ALPHA- NYC Free Advance Screening -You Are Invited

ALPHA NYC Free Advance Screening- You Are Invited

ALPHA will be opening in theaters soon but you don’t have to wait! You are invited to the 3d IMAX free advance screening in NYC. Click below for the details and to grab your passes! Please remember to arrive early, screenings are overbooked to ensure a full .


Dog Days Invites You To The NYC Advance Screening

Dog Days Movie Invites You To The NYC Advance Screening

You Are Invited To The NYC Free Advance Screening of Dog Days

Monday, August 6th at 7:00pm

AMC 34th St. NYC

Please RSVP by clicking the link below. Remember to arrive early. Screenings are overbooked to ensure a full house and at that point the line is stopped.

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Synopsis: From acclaimed production company LD Entertainment (The Zookeeper’s Wife, Jackie, and Megan Leavey) and Director Ken Marino comes Dog Days. Dog Days is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals around sunny Los Angeles. When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Dog Days movie partner blog. All opinions are that of my own and honest. Contact me for collabs at or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms.

Giveaway- Liberty Science Center New Exhibits

 Giveaway- Liberty Science Center Great For the Entire Family!

Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ is one of our family’s favorite places to go, especially during the summer months. Science is big in this house. My youngest daughter is always ready to hear more about the planets, the universe and anything scientific. It’s fun to get unplugged and into the world. It’s also always a plus when dinosaurs are involved. 

We could spend forever at Liberty Science Center but this time when we visited we went to three different exhibitions, Jack Horner’s Dino Dig, Arthur’s World and Grossology. I would suggest seeing all of these and more depending on how much time you have to spend at LSC. There definitely is enough to do that you can spend the entire day there.

Jack Horner’s Dino Dig is a great place for anyone who loves dinosaurs. A makeshift dinosaur fossil exhibit with the New York City skyline as a backdrop. Upon entering Dino Dig everyone gets their own brush to help uncover the gigantic fossil pieces that lay below the sand. You will definitely feel like you have entered a real excavation site and everyone in your family will feel like a paleontologist. You will have the opportunity to dig for more than sixty fossils, many of them replicas of those discovered in Montana by Jack Horner, the famed paleontologist who inspired Jurassic Park. A lot of fun and learning going on as each bone fossil is uncovered. There are plenty of workers on hand to answer all of your dinosaur and fossil related questions. Please note that since this exhibition is seasonal (now through September 3) and located outside it may be closed due to inclement weather.

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Arthur’s World is a bigger than life exhibition that brings you into the world of Arthur. I don’t know about you but after having three children I feel like Arthur is part of the family. We were so excited to chek out Arthur’s™ World, which is a national exhibition based on the PBS TV series and popular Marc Brown books. My previous classroom and our home are filled to the brim with Arthur books! As you enter the exhibit you will have the chance to see Arthur’s kitchen and play inside of it. There are recipes and play foods that will allow your children to pretend play just like they in the actual Read family’s kitchen. Of course Mr. Ratburn’s classroom is part of the fun complete with a chalkboard your children can write on, a teacher’s desk and a few student desks filled with school supplies. There is a chance for dress up play and to role model both teacher and student. What a fun stop. You can even enter a spelling bee in Mr. Ratburn’s classroom. Next stop is the Elwood City Library where you can read books and even be the librarian! There is place to go backyard camping in real tents. But I think one of our favorite parts was the Lakewood School Auditorium where you can make a live video and watch yourself appear on a giant television screen! Anyone who loves Arthur should definitely check this out, but even if you are a new fan or have not heard of him at all your family will still enjoy the Arthur’s World exhibition, at Liberty Science Center now through September 16th.

Our final stop of the day was at the new Grossology exhibit! Grossology is the (impolite) science of the human body. If you want to know exactly what that means you will have to visit the exhibit. Let me tell you, all the kids in this exhibit could not get enough! There was a gigantic nose with walk in nostrils and slide through the intestines. This exhibit has everything that no one wants to ever discuss including burping, vomiting, passing gas, and boggers, all so gross! But that is exactly what this exhibit is all about, everything gross about the body and most likely everything your children will love learning more about but can never really discuss with you.

