Pillowland is an interactive play about a boy named Stanley that cannot fall asleep. He and his friends go on an adventure to find out how to sleep, and you can tag along for the ride! Stanley always has trouble falling asleep – even counting sheep doesn’t help! When he receives an invitation to visit the Kingdom of Pillowland, he sets off on an exciting adventure with his friends Finn, Quinn and audience members are invited along for the ride!
This show is perfect for the entire family, including the first time theater goer as we even brought our 3-month-old and did not feel out of place. My 5 & 3-year-olds are veteran theatre goers, but they especially loved this novel experience of an interactive performance. Kids and adults were all laughing hysterically and embracing the fun. All of the kids were encouraged to participate and laugh throughout the show. Veteran or newbie, your kids do not want to miss this amazing show! And, as huge fans of Laurie Berkner, we loved getting to see her song “Pillowland” come to life.
This would make a great birthday surprise to friends or holiday gift with grandparents. We are even taking our nieces and nephews visiting from out of town that are too young for Broadway shows but want to experience the theater in NYC!
FiDi Families Insiders: Feel free to come to the show in your PJ onsies! Perfect for rolling out of bed and straight to the theater on Sunday Mornings. Stay after the show for a chance to meet the cast.
Date(s): Sunday’s, through April 14, 2019
Team FiDi Families was invited to many events during the month of October in recognition of the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is organized by national and international charities every October. The various events help bring attention to research and development and to offer support to those affected by breast cancer. We were lucky enough to attend the Pilates on Fifth Breast Cancer Awareness event known as Pilates for Pink.
This informative event focused on post-operative pilates workouts and how pilates and exercise can assist in breast cancer recovery. The panel was led by the twin co-founders, Katherine and Kimberly Corp, who are the co-founders of Pilates on Fifth, but the twin sisters are former Rockettes. They are also co-authors of a new book, “Pilates for Beginners”. The book focuses on core pilate exercise and easy at home sequences.
Guests were treated to lite bites as well as complimentary manicures by Gina Hicks, the Founder of GLH Nails. Her vegan polish was a hit with all the attendees.
Pilates on Fifth is also offering a two-week complimentary trial to try their classes at home, by visiting their website HERE. The at-home program is great for beginners or advanced level pilates.
To schedule a private consultation with Pilates on Fifth on post-op recovery www.pilatesonfifth.com
FiDi Families recently had the chance to attend a Lexus Pet Safety Event with The Girls Guide to Cars Team in Princeton, NJ. It was a fun morning full of education and networking as we learned about simple but effective ways to keep four-legged friends safe, while traveling. We met with the team from SleepyPod about different options for a harness, a travel carrier for a variety of weights and for feline friends, as well.
At the end of the day, only 6 states have official regulations and laws to keep pets safe in vehicles. But, pet owners have the ability to keep their four-legged pets safe, on their own. Which is why it was great to see the support that Lexus has for pet, transport and the well-being of these important family members.
We loved all of the models of Lexus and by the end of the event, I was ready for a new car and my daughter was ready for a dog. Sadly, we didn’t leave with either, but look forward to sharing what we learned with our friends with pets.
We had so much fun and looking forward to future events with A Girls Guide to Cars. Visit their site HERE. #ad #lexuspetsafety
Parenting struggles are a dime a dozen. Ask any parent about the challenges of parenting and more than likely, you will get a laundry list of struggles…bedtime, potty training, teething, sleep deprivation and mealtime and snack time struggles. So, it makes sense that the Jif Brand would team up with Neil Patrick Harris, a father, and parent of twins, who also happens to be a fantastic actor on stage, tv, and film and an all-around good guy. He was joined on stage by a comedy troupe, doing improv and acting out real-life parenting struggles that many parents have faced. The Moms Network invited bloggers to attend a taping of a Facebook Live streaming event, which was broadcast from the iconic Caroline’s on Broadway.
The audience was invited to participate as well and the interaction between NPH and his fans, along with the chance to laugh at ourselves and the trials and tribulations of parenting was genius.
