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

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Nostalgia Welwyn

Your uncensored weekly guide to mom life and the crazy inner thoughts of this tired mom of three who has tremendous nostalgia for the 80s and 90s.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Love Luv Pizza

Weekly Mom Life Musings

This week went by so fast. I don’t remember what I did. Do you? The only thing I can remember is listening to Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown podcast featuring David Lascher and Christine Tayler. They continued the conversation started on their podcast “Hey Dude, The 90’s Called” about the trending 90s nostalgia right now.

Speaking of nostalgia, I went to an 80s concert Friday night. Yay! I remembered two things!

One of my 2023 goals is increasing my email list, so please sign up below for my weekly newsletter, or as I like to call it my mom blog Mad Libs.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae

This Week In The World

This week the world is talking about National Donut Day, Billy Joel ending his Madison Square Garden concert series, and presidential campaigns. Also Succession ending, the Spider-Verse starting, Kim Catrall returning to SATC, (major early 20s nostalgia), and of course Pride month kicking off!

Curtesy of HBO

What Am I Watching?

I love a good Sunday night show. There’s something about it that nicely closes off the week or starts the week – depending on what day you believe the week begins. Since Succession premiered we raced to the couch each week after bedtime to watch it. It’s a great show and we were sad to see it end.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Nostalgia Simple Dinner

What Am I Eating?

There is nothing better than a huge, delicious, fancy meal. However, sometimes I really enjoy a very simple meal too. I call this my simple meal. I literally open cans and put them in bowls like Taco Tuesday. It’s not fancy but it’s quick, easy, cheap, and healthy. I point out that you can feed a family of five for under ten dollars each time and welcome the eye rolls I get in response. There’s always at least two proteins – beans, tuna, etc, a few vegetables, and whatever else is in the cabinet. When everyone complains it’s a great opportunity to talk about how lucky we are to have this only once in a while. It’s also a meal that brings nostalgia of a simpler time. Like before fire.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Nostalgia Seamstress of Sardinia

What Am I Reading?

This week I read The Seamstress of Sardinia by Bianca Pitzorno. This book was kind of like a hug. It’s a novel about a… can you guess? It follows her rise and success and is simply a feel good book. I really enjoyed it and gave it to my daughter to read. It is a perfect book for the summer.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Nostalgia Mitzvah Market Jerusalem

What Am I Writing?

This week’s Mitzvah Market post is B Mitzvah Israel Trip Hot Spots. It covers cool and off the beaten path things to do with your family in Jerusalem. It also includes some fun day trips outside of the city.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Nostalgia Zen Battle

What Are We Playing?

Once again we are back to the obsession that is Zen Battle. This quick, easy, strategic, colorful game is a lot of fun to play. If you’re looking for something new or a little graduation present for someone, check it out.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Nostalgia WW2 Encampment

Where Are We Going?

A year ago we had the honor of attending one of the Museum of American Armor‘s WW2 Encampment events. They’re starting up again for the summer so I thought I’d share about it. It was super cool to go around in tanks across the Old Bethpage Restoration’s expansive property.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Nostalgia Ziplines NY

Old Blog Post I’m Thinking About

Since we are a big ropes course family, I’m thinking about the post I wrote titled “Zipline & Ropes Courses on Long Island. Soar into Family Fun & Adventure in the Sky!” Since the weather is perfect right now it’s a great time to visit or revisit one of these super fun family friendly places.

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

In June, 2004 my (then) fiancé (now husband) and I took a trip to California. One of our favorite places was the beautiful Monterey. In addition to a really cool whale watching expedition, we visited the aquarium. In honor of the new live action Little Mermaid movie, here I am doing my best mermaid impression. For some context of time, this was the same week Ronald Regan died – also in California. However, we did not coordinate.

This Week’s Mom Life On Instagram:

This week on Instagram I talk about Life of Pi on Broadway and using my awesome cordless rechargeable TACKlife screwdriver to hang a guitar hook. Plus, I do a silly dance filled with nostalgia from our youth.

Please let us know what you think of this post! Was it helpful? Did you go to any of these places? Try any of these things? If yes, please like the post, comment below, and share it on your social media.

Also don’t forget to follow us on FacebookInstagramPinterestAmazon, and Tik Tok and email us at with what you want to see next!

My blog (and taco habit) is supported by you! With each click on one of The Mint Chip Mama’s affiliate links above I earn the guac. Because just like you, it’s extra.

#oldbethpagerestoration #ww2 #MrsMaisel #israel #jerusalem #zenbattle #adventureparili #lifeofpi

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.

%d bloggers like this: