How to Raise a Creative Son

How to Raise a Creative Son

“The guy who invented the ship also invented the shipwreck.” –Seth Godin at Maker Faire NY 2012 Recently, I was asked to write a post on SheKnows about raising creative children as part of a collaboration between Hot Wheels and SheKnows. There were so many different angles that I could have taken, but I kept coming back to an email exchange between myself and the brilliant Seth Godin from back Continue Reading

Penguins of Madagascar Movie Event

penguins of madagascar movie event

My family enjoyed a weekend at a Penguins of Madagascar Bronx Zoo event and saw an advance screening of the movie earlier this month. We were planning on watching the Penguins of Madagascar movie when it’s released on Wednesday, November 26th, because the trailer looked so fun… That is why we were happy that DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox invited us as guests to this event. You can Continue Reading

5 Free 3D Printing & Design Resources for Kids

robot hand 3d model

The way that kids view things changes everything. Back in January when I went to the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, 3D printers were being highlighted. Honestly, I really wasn't that impressed. I didn't “get” what the whole fuss was about. Fast forward a couple of months…my oldest son Michael was chosen to be a part of his school’s 3D printing club and he was so excited about it. At Continue Reading

Good Food Force National Meeting Highlights


I attended the Good Food Force National Meeting this past weekend in Washington, DC. Hosted and sponsored by, the event was focused on bringing together volunteer food advocates who wanted to learn more about junk food marketing to kids, healthy school foods and overall strategies regarding how to work in our respective communities to reduce childhood obesity. My main reason for Continue Reading

Terhune Orchards Fall Festival

terhune orchards cider donuts

Every year, my family goes apple picking. We normally go to DuBois Farms in Highland, NY but this year we went with a group of friends to a new spot.  We went to Terhune Orchards Fall Festival (in Princeton, New Jersey) on Saturday and had a great time. There was pumpkin picking, country music, a corn maze and more. (Apple picking was also available at their main farm that was approximately 1 mile Continue Reading