Your child can become a dust particle and walk through a giant nose to learn about air filtering and mucus production. They can also climb a human skin wall with warts, hairs, and wounds. So gross!  Then they can visit the Vomit Center and learn the many reasons why humans throw up, or the Toot Toot area to create different sounds that replicate the physics of gas . Then they can crawl and slide through a 30-foot-long 3D model of the digestive system.  There was also a bigger than life Operation game for kids to place all of the body parts inside of and then try to remove. Where was this when I was a kid? I LOVED how much the kids inside this exhibit loved it. There was a ton of learning and laughing going on.  But more importantly there was a better understanding of the human body and how it works. Bravo, Grossology! Grossology is a premium exhibition for which there is an additional admission fee. Ask about Premium Pass at the Box Office, or get details here.

By the way, have you heard that Liberty Science Center houses one of the World’s largest planetarium? It’s a must do if you visit LSC. The newly opened Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater  and will take you on a journey through the solar system like you have never experienced before in your life.  You can choose from a variety of shows that suit your family including One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure! There is a show for everyone.  Our favorite is In To Worlds Beyond,  where your family will tour each of the planets of our solar system—a tour that incorporates the latest information about the solar system as gathered by a fleet of robot probes. Through travel you will see the surfaces of Venus and the  mountains and canyons of Mars, and even Neptune’s giant moon Triton. Before the show begins a live presenter will show the audience where the planets are in the night sky. You may even see Liberty Science Center and the dome! Check out our day at Liberty Science Center on

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Enter to win a pair of tickets to Liberty Science Center. To enter please:

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Winner will be chosen via from our youtube video. Good Luck. Winner Chosen August 9th at 10 pm. Winner will be announced on youtube in the comments of the above listed video. Two passes will be mailed out via snail mail. Good Luck! 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Momtrends and Liberty Science Center. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. Thank you for reading about our adventures- Diane

Giveaway: Mountain Creek Water Park- A Summer Must Do!

Giveaway: Mountain Creek Water Park- A Summer Must Do For The Tri-State Area!


Summer is in full swing and we are making the most of every moment. This summer is all about being unplugged and outdoors for our family. Recently our family was invited to Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon, NJ. Little did we know that Mountain Creek was not only for winter, it is also a great place to visit in the summer!

To our surprise our family arrived at one of our favorite winter spots and found a world we never knew existed. If you have ever been to Mountain Creek you won’t believe it. You park in the same lot and cross the walkover bridge. Then be prepared for a steep walk up the mountain. The water park is located up the hill to the side of the main building. Along the way you can take a ride on the mountain sky ride. It’s included in your admission to the waterpark. It’s a beautiful ride up the mountain and you can exit at the top and walk over to a lookout where you can view three states! Total perk to visiting!


MountainCreekcabanaAfter we finally left the cabana we tested out the High Tide Wave Pool first. Oh my goodness, what a fantastic wave pool. With intervals of calm water and waves it is great for everyone. We spent a while in there and honestly it was one of the best wave pools we have been in. By the wave (way), life jackets are available in various sizes.


The rest of our day was spent going around and checking out all of the water slides. In addition there were designated areas for younger children to enjoy. The rides and slides are all ranked so you can easily see what is right for you and your family members. The levels include Thrill Level: Easy, Thrill Level: High, and Thrill Level: Extreme! There are also areas for children 48 inches and lower. Please check out the Thrill Level before you ride. There are plenty of workers around who can answer any of your questions about the rides and slides.


mountaincreekemWhen it comes to dining while visiting Mountain Creek Water Park you will love all of the choices! Let me start with the desserts! The Sugar Shack is filled with yum and also Deep Friend Oreos, Cheesecake, Cookie Dough, Ice Cream and more! The snacks from the Sugar Shack were absolutely delicious! As for lunch there are a bunch of places that serve burgers, fires, hot dogs, chicken tenders, pizza, BBQ and more. There are a ton of choices! We can vouch for the burgers, fries, hot dogs and chicken! They were all pretty much yum! And I did see the pizza while I was walking around- looked delish! BUT the deep fried oreos and cheesecake were extra good! In a nutshell, all the food got a thumbs up!


So, if you are looking for a fun day trip in the NJ area, look no farther than Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon, NJ! It’s a great day for families, friends or school trips! The prices to enter are reasonable and the fun is endless. You can do as little or as much as you want from tanning, to swimming to dining. Whatever you choose it will be a great day when you visit this hidden gem up on the mountain.


