A League Of Their Own Celebrates 25th Anniversary

A League Of Their Own Celebrates 25th Anniversary

I remember the first time my husband said to my now 10 year old “there is no crying in baseball”. Our  son then 7 looked at him confused shrugged his shoulders and walked away. We then looked at each other and laughed knowing one d,y  A League Of Their Own would make a family movie night.  Fast forward 3 years , after a day on 4 yes 4 different ball fields our family pizza movie night featured A League Of Their Own 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray.

Photo Credit : Sony Pictures

Photo Credit :
Sony Pictures

On April 18th Sony Pictures released A League Of Their Own 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-Ray. Featuring an all new bonus featurette “Bentonville, Baseball & The Enduring Legacy of A League Of Their Own.” An unforgettable visit to the annual softball game at the Bentonville Film Festival.  The Blue-Ray also includes hilarious and insightful special features, including 15 deleted scenes , a documentary with the cast and filmmaker interviews.

About the Movie:

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this hilarious and beloved comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. With baseball lineups and locker rooms empty during World War II, the newly founded All American Girls Baseball League (AAGPBL). The AAGPBL brought talented women to the big leagues and brought fans to the stands. The indomitable Dottie Hinson (Davis) finds herself leading a rag tag group of players who end up winning over the heart of their has been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks). Lori Petty , Rosie O’Donnell and Jon Lovitz round out the all star roster. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail for generations of athletes.

As we were watching the film whose run time is 128 minutes our son had his eyes glued to the Television. He asked lots of questions about the AAGPBL , World War II and letting us know Rosie O’Donnell is hysterical.  At one point in the movie we all started to laugh.  He then said to us OHHHH that’s where it comes from! Yes you guessed it , we had gotten to that famous “There is no crying in baseball ” line.

**Disclaimer** We received a copy of A League Of Their Own 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray in order to facilitate my review. A classic will will watch over and over again.

Thunder Ridge Snow Much Fun For Everyone

Thunder Ridge Snow Much Fun For Everyone

Those of you who follow along know that we are always on the move. We try to always be busy and feel very strongly about our son being active and always trying new things.  We live in a great town and my husband and son were invited on a Father / Son ski weekend for an upcoming school break. Of course they want to go, but my husband has never skied and at 52 he is not about to start. My son is willing to try anything once especially if it means Father/Son/Friend time. We asked around and many of our friends suggested we take our son and have lessons before the big trip. My research began and I was immediately drawn to Thunder Ridge. Close to home, reasonable rates and beginner slopes where mom and dad could watch.

I am a nervous mom so I began to read the reviews and decided I would reach out to Thunder Ridge and inquire about their Ski Lessons. Meryl answered all my questions and after our conversation she recommended that we try a  Half Day Ski School .

Our lesson was scheduled to begin at 9:30 , it was suggested that we arrive early to make sure Nick was properly fitted for his ski equipment. Since he has never skied we needed to rent equipment. I will be honest I was a bit nervous what if they weren’t nice or accurate when they were fitting him? What if the equipment was old and out dated? After all this is my baby 9  years old and 5′ feet tall but still my baby…. WELL , was I beyond surprised. Not only was the staff knowledgeable they were extremely friendly. I truly believe the ease of getting equipment set the tone of the rest of the day.

Lindsey , helpful ,  diligent and extremely friendly

Lindsey: helpful , diligent and extremely friendly

Before we knew it 9:30 arrived we reported to the ski school area and decided to walk away and let them do their thing. The kids learn some basic positions without skis on. Next it was time to incorporate the terms they had learned with the skis.  First , “french fries” , your skis are parallel and then “pizza” your skis are pointed. These are the foundation of building your ski technique. Throughout ski school they were taught new terms and continued to build the basics.

Geared Up and Ready to Ski

Geared Up and Ready to Ski

After a quick break they continued to practice riding the magic carpet to the top of the hill and skiing down. I was in such shock and awe as I watched him relax and do it with ease. My husband and I truly accredit that to Jacob who was his ski instructor for the day. When ski school was over Jacob let us know that Nick was ready to be moved up to Level 2 and we should be sure to schedule a visit again soon.

Patient and Encouraging Jacob was an Amazing Instructor

Patient and Encouraging Jacob was an Amazing Instructor

Before we left Nicholas insisted that we let him try the Level 2 mountain which we did. As he got closer to me i saw he  mumbling pizza pizza under his breath. He knew that was how he would be able to stop. As I think about that Monday morning,  I can  clearly see the smile on his face and the look of accomplishment as he came down.

