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

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

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Weekly Mom Life Musings

OMG. June. You’re kicking my butt. I am completely overwhelmed in every aspect of my life right now. I was chatting with a friend this week feeling the same and we both agreed no matter how much we try to hedge the June crazies it’s the unexpected things that are the hardest. But that is the metaphor for life. (Wo)man plans, god laughs.

At least it no longer looks like we live on Mars. Baby steps.

Also, Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s out there!

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This Week In The World

This week the world is talking about one of the Kardashians being pregnant. I don’t know which one and I don’t care, but I will say my spell check just changed the spelling meaning these people have gotten spell check level fame. Reality shows do nothing for me. Spell check fame to a writer? Whoa.

Also Al Pacino becoming a Dad again, lots of soccer, and the World Cup 2023 schedule is out.

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What Am I Watching?

We watched the Adam Sandler movie Click. This was NOT the movie to watch the same week your child is graduating from elementary school and you’re completely overwhelmed. Great movie, great message – life moves fast, family and health are all that matters.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Overwhelmed Casa Lucio Spanish Diner Huevos Estrellados

What Am I Eating?

When we went to Spain for our 30th birthdays a friend recommended a restaurant called Casa Lucio in Madrid. It was delicious! When José Andrés’ Spanish Diner opened in Mercado Little Spain in Hudson Yards and they highlighted Casa Lucio’s famous “huevos estrellados” it was such a great surprise! I was thrilled to have this dish for dinner again this week!

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What Am I Reading?

I was excited to start Black Girls Must Have It All by Jayne Allen this week. It’s the third book in this series and I can’t wait to see what happens.

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What Are We Playing?

Uno – yet again. But this time Saved By The Bell’s version. Not sure why this exists but once I saw it I had to have it.

The Mint Chip Mama Sundae Overwhelmed A Bridgerton Experience

Where Are We Going?

This week I was transported back to the Regency-era where I attended the Queen’s Ball. If you’re a fan of the books or Netflix show Bridgerton then A Bridgeton Experience is for you. Guests came in costume (tiaras and gloves included) and had an old fashioned good time with dance lessons and fun signature cocktails.

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Old Blog Post I’m Thinking About

My middle son is graduating from elementary school so of course I’m thinking about when he was born. He was such a cute, fat little baby. I wrote this piece about his birth for The Huffington Post when I was overwhelmed by his entry into the world.

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

In June 2009 we were in London. I thought this sign was so funny (and graphic!). London is on the top of my kids list to visit. I can’t wait to return!

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This Week’s Mom Life On Instagram:

This week on Instagram I got a facial at AIREM, graduate my Popular Workbooks (BIG sale through June 30th) and attend the Queen’s Ball.

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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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