Verizon Wireless Takes Me & My Son Out to The Ballgame

On the first official day of my three week vacation, I spent some quality time with my son Dylan. Luckily for us, we had been invited by the folks at Verizon Wireless to attend a Met game at Citifield. Despite the sweltering 90 degree temperatures, we got the chance to chill out in Verizon’s suite behind home plate where we were treated to lunch, drinks and got a sneak peak of some super cool Back to School gadgets and services. Dylan was so excited to be watching the game from a suite, that he even called his dad to share the big news…
While watching the Mets play a nearly flawless game — they won 6-1 — I got to find out about all the offerings Verizon Wireless now has on tap for families. One of the coolest services I found was their GPS locater service — which you can currently try out for free for 30 days. After inputting my daughter’s cell number, I can literally track wherever she goes. Thankfully, she is pretty good about telling me where she’ll be and I don’t know if she’ll be thrilled to know that I can track her every move, but something about that service is pretty re-assuring. Especially if you’re giving it to a child who is about to start middle school and walking to the bus by themselves for the first time. I also was really impressed by another service by VZW that enables you to block certain phone numbers and websites on your child’s phone depending upon their age.
From there, Dylan and I checked out the gadget section. While I was pretty impressed at a really cute Crayola app that takes the mess out of coloring for good — Dylan instantly fell for a remote control helicopter that you can steer with your phone. Then again, I was totally amazed by that one too.
The suite also featured some of the latest tablets and phones including the new Samsung tablet that’s lightweight and super fast. I also checked out a brand new 4G phone too and will probably surprise my husband with it since he’s due for an upgrade and our anniversary is right around the corner. Nothing says, I love you honey like a brand new cell phone.
It was also really wonderful to get the chance to spend time with some of the nicest bloggers I know, including Nancy Horn at The Mama Maven, Divinia Rodriguez from Dancing Hot Dogs and Monica Vila, The Online Mom.
But, as a proud mom of an awesome 10 year old, I’d have to say the highlight of my day was getting the chance to hang out with my son Dylan — who pretty much gave me the play by play of the game and even made me stop tweeting so I could watch one of the players hit a triple. Gotta love kids — they absolutely know how to keep us grounded and in the game!
Thanks to Verizon Wireless for making our day extra special and if you want to find out about all the great gadgets and offers they’ve got this season in time for Back to School, visit

Play “Real” Dress up Without Breaking the Bank

Written by Role Mommy Contributor, Danielle Feigenbaum

Ripka.jpg Ok ladies, admit it, we love to dress up. We watch the red carpet with envy, oohing and aaahing at the celebrities dripping in gorgeous jewelry. We even watch our little girls play dress up, wearing pearls and tiaras and wish we could dress up too. You know what I’m talking about, we like to feel like a princess – inside and out.
Unfortunately, spending a ton of money on jewelry becomes difficult when you have a family and responsibilities that take priority. A typical birthday or anniversary present has become something we “need” for the house or the kids, not a luxury item. Spending thousands of dollars on jewelry is not always realistic. Now, we can look the part without having to spend all that money, woo hoo! offers the latest top-brand jewelry and accessories for as much as 70 percent off market price. SweepStreet features beautiful, brand name jewelry at highly discounted prices from recognized designers such as Judith Ripka, David Yurman, HONORA and so much more. You can also win free jewelry and merchandise by participating in their Sweepstakes. You will not believe all the fantastic jewelry they have, and the discounts are incredible.
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