We still have a few weeks before the boys big ski trip and plan to make a couple more trips to Thunder Ridge. Shhh… Don’t tell him if you see him but he has a half day next week and lessons are awaiting him.

Exhausted After Skiing Thunder Ridge

Exhausted After Skiing Thunder Ridge

**Disclaimer** We were hosted by Thunder Ridge. We weren’t asked to do a written review but after my son’s amazing day I just had to.

In Transit On Broadway A Capella Musical

In Transit On Broadway

If you follow along with us on Social Media you know we are a  Broadway Family.  When Broadway Wiz reached out to us to review , In Transit  A Cappella Musical.We immediately said YES! The musical set in New York City that chronicles the lives of 11 different people.

The baseline set by Boxman (Chesney Snow), for thinking outside of the box, creates a continuation foundational heartbeat  for the entire performance and the connection between each of the characters.

In Transit is a Must See

In Transit is a Must See

The 11 member ensemble did a great job of creating the effect of a full orchestra in the non-existent orchestra pit. Each of the characters had their own individual story-line that the audience could resonate with.  Whether it is our own story, that of a friend or family member, or even just something we witnessed within society.

 Ali (Erin Mackey), the girl who dropped everything and moved cross-country for a boy.
Trent (Justin Guarini) and Steven (Telly Leung), a gay couple struggling with the acceptance of their life choices from friends and family, especially from Trent’s Mom (Moya Angela).

Nate (James Snyder) the overall well liked guy who makes one mistake and everything falls out from underneath him.

Jane (Margo Seibert) the wanna-be actress who moves to NYC but lives the life of a temp to pay the bills until an audition works in her favor.

Amazing Set In Transit

Amazing Set In Transit

The show portrays lifestyles that each one of us could relate to. In Transit shows us that we are not alone in the our lifes journey.  I was able watch each character through the various obstacles of life.  Watching them intertwine  their life paths as each story-line unfolded. Sticking by one another and not giving up on your dreams, but doing what you have to, so you can do what you love. The subtle one liners , pop-culture, and everyday references kept the performance fresh and relevant.

In Transit is playing at Circle In the Square , 235 W 50th Street

To purchase tickets call 212-239-6200 or click here 

*Disclosure: Main Street Mama was provided a ticket for review purposes

Tis The Season to Soiree #MTHoliday

Tis The Season to Soiree #MTHoliday

Tis The Season to Soiree, and luckily I was invited to the hottest Holiday Soiree of the season, MomTrends for their #MTHoliday Soiree’. What better way to see whats trending than with MomTrends. Where you can  see what creative ideas they have for holiday entertaining and gift giving.

I enjoyed all the brands but really wanted to share my favorite five finds that will get you through the holiday soiree season!

Avery :

#MTHoliday Fab Find

#MTHoliday Fave Find 1

We are all familiar with Avery or we think we are! Having always thought mailing labels when I heard someone say Avery. I was quite pleasantly surprised to find out they have all your holiday and everyday needs to personalize your life and get creative with your gift gifting.  Being Pinterest addicted , Avery has made my creative juices flow this holiday season.

Nambe’:

#MTHoliday Fab Find

#MTHoliday Fave Find 2

I have been a fan of Nambe’ for a number of years. When I got married I registered for Nambe’ and each year have tried to add a new piece of serving ware. The holiday Nambe table reminded me why I fell in love with it all those years ago. What I was unaware of is  that Nambe’ also makes jewelry. The pieces are delicate, classy and the perfect price point for someone special on your holiday list.

Teleflora :

#MTHoliday Fab Find

#MTHoliday Fave Find 3

If you follow along with me you know I LOVE fresh flowers! Teleflora has just the right arrangement for all  of your Holiday entertaining and sending special wishes to those who may not be near during this special time of year. So many options to choose from you will be sure that #YouDelivered.

Pearhead :

#MTHoliday Fab Find

#MTHoliday Fave Find 4

Being a Social Media Influencer finding items that can enhance my clients presence. Photos Props are huge for many of my photography clients. Pearhead Products are genuine, quality products that help celebrate special moments in life. They help you celebrate those moments in style.

