The Wednesday Fave Five

We know you’ve been sitting on pins and needles wondering when we’d be posting our fave five of the day…well you’re wait is finally over. Thanks to everyone who submitted a fave for the day and if you’ve got something we should know about, then what are you waiting for?
image001.gif1. It’s Hip Hop Baby This innovative multicultural education series encourages learning and achieving key developmental milestones by getting kids moving and grooving with hip hop music. Created by Emmy-winning children’s television producer Candi Carter with inspiration from her young son, Hip Hop Baby has received the thumbs up from nationally recognized pediatrician and television personality, Dr. Lisa Thornton and celebrity parent advocates including NBA legend Bob Lanier and Grey’s Anatomy actor Justin Chambers. Visit Amazon and order Hip Hop Baby today!
2. No More Fattening Road Trip Meals! A new mobile application for BlackBerry and iPhone makes eating out at fast food and casual dining restaurants a healthier experience. GoodFoodNearYou is the first free web and mobile service to search for location-based restaurant nutrition information anywhere in the U.S. Just think…instead of ordering the usual fries witha diet coke at McDonald’s, GoodFoodNearYou will help you find tons of restaurant food options that are healthier and have lower calories, fat, and carbs. Visit GoodFoodNearYou on the web and get directions to download the free mobile apps.
3. Calling All Jr. Cooks! If you’ve got a kid with a penchant for cooking, then do we have an opportunity for them! Jr. Chefs of America is holding open casting calls in Los Angeles to find the next best kid chef that will be featured in original webisodes on their site! To find out more, visit Jr. Chefs of America today!
4. No More Junk Mail! The first day of spring is this Friday, March 20, and ProQuo has a great idea to kick off your spring cleaning activities with the family – get rid of all that unwanted junk mail clogging up your mailbox…and did you know that the average American receives about 848 pieces of unwanted junkmail per year (Yahoo Green). ProQuo offers an easy to use, one-stop Web site that helps stop up to 90% of your unwanted junk mail with just a few clicks of a button. By logging into ProQuo, you can take control of who gets access to your personal information, and choose which catalogs, credit cards and other offers you would like to receive, dramatically cutting down wasted solicitations and important mail clumped in with offers that you don’t want.
5. Favorite Facebook Application of the Day – Thanks to Flixster, I am now officially hooked on any Facebook quiz that revolves around 80’s movie trivia. I aced the 80’s movie quiz, but missed one on 80’s hunks – I think I screwed up on a trick question with that hottie from Sixteen Candles. Anyway, if your Facebook page hasn’t been invaded with that quiz yet, don’t fall for that multiple choice question that has Jake Ryan as an answer – it’ll do you in every time.
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A Can’t Miss Event for Parents, Teens & Tweens

If you’re a parent of a tween or teen, then you won’t want to miss our next Moms Night Out event at the White Plains Library on Tuesday, March 24 as we tackle important issues facing adolescents today including cyberbullying, peer pressure and self esteem. Appetizers will be provided by Dinner in Hand. The event will take place from 7-9 pm at the White Plains Library, located at 100 Martine Avenue.
Guests panelists include:
From the Journal News…
Nicole, Judy, Camille.jpgWhen Nicole Sheindlin was growing up, dinnertable conversation at her house revolved around fairness and public policy, rather than childhood squabbles and petty grievances. The daughter of two judges–Judge Jerry (a former New York Supreme Court justice) and the famous Judge Judy–this Larchmont resident and legal-aid attorney says she grew up “with law in her blood.” A year ago, Sheindlin, a petite mom of three, who for years has worked in the Bronx helping families in crisis, launched what ultimately turned out to be another full-time job: the Her Honor Mentoring Program. (In fact, she recently left her job to take over management of the program, full-time, thanks to a private grant.)
She and Judy (her stepmother), created the 25-week program, to help at-risk girls at Mamaroneck High School. The goal was to pair these juniors and seniors (the first in their families to go to college) with dynamic women mentors in the community, to show them that having a career you are passionate about leads to confidence and independence. Now in its second year, Her Honor has now expanded into another school district welcoming Mount Vernon High School students to Her Honor for the 2008-2009 school year. With their new expansion, Her Honor has more than doubled the amount of mentoring teams in just twelve months.
(Pictured in photo: Nicole Sheindlin, Judge Judy Sheindlin and Camille Murphy, director of Westchester’s office for Women)
mar_head_shot_3.jpgWhen it comes to writing, award-winning author Marianne Mancusi doesn’t like to play by the rules. A multiple Emmy award winning television producer, she sold 11 novels to three publishers (Dorchester, Berkley, Dutton Children’s) in less than three years. While best known for her time travel romantic comedies, Marianne also writes a vampire romance series and other books for teens.
Thumbnail image for GamerGirl Final.jpgHer latest book, Gamer Girl was released by Dutton in November 2008 and is currently part of Scholastic’s book fair. Gamer Girl was also selected as an American Library Association Quick Pick for reluctant readers.
Mari has worked in television stations around the country, including Orlando, San Diego, and Boston. A graduate of Boston University’s College of Communications, she currently produces for a nationally syndicated lifestyle show. She currently lives in Jersey City. To find out more about Mari, click here.
jeanne-headshot.jpgJeanne Muchnick is a multi-tasking mama who has been writing about her two girls ever since they were born. She’s the former Editor of Baby Magazine and former InTown Senior Editor whose parenting stories have also appeared in a variety of national consumer magazines including Woman’s Day, Healthy Kids, Parents, Parenting, Pregnancy, FamilyFun and more. She lives in Larchmont, NY with her two teenage girls: Corey and Sydney, her husband, Mark and her flat-coated retriever, Chip.
PROTECT YOURSELF ONLINE WITH TEENANGELS Teenangels are a group of thirteen to eighteen year old volunteers that have been specially trained in all aspects of online safety, privacy and security. After completion of the required training, the Teenangels run unique programs in schools to spread the word about responsible and safe surfing to other teens and younger kids, parents, and teachers. One of the most active chapters of Teenangels is based at the Ursuline School in New Rochelle and their teen experts will be on hand to offer important tips to parents and children about protecting oneself online.Thumbnail image for IMG_1740.JPG
Teenangels was founded in 1999 by leading cyberlawyer Parry Aftab, Executive Director of – the world’s largest online safety and help organization and 501(c)(3) corporation.
images-1.jpegDr. Joel Haber, Phd. and Spokesperson for the Online Mom – Dr. Joel Haber, PhD is the author Bullyproof Your Child for Life. He will be speaking on behalf of The Online Mom – an organization and web site devoted to providing the knowledge, the advice, and the tools that will help all parents protect their kids and encourage responsible behavior as they make the most of the new digital world.
To RSVP for this event, please visit the White Plains Library or email us at
If you missed our last event (Women Who Make A Difference) and want to check it out, then watch the video below!