Resorts & Lodges. The Skytop Lodge has also recognized by Travel+Leisure last  year as One of America’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts! 

Readers of Main Street Mama are being offered a fantastic opportunity for an exclusive offer from SkyTop Lodge in the Poconos .

Naturally Inspired your family will experience the ultimate retreat by visiting one of the most esteemed lodges in the country—Skytop. This grand historic estate features the very best in accommodations, fine dining and limitless recreation including the new Adventure Center at Skytop. Being able to  explore 5,500 pristine acres of inspiring natural beauty while enjoying a range of seasonal activities. Choose from the adventurous—like clay shooting and downhill skiing—to the serene—like nature hikes and full spa services. No matter your age, personality or desire, Skytop Lodge can make your next trip an unforgettable experience.                                                                                               

Naturally Inspired

Naturally Inspired


Looking for a quick getaway while the kids are off from school check out the EASTER GETAWAY SPECIAL.

Make Easter extra special and take advantage of their 20% OFF PLUS KIDS FREE* midweek special offer. With a discount like that your family will be able to enjoy Skytop Lodge for an extended stay over Easter and Spring Break!

Poconos SkyTop Lodge will  be celebrating the holiday throughout the week with Easter-themed activities including:

  • Help Build Skytop’s famous 7 ft.tall Floral Easter Bunny
  • Egg Coloring
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Meet Peter Cottontail
  • Make an Easter Bonnet
  • Lawn Games: egg toss, three-legged race, relay races
  • Easter Egg Nature Walk 

Rates starting at $352.00** which include charming accommodations for two, 3 meals per night stay 

Win a Weekend Getaway for a Family of 4!

Includes one room accommodation, three delicious meals daily and most activities. Not valid July, August or Holidays. Based on availability. Some restrictions may apply. Valid for one year. Random winner chosen Friday, May 10!

Includes one room accommodation, three delicious meals daily and most activities. Not valid July, August or Holidays. Based on availability. Some restrictions may apply. Valid for one year. Random winner chosen Friday, May 10!


**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama received no compensation for this post. The opinions are that of my own and I can’t wait to enter to win a great weekend away! Main Street Mama is not responsible for prize fulfillment!

Skytop Lodge Winter Wonderland

Skytop Lodge Winter Wonderland


Valentines Day Another Day to Make A Memory

With today being Valentines Day today like any other is another day to make a memory, YET this day I feel makes more memories then we realize.  Valentines Day is a day that teaches little boys early how to treat women and also gives families another reason to celebrate our love for each other.

As I have written time and time again I love themes, parties and any excuse to make a memory. Valentines Day allows all of that and more. I am not speaking of the commercialism of the holiday, I am speaking of time to tell each other you love them. It is also an opportunity to take the time to do something special for your special someone be it friend, teacher, babysitter, or lover!

Main Man has been excited since we ordered POKEMON valentines months ago for his friends, and was relived when I said it was time to FINALLY open them. My son has taken deep pride this year in his valentines and his writing is very clear in addressing them and signing his name. He even made sure to include his best buds with who he does not go to school with and friends who are not in his class along with special chocolates for them as well. He is learning early and I am one proud mama.

POKEMON Valentines and Treats

In our house we celebrate  valentines day with a family dinner that we choose together. This year we have  all chosen pizza since I have to work and it is something we all like. (Friday night I will surprise my big main man with homemade white clam sauce). Big Man is usually on dessert duty and I am curious as to what he will come home with tonight. I have prepared some chocolate covered strawberries which is always a family favorite.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries a Family Favorite

I am a firm believer that a gift should be given that comes from the heart so I took direction from little love as to what he wanted to give his cousins, grandmother, and aunt for valentines day. He asked me to get his cousin Sammi a build a bear gift card, mind you Sammi is almost 17 so I think there is a slight hidden agenda there. Although she did tell him that they could go together if she ever got one. He asked me to take him to get Grandma a cookbook because she cooks for him and should be a chef. He said for his cousin Meira we should get her a bigger closet and more places to hang her clothes so she can respect her room.  He suggested we get everyone chocolate. Nicholas was quick to remind me that I should get  dark chocolate for grandma because that is what she likes.  I was sure to make a visit to 5th Avenue Chocolate Works for some homemade goodies for everyone.

Homemade Chocolate from 5th Avenue for Meira

When its time to exchange our valentines I look forward to everyones smiles of joy as they open there gifts from main man. Main Man has told me that I  am his valentine and he had been shopping with Daddy but it is a big secret! All I keep saying is he is all I want and he makes everyday valentines day.

