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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!

Entertainment Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin & The Chipmunks are coming to Syracuse

My daughters love Alvin & The Chipmunks – and they love going to live shows. It is always a good time at The Oncenter in Syracuse. There is not a bad seat in the house and they always go on and on about the fun they had for days. We have seen Disney on Ice there and will be going to see Wile Kratts Live there next month (read more about that here). Don’t live in Syracuse? Don’t fret – they are probably coming to a venue near you as well! (Scroll down for a full list of dates and venues).

FanGirl Friday Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

FanGirling at Niagara Falls Comic Con

Last Friday, my husband and I packed up the car and drove up to Niagara Falls – which is only about a 2.5 hour drive for us. We took the girls with us because we knew that they would love the experience as well. The convention was from Friday to Sunday but we only had Saturday Media Passes so we did some sight seeing after we arrived. Friday night I could barely sleep, I was too excited! Saturday morning we all powered up with some breakfast at the hotel and headed over to the Scotiabank Centre – the convention hall. Just walking up was surreal. Seeing so many people in costume was amazing – my daughters loved it! We checked in and immediately went to get our photo op passes (we knew they might sell out). The three that we decided to attend were Sean Astin, Billy Dee Williams, and Scott Wilson. These were all later in the day so we had the morning and early afternoon to explore.

Entertainment Niagara_Falls_Comic_Con

Niagara Falls Comic Con June 2015

I have always wanted to go to a comic convention. I hate that I never have – I feel like I am not a worthy enough geek/nerd/gamer. But soon that will all change! The Niagara Falls Comic Con is coming to town and with that only being a few hours drive from us – we are heading that way. I am so excited because the lineup is amazing – David Hasselhoff, Sean Aston, Scott Wilson, Billy Dee Williams – it goes on and on. Now, I have to leave somewhat early on June 7th to head to LA (read about that press trip here) but we plan to spend all day Saturday at the convention.


Mikey Bustos LIVE in The Oncenter

AMP Entertainment is proud to present the “Ambassador of the Filipinos on the Internet”, Pinoyboy MIKEY BUSTOS Live at The Oncenter Crouse-Hinds Theater in Syracuse, NY on July 25, 2015, Saturday at 8:00PM. Tickets are available at or call (315) 435-2121. Tickets are at $45 for VIP Package with Reserved Seating, $35 for Reserved Seating, and $25 for General Admission. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 22, 2015.


Inside Out Event & more in LA!

I just had to pop on here and tell you guys the good news! From June 7th to June 9th I will be in LA attending a press event! I am feeling very blessed to have been chosen for this once in a lifetime opportunity. While I am there I will be walking the RED CARPET at the Inside Out premiere (opening in theatres on 6/19) at the El Capitan Theatre! I have been really excited about this movie. It stars a lot of great actors (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, etc) and looks so good! I remember seeing the previews when I took my girls to a movie a couple months ago and they are dying to see it!


Disney LIVE! Returns to The Oncenter

You should all know by now how much my family and I love Disney! My husband and I honeymooned there and we are planning our daughters’ second trip there for October 2015. We are counting down the days! We had a blast at Disney on Ice at The Oncenter last December and so I was thrilled to hear that Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales is coming to The Oncenter in November! You better bet we will be there!


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!

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