Nifty November finds from Lyss Stern

Have you started preparing for your Thanksgiving feast? Are you thinking about the deLysscious Thanksgiving menu? I love the month of November, as my family gets together, and we unplug and give thanks. I hear there will be a few new, spectacular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats, but I know my 4-year-old daughter is going to love watching the return of Nickelodeon characters Shimmer and Shine. Can you believe this will be the 92nd year of this annual parade?

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place in Manhattan from 9 am – noon. There are 2.5 miles of public viewing; visit for parade route or watch the live telecast on NBC.

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If you are like me, and always have a dry cough and are constantly on the hunt for a remedy, I want to introduce you to my new, Upper East Side fabULyss find, SaltHaus Modern Salt Rooms, which provide halotherapy, a “100-percent natural treatment” that “strengthens your immunity, boosts athletic recovery, and reduces stress and anxiety,” according to its website.

The dry, salty air transports you to a relaxing and rejuvenating day at the beach, while you’re still on the Upper East Side. It is now an absolute favorite of mine. According to the SaltHaus site, natural salt caves have been used in Eastern Europe for more than 150 years. SaltHaus’ halo rooms circulate dry, salty air to recreate the microclimate of a salt cave. Also, be sure to inquire about how this can benefit children, teens and tweens.

Take a moment to recharge your body and mind. I call this experience “Mommy Time-out”! I have been going once a week for my lower back pain, and after I leave each 45-minute session, my back feels a bit lighter.

SaltHaus Modern Salt Rooms [1220 Lexington Ave. between E. 82nd and E. 83rd streets on the Upper East Side, (646) 692–8286,].

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Another fabULyss find that I want to introduce you to is the awesome Acorn app. Acorn believes kids’ activities are very important for children’s development and continue to be invaluable throughout childhood and their teenage years. Active and engaged kids are happy kids.

Acorn’s mission is to allow parents to easily find and quickly book activities in New York City. The new app curates everything fun that’s going on for kids of all ages, and for every budget. Just type in what you’re looking for, and let Acorn do the rest. Check it out! It has you covered from fun to more serious stuff, whatever your budget.

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Looking for a fabULyssly fun Divamoms night out? “One Woman Sex and the City,” starring Kerry Ipema, is just the thing. It’s all six beloved seasons of “Sex and the City” as a one-woman show!

Ipema created this laughter-infused tribute to Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda in which she plays the four — and their love interests. It’s a must-see for all “Sex and the City” fans! In fact, “Sex and the City” meets Mommy and Me is how Divamoms was born 14 years ago! There will be puns, cosmopolitans, and deal breakers, and for anyone who remembers, the Post-It note and “he’s just not that into you.”

So grab your best mom friends, have a cosmo or two, throw on your high heels, and have fun!

“One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes” at the Jerry Orbach Theater [1627 Broadway between W. 49th and W. 50th streets, (212) 921–7862]. Through Dec. 30. Tickets $29 – $47.

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For little divas and dudes, check out the JujuBean Clothing company, started in 2015 — the minute that the owners’ daughter was born. The baby had given the new parents insight and joy that they never thought possible.

As new parents, they started this business together to share their love of clothing and dressing their daughter. They have always been in love with a good deal, so they decided to create a shop online to collect and share all the clothes that they love, and keep them at a bargain price for others.

They plan to use a portion of the proceeds from sales to create new ways to educate children in Taiwan and the U.S. I want to buy everything on the site for my daughter and niece, because the fabULyss styles are so much fun! I love dressing little fashionistas and helping them develop their own sense of style.

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Have a #fabULyss Thanksgiving, and make sure to get off the screens and give thanks to your family and friends.

Lyss Stern is the founder of, bestselling author of “Motherhood Is a B#tch” and “If You Give a Mom a Martini,” and a mom of three. Follow Lyss on Instagram @diva_moms.