The Mint Chip Mama Sundae: Hot T, Mom Life, And New York. This Week: Love

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Your uncensored weekly guide to mom life and the crazy inner thoughts of this tired mom of three.

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Weekly Mom Life Musings

This was a nice calm week which was quite welcomed. However, it brought me into the city twice – on back to back days – which hasn’t happened in a long time. Because of this, it also made me appreciate having a quick and easy commuter train eight minutes from my house. Additionally, it once again solidified how much I love where we live. That’s why this week’s theme is love. We’re only forty minutes to Manhattan, twenty minutes to the beach, and an hour to rural farms. It’s days like this that make me less grumpy about paying high taxes. Because remember – no matter what – you get what you pay for.

Speaking about love, if you love my awesome tie dye sweatshirt, get one now – they’re on clearance!

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This Week In The World

This week the world is talking about Martha Stewart on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Also the NBA, NFL, PBA, and futbol (or soccer) depending on where you live. Plus more info on the new (and final) Indiana Jones movie.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Air

What Am I Watching?

Streaming services make me so happy. While I enjoy a good movie theater experience, I enjoy sitting on my couch even more. We watched Air on Amazon Prime this week. The movie was great but the takeaway was Michael Jordan’s mom is amazing. I loved the way she ran the negotiations and ultimately landed him a groundbreaking royalty deal. Because of her he’s earned $400 MILLION dollars in just passive income from Nike*. I’d like to know what he’s done with my $12.

*Please order through this link so I can also earn $400 million dollars in passive income.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Love Luv Pizza

What Am I Eating?

We were lucky enough to be hosted by Luv Pizza located right by Penn Station for a pre-theater lunch this week. Everything about this place is Love. There are street art style hearts all over the walls, happy music, friendly staff, and even heart shaped pizzas – all year long! Not to mention the food was incredible. I have been thinking about this pizza since we finished it. I’m not joking. It was that good. They also had fun drinks and all kinds of great specials. I can’t wait to go back!

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Love Buzz

What Am I Reading?

Can you see the theme of Love is everywhere? This week I’m reading Love Buzz. It’s a little lighter and a nice pivot from Hotel Cuba which I just finished and loved. So far the heroine has met a man who intrigued her, but then they got separated before exchanging information. This book has “beach read” written all over it.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Jerusalem Sign

What Am I Writing?

Finally, I started writing about the amazing Israel trip we took for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah in February. Each day of our two week trip was packed with the most incredible things and the most delicious food. With that said writing it has been overwhelming and a huge time commitment. However, I finally started and that’s the first step. This trip was filled with so much love I want to give every minute of it the justice it deserves. Hopefully I’ll be done by next February…

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Love Softball

What Are We Playing?

Last week was an ode to baseball and this week is all about softball. My daughter has been playing intramural softball for most of her life. She’s been lucky to have the best coaches – many who have been there just as long as her – to teach her. This year she started playing on the middle school team as well. I love to watch her play.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Love Kimberly Akimbo

Where Are We Going?

One of my favorite things to do in New York City is go to the theater. We are lucky to live close by and have the ability to hop in for the day whenever we want. For my birthday (which fell on a Wednesday) I really wanted to see Kimberly Akimbo so we caught a matinee. This show was thought provoking in many different ways. It made you think about what’s going on in Kim’s mind, the complicated love between her family, and her new love with a sweet boy. It was a great show and I hope it wins all the Tony Awards it was nominated for next month.

The Mint Chip Mama - Paddle Pub Long Island Paddle Boat Patchogue Charter Boat

Old Blog Post I’m Thinking About

Last summer we chartered a paddle boat from Paddle Pub Long Island* and sailed around the Great South Bay at sunset with a group of friends. It was spectacular. Not only was the boat fun and interactive, but it was BYO food and drinks! Thus, it was a really fun (and relatively budget friendly) way to throw a party. Since I love a good story I will share… an hour after thinking about this excursion (which I hadn’t thought about for a year), the owner called me! Isn’t that crazy!? The universe wanted us to get in touch. I love a good story like that.

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The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Love Greece Falasarna

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

This is one of my favorite picture of me ever taken. I’m frolicking on the Falassarna beach in Crete, Greece in 2009. I love it so much because it shows water and mountains and footprints and I look so happy. I loved those shorts too and wore them until they disintegrated. Greece was one of the best places I ever visited and it’s on my list to return. It was absolutely gorgeous. The food, the sights, the colors, the flowers, I loved every second of it.

This Week’s Mom Life On Instagram:

This week I’m thinking of a few older funny posts that did very well. These include loving coffee, but not unsolicited opinions, the dorky excitement of picking out new glasses, and our love of our Nintendo Switches.

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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, 10, 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, 2024, 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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