All posts by Suzanne Cohen

My Invisalign journey with Park Avenue Orthodontics

I recently ended my  Invisalign journey with Park Avenue Orthodontics and I still can’t believe how wonderful my smile looks. As a 2nd time braces patient ( the first being a child ) , this was a whole different experience. This time, there would be no metal, no painful adjustments, and no hiding behind my smile. Invisalign was a game changer and perfect for this stage of my life!

From the minute I stepped in the lovely office in August of 2019, I knew this would be an amazing journey. The staff at Park Avenue Orthodontics is just the best and the care I received was like none other. My initial scans showed  minor crowding of my lower teeth and alignment issues on top. I was set up with my first set of trays and started to wear them day and night. No longer 13 years old, I was willing to do whatever it took to quickly straighten my smile. Below is a photo of my final scans reflecting a perfect bite!

After a few rookie mistakes of accidentally throwing out my trays and digging in the trash, I quickly learned to remember them. We all know it happens, but wearing Invisalign definitely comes with responsibility. The staff was super understanding when this happened and got me back on the right track!

Enter 2020 and COVID. Lucky for me, I had just visited the office prior and had supply for many months. However, the office did not go dark and re-opened as quickly and safely as possible. Protocols were put into place, virtual appointments set up, and staggered in- person visits. I was honestly so impressed with the professional manner that Park Ave Orthodontics handled the global pandemic. Safety measures are still in place and I would like to thank them again for making sure the staff and patients stay safe!

Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen is a 2021 Diamond+ Invisalign Provider and the primary reason my smile looks as great as it does! I was lucky enough to be seen by Dr. Janet at most of my appointments.  She honestly helped me more than I can tell you by noticing how off centered my bite was. With Invisalign, it doesn’t take long for a space to close or tooth to shift into place, but jaw misalignment takes a little longer.  I made a commitment to complete the journey  and I’m so glad I did! I can happily say I have no more popping jaw issues and my bite has never felt better! Because of Dr. Janet’s care and concern for her patients, my bite is 100%  where it should be (confirmed by final scans) and I can’t thank her enough!

It’s been a couple of months since I had my buttons removed on my teeth and  no longer wear trays. I still catch myself all the time thinking I should be wearing my Invisalign and forget I’m actually done! I do, however, wear a retainer each and every night to make sure my smiles stays exactly as it should.

If you are wondering what your smile could look like or have ever been curious about the process, I would highly recommend Park Avenue Orthodontics. Their team will make sure you get the care  and the best smile possible!

For more information, please visit Park Avenue Orthodontics.



Kalahari Returns to the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Kalahari Resorts.

Making memories as a family is something I hold in very high priority. We are constantly talking about past adventures and trips we’ve taken through the years and places we’ve gone including water parks! My kids love visiting places where “they” feel special and having a destination such as Kalahari Resorts & Conventions nearby makes me so happy!

The Holidays are often a time where families are looking to take a vacation, relax, unwind and let the kids celebrate the season as well. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has locations in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and now open in Texas as well! From the minute you step foot into Kalahari, you will immediately feel the authentic African themed vibes in the decor and surroundings. This family owned Resort features well-appointed guest rooms, family friendly entertainment center, on-site restaurants (so good btw!, a full service  Spa and unique retails shops. There’s no shortage of activities at Kalahari, home to America’s largest indoor waterparks.

When I heard Kalahari was having a new float in the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, I was super excited! The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is an annual tradition for our family and this will mark our 13th year to watch the floats and balloons go down the streets of New York City! This year, when I see the Kalahari float we will be clapping extra loud. Kalahari continuosly strives for a better experience for their guests and Kalahari’s new float delivers just that!

In connection with this partnership, we received this fun box from Kalahari with so many cute toys and activities. My youngest daughter love the elephant plush or course and I may not share the amazing sweatshirt material animal print blanket!

