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

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

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Weekly Mom Life Musings

This week was the first in a while when I wasn’t running around and it was a welcomed change. Well, technically we’re going to New Jersey today, but it’s a weekend – so it doesn’t count.

The big news of the week is my little baby boy turned seven yesterday. I’m not ready for him to be seven. As I said when he turned five, I predicted once he hit elementary school time would fly. It has. We also celebrated my Dad’s birthday yesterday, but he’s a little older than seven. Happy birthday to both of them!

The other big news is flowers are bursting everywhere! I love seeing all the colors pop from the Mother’s Day flowers we planted a few weeks ago. Even more amazing, the flowers I unsuccessfully planted years ago (which never grew) are growing too! But wait there’s more – two of the most gorgeous flower I’ve ever seen appeared and I have no idea how. In fact, I saw these flowers for the first time last year at the Old Westbury Garden and fell in love. It is a very exciting surprise.

Enjoy your Memorial Day tomorrow! I hope your town also has a Memorial Day parade. It’s such a nice way to celebrate and always a good opportunity to talk about the last episode of the OG series The Wonder Years.

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This Week In The World

This week the world is talking about losing the great Tina Turner. Additionally, football, baseball, and Netflix changing their password policy. Blink twice if that will effect you, uh-oh.

The Mint Chip Mama - Shrinking
Curtesy of Apple TV

What Am I Watching?

Shrinking caught our interest this week. Jason Segel is so loveable in everything he does and I can’t believe Harrison Ford is 81. In addition to that, the show is really cute. With a great cast from some of our other favorite shows like Scrubs and Ugly Betty, it’s a really fun show to watch.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Yiassou Yeeros Egg Lemon Soup

What Am I Eating?

I could write an entire blog post about how much I love Avgolemono – aka Egg Lemon – soup. Maybe going through my Greece pictures last week inspired me. It’s just my favorite. This delicious, thick bowl of perfection is from one of my favorite restaurants – Yiasou Yeeros.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Love Buzz

What Am I Reading?

I’m still reading Love Buzz. It’s such a fun book and I got to some racy scenes. Oh la la. Hopefully I can finish it this weekend, I need to find out what happens!

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Colors Bat Mitzvah Divorce

What Am I Writing?

Family dynamics are one of the biggest challenges of party planning. This is especially true when planning an event for a child if divorce is involved. I tackle this issue in my latest Mitzvah Market piece Navigating Divorce in B Mitzvah Planning.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Colors Mancala

What Are We Playing?

Mancala is one of those games on repeat in my house for years. In fact, when I surprised my daughter with a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios a few years ago we brought it with us. One of my favorite memories from the trip is sitting poolside with her and playing it. It’s a game I played as a kid and now love playing it with my kids. It is so simple – wood and marbles in different colors – yet so much fun and filled with tons of strategy.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Colors Wonderland Dreams

Where Are We Going?

We visited Wonderland Dreams and it was so freaking cool! It took Alexa Meade’s team over two months to convert this midtown Manhattan space to a fully painted immersive wonderland experience. Besides the gorgeous floor to ceiling murals literally covering every space, there are interactive components at each turn. I’m pretty sure all of the colors of the rainbow are represented with just the best vibes. This place is perfect for any age from the smallest child to the oldest adult. I loved it so much.

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Old Blog Post I’m Thinking About

Since my little baby turned seven yesterday I’ve been thinking of how time flies. My head was spinning for a few years after he was born and I’m sad I didn’t write something sappy about him sooner. My first heartfelt post was Kids Grow Up Way Too Fast! Celebrating My Last Little Three Year Old Turning Four. He is just goodness and rainbows.

The Mint Chip Mama Santorini

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

Greece is on my mind. This picture is from Santorini in 2009. I’m sitting on the ledge in Fira overlooking the volcano. Every second of this trip was pure magic. The food, the colors, the air, every second was perfection.

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This Week’s Mom Life On Instagram:

This week on Instagram I show our Reserve Crown tour of the Statue of Liberty. Then we have an unboxing of my new Beachwaver Blow Brush* (with four interchangeable heads). Finally, some fun kicking off Ben’s birthday celebration at one of our favorite places – The Adventure Park at Long Island!

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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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