I was so honored to be included in this years Mom Trends Night Out 2.0. Every mom deserves a night out every once in a while not just to escape the rigorous nighttime routine of getting the kids to bed, but more importantly to reconnect with other moms and of course getting some much needed W&R (wine and relaxation)!!
Mom Trends partnered again this year with Meredith Magazines publishers of Parents, Family Fun, Fit Pregnancy, and so many more! We were able to mingle with all the editors including Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Parents Magazine and fellow NYC Bloggers as well as connect about new products from brands like New Balance, Munchkin, Jif, Visit Williamsburg and Swaddle Me.
This night out did not disappoint! Mom Trends left no stone uncovered when it came to pampering and activities! We were treated to foot massages by ManiorPedi, makeup touchups by GlamSquad and served the most delicious mix of appetizers all while sipping on a little vino. Sounds too good to be true, I know! But the best part were all the fun activities each brand set up for us to get to know them and their products! Such a great way to break the ice and have some fun...
New Balance- I don't know about you, but I live in my sneakers all week long. I just can't think of a better way to run around town than in my comfy sneakers. That's why I just love New Balance so much because they know this and have designed this sneaker just for that! From morning dashes to school drop offs to errands, then back to school and all the after school actives like soccer & gymnastics, this brand has got you covered in style and comfort. I just love this gorgeous pair they gave us called the Fresh Foam Arishi by New Balance. This sneaker is super-cushioned and uber chic. Plus they are ultra-cushioned and lightweight. I had the best time trying them on with one of my fav downtown momma, Suzanne Cohen from GothamLove. And to make sure these feet were made for walking, ManiorPedi was giving us the royal treatment with foot massages! Yes! Just what I needed.
Munchkin- Who doesn't need a great diaper pail when you have a baby in diapers! Those pails are the only thing keeping your baby's beautiful sancuarty of a nursery from well, you know, smelling like a dirty diaper! The Munchkin Step Pail features a self-sealing system to lock out odors. This stylish design will go great in any home. It's clean, modern and above all works perfectly to keep your home smelling fresh! Plus with Give A Tree Program they will plant a tree with every diaper pail sold. I loved how they set up a fun DIY Floral Arrangement station. Check out what we made!
Jif- Peanut butter is a staple in my house. Probably because I craved peanut butter throughout my pregnancies so all my kids naturally love it too. Jif is a great snack option to get a healthy protein in them but I also serve it for lunch for at least two out of the three kids on a daily basis. Luckily Brent's school just informed us that there are NO peanut allergies in class so I can send him to school with his favorite lunch, a PB&J!! At the Jif station moms were encouraged to spread their knowledge and compassion by writing on a blackboard words of encouragement and the ways their families are making a difference. I just love that! Enter “Imagine If With Jif contest.” Now through Oct. 20, you can share your idea of how to make the world a better place for our kids, and you could win up to $30,000 to make that dream a reality.
Visit Williamsburg- I remember visiting Williamsburg, VA when I was younger. I vividly remember churning butter and being amazed at every corner. It was even the first time I rode a roller coaster, at Bush Gardens Amusement Park. I'll never forget my older sister who was so scared and didn't want me to go on it! But I had the time of my life and can't wait to share those memories and create new ones with my family. Not only known for its fun rides and old fashion ways, Williamsburg is filled with amazing restaurants, wine tastings (which they had a tasting for us to try and it was delish!) and numerous outdoor activities like trails and golf courses. Um, when are the kids off from school next? I want to plan our next trip here asap! I already planned out exactly what we will do with this fun game they had set up. They had a large board with a blank slate which we were able to fill up with everything we want to do on our visit. My families trip is all mapped out and we can't wait!
Swaddle Me- If you haven't heard of the Swaddle Me brand you are missing out. Out with the old fashion swaddling blankets and in with this fresh modern take. Swaddle Me original swaddle saved me when I had my first son, Brycen. I remember wandering around the large crowded baby store while I was pregnant thinking what is all this stuff? Lucky for me I picked out a pale green and yellow gender neutral Swaddle Me. It was not until weeks later did I realize what a great buy I had made that day. I truly don't know what I would have done without this product. Now Swaddle Me is launching a couple of new products like the Swaddle Me Kicks. It is a legs-free swaddle that is perfect for warmer weather. It swaddles in a three-point harness while still mimicking the cozy space of the womb and it snaps at the bottom makes for super easy middle-of-the-night diaper changes. Then there is the new SwaddleMe Footsie which features pajama-like footies to keep a wee one’s toes extra snuggly on those cold fall & winter nights. And, finally, Swaddle Me has launched three new gift sets, The Essentials Gift Set, The Baby Bath Gift Set and the Little Lovey Gift Set, perfect for any mom-to-be! For more information on their products check out my full post.
Thank you to the entire team over at Mom Trends for a super spectacular Mom's Night Out! I had such a blast and can't wait for our next night out!