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.

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Tis The Season for the WWE Network #WWEMoms

Tis The Season for the WWE Network #WWEMoms

Being the Mom of an EXTREME WWE  Fan and celebrating both Hannukah and Christmas you can imagine we have quite the Holiday WishList. As I am sure you have guessed Nick’s list consist of EVERYTHING WWE. This year we have decided to include the upcoming years subscription to the WWE Network as part of his holiday gifts. 

3 Month Gift Card Subscription Gift Cards Available

3 Month Gift Card Subscription Gift Cards Available

We have always been subscribers to the WWE Network for a mere $9.99 a month it is the best money we spend on any utility. This year exclusively at Walmart you can purchase your favorite WWE fan a 3 month subscription Gift Card. They not only will be able to watch 24 hrs of WWE but 3 live Pay Per View events. To me I know if my son was receiving it he would say it was the best gift ever!

Considering we are the house who usually hosts the WWE Pay Per View Events, you can be sure we have told all our son’s friends about this amazing deal.

More information on the WWE Network …

Unlimited access to WWE Network for three months

Every WWE pay-per-view event LIVE at no additional cost

The most comprehensive video-on-demand library including every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view in history

Exclusive shows such as  Swerved , WWE 24, Stone Cold Podcasts and The Monday Night War

Gift Cards can be purchase at WWE NETWORK  or Walmart

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Happy Father’s Day from WWE Diva Natalya!

Happy Father’s Day from WWE Diva Natalya!

If you follow along with me on Instagram and Twitter  you know that we are HUGE WWE Fans. From PayPerView events to watching Monday Night Raw every Monday and let’s not forget Thursday Night Smackdown. Being a #WWEMOM I watch along with my son , my nephew and my husband. Each week we make our predictions before they begin and the men in my life are in their glory. But for this Diva #WWEMOM my personal favorite WWE show to watch is Total Divas, with Natalya being my favorite Diva, strictly because she let’s us into her life. Personally I can relate she has strong family values and ties. When I read her blog Happy Father’s Day from WWE Diva Natalya, I had to share it with my readers. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did!

Natalya and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart

Natalya and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart

Most people know that I have followed in my dad’s footsteps professionally, carrying on the Hart family legacy in WWE. However, what people don’t know, is how much I’ve followed his example outside of the ring. It’s easy for people to think that because of my last name, I was handed my position as a WWE Diva.  The truth is, I struggled a lot to make it to the WWE.  I am grateful for those doors being slammed in my face. I kept going, following my heartbeat, my pulse, and what made me excited to wake up every morning, my love for wrestling. I didn’t realize it at the time, but all of the tiny wars and setbacks would make me stronger than I could ever imagine. My dad reminded me that I would become more skilled learning how to “drive” on that winding road, than on that straight, “perfect” road. So I kept going. I persevered through years of being rejected, trying to make it to WWE. It is true, I am my father’s daughter. Our professions may be the same, but I’ve learned much more about life from my father than I could ever learn about wrestling. Growing up, my father instilled in me several key values that have made me the person I am today. Most importantly, hard work and determination pay off, family will always come first and having fun is more important than winning. After all, in the end, it’s the fun stuff in life that we want to remember!

My father always had goals. Before he came to WWE, he was a world class shot-putter. He went to UCLA on a full scholarship. He played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders. Then, he went on to become a multiple-time WWE Tag Team Champion.  My dad was always working toward something. He had this incredible discipline inside of him. When he put his mind to it, there was nothing he couldn’t do. He showed me that if you never stop setting small goals, big dreams come true as long as you have enough determination and motivation to not give up. He taught me that just because someone tells you can’t do something or a door closes, doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. That’s when you grab the towel and hit the ground running!  Each set back and each obstacle is a learning experience that provides the knowledge you need to achieve your goal on the next try. My dad showed me that it’s ok to fall down,  because when you get back up, you’ll be strong like an ANVIL.

I’m also incredibly grateful that my father showed me what unconditional love looks and feels like. He has lived through major triumphs and some difficult pitfalls. Through it all, he never forgot the importance of family. My father has always believed that family is EVERYTHING. Winning the Divas Championship was a wonderful feeling and getting to be in the ring during WrestleMania is indescribable. However, I came to the realization a long time ago, that for me, if I don’t build relationships with people that share in my joy and help carry me when I stumble, my accomplishments won’t mean anything. Every time my dad watches me wrestle & cheers me on, I feel like I’m the champion of the world. 

