The Big Apple Circus Is Coming to Town NYC

The Big Apple Circus Is Coming to Town NYC #giveaway

As many of you know Main Street Mama is all about creating memories and with The Big Apple Circus Is Coming to Town NYC  you and your family can create new memories  as well!


The Big Apple Circus is coming to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park in New York City Oct 17, 2014 and runs through  Jan. 11, 2015!

 Fly away to our magical All-New Show, METAMORPHOSIS. Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible!

You will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists. See and hear the musical merriment of our featured clown and camels, horses, playful pooches and more. Come immerse yourself in the wonder, joy and astounding magic of METAMORPHOSIS!  The show runs 2 hours with intermission.

With the holiday season quickly approaching what better way to get a jump on your holiday gift giving then with tickets to The Big Apple Circus. Practical, Affordable and FUN for the whole family. Use Promo code BIG APPLE to get $25.00 off tickets when you visit .

**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama will be provided with complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are that and we love clowning around!

Mash’Ems Squishy Toy Review

Mash’Ems Squishy Toy Review

 Just a few  weeks ago at Blogger Bash NYC I was introduced to Tech 4 Kids. I immediately became intrigued in their products as they looked intriguing  and fun for the whole family. One product that immediately had me as I asked questions about the products was Mash’ems Squishy Toys. I could not help but pick them up and stretch, squeeze and play with them.

Mash'Ems Squishy Liquid Filled with Fun Toys

Mash’Ems Squishy Liquid Filled with Fun Toys

What is a Mash’Em you ask? A Mash’Em is a liquid filled collectable toy. You can Twist, Squish and Launch your favorite characters. These little guys are so awesome, as a family we were all excited to receive this product for review. Mash’Ems for the fall have many great licenses available including Marvel, Angry Birds, Disney Pixar, Ninja Turtles and our family favorite WWE.

Ninja Turtle, Transformers, and WWE just to name a few licenses available

Ninja Turtle, Transformers, and WWE just to name a few licenses available

The Rock Fist Flyer Launcher

The Rock Fist Flyer Launcher


Mash’Ems come in a capsule which makes them easy to store when not in use The capsule also protects them from getting fuzzy. My son found that capsules could be used while playing with our Fist Flyer Launcher as stands for his Mash’Ems. The Fist Flyer Launcher features characters with stretchable arms which allows it to act as a slingshot.

Mash’Ems are Recommend for children aged 4 and up. Mash’Ems  are available at Toys R Us, Walmart, Kmart and other fine retailers.

*Disclosure* Main Street Mama received Mash’Ems for an honest review. The entire family had fun playing with these and look forward to many more Mash’Em squishy nights!

Main Man wanted to share his thoughts as well!

$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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Sponsored by author Carole P. Roman.

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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Da Da Daaaaaa Dreamworks Animation’s The Croods

Da Da Daaaaa Last week our family had the pleasure of attending a screening of The Croods at a family Mamarazzi courtesy of The  Moms in NYC. 

3 D Glasses on Ready to Watch

3 D Glasses on Ready to Watch


During the 90 minute 3D feature we became part of The Croods family, learning more about Grugg (dad), Ugga (mom), Eep (teenager daughter), Thunk (son) , Sandy (babysister) and Gran. After loosing their cave in what appears to be an earthquake The Croods run into Guy and his sidekick Sloth, Belt. Belt who can’t talk except for his signature sing song of Da Da Daaaaa  help teach The Croods to venture out, rethink their way of living and chase the sun.



The Croods, A modern day Flintstone Family rocked by the changes in their world, learn many things as a family and about each other during the film. Grugg has to learn to allow his daughter to be independent as she develops a relationship with Guy along the journey. While traveling across the spectacular landscape with fascinating creatures The Croods discover there is more in life then living in hiding.  As a family they learn it is fine to have a good time , make new friends and on the rare occasion break the rules while chasing tomorrow and trying to touch the sun. 

The Natales & Co.. A Modern Family!

The Natales & Co.. A Modern Family!




During the movie you could hear the laughs from both adults and children and that in my opinion says a lot about a family movie in that everyone in the house can relate, even grandparents! Upon talking to other families in attendance we all thought that in one way or another our family was apart of  The Croods family.

When the movie was finished  we were treated to a Q&A with Catherine Keener who plays Ugga and directors Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders. Before the Q & A could began Kirk and Chris were presented with the father of the year award for Grugg from the National Fatherhood Initiative.  Keener who admits this was her first animated film, disclosed she chose to do the film because she sees animated films with her own son and has always been fond of the directors work.

Main Man went up to the mic with not exactly a question but to let both Chris and Kirk know that he was happy to see that eventually the colorful cat (Macawnivore), who had been chasing them throughout the movie became nice.  

Main Man at the Mic not the best picture but so proud he had the courage!

Main Man at the Mic not the best picture but so proud he had the courage!


In true,  The Moms fashion this Mamarazzi was first class all the way complete with a giant Belt greeting us as we entered the theatre area, popcorn, drinks, stone aged themed candy and  swag but most of all a life lesson about family, fun and creating memories along the way.

The Croods Popcorn

The Croods Popcorn

Lot's of The Croods and Stone themes Candy

Lot’s of The Croods and Stone themed Candy



**Disclaimer Main Street Mama and family were invited to a family mamarazzi to review The Croods courtesy of The Moms and Dreamworks Animation. All opinions are that of our family we all feel it’s not everyday we get to see an animated movie that we all LOVE!  

Thank you McDonalds, Lowes, Dreamworks Animation, and The Moms for such great gifts!

Thank you McDonalds, Lowes, Dreamworks Animation, and The Moms for such great gifts!

Main Man all smiles

Main Man all smiles




Want to see The Moms up close interview with Kirk, Chris and Catherine click here




Colortime Crafts Are Definitely A Funtime Craft

Back in November of 2012 I shared with you all an amazing discount code and gift ideas from our friends at Colortime Crafts. Our house from what the word in our new neighborhood is the house to come to for the cool crafts and fun things to do during playdates.

Recently Main Street Mama was offered to do a review of a Colortime Craft Pillowcase, Imagine our surprise when we opened the envelope and found not one but two inside. Main Main insisted I invite a friend over to help us with our review so being a good mom I did just that. We invited our friend Luke over and our Colortime Craft Definitly Became a Funtime Craft for our playdate.

With an All-Star Pillow Case and A Party Rock Pillow Case and some fabric markers the fun was about to begin!

All Star Pillowcase

Party Rock Pillowcase

The boys decided who would do which one and  together we read the very kid friendly directions. The boys enjoyed being able to do a craft where they were able to touch it right away since the fabric markers dried very quickly. I LOVED the fact that I did not have to iron it afterwards and everyone finished the project with clean hands and clothes!


Ready to Get Started

Once they finished coloring the pictures, they both decided to break out of the box and create some pictures on along the sides. When I asked the boys what they thought of there Colortime Crafts both boys thought it was AWESOME and my son right away suggestedwe should consider them as his party favors for his next birthday, which I just might do, with the 15% off discount Colortime is offering Main Street Mama readers using promo code 15USFG, this might be my best favor yet!



Both Boys Are Satisfied And Proud Of Their Work










Want more information about Colortime visit their website where you can even download free coloring sheets for more crafting fun. Don’t forget to join in the birthday club for exclusive offers!

Disclaimer: Main Street Mama was provided with Colortime Crafts for review. Main Main and his friend had a great time and fully agreed that Colortime Crafts are Definitely Fun Time Crafts!