Arizona :

#MTHoliday Fab Find

#MTHoliday Fave Find 5

Every Holiday Soriee’ needs a beverage suitable for all ages. Arizona Good Brew is 100% natural, real leaf-brewed tea. That’s all there is to it. You’ll taste the difference. With Six Signature flavors everyone can enjoy savor the goodness.

There was so many amazing brands and finds at MomTrends Holiday Soiree be sure to check out all of the sponsors.

Fab Sponsors #MTHoliday

Fave Sponsors #MTHoliday

Thank you MomTrends for inviting me to #MTHoliday and helping me find  some of my favorite finds for the 2016 Holiday Season.

 

Who ya Gonna Boo? GhostBusters #BooItForward

Who ya Gonna Boo?  GhostBusters #BooItForward

 If you follow along with me on Instagram you already know October is my favorite month. It’s a big birthday month for our family but it’s also the month where my favorite holiday falls. Halloween! Decorations, Candy, Fun , Getting Boo’d and Being Boo’d!

We have been boo’d already! Boo’d by who? GhostBusters  #BooItForward. Thanks to our friends at Sony Entertainment and Walmart who boo’d us just in time for the release of GhostBusters Answer The Call Extended Edition.

#BooItForward

#BooItForward

GhostBusters Answer The Call Extended Edition was released on Blu Ray, DVD and Digital on October 11th just in time for some Halloween Fun. Featuring 15 minutes of never seen before scenes and more than three hours of hilarious content, deleted scenes and gag reels it’s a great movie for the whole family.

GhostBusters Answer The Call Extended Edition

GhostBusters Answer The Call Extended Edition

We love to Boo, It’s a tradition we have done for the past few years. When we first moved to our town we were Boo’d, unsure of what it was we were sure to #BooItForward and not leave any of our friends out.

BOO

BOO

We like to include some treats in our Boo Bags as well as something everyone in the house can enjoy. This year we will be including GhostBusters Answer The Call Extended Edition with our sweet treats!

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Some #BooItForward Ideas

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Do you want to #BooItForward too? It’s Easy: Visit Walmart, grab some treats , a bag or bucket, print or write a You’ve been Boo’d note. Then surprise your neighbors , friends and maybe someone who you may not know.

We always put Cereal in our #BooItForward bags

We always put Cereal in our #BooItForward bags

**Disclaimer** I was Boo’d by Walmart and Sony Pictures for this post no other compensation was received.

#DelightfullyHonest Jell-o Is Simply Good

#DelightfullyHonest Jell-o Is Simply Good

 

I grew up on Jell-O, who didn’t ? It was a staple dessert in our house. Nightly we had either Jell-O Pudding or Gelatin ! When the holiday’s came my mom made a special Jell-O mold. When I was recently invited to the launch of New Jell-O Simply Good with The Moms  of course I said YES. I was #DelightfullyHonest when I shouted I have died and gone to Jell-O Heaven!

#DelightfullyHonest Heaven Awaits

#DelightfullyHonest Heaven Awaits

What’s New with Jell-O, you ask?   Well they have used Kid’s honesty as the inspiration to new flavors and recipes.  Made with good stuff like real fruit juice, vanilla beans, banana and cocoa.  Let’s not forget to mention, no artificial flavors, dyes, or preservatives. A mother’s dream dessert!

 

Gelatin flavors that are all Simply Good, Strawberry, Orange Tangerine, Pineapple Orange and Mixed Berry. Pineapple Orange was my favorite! New Pudding flavors are also Simply Good.  I tried all of them multiple times!  Vanilla Bean, Banana, Chocolate Caramel , and Choco Late. I must be #delightfullyhonest and admit that  I had a hard time deciding on my favorite.  Banana topped with Nilla Wafers and Blueberries (Banana BlueNilla)  or Chocolate Caramel with Pretzels and Nilla Wafers (Chocolate Carmel NillaZel) !

So Many Choices To Inspire A Simply Good Snack

So Many Choices To Inspire A Simply Good Snack

What to make with these new flavors? You can always go the traditional route and follow the directions on the package.  Feeling adventurous check out some of the great recipes online. Or If your children have a great culinary imagination , give them a variety of additions and let them inspire their own recipes. I can guarantee they’ll create a Simply Good #DelightfullyHonest dessert.

When you invite your child into the kitchen, it creates MOMents that you will cherish forever. I enjoy cooking with my son. I hope his future wife appreciates the man I am molding him to be.

**Disclaimer** I was invited to attend the launch of New Jell-O Simply Good. No compensation was received. All opinions are #delightfullyhonest !