Finally, my father taught me the importance of having fun… F-U-N! My father is my biggest supporter, and he is always there to remind me to smile, pause and enjoy the moment. I can still hear his words ringing loudly before I walk out for every match: “Don’t forget to look out at the crowd and connect with them. They believe in you the same way that I do.”  Being a WWE Diva is hard work, there’s no doubt about that. There are long hours, lots of traveling and intense training. However, I wouldn’t trade it for the world because I really love what I do. My father reminds me to this day how lucky I am that my passion is wrestling because I never have to work a day in my life.” (Insert ANVIL laugh while pulling his goatee!) For that reason, I never gave up on my dream, and now I get to live it every day. My dad pushed me to keep going because he knew I loved this. He knew how much fun it was for me. My happiness made him happy. 

Recently, I moved to a new house. I hired movers, thinking I would just sit back and let them take care of everything. I hate moving! My cats hate moving. My goldfish hates moving (Ok, I don’t have a goldfish, but you get it!).  Instead, my father insisted on coming to oversee the move. He took such pride in taking the reins and making sure everything went smoothly. What is normally an exhausting and stressful event turned out to be one of the best days I’ve ever had with my dad. I also schemed up a plan with my dad to break a plastic lion head my mom bought me at a garage sale. I secretly thought it was absolutely hideous. I didn’t have the heart to tell her I did not want it hanging front and center in my living room. Who else could I turn to? Of course, I asked my dad for his assistance! I told him to pretend he tripped over the sprinkler outside and “accidentally” broke this horrendous plastic piece that was truly uglier than any garden gnome I’ve ever seen. Without fail, my dad happily body-slammed this plastic hunk of junk onto my driveway, risking my mom yelling at him if she had caught him. Imagine what the neighbors were thinking!?  My dad did it for me! Mission accomplished! He broke that plastic lion head and my mom’s feelings were spared! Now that is LOVE.  During the move, we worked hard, we laughed, and when he couldn’t quite get the giant couch out the door by himself, I got the other end and we moved it together. 

 

My father has taught me about love, perseverance, reflection, and how to throw a great punch! I am so proud of my dad. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. I’m still working on growing my Anvil style goatee so I can be just like him 🙂 

 

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!  And Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

I hope you truly enjoy reading Natalya’s Father’s Day Blog as much as I did. Natalya is truly hands on with her fans. Just this past week I tagged her in an Instagram  photo of my son and nephew who were sporting Cesaro & Kidd tee shirts. For those of you who are not WWE savvy Tyson Kidd is Natalya’s husband. WELL Nattie not only “liked” my photo she commented as well! Natalya’s actions are from the heart not only with her family but with her fans.

** Disclosure** I have not been compensated for this post. I am a #WWEMOM Ambassador and I enjoy sharing my love for WWE!

 

The Flintstones and WWE Stone Age Smackdown

The Flintstones and WWE Stone Age Smackdown

Everyone who follows Main Street Mama knows 2 things about us one we love creating memories and LOVE WWE. When a childhood favorite of mine The Flintstones and WWE released information about Stone Age Smackdown. I was very excited.  I could bring a favorite of my own childhood and pair it with my son’s favorite WWE in The Flintstones and WWE : Stone Age Smackdown

When Fred loses his family’s vacation money, he hatches one of his hair brained plans to get it back. It’s a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone (John Cena), Rey Mysteriopal (Rey Mysterio) and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter! The crowds roar, the “clams” are pouring in from ticket sales and even Mr. McMagma (Vince McMahon) is taking notice of all the hoopla. Including all-star appearances from The Boulder Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella) Marble Henry (Mark Henry) and Daniel Bry-Rock (Daniel Bryan), it’s time to get the whole family together for hard-hitting, side-splitting laughs from the most epic event in all of prehistory!

The Flintstones Stone Age Smackdown is set to be released on Tuesday March 10th and our family is ready to have own next family movie night watching John Cenastone , Daniel Bry-Rock and the rest of our Flintsone & WWE superstars.

Meet John Cenastone

Meet John Cenastone

Want to find out who you would be if we lived in the Stone Age town of Bedrock Take the quiz to find out which Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown Star YOU are?

 

 

 

Here’s your chance to own your own copy of The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown enter the giveaway below:

 

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) The Flintstones and WWE Stone Age Smackdown Blu-Ray Combo Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Main Street Mama is not responsible for prize fulfillment. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes Please. Main Street Mama is working with Warner Bros Home Video on this giveaway. No compensation was received for this post.

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales Giveaway

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Disney Live Three Classic Fairy Tales 2015

My Best of Both Worlds is very pleased to host the Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales Giveaway!!!

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If you want to read all about Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales and where it will be in the New York Metro are just click here Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales is coming to town you’ll get the low down and all the details to purchase tickets to see the show.

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Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. This enchanting journey features more than 25 Disney characters in an unforgettable theatrical experience for all families.