Jif Powerups are a great way for parents to offer a healthy snack and especially for kids that are busy and on the go. Summer camp, adventures that take families near and far are great examples of how Jif Powerups can be a part of a healthy and adventurous day.
As we launch into summer, summer camp, road trips and air travel, we are excited to add the Jif Powerups to our arsenal of healthy and tasty treats for kids and adults!
Our FiDi Families team was invited to the launch of the new editions of FitBit and it was a fun day of education, fitness and fun. Guests had a chance to view new products that totally integrate into a healthy lifestyle.
We had a chance to test out the new Fitbit Versa, which is a full-feature smartwatch that not only tracks fitness activity and sleep, but for women, it tracks the female menstrual cycle, allows the user to record symptoms and see all of their health and fitness details on the app. As every female knows, keeping track of this is important for your overall health and now it is a resource for discussions at annual exams with the OB-Gyn. The roll out of “Sleep Stages and Insights” will really allow users to track sleep and truly learn sleep patterns and better ways to manage sleep habits. The Fitbit Versa hits the market in April 2018 and will retail for $199.95 (MSRP).
The Fitbit Versa is considered one of the lightest metal smartwatches on the market and now features a 4+ day battery life.
Fitbit Versa, your personalized daily health and fitness companion, is a modern, full-featured and competitively priced smartwatch that helps empower you to take action, make the most of every moment, stay connected and reach your goals. Versa is available for presale today on Fitbit.com for $199.95, with retail availability starting in April 2018.
We also had a chance to learn about a new product that I am super excited about. It’s the Fitbit Ace and is a kid-friendly but sophisticated version of the Fitbit Versa. The smartwatch allows kids to track their health progress, amount of fitness activity such as step tracking, it is shower proof and is also a sleep tracker. I love it because I have a 9 yo who absolutely loves to track his steps, but wants the look of the grown-up smartwatch. So, the Fitbit Ace fit perfectly into his busy lifestyle and is geared towards the 8 + older kids. The Fitbit Ace also has some great safeguards that allow the parent to control privacy and monitor their goals and fitness level. This cool watch is now available for presale now, with in-store retail available in the 2nd quarter of 2018 and retails for $99.95 (MSRP).
The newest innovations in smartwatch technology at Fitbit is mindboggling and our team was excited to be a part of the Fitbit workout with Fitbit Ambassador Harley Pasternak. He had us using the hula hoop, jump ropes and plenty of other old-school fitness tools that got all of us moving and laughing. It was a friendly competition between teams and he was fun to work out with and get our fitness routine going.
The Fitbit family of products is constantly evolving and truly continues to impress users like myself. Some of the newest innovations in product offers include personalized fitness guidance: Enhanced 24/7 PurePulse® heart rate tracking, on-screen personal workouts from Fitbit Coach, vi 15+ Exercise Modes, Connected GPS, swim tracking with water resistance up to 50 meters, plus automatic activity and exercise tracking.
Thanks to Fitbit for hosting us at the launch event of some of the smartest fitness products on the market today!
FiDi Families was lucky enough to be invited to review The Downtown Experience Tour by The Ride! It truly was a great experience being able to see a tour that focuses just on our neighborhood. We always see those awesome stadium seating busses in Times Square but never downtown, until now!
The tour is a mix of virtual reality clips using Samsung virtual reality glasses, live music and fun facts about different parts of downtown Manhattan.
There are about five virtual reality segments in the tour under 3 minutes each. It allows full 360 degree virtual reality and feels like you are actually there!
Not only does the door have that fun add-on but also there is a singer and guitarist on board who sings a song for the audience.
There is a few more surprises but I don’t want to spoil it!
I learned a lot of fun facts from our super fun tour guide on board. We focus a lot on George Washington and his big impact on downtown Manhattan and the beginning of New York City in general.
Overall, it was a great learning experience that was fun and different! I would recommend this tour to tourists and to those of you the community, it’s worth it!
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit their website HERE.