Friday, May 30, 2014

Jamaica Epicurean Escape- Food, Frolic and Family Fun!!!

The Plan
This Labour Day weekend, while we wondered what family activity to do, we decided: 

1. We wanted to be away from home
2. We wanted the sun, sand, sea 
3. With some no gym days we could also spare a little more than the average tummy space for some good food!! 
4. More importantly, we wanted activities that allowed us as parents to have fun with our toddler 

The Considerations
Enter the Jamaica Epicurean Escape, In addition to the promise of mouthwatering, tantalizing fare from Jamaica, the Caribbean and International chefs,  it also promised Wine and Music (we were already sold)

In fact, the website's description 
The Jamaica Epicurean Escape is an international food wine and music festival that creates a melting pot of international and Caribbean food, with popular and traditional Jamaican cuisine taking pride of place, all complemented by a variety of wine, beer and spirits, and featuring top class local and international musical performers.
sounded awesomely delightful, but then we wondered if it was more like a Mommy and Daddy only  kind of event UNTIL.. tada the Sagicor FunYard which promised 2 days of Fun, Frolic and Food FOR KIDS in a Secure environment managed by a professional team of caregivers.  Can anyone say win?! We just have to show you the flier so you can understand why we got so excited. 

With 2 days of family frolic on the horizon, we could scarcely wait. Bags packed, hotel booked, checklist in, we were doing pretty great on getting what we wanted for the weekend and so the adventure began. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Successful Jamaican Mommies Picnic encouraged family Play: Patrons eager for a repeat

This Mother and Daughter duo had a blast at the Jamaican Mommies
Mothers' Day Picnic at Hope Gardens in Kingston

Remember when we made much ado about the Mothers' Day staging of our Jamaican Mommies Picnic? two weeks later and the positive comments are still reeling in and just this weekend when a vendor asked: "So When again?" and a patron exclaimed "The picnic was such a novel idea, my family had a blast" we knew we just had to do the post event honours and also say special thanks to our sponsors, partners and support team.
Jamaican Mommies Editor in Chief, Shanoy Coombs (left) presents
a prize pack to this family for participating in an activity
at the Jamaican Mommies Mothers' Day Picnic

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Most fun you'll ever have at a 5k: Dress for Success hosts charitable female empowerment run!!

 Dress for Success Power Walk to bring fitness and empowerment to Jamaican Women

Dress for Success Worldwide, an international non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, announces The Power Walk for Dress for Success (DFS) , which will take place in 40 international cities, including Jamaica on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Emancipation Park in Kingston. 

Unlike many other 5ks, while there is the charitable component, the DFS Power Walk promises to offer the most fun you'll ever have at a 5k.

How so, you make ask? Not being your typical 5k, persons are encouraged to dress creatively for a chance to win one of many prizes including: best Dressed Walker, Best themed group among others. 

Want some inspiration? Check this out....

About the Dress for Success Power Walk

The 5K Power Walk for Dress for Success promotes active, healthy lifestyle choices for women and families and serves as a “walking testament” to the inextricable link between personal health and professional success.

This international fundraising 5K walk is dedicated to the promotion of an active, healthy lifestyle for women and families, especially towards wellness, empowerment, and self-defined success.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
·         6:00 AM (registration)
·         6.30 AM Opening Ceremony, Warm Up
·         7.00 AM (walk starts)

By participating in The Power Walk for Dress for Success, walkers will help support programs that empower disadvantaged women and their families to achieve financial independence and self-defined success.

Monday, May 12, 2014

What mothers will really love this Mothers' Day: Smile Jamaica TV feature and more....

Mama Mia!!! Mothers' Day is always such a warm fuzzy, cotton cushiony time of the year, the time you may also be tempted to give mommy that sweater that looks just like her cat, the books that tell her way more than she needs to know about the subject at hand, tons of household appliances or other gifts that even with the best of intentions may come across as depressing. Indeed, many mums are way too modest to showcase their disapproval, instead you get the obligatory smile and wave and the general pretence that you gave the best gift ever!! but how about offering mum something that connects on an emotional level? or better yet something that she truly would love.

Last year, Jamaican Mommies joined Smile Jamaica to discuss the business of blogging and On Monday, May 5th, once again hit the Smile Jamaica stage- this time to share tips on what mums are thinking or would really want this mothers' Day.

On set with fellow momma Simone Clarke-Cooper
Jamaican Mommies Founder and Editor in Chief, Shanoy Coombs (left) on set of 'Smile Jamaica, its Morning Time" with host Simone Clarke-Cooper

Now have a peek...

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Free Jamaican Mommies Picnic set to delight on Mothers’ Day

  • Pays Special Tribute to Moms on Mother’s Day while encouraging  family fun

On Sunday May 11, 2014 the Hope Gardens Band Stand and lawns in Kingston, Jamaica will teem with life and excitement as Jamaican Mommies in association with the Write House and family station Love 101 stages the inaugural Jamaican Mommies Mothers’ Day Picnic.

An initiative of the Jamaican Mommies blog,, the Jamaican Mommies Mothers’ Day picnic is free to members of the public and will showcase fun family activities while paying a special tribute to moms on Mothers’ Day.

Speaking to the need for more family building entertainment Founder and Editor in Chief at JamaicanMommies, Shanoy Coombs noted
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