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Build & Imagine: STEM Powered Play-Sets for Girls

Build & Imagine: STEM Powered Play-Sets for Girls

Every now and then, a product comes on the market that manages something truly remarkable: delighting children while simultaneously causing extreme pride in parents. This, my friends, is one to boast about. Build & Imagine is a brand new line of magnetic construction sets featuring adventurous leading female characters and rich illustrated details that inspire both girls and boys to “build and imagine”. Debuting with 3 different play-sets, Malia’s Beach House, Day at the Beach and Marine Rescue … Read entire article »

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Paying It Forward For the Holidays #TwinHillsSanta

Paying It Forward For the Holidays #TwinHillsSanta

Can you feel it?  This time of year there seems to be a little extra magic in the air, people seem to smile more, have longer conversations with people they don’t know, hold doors open and find ways to do more kind things for people.  People they may know or they may not.  Its the holidays!   My friend Colleen, who happens … Read entire article »

GIFT GUIDE: New Baby, New Mama

GIFT GUIDE: New Baby, New Mama

I remember it all like it was yesterday: the Google searching, the book reading, the asking for recommendations, the dreaming of all the fancy pants items that celebrities have for their kids, as I cradled my baby bump and selected item after nonsensical item on my registry. My baby shower was just gorgeous and I was fortunate enough to receive … Read entire article »

Monster 500 Racing is Ideal for a Scary Good Time

Monster 500 Racing is Ideal for a Scary Good Time

Haha bad pun but I couldn’t help myself!  My boys are starting to get into scary, weird and gross things. Normal boy stuff, in other words. So when we were sent Monster 500 Racers, the timing could not have been better. I contemplated saving these for Christmas, but I decided a little treat for them would be nice. The Monster 500 … Read entire article »

Adopt US Kids Celebrates 10 Years and More Than 22,000 Children Adopted from Foster Care

If you have siblings, you know how important they are. No matter what happens in life, you know you have your siblings to rely on. Imagine being torn apart from them. Not being able to locate them. This is a sad reality for many children in foster care. I volunteered as a Foster Care Case Reviewer many years ago and the experience has stayed with me through my whole adult life. There are currently 402,000 children in the foster care system in the United States of America and nearly 102,000 children (under 18 years of age) waiting for adoption. This is a particularly sobering fact, especially during the holidays. As an extension of their award-winning National Adoption campaign, … Read entire article »

Help Celebrate Shelter Pets Day on December 2nd 

Help Celebrate Shelter Pets Day on December 2nd 

    As we enter the throes of the holiday season, gifts are on our minds. Pets are #1 on many children’s holiday wish lists, so imagine if you could give them the gift of a pet, while saving a pet’s life? December 2nd is the fifth annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day, a special day to bring awareness to all of the shelter … Read entire article »

Food Safe Families Wants You to Have a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving  

Cooking a turkey properly makes even the most confident chef just a little nervous, not to mention the millions of first-time cooks attempting the turkey trot to the Thanksgiving table. There are many commonly held practices when it comes to cooking the big bird that are actually harmful and can cause food poisoning; not how anyone wants to spend their holiday! The Food Safe Families campaign (from the USDA and the Ad Council) wants to make this a food-safe Thanksgiving for turkey newbies and seasoned professionals alike. Below are the top five Turkey Myths that most Americans believe are safe practices. Follow the facts listed after the Myths for a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving with your families … Read entire article »

November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month

  Did you know November is National Family Caregivers Month? It’s a great time to celebrate the more than 42 million people in the U.S. that are caring for an older relative or friend. If you are a caregiver yourself or if you know one, you know that sometimes this means you need extra support. That’s why I’m excited to be posting … Read entire article »

Getty Techie with Xfinity Comcast #XfinityMoms

Getty Techie with Xfinity Comcast #XfinityMoms

Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the 2014 Philadelphia Magazine Design Home. This jaw-dropping home is located in the Wyndmoor neighborhood, just adjacent to Chestnut Hill. Turning down East Gravers Lane, I was amazed at the various Tudor-style homes lining the street. But as I pulled up to the Design Home, i was nothing short of stunned. Each … Read entire article »

Sahara Sam’s to Host 23rd Special Evening at Sam’s on Nov. 14th

Sahara Sam’s to Host 23rd Special Evening at Sam’s on Nov. 14th

  If you’re local to the Philadelphia area and have kids, you know all about Sahara Sam’s Oasis, the awesome indoor-outdoor water park in West Berlin, NJ.  But did you know that they hold a very special event once a quarter just for special needs children? The event, Special Evenings at Sam’s, or SEAS, is a great time for families and it … Read entire article »