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This giveaway is open to US residents 18 year and older. The giveaway ends on 3/11/15 at 1o:00 pm. A winner will be randomly chosen, once the winning entry has been verified, an email notification will be sent to the winner from My Best of Both Worlds. The winner will have 24 hours in which to respond to the email to claim their prize. If there is no response within the 24 hours another winner will be randomly selected then verified. Feld Entertainment is responsible for awarding the prize a family four pack of tickets to Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales for at Nassau Coliseum on April 16th at 7 pm.

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Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes GIVEAWAY

Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes GIVEAWAY

Main Street Mama is pleased once again to bring you a fabulous Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes Show! Disney on Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes pulls into Nassau Coliseum on January 8th and we have a family 4 pack for 1 Lucky Main Street Mama reader to attend opening night!

It's Lumiere and friends from Beauty and Beast

It’s Lumiere and friends from Beauty and Beast

Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen will now share their story of true love in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Princesses & Heroes is  Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt.  Believing is just the beginning in this mesmerizing show where dreamers will witness the magic of eight Disney Princesses.

Dream Big Like Princess Tiana

Dream Big Like Princess Tiana

Performing at Nassau Coliseum from Jan 8 through Jan 11, audiences will be transported to a world where imaginations soar and anything can happen if they just believe.  The Disney Princesses embark on the adventure of a lifetime thanks to the help of Tinker Bell’s magical pixie.  Then entering a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.

Prince Philip fights Maleficent

Prince Philip fights Maleficent

 

 

 

**Disclosure** Main Street Mama has been provided with 4 complimentary tickets to attend opening night in exchange for this giveaway from Feld Entertainment. No other compensation has or will be received. All opinions are true and that of my own.
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Wubble Bubble Ball Fun for ALL

Wubble Bubble Ball Fun for ALL

Earlier this year we were introduced to the Wubble Bubble Ball during #BBNYC. My son who had just turned 7 fell in love with the ball. He immediately sat on it, and asked if we get to review this?

 Since the summer every time the UPS driver comes he asks could this be our Wubble Bubble Ball? 

Someone was excited to open the Wubble Bubble Box

Someone was excited to open the Wubble Bubble Box

It wasn’t until a few weeks ago we were asked to review the Wubble Bubble Ball, when I knew the package had come I left it on the counter for when he came home from school. Packages left on the counter are fair game in our house!

The ball which requires it’s own air pump and 2 D batteries was easy to blow up and took around 5 minutes to properly inflate. The instructions are very easy to follow and if you are someone who needs a visual you can even watch a how to on You-Tube.

Assembly is easy

Assembly is easy

Just 2 D Batteries and some patience is all you need

Just 2 D Batteries and some patience is all you need

What we liked about the Wubble Bubble Ball was that it was fun for the whole family. My husband was able to catch it with his larger hands, my son loved that we needed to use 2 hands so when I got in on the action I was forced to put my phone down and have some good ole fashioned fun with my family. Main Man loved the softness of the ball and the ability to squish it and of course Sit on it!

When your done playing you can pop a squat

When your done playing you can pop a squat

While Wubble Bubble Ball is meant for outdoor play, you do need to be careful of it hitting the concrete or thorn bushes. If this should happen don’t fret.. Wubble Bubble Ball  offers a lifetime replacement guarantee. It costs $6.99  to replace your Wubble Bubble Ball under the guarantee. With a price point of just $19.99 Wubble Bubble Ball is perfect fun for just about everyone on your Holiday lists.

Family Fun for bigger hands too!

Family Fun for bigger hands too!

Disclosure: Wubble Bubble Ball Fun for ALL is a sponsored post. In exchange for this post I received a complimentary ball for review purposes. All opinions are that of our own. We had tons of fun as a family playing with our Wubble Bubble Ball and look forward to plenty more Fun times.

LongHorn Steakhouse Opens In The 5 Boroughs

LongHorn Steakhouse Opens In The 5 Boroughs

Anyone who follows along with me on Instagram or any other Social Media outlet knows I am a #foodie. We travel for food and are not shy to let the world know when we “like” or enjoy a restaurant. Being frequent visitors to the 5 Boroughs we were super excited to hear about LongHorn Steak House opening last week at 92-30 59th Ave, Elmhurst NY.

92-30 59th Ave, Elmhurst NY

92-30 59th Ave, Elmhurst NY

LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on its fresh, never frozen, expertly grilled and boldly seasoned steaks. The restaurant’s design is inspired by the American West and is reminiscent of a rancher’s home. Its interiors feature updated, contemporary artwork and sculptures of horses, western landscapes and sunsets complemented by warm tones, wood, stone and steel fixtures.