Build A Bear For Nicholas & Sammi

Gifts for our Babysitter complete with MANI/PEDI


KIDZ BOP 23 For Nicholas


New memories will be made today from the moment we wake up and so the memory making begins.

Main Street Mama hopes that you and your family have a happy valentines day and make wonderful memories together!















































Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries At The Beacon Theatre Giveaway

Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries is coming to the Beacon Theatre February 22 -24th with 8 great shows.

Main Street Mama is pleased to be able to share a giveaway with our readers as well as discount ticket offers!

Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries at the Beacon Theatre Feb 22nd-24th

I grew up loving Scooby and friends, when I met my husband I even gave him the nickname of “SCOOBY” ,  main man loves watching it with us and knows it is one cartoon show that is family approved in our house “SCOOBY” even adorns the top of our Christmas tree!

Jeepers! SCOOBY-DOO and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called in to help solve an epic mystery in New York City.

A trouble-making ghost is haunting The Beacon Theatre and SHAGGY, FRED, DAPHNE, VELMA and SCOOBY-DOO

are on their way in the MYSTERY MACHINE to help solve it!

Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries

This hilarious live theater show brings everyone’s favorite animated series to life. Filled with wacky new characters, fantastic songs and outrageous antics, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES, presented by Warner Bros. and Life Like Touring, will have audiences on the edge of their seats in traditional Scooby-Doo fashion. See if this time the gang is in over its head!

For a LIMITED ENGAGEMENT of 8 shows February 22nd -24th Scooby and the gang will be at the Beacon Theatre in NYC

Want to purchase tickets visit the Beacon/MSG box office , ticket master or by calling 1-866-858-0008

Great Seats Start at just $30.00 and when you use promo code JEEPERS you could save 25% on tickets

Want to win a Family Four Pack of tickets enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!
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Disclaimer: Main Street Mama was given a family four pack of tickets in voucher form to be used as a giveaway. Rut Ro no further compensation was received and the views in this post are all of Main Street Mama and not Shaggy!



If you child is like main man then LEGOS are a big part of your everyday lives. When we first heard the news that LEGOLAND Discovery was going to open up at RidgeHill in Yonkers we were beyond excited and we have looking forward to opening day on March 27, 2013. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester has Launched a search and they are Calling All Mini Model Builders in the tri-state area to join their junior construction panel. The Panel will consist of 12 youngsters (ages 6 – 12) to serve as ambassadors for the attraction throughout the year and work alongside/consult with its Master Model Builder to help finish plans for new LEGO models, provide input on what features could be added and best of all, give their seal of approval when the attraction opens March 27.

LEGOS Fun For Girls & Boys

If selected to the panel, winners will receive a special “box of imagination,” an annual pass to the attraction and work alongside LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Master Model Builder Mike Tocidlowski, to help finish plans for new LEGO models, provide input on what features could be added and best of all, give their official approval when the attraction opens this spring. In addition, the school with the most entries for the Junior Construction Panel will also be entered for a chance to win a visit from Master Model Builder Mike Tocidlowski.

Chris Mines, General Manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester said,  “Children are ideal consultants for providing feedback in shaping the experience their friends will enjoy at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester.  The panel gives kids the opportunity to work with Mike, express their creativity and input and give their seal of approval on the attraction.”

If you child wants to apply for a spot on the panel  here is how:


  • With the help of a parent, guardian or teacher, MINI model builders will create a brief news report video, no longer than 90 seconds, about why they are the area’s biggest LEGO fan or about a LEGO model they’ve built.


  • All videos should start with the line, “My name is (INSERT NAME) and I am a LEGOLAND Discovery Center MINI model builder and I want to be on the Junior Construction Panel because…”


  • The video should be uploaded to YouTube and the MINI model builder’s information, including the name, city and state of the MINI model builder’s school; the parent, guardian or teacher’s email address; and the YouTube URL of the video, should be filled out on the form at on LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester’s Facebook page.


Junior Builders will be judged on creativity, enthusiasm for LEGO and their LEGO models. Entries must be received by Tuesday February 19, 2013. For more details visit their Facebook page
Wishing all fans of Main Street Mama who enter lots of luck and let us know so we can cheer you on.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300 square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families.  Its range of interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO rides, special party rooms and MINILAND — the venue’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks.
Disclaimer: Main Street Mama received no compensation for this post and is truly excited about this coming to our neighborhood!