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Whether you are traveling the states or the world – here are some great tips and items from Mama Smith’s for your travels!


HEART is coming to Syracuse!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann & Nancy Wilson and their band HEART will perform in The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater Tuesday, June 30th. The sisters and their band are responsible for a number of chart topping hits throughout the years, including “Crazy On You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On” a


Why We Love Our Diono Rainier Carseat

I am a huge fan of extended rear-facing. And because of this, the Diono Radian RXT is a carseat that I had been looking in to when I was picking out carseats for my daughters. I know I have mentioned it before but my husband is a researcher. He spends hours – no days – no weeks – researching items that he wants to purchase before making a final decision. Ultimately, while we REALLY wanted Dionos, we went with something else because of the price. The issue being that we would need to purchase two. If we were buying just one, it would have been a Diono, no questions asked. I can confidently say that if we had gotten to try a Diono out, we would have purchased them hands down. We love our Diono Rainier (the “updated” version of the Radian RXT) and will be purchasing a second one very soon.

Entertainment Wild Kratts Live

Wild Kratts Live! coming to Syracuse

My daughters LOVE Wild Kratts! They are 2 and 3.5 and we watch them everyday on PBS Kids. My husband and I love this show too because it teaches them all about animals in a really fun way – I don’t think they even realize that they are learning so much! So imagine how excited I was when I saw that Wild Kratts is coming to the live stage! I was even more excited when I saw that they were coming to The Oncenter – one of my favorite venues in Syracuse, there is not a bad seat in the house.

Entertainment Brian Regan

Brian Regan Announces Summer/Fall Tour!

I love Brian Regan! He is so funny, and best of all, he is a clean comedian. I am able to crack up listening to his CDs and not have to worry about my daughters being within ear shot. One of my favorite of his rants is about “you too”. If you have never heard him before, you need to. I have always wanted to see him live and now I have a chance to!


Our Day at the New York State Fair | #NYSFair

We went to the New York State Fair today! We had a ton of fun! The highlights of the day included the dinosaur exhibit where we saw 15+ “dinosaurs” in their natural habitats and got to dig for dinosaur fossils! We ran into Senator Chick Schumer and Ivy got to shake his hand and a photo with him! My oldest won a Lumpy Space Princess stuffed animal in a game and she was so excited! The fresh milk from the rainbow bar is always amazing and so is the giant sand sculpture! Both girls got to feed animals (goats, a zebra, a camel, an alpaca, and so much more!) and pet them at the petting zoo! They even got to ride a pony. It was a successful day for sure! If you have never been and you live in the area (or even if you don’t!), then you need to check it out some time!


Harborfest 2014

Here in upstate New York one of the biggest attractions of the summer is Harborfest in Oswego. This is only about a 15 minute drive for us and we went last year. We were very excited to go again this year because our youngest is at the age where she will be able to play. We opted just to go to the children’s section. The first thing we did when we got there was let the girls rides horses. They were $5.00 each and they got to ride a “sparkly” horse around for 3 laps in a tiny fenced off area. I suppose it was worth it though because they loved it!

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