The Mint Chip Mama Sundae: Your Guide To Hot T, Navigating Mom Life, And New York. This Week: Earth Month

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Earth Month Are You There God It's Me Margaret Earth Month

Your uncensored weekly guide to mom life and the crazy inner thoughts of this tired mom of three, and how she celebrates Earth month.

Weekly Mom Life Musings

Happy Earth month! With the weather being all kinds of crazy lately there is no better time to start paying attention to the Earth. Every little thing you do to help means one more minute we get before our planet is sucked in by the sun*.

I love to reduce, reuse, and recycle. I especially love to pre-cycle which in mom terms means not letting your kids take the crap you’re just going to throw out anyway into your house. See – Earth month! I saved the planet! Even small changes can have a big impact. Maybe in honor of Earth month you can pick one thing to do and if you keep it up until next April I’ll buy you a cookie.

*No date set, TBD

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This Week In The World

This week the world is talking about the Knicks playoff games, Sudan, Nicholas Cage, NFL Draft, Carol Burnett, Joe Biden, John Mulaney, Down Syndrome Barbie, Tucker Carlson, Fox News, Don Lemon, CNN, First Republic Bank, F1, The Last Last Late Late Show, Adele, Harry Belafonte, and Jerry Springer.

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The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Earth Month Are You There God It's Me Margaret Earth Month

What Are We Watching?

If you read Judy Blume’s book Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret when you were a kid you must, you must, you must go see this movie. It was adorable and had a great cast. We are in such a Mean Girls phase over here it was funny to see Regina George now playing the mom! Extra credit if you can catch Judy Blume’s cameo walking her dog. Extra extra credit if you recognize the Rabbi in the scene when Margaret goes to temple.

What Am I Eating?

There’s a new Italian restaurant in the area called Flora’s Pizza Cafe. I’ve read so much about it I couldn’t wait to go. As mentioned by all the accolades – the food was delicious and the staff was warm and wonderful. The picture of this pizza above is everywhere so it was the first thing I ordered. I’m still thinking about it a week later! Check them out if you’re on Long Island.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Earth Month The Library Book Susan Orlean

What Am I Reading?

In honor of National Library Week I’m remembering this fantastic book – The Library Book by Susan Orlean. If you also love the library you will enjoy this book too. It talks about the Los Angeles public library system but more importantly discusses how a public library services so many people (including many surprises). Consequently, I read it a few years ago but it was one of my favorites. There is no better way to celebrate Earth Month than taking out a library book!

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Earth Month Mitzvah Market Mitzvah To Do List

What Am I Writing?

I can’t believe our party was two months ago already! Much like with all of my mitzvah planning articles, I wrote Month Before the Mitzvah To-Do while making a check list of everything I needed to get done. There were so many small details and so many things to do I feared something would fall through the cracks. I’m so glad it all worked out! I hope this list is helpful for you as I believe it could apply to any large scale event.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Cobra Paw Earth Month

What Are We Playing?

We love the game Cobra Paw. This is one of the consistent games on repeat and it’s fun each time. It’s a fast paced game where speed is king. You roll two dice and then grab the matching tile as fast as you can. It’s great for all ages and welcomes some good spirited “in your face” talk.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Dog Man The Musical Dav Pilkey Earth Month

Where Are We Going?

If your kids are fans of the book series Dog Man by Dav Pilkey, they will love the show Dog Man The Musical. It was fun and cute and like all good kid’s plays it had lots of inside jokes for the parents. The production is touring, hopefully it will be near you soon!

The Mint Chip Mama - Top Washington, D.C. Area Family Attractions Lincoln Memorial at night

Old Blog Post I’m Thinking About

Last year at this time we were in Washington, DC. We had such a great trip where we not only visited museums, friends, and monuments, but we also ate like kings – or I should say Presidents. Washington, DC is such a great destination offering something for everyone. It’s an easy trip, a walkable city, and filled with so much history. If you haven’t gone yet, add it to your family travel bucket list.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Florence Italy 2013

Before Mom Life. Thinking Of A Place I Went Long Ago

Here we are in Florence, Italy. Florence is one of my favorite cities and I was so excited to bring my husband there in 2013 when we were pregnant with our middle son. Since we had one child already at home it was a treat to be outside in the middle of the day since I was used to being stuck in our Manhattan apartment while she napped. It was even more exciting that we made up a rule that a daily gelato was compulsory. I mean, when in Rome… but that was last week.

This Week On Instagram:

From reels to posts and carousels, see what’s happening on Instagram. I’m still catching up sharing from a few weeks back so I’ll share about our love for Nintendo Switch, a big zit, 90210, and working from home.

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Published by Stacey Wallenstein

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (13, 9, and 7). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. Please check out The Mint Chip Mama in the Press: The New York Post, Psychology Today, NY Metro Parents, New York Family, Parents Magazine, Newsday, News 12, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids, NerdWallet, Big Apple Kids Guide, and more! The Mint Chip Mama was also nominated as "The Best Blog On Long Island" for 2022 & 2023, one of the Top 20 New York Mom Blogs & Websites, and one of the Top 100 Mom Lifestyle Blogs on the web! For more updates, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Pinterest.

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