If you’re still thinking of a holiday gift idea, why not get something the entire family can enjoy. A Kalahari Gift Card let’s your loved ones choose their own unforgettable experience at a Kalahari resort. There’s truly something for everyone whether an adventure-seeker, foodie, or spa-lover. With three kids, I know we’re all about the family entertainment options and of course spending lots of time in the epic indoor waterpark area!

Here’s the details for the Kalahari Gift Card:


• Where to Buy: Ends on Dec 10th, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST

Terms & Conditions: Bonus amount is placed on a separate card(s), on the fewest number of cards possible and will be mailed to the billing address • Orders can not be altered after they have been placed, they can only be canceled, refunded and a new order placed. • Gift Cards are good for 5 years or from last date of fund load. • All orders will be shipped within 72 hours. • Bonus card offer valid only for online orders. Gift card purchases made on-site are not eligible for bonus offer.

But wait, there more… including this amazing GIVEAWAY!!!


GIVEAWAY Detail Below

One Kalahari Fun Box

2 night stay in a Double Queen Sofa Room (tax and fee included up to 4 people total) Includes: Passes to Indoor Waterpark & Tom Foolerys Adventure Park Passes for Registered Guests (Tom Foolerys in WI & TX only)

Valid at all Kalahari Resorts.
Travel and incidentals not included.
Not valid on Fridays and Saturdays OR December 24-31, 2021, January 1-3, 2022, February 20, 2022, March 18 – April 17, 2022, June 13-September 5, 2022, October 10, 2022 or November 24, 2022. Subject to availability. No cash value.

Offer will expire 11/25/2022.

Happy Holidays!






Protecting with Microban

  • This post is sponsored by Microban 24.

Now that we have an established school routine for the kids, we need one for the adults too! Granted I’m a little rusty at the morning routine, but we are getting there! I also have been cleaning more than ever in the new normal world we are living in.

We all know bacteria can lurk anywhere and everywhere. While it’s not possible for us adults to sanitize every single second, Microban 24 keeps killing bacteria for up to 24 hours, touch after touch. Living in a New York City apartment in a small space can be challenging and our high-touch areas can become hiding spots for bacteria. I feel so much better knowing that I can spray these areas once a day with Microban 24 to protect these areas from bacteria. And….. the best part is NO WIPING NECESSARY.


I’ll be honest, I don’t have a ton of time to dedicate for cleaning and this product really puts my mind at ease knowing it’s working while I’m not. My three kids have been really excellent at hand washing and being sanitary this past year, but at the end of the day, they are still kids and I need to make sure our home is protected.


As a parent, it’s my job to keep my kids healthy as best that I can. With flu season approaching, it’s good to know that Microban 24 also initially kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including viruses that cause COVID-19, common colds and the flu!*


This gives me extra incentive to incorporate a sanitizing schedule at home with Microban 24.


I didn’t realize with many cleaning products, bacteria can be reintroduced after the first touch and can build up. With Microban 24, it keeps killing bacteria for up to 24 hours, touch after touch – JUST SPRAY AND WALK AWAY!





*When used as directed and within 5 minutes, effective against bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella enterica and viruses including Human Coronavirus, Influenza A H1N1, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Microban 24 does not provide 24-hour residual virus protection. Microban 24 is approved to initially kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in 60 seconds.


BIG things await at Big Sky Resort

Winter sports are a relatively new activity for myself and family. Living in New York City, we have plenty of ski resorts within driving distance which is wonderful to have options close to home. Growing up in the South I certainly wasn’t near any mountains and therefore never learned to ski. In all honesty, I surprised even myself when I discovered the love of snow skiing. It’s a good reminder there’s no expiration date on having fun and trying something new! Continue reading BIG things await at Big Sky Resort

Feeling Magical with Dream Seekers

With a new school year just starting, we are hopeful this year will be full of new adventures and safely returning to our normal routines. My daughter had a rough time with the pandemic and learning remotely was not fun for her. We are so happy to be back to school in person and hope things don’t change. With the start of  a new school year, also comes a fair share of worries and concerns. Many of my daughter’s friends moved away during the pandemic and she still has a lot of uncertainty about the future. Continue reading Feeling Magical with Dream Seekers