Sep 09 2013

Meet YA Author Kristi Cook (Get Out)

As part of DaddyTips ongoing efforts to get you to leave the house, here’s an event you can take your tween/teen kids to — a chance to meet YA Author Kristi Cook on Friday, September 13th, 6 p.m. at The Voracious Reader (1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538, Phone: 914-630-4581; map link).

More details are below.

Join us for an exciting Friday the 13th evening with acclaimed YA author Kristi Cook and the finale of her Winterhaven Trilogy. Whether you’re new to the series, set in a boarding school for the paranormally gifted, or eagerly awaiting the mind-bending conclusion (no spoilers, we promise!), you’ll love meeting Kristi and her many fans as we talk about writing,romance, and spooky superstitions! There will be autographs, swag bags, photo ops and fun! And wait til you see our gorgeous butterfly adorned cupcakes! FREE event but please call ahead to reserve your spot. TEENS THROUGH ADULTS

Here are links to all of the books in the Winterhaven Trilogy.

Haven Mirage (Haven) Eternal (Haven)

Find out more about Ms. Cook at her website, at her Amazon page, and also at this special event where you can meet her live and in person!

Meet YA Author Kristi Cook at The Voracious Reader ~ for young people with an appetite for books (Event Link)

Kristi Cook, Author (Amazon)

Also: Friday the 13th. Can’t help ourselves. Did you know the original movie came out in 1980 and Kevin Bacon is in it? Here’s the trailer. Note: is has nothing to do with the event mentioned above.

Aug 13 2013

Leave The Kids At Home And Go See This Movie (Get Out)

Wanted to share this cool movie/party event with you. We can’t go but you should. Or to put it another way — get out. Of the house, that is.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints


Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a new film by David Lowery starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. It opens on August 16, but you can see it a day early on August 15 as part of Rooftop Films “Underground Movies Outdoors” series. You also get to have some fun courtesy of Bulleit Bourbon. Remember, we said to leave the kids at home. (With a babysitter if they’re young. But you knew that.) Also, this isn’t a kiddie movie, as you will see in the trailer.

I don’t know about you, but I think I have something in my eye. No. I’m not crying. OK, maybe a little bit…

I was talking with some friends recently and we all agreed that since becoming parents, we react much more strongly to films that feature children. The trailer for Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (note: I haven’t seen the film) definitely gets me right here. Dads, moms, caregivers, you know what I mean.

Tickets are $18, which includes pre-movie live music and a post-movie after-party courtesy courtesy of Red Stripe and Bulleit Bourbon.

Here’s the basic info: Read more »

Jun 24 2013

Child Care At San Diego Comic-Con?

Have you ever wanted to go to San Diego Comic Con (officially known as Comic-Con International: San Diego, I think) but didn’t know what to do with your children while you were there? Turns out the Con has child care!

Avengers Family NY ComicCon 2010

This pic is from the NY Comic Con, not San Diego. Just so we’re clear.

I don’t know why I found this bit of news surprising. Maybe I need to get out more. (OK, I definitely need to get out more, but that’s a different issue.) Read more »

Apr 11 2009

Method Man And Redman Offer Free Haircuts For Kids

It’s too late now but this would be enough to get me to Staten Island even on a rainy day. Read more »