Classic Harbor Lines special holiday cruise – Cocoa and Carols {Tattoomommie’s Holiday Guide}

Happy Holidays from Classic Harbor Line!

Please join us for this special warm and cozy cruise tailored for friends, family, and all your loved ones during the Holiday Season. Step inside the Manhattan’s toasty solarium in full holiday decor for a 90 minute cruise to see the New York City lights.

Delicious Hot Cocoa, Cookies, and treats for all our guests are included! Join in on 20 to 30 minutes of live Holiday carols or enjoy 2 live Holiday Jazz Trio Sets! (Musically-talented groups are our special hosts for each of these cruises!)

Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view of the island from the heated back-deck salon of this 1920s style yacht.

On this 1.5-hour cruise, take in picturesque views from our glassed-in observatory. The Yacht Manhattan in Full Holiday Decor!  I know my family is looking to create new memories and I could not think of a more perfect way to do just that.
Highlights along the way include:  Cocoa, Cookies & some sing-along Holiday Carols or live Holiday Jazz!
Battery Park, South Street Seaport & the Financial District Governor’s Island, The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Parts of Brooklyn & Queens & the NYC skyline, The Williamsburg, Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges of the East River.

A complimentary beer, wine, spiked hot cocoa or champagne from the bar is offered on all trips. Mixed drinks are available for purchase. For more information to see cruise schedule please visit http://www.zerve.com/SailNYC/Cocoa Happy Holidays! Receive 15% off each ticket purchased at http://www.sail-nyc.com using ONLINE promo code 15COCOA – Valid for any Cocoa & Carols Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan II! Join us with your family for some live holiday caroling and a warm cup of Hot Cocoa!  Click here to get your tickets!  My kids and I cannot wait to take this cruise, it’s so important to take a moment and get away from the hustle and the bustle of the Holiday season and enjoy quality time with our loved ones.

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Enter to Win the Ultimate Party Package from Sahara Sams

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One of my favorite places to go with my three kids (12 ds, 10 ds, and 4 dd) is Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park! Sahara Sam’s is New Jersey’s LARGEST Indoor Water Park – They take fun to the next level!

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Sahara Sam’s is excited to announce a brand new birthday party package, Sam’s Cooking Up Fun the most delicious birthday party ever! Put on those chefs hats and get ready to make your own pizza and cookies before heading into the water park for a day of fun! They’re so excited that they’re giving away a FREE party package!

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Fill in the form via the link for a chance to win the ultimate party package! One entry per person please. Winner will be announced February 10th! http://saharasams.com/enter-win/

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General Info:
58,000 Sq. Ft of Splashtastic Fun, SAMAZON Adventure The WORLD’S tallest Ropes Course (an outdoor attraction), A 3,000 Sq. Ft Modern Arcade with great prizes – no admission required!, The region’s only Flow Rider indoor surfing simulator, A full-service café featuring your favorite snacks, cold soft drinks, and your favorite cocktails or beer.

Dating a SINGLE Dad, Thoughts to Ponder

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I remember back in my prime, before meeting my (soon to be EX) husband saying “I will never date a man with a child”.  I meant it, if I was even remotely attracted to a man and after talking, I found out he had a child, a huge STOP sign would appear before my eyes.  Poof, just like that, no longer attractive to me.  I always figured, where there’s a child, standing closely behind is that baby’s mother.  Never wanted to deal with that.  I also did not want to be number 2 or possibly 3 in any relationship.  That was then, fast forward twelve years, one failed marriage, and three lovely children of my own later, my thoughts have changed.

When I say my thoughts have changed, I’m only suggesting this if you already have children of your own.  If you are childless and dating, I still feel a childless man would be best.  Not that it’s impossible to have a relationship with a man with children, but it’s a lot more challenging.  And if you’re the type of person who needs to be number 1, forget it.  Why would any woman want a man who puts their kids on the backburner?  If they are a good man, they are still providing for their kids, so you can forget last minute romantic getaways, expensive dinners and uninterrupted time.
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I now realize if I were to try to date a man without children, he would constantly be disappointed.  Many times both myself and the kids think they are going to be spending the night with their dad, and “something comes up”.  Usually when we have something fun planned.  A man without children would get sick and tired of this, I know I do.  Kids get sick, babysitters cancel, and I need a man who is secure knowing he’s number 4 in my life.  A man who deals with the same struggles of co-parenting or lack of co parenting. I like the fact that he already knows how to act around kids, no need to train him.  I love that when our date nights don’t go as planned, Chuckie Cheese is a perfect alternative.  Being that both of our schedules are jammed packed with children’s activities, we don’t get to spend too much time alone.  Therefore, when we do get alone time,  it is exciting and fun.  We appreciate each other and both know how hard it is to be the primary parent.  We can both talk about our kids without being annoying.  On top of all those pros, a man who is a great father is a huge turn-on.

