Schooooool’s Out for Summer! (Kindergarten Here We Come!)

Reposted from my June 18, 2015 Huffington Post Parent piece. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stacey-gish-wallenstein-/schooooools-out-for-summe_b_7608938.html My daughter – my first born, the child who made me a Mommy – is graduating Pre-K on Friday. I can’t believe the journey – that started with counting the seconds down until the day after Labor Day so I could press redial forContinue reading “Schooooool’s Out for Summer! (Kindergarten Here We Come!)”

Earth Day – The Mint Chip Mama Way! Hey, Hey!

Happy Earth Day! #EarthDay #GlobalCitizen “The Blue Marble” photograph of Earth, taken during the Apollo 17 lunar mission in 1972. For as long as I can remember I have been a water conserving, “you’re going to take that home, right?”, put it in the recycle bin kind of girl. I credit most of this to my hippieContinue reading “Earth Day – The Mint Chip Mama Way! Hey, Hey!”

Forever Young. Want Her to Be Forever Young.

Wanted to share my Huffington Post piece about the bittersweetness of my beautiful daughter turning five. Thank you to everyone who reached out with such wonderful feedback! Published February 10, 2015. Forever Young. Want Her to Be Forever Young One beautiful afternoon in Central Park, my husband and I sat and discussed having a child.Continue reading “Forever Young. Want Her to Be Forever Young.”

Car Seat Safety – Read This Now.

Here at The Mint Chip Mama we care about Winter Safety. A few weeks ago we shared some very important winter driving tips from our friends over at Kelley Blue Book. Today we want to share some winter car seat safety tips from our friends at Evenflo. I became a big fan of Evenflo when I startedContinue reading “Car Seat Safety – Read This Now.”

Drivin’ That SUV, High On Coff-ee… Casey Jones You Better… Watch Your Speed. Otherwise Known As – Winter Driving Tips

As a walking everywhere Manhattanite I didn’t drive a car for the better part of thirteen years. When we ventured east, lord knows, my husband had to drive. Just like he has to hold the remote. So I enjoyed looking out the window. Like a dog. Woof. Cut to last January. We moved out toContinue reading “Drivin’ That SUV, High On Coff-ee… Casey Jones You Better… Watch Your Speed. Otherwise Known As – Winter Driving Tips”

How to Tally Up the Points You Earned for Taking Care of Your Sick Kid/s

As I said yesterday on Facebook when posting this picture of my two sick, glassy eyes kids: Happy Snotsgiving from the Wallenstein Croup. +5 points for 1st kid +7 points for 2nd kid +3 points if one doesn’t speak yet +6 points if nether speak yet +12 points if child speaks and more than 65%Continue reading “How to Tally Up the Points You Earned for Taking Care of Your Sick Kid/s”

Breast Milk Lemonade

November 21st came and went. Nary a tear was shed by moi. In fact, I didn’t realize that yesterday was my day – even as I watched a commercial for the new Exodus: Gods & KingsExodus movie (nice timing 20th Century Fox!). Look at that! This, people, we call acceptance and closure. Celebrating the bigContinue reading “Breast Milk Lemonade”

Strike it Up! I Wanna I Wanna Feed You Milk

On October 12th, two days after he turned 12 months old, my little boy stopped nursing. Cold turkey. Like he was completely done. As in I nursed him his normal four or five feedings that day with the last one right before bed, put him down at 7pm, he woke up screaming bloody murder (aContinue reading “Strike it Up! I Wanna I Wanna Feed You Milk”

All I Need Is Just A Little Paaaaatience

I like to consider myself a mother with a substantial amount of patience for my children. I would even toast myself to say above average. Forget the baby – I don’t need patience for him. He’s easy, he just requires my constant attention and all the nourishment my body can produce. You know, small stuff.Continue reading “All I Need Is Just A Little Paaaaatience”

Car Seat Safety – Get Your Car Seat Installation Inspected!

Car Seat Safety – Get Your Car Seat Installation Inspected! @AmerAcadPeds @NHTSAgov @safekidsusa @KiwiMagazine @AAASafety @parentsmagazine @DartmouthHitch #CarseatSafety *This post today is in the name of safety and if I can help even one family it is worth it. When better to do so than on the heels of September (phew! just made it) which –Continue reading “Car Seat Safety – Get Your Car Seat Installation Inspected!”

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