Chocolate Caramel NillaZel

Chocolate Caramel NillaZel

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New York Hall of Science Summer Fun

New York Hall of Science Summer Fun

Living in NY we sometimes forget that their are so many fun activities within our own backyards. New York Hall of Science offers Summer Fun.

New York Hall of Science offers a hands-on approach that explains science, technology, engineering and math programming to children of all ages.

New York Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science

Their permanent exhibit, Connected Worlds, is a fully immersive, digitally rendered, full of interactive displays. Visitors explore the interdependence of six environments and interact with creatures, trees and plants within each atmosphere. Through gestures and movements, visitors can learn the core principles of sustainability and see the impact of human decisions on the environment.

Visit today for an immersive experience!

Interact, Collaborate , Play

Interact, Collaborate , Play

Main Street Mama will receive passes for review in exchange for a review after our visit.

Survivor #Heros Share your Story #WWEMoms

Survivor #Heros Share your Story #WWEMoms

 WWE is always on the forefront to help Find A Cure and raise awareness. WWE Superstars are constantly sharing their own personal stories to help the WWE Universe overcome any challenge they face, in 2012  WWE and Susan G Komen are teamed up  to increase awareness and fight the dreaded Breast Cancer disease. With Rise Above Cancer such a success in 2015, In May 2016 WWE and Komen have launched a new contest “Share Your Story Survivor Contest” so that Survivor #Heros Share your Story #WWEMoms.

Three survivors will have a chance to win an ultimate WWE fan experience at SummerSlam 2016 and will be featured in WWE and Komen public service announcements that may air on TV, online, in WWE venues and on the WWE Network in October 2016.

Susan G. Komen has truly transformed the world’s support for breast cancer research and awareness. WWE is exceptionally proud to continue our partnership with Komen and be at the forefront of this movement, as we continue to utilize our global platforms to raise awareness and funds for a disease that affects so many people. says WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon.

The contest which started on May 5, 2016 runs through May 27th so share your story TODAY!

Entries will be evaluated based on their compelling story of strength in the battle against breast cancer, what the nominee has done to take action in the fight against this disease, and adherence to the contest rules. Questions? Email WWEContest@komen.org .

As a woman in my early 40’s all to recently I have learned through watching many friends battle Breast Cancer how important yearly mammograms are and if something doesn’t feel right have it checked. What was nothing two months ago could be something today. Thank you WWE and Susan G Komen for all you do for to Find a Cure and Raise Awareness.

As a WWEMOM I have been compensated for this post. 

Mother’s Day #MotherDayMovie

Mother’s Day #MotherDayMovie 

Mother’s Day arrived a bit earlier this year for some of us moms who were treated to an advance screening of Mother’s Day #MothersDayMovie.  From the director of PRETTY WOMAN and VALENTINE’S DAY comes Garry Marshall’s latest film celebrating mothers on their special day. MOTHER’S DAY, starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis and Julia Roberts. 

I enjoy a movie that brings out different emotions as well as a movie  I can relate to. Mother’s Day will definitely did just that , I laughed, cried, laughed so hard I cried and I will admit I even snorted a few times!  

Attending the screening as a guest blogger of The Moms, and  Serta  we were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived.  Lounging in Serta’s newest and most comfortable beds, I wished we could watch the movie right there. I immediately texted my husband and said we are going bed shopping soon! Chef Bailey was on hand with morning treats . Our gracious hosts greeted us and awaited the arrival of producer Gary Marshall and Star Kate Hudson. Starting the morning off with Gary and Kate got us all in the right mind frame to enjoy the film. I often forget that Kate is Goldie Hawn’s daughter but once she speaks it comes back to me. It was very interesting hearing Kate chat about her mom and reminiscing about her favorite movies growing up, Overboard and Private Benjamin. Immediately I was thinking of my mom and how we would watch them and laugh together.

A movie that truly embraces motherhood

A movie that truly embraces motherhood

Mother’s Day hits theaters today and if you are looking for a big hearted comedy that embraces all the challenges we face as Mother’s as well as celebrates motherhood this movie is a MUST SEE! 

#ThankYouMom celebrating Mother's Day with The Moms, Serta and my BFF

#ThankYouMom celebrating Mother’s Day with The Moms, Serta and my BFF

**Disclaimer** I was invited to screen this movie as a guest of The Moms no other compensation was received.

Happy Mothers Day #ThankYouMom