So there you have it, the reasons you should date a man with a child.  Now please don’t take this the wrong way!  Do not date a married man with children!  (No matter how horrible his wife at home is ;))  If he doesn’t have a job, yet has a child, not a good sign.  I’m not telling you to find a man who has kids but does not support them financially and emotionally.  Because ladies, listen carefully, if he doesn’t support his children he is not a good person trust me on this one.  He certainly won’t be contributing much to you or your relationship.  There are a handful of really good single dads out there.  When you find one, grab him.  You may just find you have a lot in common.  If it gets serious, your kids can enjoy each other, and you never know you might just end up in a “Brady Bunch” type of situation.  Please share your dating experiences, the good, the bad and the funny by commenting below.
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FREE Weekend Family Fun

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Looking for some FREE family fun this weekend?  Lots of fun FREE family activities listed below.  If you attend any of these events, please let us know how much fun you had!

AC Moore – Saturday, February 2nd from 1-3 p.m. demo Authentique™ Paper & Mod Podge Keepsake Box
-Sunday, Februaruy 3rd from 1-3 p.m. demo Make ‘n Mold® Animal Print Pops
Apple Stores– Check your local store for weekly workshops and youth programs.
Bank of America’s Museums on Us – Saturday, February 2nd and Sunday, February 3rd (and the first full weekend of every month), Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can get free access to more than 150 participating museums in 91 cities.  Photo ID and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card must be presented at the time of visit. One free general admission limited to each cardholder at a participating institution, excluding fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month.  Here is a link to the full list of participating museums
Jo-Anns Fabric– Free demos every Saturday, check your store.
Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop – There is no workshop this week.  The next workshop is Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 a.m., where kids can build a Wheel of Love.  A free apron, goggles and patch are included with the class.  Register for this class as well as other future classes HERE.
Michael’s– In store crafts and demos for people of all ages!
Pottery Barn Kids – Tuesday’s from 11-11:30am, Story Time.
Home Depot– Saturday, February 2nd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., kids can make a Valentine Card Holder.  All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

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FREE Leap Frog App and eBook

Free Leap Frog App & eBook Download

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Do you own a LeapPad1, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS and Leapster Explorer systems?  Then you will want to check out the two Freebies you can download with the codes below!  These are great additions to your kiddo’s system and FREE too!  Just go to Leap Frog app center and look for the “Redeem” box on the left hand side and enter the code.  Your app will be added to your system when you connect to the computer.

Alphabet Stew app – 5813-0790-4610-4973

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The Book of Super Awesome Stuff – 5813-1140-1518-1413

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Make this Valentine’s Day a Day To Remember | Giveaway

 

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Tattoomommie’s Cyber World is so excited to bring this incredible giveaway to you!  Who wouldn’t love to win this getaway?

Prizes:

4 WINNERS

4 Holiday Inn Vouchers for 2 Nights and 3 Days Stay

4 1800Flowers 4 Chocolate Cover Strawberries

4 $50 Applebees Cards

The event dates: 1/7- 1/18 Open to US Only

Sponsored by: Holiday Inn | 1800 Flowers |

Co-Host: Mom Blog Society | Jackie’s Reviews | Geeky Gamer Mom | She Informed | Mom Does Reviews | Route 249 | Stuff I Love | As Mom Sees It | Finger Click Saver |

Make this Valentines Day a Day To Remember.

For a chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. GOOD LUCK
ENTER HERE!!!
 

Sweaters at Old Navy|Crowdtap Sample and Share

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As a member of Old Navy Style Council, I had a fabulous sweater sampling experience at Old NavyOld Navy sent me two free coupons, one for me and one for a friend. (See, being my friend does have some perks ;))  We had fun browsing through Old Navy’s Sweater collection. What a selection it was!  In the past, I have always felt everything in the store looked alike.  I was pleasantly surprised with all the different styles.

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Which Old Navy sweater print are you excited to wear? Do you like the bold solids, mixed patterns, animal prints or color-blocking styles?

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I picked this mint and grey striped sweater below:

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My cousin picked this ivory one:

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It was not an easy decision.  We were in that store for over an hour and also did some major Christmas shopping for the kids.  I even scored a Christmas dress for baby girl on the clearance rack, only $8, and it’s gorgeous.

From belted open-front cardis and rib-knit Henley tops to pullover sweaters and classic button-front cardigans, Old Navy has sweaters in every style! What features do you look for in the perfect sweater?

Check out Old Navy’s sweater collection by clicking the link provided. Do you see any stylish cozy must-haves? Which one would be your go-to sweater on a chilly day?

I received one free sweater coupon for myself and one for a friend from Old Navy via Crowdtap.  All opinions are my own.

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