The Mint Chip Mama Sundae: Your Guide To Hot T, Navigating Mom Life, And New York. This Week: Mother’s Day

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Your uncensored weekly guide to mom life and the crazy inner thoughts of this tired mom of three on this Mother’s Day!

Weekly Mom Life Musings – Happy Mother’s Day!

Hello and happy Mother’s Day! Let me be the first to tell you that you’re great and appreciated. You do an excellent job and also deserve a gift. However, NOT A ROBE! Although, I’m actually a really big fan of terry cloth robes, so maybe I do want a robe. Either way, kids – today, please just close your drawers and shut off the lights, that’s all I ask.

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This Week In The World, Besides Mother’s Day

This week the world is talking about the Hollywood writers strike, Robert DeNiro and his seven kids, George Santos, the live action Little Mermaid movie, Beetlejuice 2, and lots of basketball talk. Plus Title 42 and the Peloton recall – sorry Mr. Big.

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What Am I Watching?

We watched The Fabelmans this week. Michelle Willams is so great in every movie. However, when I see her, all I want her to do is break out into songs from The Greatest Showman. This movie was deep and made me want to google how much of it is autobiographical for Steven Spielberg. Since our theme is Mother’s Day, I’m thinking of how his mom was loved by the public. Her character plays a central role in the movie and thus, I wonder how much of it was true.

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What Am I Eating?

There is something about adding flowers to a salad that makes it feel so special! I loved visiting Del Vino Vineyards in Northport recently and enjoying their delicious food. They do a great brunch with the highlight being your ability to walk around their vines while enjoying a glass of their wine. Plus the flower was purple! I wish we were going back there today for Mother’s Day brunch.

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What Am I Reading?

I’m still reading Hotel Cuba and it’s still excellent. If you’re looking for a new book I highly recommend it. A big change just happened to the sisters and I can’t wait to see what comes next. It’s a book that makes me want to read instead of watching television. For me, that’s a big compliment!

What Am I Writing?

Heading to Israel right after my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah was such an amazing experience. Even though she had a big service and party in New York, we still wanted to do something religious in Jerusalem. We were so excited to partner with the Western Wall Heritage Foundation on this ceremony. It was the perfect combination of touching, special, historical, and biblical. This photo was taken in one of the excavated tunnels under the kotel.

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What Are We Playing?

We are playing a LOT of baseball and softball! My son loves playing catcher and I couldn’t resist taking a picture of his little major league stance. When I told him this he went on about why and how it adds to his mobility. It was very cute. It was one of those proud mama moments for me. I love that he’s so into it.

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Where Are We Going? You Know, To Celebrate Mother’s Day

Airem is a wellness spa located in Syosset. Since it’s Mother’s Day I brought my mom to their (often sold out) meditative tea ceremony. The spa is gorgeous and with decor that induces relaxation the moment you enter. In addition to the tea ceremony, they have all kinds of treatments and events. I loved returning to create a bouquet at their Mother’s Day flower event. Continuing the theme of a mother daughter experience, my daughter and I are heading back next month for post sport season facials.

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Old Blog Post I’m Thinking About Again – Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s still not to late to order something for your mom. This Mother’s Day Gift Guide was so fun to put together last year and many places have pick up today! Extra credit for supporting a mom owned, local, small shop.

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

For my 30th birthday – in 2008 – we headed up to Tarrytown to Blue Hill at Stone Barn. It was one of the most amazing meals I’ve ever had. We enjoyed so many different and innovative plates and drank beet infused vodka while we ate. I remember reaching out to a fellow Michigan alum (who worked there) prior to our visit and he gave us a really interesting pre-dinner tour. The whole experience was just perfect. But as I looked back for this picture the thing that jumped out the most is I have ONLY four pictures from dinner. This is such a funny reflection of the time since I didn’t have smart phone yet.

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This Week’s Mom Life On Instagram:

From reels to posts and carousels, see what’s going on in social media land. This week on Insragram I show my fantastic pre-theater birthday lunch at Limani NYC. Next, you’ll find the most colorful images of the gorgeous Wonderland Dreams. Finally, my favorite workbook company is having their US Spring Sale! See their books pop up and click to orders yours now! Even better, Popular Book Company extended the sale through the end of May.

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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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