 

The 6,570-square-foot restaurant will seat more than 240 guests and has  created approximately 80-100 new jobs.  With a goal of becoming America’s favorite steakhouse, LongHorn currently operates more than 460 restaurants in 40 states.

 

The restaurant will open featuring LongHorn’s new fall Peak Season and Chef’s Showcase menus, as well as the new Prime Time menu.

  • Fall Peak Season – LongHorn’s Peak Season menu changes four times a year and features fresh flavors of the season. This fall, guests can enjoy new items, like Pub Pretzel Sticks, Mushroom Truffle Bisque, Potato & Leek Au Gratin, Bleu Ridge Wedge Salad, and Pumpkin Spice Lava Cake for dessert.

 

  • Chef’s Showcase – Chef’s Showcase celebrates LongHorn’s Executive Chefs’ culinary inspiration and creativity. This fall, it features a Harvest Mushroom Filet and Apple Cider Baby Back Ribs.
RIBS YUM RIBS YUM

RIBS YUM RIBS YUM

 

  • LongHorn Prime Time – This menu features late afternoon specials at all LongHorn locations across the country, including a variety of $3, $4 and $5 drinks and bold bites. Prime Time is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., and features dishes like the Spicy Chicken Bites and Sweet Corn Fritters.

The people of LongHorn aim to be a positive force that makes real, substantive connections within the

community. They support organizations and individuals who share the same values of doing things the right way through

fundraising efforts, donations and grants that benefit local organizations and causes. As part of the pre-opening

training period, they will host a Friends and Family night with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of

Metro Queens. Additionally, each restaurant participates in our parent company’s Darden Harvest program to

help feed the hungry. All LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants across the country contribute unused, wholesome

food to local food banks daily and host holiday meals for families in need.

What’s on your mind to try when you visit Longhorn Steakhouse?

 

 

Wildwood Vacation Summer Fun at Moreys Piers

Wildwood Vacation & Summer Fun at Moreys Piers

Last week my family along with another family planned a beach vacation to Wildwood NJ. Summer Fun at Moreys Piers was where we were headed. I LOVE the beach and so does my son but we also LOVE to have  FUN! When we say FUN, we love to ride the rides , play games and enjoy all the delicious food offered along the Boardwalk. In wildwood the Boardwalk amusements consists of Morey’s Piers  .

WildWood Vacation Summer Fun Morey's Piers

WildWood Vacation Summer Fun Morey’s Piers

Kids Measuring Up to see what rides they can go on!

Kids Measuring Up to see what rides they can go on!

Boardwalk Parade

Boardwalk Parade

Morey’s Piers,  is one of the largest amusement parks on the Western Hemisphere, consisting of   3 areas along the boardwalk with over 100 rides. There is also 2  beachfront waterparks each with it’s own personality and  lazy river!

Our first night in Wildwood we visited Morey’s Piers and purchased a Family Super Value Package . Knowing that out of the seven nights we would be in Wildwood, at least six of them would be on the boardwalk this was the best option for our families.

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A Family that Slides Together Stays Together!!!

A Family that Slides Together Stays Together!!!

Watching families who were there enjoying their time together and making memories that will last a lifetime, just like us! Having not been to Wildwood in over decade, it was nice to see it so vibrant and the team of employees looked happy to be there and were extremely friendly.

During our Wildwood Vacation we were invited as guests of Morey’s Piers to visit the Waterparks and Amusements for the entire day. We started our day bright and early and decided that we would enjoy renting a cabana  at the Ocean Oasis waterpark.   We have always been cabana renters when we visit a waterpark.   This was a no brainer for us and the price was extremely reasonable and family budget friendly.

Each area of the boardwalk has something different to offer from Go-carts, Springshot , and even Helicopter Rides. Maps are available throughout the parks and online.  If you are like me check it out before you go and start the excitement early.

Being a #fulltimeworkingmomwhodoesitall it was important for me to unwind on this vacation. I was able to enjoy life through the eyes of my son. The rides are so well maintained that I had no fear, even when my son said “mom I am ready to try the big roller coaster”. I was so excited for him we did it together!

Date Night with Main Man at Morey's Piers

Date Night with Main Man at Morey’s Piers

Great White his 1st BIG Coaster and Main Man says  "it's AWESOME"

Great White his 1st BIG Coaster and Main Man says “it’s AWESOME”

Our Wildwood Vacation Summer Fun at Moreys Piers was amazing. We look forward to visiting again next summer and continuing the tradition of quality family time in a family owned atmosphere.

**Disclosure** Main Street Mama received wristbands for unlimited access to Morey’s Piers and waterparks for one day. Honestly we had an awesome time and can’t wait to do it again next year!