Does your Child Have Any FRESH Recycling Ideas?

contributed by Audrey, 

We don’t have to throw away our Fresh Direct boxes anymore. Fresh Direct wants to stir your children’s imagination with their “Family Fun Photo Contest”.  

It’s a classic experience for a child to receive a gift where they are more interested in the box it came in. The box becomes… a car… fort… doll house… These are only the beginning of what a child can dream of when given a box.

 Fresh Direct knows this. And they are crazy curious about how their young buyers are recycling their boxes once the Fresh Direct top quality items have been removed. 

Fresh Direct is more than convenience, more than everyday supermarket products. Fresh Direct carries a beautiful Kosher selection, gluten-free & organic health foods, local farmer’s market and baby items in their Baby Boutique. 

Enter & Win
“LIKE” Fresh Direct on Facebook
Enter a photo of your little creative master with their recycled box masterpiece by May 31, 2012.

Please visit & & “follow” author on Twitter @GiveMeMilk @PrimeTimePreggo

Disclaimer: This was not a sponsored post.





FREE Mama Doni Concert At Streit’s Original Matzo Factory This Sunday, March 18!

PASSOVER PALOOZA! Lively and Unleavened!

March 18 – At the Original Streit’s Matzo Factory, Lower East Side, NYC

Is it possible to make Jewish holidays fun and engaging for children? Yes, and I am proud to personally know one of the best and most talented musicians doing that today. Mama Doni and The Mama Doni Band. They are reaching Jewish children and their famliies as Jewish holidays are happening. Here are what other people are saying:

Her stage name may sound as if it belonged on a jar of pasta sauce, but Mama Doni is an indisputably Jewish performer. Doni Zasloff Thomas in real life, she specializes in putting a Jewish spin on all kinds of musical styles, including reggae, rock, disco and Latin.” – The New York Times

New Jersey’s Mama Doni makes a zany musical chicken soup of reggae, rock, disco, Latin, klezmer, and other styles.”
The Boston Globe

“Not since Woody Allen’s Radio Days has American Jewish youth culture been celebrated with such a sublime mix of silly and substantive.” – Miami Herald

Join Doni Zasloff Thomas, a.k.a. Mama Doni, in kicking off Passover 2012 with Passover Palooza, a free event at the original Streit’s Matzo Factory, 150 Rivington St., NYC, celebrating Jewish culture with a high-energy Mama Doni show, a tour of the matzo factory, a Behrman House Publishers Jewish book fair, giveaways of matzos, macaroons, CDs, and posters, and more!

Streit’s, the famous New York City family-owned matzo company, has been making matzos for 87 years, and, of course, Mama Doni loves matzo. In anticipation of Passover, Streit’s and Mama Doni present a new kids’ music video, “MISSION IMMATZOBLE,” all about the quest for Kosher for Passover food:

Mama Doni is the lead singer/songwriter of The Mama Doni Band, honored with a 2011 Parents’ Choice® Award for their recent release, Shabbat Shaboom, and winner of the Simcha Award for “Inspiring Joy Through Music” in competition with more than 100 bands from 15 different countries at the 2008 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. The band celebrates Jewish culture with irrepressible zest in its interactive family rock concerts filled with catchy pop songs that break the mold of traditional Jewish music. Quirky, offbeat, and unpredictable, The Mama Doni Band offers up a contagious and unexpected blend of reggae, rock, disco, Latin, klezmer and “Jewgrass” – all woven together with a hip Jewish sensibility.



WHERE: Streit’s Matzo Factory, 150 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002

WHEN: Sunday, March 18.

1:00 p.m. FREE Family Concert (geared toward kids ages 12 and under and their families).

2:00 p.m. Streit’s Matzo Factory Tour and Behrman House Publishing Jewish Book Fair.


INFO: 718-813-7170

Chanukah Day 7: Win a Tin of Walkers Shortbread

We just lit the 7th candle and we are now in the 7th day of Chanukah. Today was full of sweetness. I finally had the opportunity to try out the Babycakes Donut Maker with my friend. She decided to host a Chanukah party for a group of her 6 year old daughter’s friends. The project was to have fun and decorate donuts (hence the Babycakes machine). We both agreed, this is a great appliance, and a great gift idea!

The donuts came out beautifully! Here are some images so you can see just how easy it is to make professional looking donuts. This was also very cost-effective. Buying Kosher donuts at the bakery is much more expensive. We were able to have our donuts and eat them too!

The kids loved decorating them with powdered sugar, chocolate and vanilla icing, and sprinkles. Some kids even saved a donut to bring home.

Speaking of sweet things, I have something great to giveaway for the 7th day of Chanukah. Have you heard of Walkers Shortbread? Walkers have been baking shortbread in the Scottish Highlands since 1898. They still use only the finest pure ingredients with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. Suitable for vegetarians and certified Kosher OU-D. If you have not yet tried these products, you could get a chance by entering my giveaway. You will get to try the products I loved, like the Scottie Dog Shaped Shortbread Cookies, Mini Festive Stars and Mini Chocolate Chip, Shortbread Rounds, Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and the Milk Chocolate Oatcake & Fruit Cookies.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congrats to Jen! I am giving away all of these cookies and I will choose a winner by tomorrow, December 27, at 11:59pmEST.

Please leave a comment below with the name of the product from Walkers Shortbread that you would like to try.

More chances to “win a tin”:

Follow @primetimeparent on twitter
Like Healthy Kosher Food and Beverages on Facebook

Tweet: I just might win a tin of #Walkers Shortbread and Cookies from @primetimeparent

I was not compensated for this post. I was given samples of the Walker Shortbread products to review.

Free Admission To The Qualifying Rounds of the US Open Tennis Tournament

Summer in New York City gets even busier as the world’s best tennis players come to Flushing Medaows Queens for the 2011 US Open. From Monday, August 29th through Sunday, September 11th, the biggest names in the game, Rafael Nadal an Kim Clijsters, will try to take home the championship again.


Whether you are a Tennis fan or just enjoy world-class entertainment, wonderful restaurants, special events and attractions, you can experience this without having to buy a ticket to the US Open. On

Tuesday, August 23rd, a week before the main draw tournament, the qualifying rounds will be completely FREE to the public. Now everyone can enjoy a true US Open experience, as for the first time, the entire USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will be up and running for the qualifying rounds.

That’s not all that is FREE at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center next week. On August 26th, the Friday before the main draw tournament starts, the USTA will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most people hitting a tennis ball with a racquet at 9am. a. Over 500 people are expected to come out and join US tennis star Mardy Fish as they attempt to join the record books. This event, which is co-hosted by the USTA and Wilson, is free, open to the public and fans are encouraged to come and be a part of this amazing event.

If you are looking for free things to do in NY before going back to school, you should also check out the KosherShopaHolic and subscribe to her newsletter for the  most up to date deals on everything from food to fashion to fun for the entire family!!