Party for a 4 year old with some restrictions
Jul28

Party for a 4 year old with some restrictions

One of our moms needed some help and asked “ My son will be four soon and I am having a hard time coming up with a place for his birthday party. He doesn’t like animals, so places like White Post Farms or anything like it are out. He suggested BounceU but we have been to so many parties there lately. Oh, and he has a food allergy so the ice cream shoppe makes me nervous! Any places left ? Maybe a plaster painting place?...

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Water Park Suggestions for Older Kids
Jul24

Water Park Suggestions for Older Kids

A mom asked “I have cousins coming in from Italy and they want to go to a water park!! They are in their late teens early 20’s. I hear mixed things about Splish Splash. Any recommendations?” Have had a blast at S/S the key is go week day.Get there at Gate Open. You can go to Dorney and Great Adventures had a Water Park too. They are farther way but good. Again you would need to be there at gate open. I love Splish...

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Family wants to know what to get her 2 year old son
Jul22

Family wants to know what to get her 2 year old son

A momber recently asked, “My family members are asking me what to get my son for his 2nd birthday.   He already has enough toys.  Any ideas Moms?”   Just a thought but since it sounds like he has enough toys why not a deposit into his college fund ? At two don’t think he will realize he didn’t get a lot of presents … FYI the ATV is a cool gift My great nephew, who I babysit, was 2 in March, has no...

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TV’s in the bedroom.  What age?
Jul07

TV’s in the bedroom. What age?

A Smithtown Mom wanted to know… How old was your child when you allowed them to have a television in their bedroom? Good question. My 9 yr old keeps asking for one but I haven’t given in yet. My little guys have one (when we switched rooms it was on the wall and I never moved it) we never turn it on and they never ask. I say the longer you can keep them out of hibernating in their rooms the better- my teenagers use them...

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What to do about Poison Ivy
Jul07

What to do about Poison Ivy

A Smithtown Mom asked:  “Anybody have any poison ivy remedies?” My MIL uses Dawn soap (blue original) to cut the oil from the rash- she says it helps dry it out and keeps it from spreading. We also have aveeno oatmeal bath and aveeno calamine (dries clear). So sorry to hear someone has Ivy!! This product may not help, depending when they were exposed but I use this every time I garden. It says you can use to “stop...

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Tips on Tipping
Jul04

Tips on Tipping

We have many discussions on what to tip others.   One mom tipped us off to this website! Welcome to The Original Tipping Page. This page was the first of its kind. I started this page back when The World Wide Web was just beginning to grow. The site was nothing more than a single web page I put together in order to have something available to those looking for information on what to tip someone. The Idea came to me when I went looking...

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Looking for a  good DJ
Jun12

Looking for a good DJ

One mom was looking for a  good DJ for a graduation house party, another looking for a good Wedding DJ.  Here is who our Mom’s recommended… Long Island Sound. In the Mood Barattinni Productions Body Rock Entertainment !!! They are top of the line! Definitely Barattini Productions! Tommy’s tunes Party Harty in plainview, (516) 845-8585 You MUST use Tommy Tunes. We loved them as did every one of our married friends....

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Ideas for an 11 Year Old Girl Party
Jun08

Ideas for an 11 Year Old Girl Party

A momber asked:  Any ideas for an 11 year old birthday party for 11 girls? Any companies that come to your house? Any interesting ideas? Any nail salon or bling it on in st James or a trip to city Set up a screen or a tv outside. Outside movie night and a sleepover. There are buses that come to the house and do spa things. The entire party is in the bus. It was such a big hit Melissa Schef has a company called little fashionistas....

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It’s date night…and you want to stay local … Where do you go?

A Smithtown Momber asked:  It’s date night…and you want to stay local …  Where do you go? Here is where our Momber’s suggested! Chop shop, mosaic, Luso, DelFuego Maria’s Tate’s H2O Grill room hauppauge Aji 53 Chop shop Nissen Marios in haupp or butera’s in smithtown or marias in nesconset Thai house Uvenio Vintage Chop shop …Buteras We recently went to Mosaic in st. James. It’s...

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Looking for a Local Dermatologist
May05

Looking for a Local Dermatologist

Can anybody recommend a really great dermatologist in the area? Our family is looking to have full body checks to make sure our “freckles” are really freckles.    Dr. Marina Peredo Dr. Fastenberg. I saw him today. My kids see him too. He is in Dr Peredo’s office. Dr. Serure in Smithtown. Dr. Barry Solomon in Smithtown. Dermatique is the name of his practice. Dr. Jack Tom on Hallock Rd. StonyBrook. He’s...

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Looking for top soil and mulch?

One of our mombers asked:  Does anyone know of a place that delivers top soil and mulch? Discount Nursery , Nesconset Prianti Farms, Dix Hills. Olsens in Nesconset on lake ave Lake landscaping. On lake avenue Olsens Garden depot cheapest around Belli Topsoil 631 466- 6706 631 273- 3121 They also have Black Mulch. Olsen’s I think Olsens nursery on lake ave does Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to...

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Great Groomers
Apr07

Great Groomers

Does anyone have a recommendation for a great groomer in the area? Tails R Wagon on the border of Commack and Smithtown. Tried a few (Spot, Kathy’s) before settling here. It’s clean, they’re friendly and great with the dogs and they give a good cut. We are very happy and I am very picky! Melissa at The Groomery is awesome! We like Terry’s Pawfect  in St James. Groomerella in Nesconset. Stephanie is amazing....

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Looking for a Landscaper
Apr04

Looking for a Landscaper

Hi ladies. I am looking for a reliable landscaper. Any recommendations? I have been using KGC Landscaping (631) 360-1857. They even weed every week with each cut. Next Generation 588-9188 Owner is Rich Modern landscape 631-205-1670 reliable comes every week and returns phone calls when u leave messages. Started using them last August and we are using them again this year. Royal Star Mike Finne. Been using him for years. He also does...

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Looking for a General Practicioner
Mar13

Looking for a General Practicioner

This question is asked quite often. Hey looking to change my GP/family doctor. Can anyone recommend a good doctor in Smithtown/St. James. Dr. Barbara Stumacher is wonderful! Dr. Roberta Bianco… been using her for years. 265-4200 Evia Medical on Terry road. Dr. A is fantastic. I just switched to George Lehner on Middle Country Rd in st James. He came highly recommended from a few friends- new practice and very thorough. Dr...

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Scrumptious Sunday Brunch
Feb13

Scrumptious Sunday Brunch

A Momber asked for recommendations for a nice Sunday Brunch.  Here is the list that we came up with. Javiers Oh, I also love the food at Relish in Kings Park. Neither places are fancy…not sure if you are looking for a little more fancy or just good food. Three village Inn Captain Bill’s in Bayshore….It’s on the water. Prime in Huntington. The Bonwit Inn, Commack Relish in KP is awesome! It’s a little far,...

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