• May 2012: Scoop

    Keeping Parents In The Know

    By New York Family

    SERVICE

    Stroller TLC

    Solve all of your pram problems with Stroller Spa. What
    began in 2006 as one mom’s dream to revamp her outdated, rickety stroller is
    now a full-fledged tune-up service in several major U.S.
    cities including Manhattan. Heading
    up Stroller Spa NYC, Brooklyn moms Carolyn Pravda and Allison Leale help local
    families achieve the baby gear of their dreams by providing a variety of
    services—from fixing faulty brakes and replacing a flat tire to cleaning and
    detailing. Plus, they’re opening three new locations on
    the Upper East and West Sides, as well as Tribeca
    . For more information, visit strollerspa.com.

    ART

    Arts &
    Crafts Everlasting
    Plum_Print2.JPG

    Every child’s drawing is a masterpiece in the eye of the
    parent. But, eventually, there is the dilemma of where to stash the growing
    number of collages. This quandary motivated two NYC moms to implement a simple
    solution—Plum Print. Instead of stashing items in a drawer or—the
    unthinkable—throwing things away, Plum Print Founders Carolyn Lanzetta and Meg
    Ragland will eternalize your child’s art. Using top notch techniques, Plum
    Print will help you digitize your child’s creations and transform it all into a
    stylish photo book. For more
    information, visit plumprint.com
    .

    EATS

    A Slice Of The
    City

    Walking tours can be a tough sell to kids, but not if
    they’re about pizza! Local entrepreneur Scott Wiener began
    his tour enterprise, Scott’s Pizza Tours, soon after researching the NYC
    history of the cheesy choice and obtaining a Sightseeing Guide license. With a
    variety of tours available—some even catering to food allergies and
    sensitivities—there’s a pizza jaunt for every taste. A ticket will get you a
    guided educational tour (think
    Italian immigration, dough and oven
    science) to three or four of Manhattan and Brooklyn’s best pizzerias, as well as a slice at each eatery! For more information, visit
    scottspizzatours.com
    .

    BOOK

    Scary ReadingScary_Mommy_book.JPG

    If you haven’t been reading Jill Smokler’s Scary Mommy blog,
    you’re missing out
    on all sorts of confessional hilarity. The mother of three
    hosts an online community where moms can divulge on everything from secretly crying
    in the shower to joining a gym for the free daycare. Now, Smoker has compiled
    her “best of” in a new book, Confessions
    of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood—the Good, the
    Bad, and the Scary
    . It’s a quick and relatable read that will have you in
    stitches by the end (or right at the beginning). Our favorite admission? “I’m
    wearing maternity jeans but I haven’t been pregnant in six years.” Write on,
    mommies. For more information, visit
    scarymommy.com
    .

    MUSIC

    Angsty Beats

    Music is the universal stress reliever for all ages. With
    this in mind, we found
    KinderAngst_Album_Art.JPG two CDs that give “edgy” a whole new meaning. Releasing
    next month, KinderAngst features the
    talents of Palmyra Delran and New York
    native Rachelle Garniez. The kiddie songs on this alternative punk rock CD take
    place in the imaginative world of Alphabet City (a nod to the Lower
    East Side) and cover everything from friendship and
    self-sufficiency to loneliness and neighby dynamics. Similarly, New Yorkers
    Amelia Gewirtz and Harold Stephan are Parents
    With Angst
    . With tunes that play on the themes of joy and frustration in
    parenting, Parents With Angst is folk-indie soft rock with more than a hint of
    family. To catch them live, check out Mamapalooza on May 20 in Riverside Park. For more information, visit kinderangstmusic.com and
    parentswithangst.com
    .

    Parents_With_Angst.jpg

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    May 2012: Scoop

    Keeping Parents In The Know

    By New York Family

    SERVICE

    Stroller TLC

    Solve all of your pram problems with Stroller Spa. What
    began in 2006 as one mom’s dream to revamp her outdated, rickety stroller is
    now a full-fledged tune-up service in several major U.S.
    cities including Manhattan. Heading
    up Stroller Spa NYC, Brooklyn moms Carolyn Pravda and Allison Leale help local
    families achieve the baby gear of their dreams by providing a variety of
    services—from fixing faulty brakes and replacing a flat tire to cleaning and
    detailing. Plus, they’re opening three new locations on
    the Upper East and West Sides, as well as Tribeca
    . For more information, visit strollerspa.com.

    ART

    Arts &
    Crafts Everlasting
    Plum_Print2.JPG

    Every child’s drawing is a masterpiece in the eye of the
    parent. But, eventually, there is the dilemma of where to stash the growing
    number of collages. This quandary motivated two NYC moms to implement a simple
    solution—Plum Print. Instead of stashing items in a drawer or—the
    unthinkable—throwing things away, Plum Print Founders Carolyn Lanzetta and Meg
    Ragland will eternalize your child’s art. Using top notch techniques, Plum
    Print will help you digitize your child’s creations and transform it all into a
    stylish photo book. For more
    information, visit plumprint.com
    .

    EATS

    A Slice Of The
    City

    Walking tours can be a tough sell to kids, but not if
    they’re about pizza! Local entrepreneur Scott Wiener began
    his tour enterprise, Scott’s Pizza Tours, soon after researching the NYC
    history of the cheesy choice and obtaining a Sightseeing Guide license. With a
    variety of tours available—some even catering to food allergies and
    sensitivities—there’s a pizza jaunt for every taste. A ticket will get you a
    guided educational tour (think
    Italian immigration, dough and oven
    science) to three or four of Manhattan and Brooklyn’s best pizzerias, as well as a slice at each eatery! For more information, visit
    scottspizzatours.com
    .

    BOOK

    Scary ReadingScary_Mommy_book.JPG

    If you haven’t been reading Jill Smokler’s Scary Mommy blog,
    you’re missing out
    on all sorts of confessional hilarity. The mother of three
    hosts an online community where moms can divulge on everything from secretly crying
    in the shower to joining a gym for the free daycare. Now, Smoker has compiled
    her “best of” in a new book, Confessions
    of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood—the Good, the
    Bad, and the Scary
    . It’s a quick and relatable read that will have you in
    stitches by the end (or right at the beginning). Our favorite admission? “I’m
    wearing maternity jeans but I haven’t been pregnant in six years.” Write on,
    mommies. For more information, visit
    scarymommy.com
    .

    MUSIC

    Angsty Beats

    Music is the universal stress reliever for all ages. With
    this in mind, we found
    KinderAngst_Album_Art.JPG two CDs that give “edgy” a whole new meaning. Releasing
    next month, KinderAngst features the
    talents of Palmyra Delran and New York
    native Rachelle Garniez. The kiddie songs on this alternative punk rock CD take
    place in the imaginative world of Alphabet City (a nod to the Lower
    East Side) and cover everything from friendship and
    self-sufficiency to loneliness and neighby dynamics. Similarly, New Yorkers
    Amelia Gewirtz and Harold Stephan are Parents
    With Angst
    . With tunes that play on the themes of joy and frustration in
    parenting, Parents With Angst is folk-indie soft rock with more than a hint of
    family. To catch them live, check out Mamapalooza on May 20 in Riverside Park. For more information, visit kinderangstmusic.com and
    parentswithangst.com
    .

    Parents_With_Angst.jpg

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