Giveaway: We are thrilled to partner with Mountain Creek Water Park to bring one 3decades3kids reader to MCWP for the day! (The prize consists of 4 passes to Mountain Creek Water Park, no parking or food included). Enter below. Giveaway ends July 15th at 11: 59pm. 18+/usa only. Good Luck! I can’t wait to see who is going to be going to Mountain Creek Water Park!

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Follow us on Instagram and then like/comment on our Mountain Creek pic:

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Disclosure: All opinions are my own and honest. Visit/parking/food/swag via family media invitation. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

SafetyPIN Will Keep Your Family Safe!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with BraVoMark and SafetyPin Technologies.

SafetyPIN Will Keep Your Family Safe!

safetyPINSummer is here and that means hubby and I will be gearing up for a bunch of date nights! Although we do have older sons who could easily keep an eye on our youngest daughter they do have their own life and their own plans. Recently I can across a great way to find out beforehand how to land a safe choice when it comes to people entering our house. As a mom you already know how much we use websites an apps as a second hand. I know I do anyway! In the back of my mind I’m always wondering if the person I am bringing into our house is a safe choice. 

safetypin1SafetyPIN is something I found out about and had to check more into. It’s a place you can go to check in about your babysitter, dog walker, house helper and more before bringing them into your house. By the time they are in your house it’s way too late. And we all know that everyone seems okay when it’s just a profile online. You never get the true deal until they are already in your company. This is a great way to check and see how the person stacks up in reality once they are off your computer or phone and in your living room!

SafetyPIN is only given to profiles that make the mark when it comes to passing a comprehensive background and behavioral screening. When someone shares their SafetyPIN it is the best way to know you can trust them to come into your home and be around your kids. (You can learn more by clicking here.) With SafetyPIN you can rest at ease knowing that you made the right choice.

SafetyPIN is a virtual trust badge that’s perfect for the sharing and gig economies. In this world where it takes a full village for us to survive it’s great to know there is somewhere you can got to find out who is safe to meet offline that looks great online. Honestly along the way of life I have met many creditable people that have popped off the page and into my life, I have also seen the worst, the fakes. I absolutely love how SafetyPIN uses a four pronged screening process that includes checks in criminal background, financial background, identity verification and behavioral screening. We have all seen the videos online of the babysitter mistreating the child. I am positive I do NOT want that to be my scenario.

safetyPINThey even include a behavioral questionnaire developed with criminal profilers and a clinical psychologist to weed out people who may present a danger (even if they don’t have a criminal record) and SafetyPIN holders are regularly rescreened!!!  SafetyPIN is revoked if they no longer meet requirements. How can it get any better! So, when it comes to making a choice next time about  babysitting, pet sitting, elder care, Craigslist, Airbnb, HomeAway, Bumble, Match or anything else you can think of there is only one place to go where you can get that prescreening peace of mind- SafetyPIN!


You may think that a process like this would cost an arm and a leg but it is extremely reasonable!and only costs $1 to apply and $6 for the first 6 months. To continue it’s less than $5/month and you can cancel the membership at any time. Most of the applications are approved within 24 hours.

Now that you heard about SafetyPIN I’m sure you are as curious as I was to check them out. It’s like having a “TSA Trusted Traveler” for you home. This is only available currently in the USA. 

If you want your babysitter or someone you already have working with you to apply and pay themselves, just send this link: If you want to pay for a SafetyPIN for your babysitter, nanny, or someone else the process is simple: 

– Go to and register (if you’re already a member, login)

– Once you’re signed in, choose “Vouchers” from the drop-down menu and follow the prompts.

– Enter their information and your payment information and we take care of the rest! (You can pay for just the application fee or you can cover their membership for as long as you choose.)

Easy Peasy! In this day and age please do not let someone into your house without checking them out first! People are being scammed on a daily basis by profiles that look like they are at the peak of perfection and then later the truth comes out. Let the truth come out before you pay the price. I will never let someone near my home or family without checking them out first. SafetyPIN is a perfect, easy and affordable way to do that!

SafetyPIN- Use it EVERY time you take an online relationship offline!


Disclosure: All opinions are honest and do not represent the parent company. “This is a sponsored post in partnership with BraVoMark and SafetyPin Technologies.” Contact Diane at or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms.