Paper Bag Pumpkin Decor!

We really enjoyed ourselves at the school Halloween party. While there, the kids made brown paper bag pumpkins! I thought I’d share this since the kids had such a fun time making them (and they’re super easy to make, cheap and cute!)

What you need:

Tape (or string)

Brown paper bags

Newspaper and/or magazine pages

Orange and Green paint (markers work too!)

Simply start by coloring the bottom half of the paper bag orange and the top half green (like a pumpkin), Stuff your bag with the newspapers pages and tie (or tape) the paper bag shut. Now enjoy your cute handmade Fall decor, hand-made by cute little hands.

This was fun for my two year old and my seven year old (plus I had fun too!) so all ages are recommended.



It’s Friday and with the on and off rain weather I decided to take the Autumn and Mila to Kanga’s indoor play center / cafe while Zoe and Eli were in class. (They just opened on Monday!!) I think the price is reasonable, because the play time is unlimited – I only wish they had sibling packages for parents with more than one child. (It can get pricey- especially since parents pay $5 entry as well.)

Our overall review is definitely LOVE the place because Parents also get a free coffee/drink Voucher (wish it was iced coffee! Haha) but yes I loved the place. The kids LOVED the place and the staff is amazing and friendly and very engaged with the children and safety of the play space.

We had a fun time! We will go again soon.


Kanga’s Indoor Play Center / Cafe

32-15 37th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101


Okay, so I’m one of the many moms who suffer from depression and anxiety — and from this is get daily headaches that prevent me from being the me that I want to be for my babies. I’ve tried it all to be completely honest. I’ve smoked a joint, or two. I’ve taken Advil (which I hate to do because I’m not a fan of otc meds or pain killers) and literally nothing is long lasting. Before I know it, I’m miserable and wanting to just crank up the AC, go under the blankets and hibernate.

Well, not to be all commercialized and what not but I recently tried CBD Oil at a restaurant in Astoria, Queens which literally put me at ease within 20 minutes. Usually when I go out, I have a hard time enjoying myself because I’m thinking about the kids and what they’re doing. I can never sit back and enjoy my time away because they are the only things on my mind. With that being said, that oil put me in a calm state of mind and I enjoyed my night (AND I GOT A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP!!) I woke up feeling refreshed and happy. Like myself again.

I decided it would be cool to get some oils online and try it in my daily food but I came across cbd gummy bears! (I can’t say no to candy) haha I ordered them and some cbd oil and I’ve been using it ever since and I feel my life is changing. I’ve noticed myself becoming a little more positive to certain situations where I’d probably not be so calm. I noticed myself growing apart from negative and negative thoughts. I’m slowly becoming this person I’ve been dying to become for me and my Family.

I’m not on here to advertise this stuff but I literally think if you suffer from depression or feel in any way how I felt – give it a try. The feelings I have with this are amazing and I’m able to take care of my babies fully functional throughout the day without the “high” effect.

I am slowly but surly becoming who I was destined to be! – TheNYCMom

If interested in getting your own cbd oil / cbd oils with added flavoring follow @ThenycmomBLOG on Instagram and click the link in my bio! XO

That NYC Mom

Well, let me start by saying that the past 3-4 years as thenycmom have been amazing.

I created TheNYCMom Instagram without realizing who or what I wanted to be. I had visions of blogging and starting a business from home. I had visions of being this perfect mom and I knew having four kids would bring attention from other parents and I’d have this great networking account and make some cool friends along the way. Which I totally did! A lot of you ROCK & I mean that man, I just feel it’s time I was not only honest with you all, but also with myself. This Mommy image isn’t really who I am. Ya! I am totally an awesome mom and I love my kids beyond words but seriously, I’m sugarcoating so much shit and why? So, I can be liked by moms who will only like me until they meet me and see I’m not at all like them? No. I’m done with that. I’m not that person. I am me and I curse like I swear, a bit too much! I have depression and bipolar disorder that spirals out of control to the point where like I don’t wanna be in my own body. I do NOT one bit like the body I’m in, but I’m too lazy to do anything about it (surprisingly – I have actually been working on this..) I do homeschool- but boy do I make it look easy! It’s NOT easy. Four kids is a job. I’m going to be 27 years old and heck! I got pregnant with my first at 18, I had an image set. I wanted to change for others, not for me. THENYCMOM was my cover. It was a chance for me to build a future and it has been one hell of an experience…However; I am only human so I must be honest and I believe it’s time for me to truly be myself. As of today, — I will post un-sugarcoated, real, raw shit. If I miss a day of homeschool, you’ll all hear about it and see I’m not this perfect mother I make myself out to be. Like, fuck, these kids can’t get cuter so not much changes on their part but; I’ll be more myself and less “thenycmom” I mean it when I say I love you people. You’ve stuck around through a lot and I hope you all continue to grow with me! There’s things lots of you don’t know about me and I like to be open and honest. — you may love me or you may hate me but at least I will be the realest I’ve ever been and that my friends is what counts. 😊♥️ I LOVE YOU GUYS!

Ps; blogs WILL be posted on thenycmom website and all photos will still be posted on thenycmom Instagram account since I don’t have the heart to erase it or it’s content. XO 😘