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Where you do your holiday shopping matters just as much as what you buy. Supporting local stores provides real benefits to your community. Local businesses create jobs and help fund your town’s essential services such as public schools, police and fire departments through their tax dollars. (Read more about why my experience serving on a local school board turned me into a strong advocate for small businesses in my community.)  Shopping local is good for your … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chanukah, Charity, Christmas, Events, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Gifts 2007, Kids Gifts, Play, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Edible Arrangements Breast Cancer Awareness

Edible Arrangements Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  According to The American Cancer Society, Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36. Edible Arrangements® recently announced their Breast Cancer Awareness Collection. During the month of October, Edible Arrangements® will donate 10% of sales from the collection to the National Breast Cancer … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Food, Grandparent Gifts, Mommy Gifts

Scott Shared Values Rewards Program

I love a good deal. And in today’s world, deals come a dime a dozen. How do you wade through the coupons and group deals? How can you make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck when grocery shopping without turning looking for coupons into a part-time job? When you are running a household, managing kids, as well as holding a job, it can feel like a choice: make the time to find the frugality or opt for ease and pay the price. Luckily, some good deals come easy. I was recently introduced to the Scott Shared Values Rewards program. Upon reading about how the program worked, I knew it was a good fit for me. Why? Simple: The Scott Shared Values Rewards plan gives me opportunities to find … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons

International Day of the Girl: For Women, Marriage Should Always Be a Choice

International Day of the Girl: For Women, Marriage Should Always Be a Choice

Everyone seemed to have an opinion about my engagement. I was only twenty, not even old enough to drink legally, when my college boyfriend proposed. I strongly believe women should decide if and when they want to marry, but sadly, the same sentiment is not shared around the world. My friends teased me for being a “child bride,” but real child marriage is not a laughing matter. Have you ever imagined your perfect wedding? For many … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Mommy Blogs, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo

Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition at WCS’s Bronx Zoo! Safe, family-friendly activities include: o The Haunted Habitat Mansion o Creepy Hollows Hayride o Costume Parade o Music, Magic, and MORE o Master Carver Pumpkin carving demonstrations Boo at the Zoo festivities run FIVE weekends beginning this Saturday, Sept. 29! o Sept. 29-30; Oct. 6-8, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 Boo at the Zoo returns to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo for … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Events, Featured

Disney Store Coupon Code

Disney Store Coupon Code

Get 25% off of costumes and 40% off of accessories at the Disney Store Online! This is a great opportunity to get Halloween costumes for you AND your kids! The Disney store has a wide selection of variety and size and characters that everybody loves. 25% off select Costumes and 40% off select Accessories at Disney Store. Shop Now! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons

Nurtured Family Coupon Code

Nurtured Family Coupon Code

From now through October 15, get $5 off any purchase of $30 or more at Nurtured Family with the code NOAH. Valid online or in the boutique! Nurtured Family has a great selection of items for families with young children, or parents looking for natural remedies or even just some advice! Nurtured Family … Read entire article »

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Wild Pooches at Animal Planet Pet Parade

Wild Pooches at Animal Planet Pet Parade

If you’re like me you love dressing up your pet and taking him/her trick or treating with the family. This year be sure to dress your pet up in one of these amazing costumes from animal planet!  I am absolutely in love with this Zebra costume!  My kids had a blast dressing him up.  They sure got a kick out of the costume.  Even Snowball knew to pose!  They also list some ideas for some really … Read entire article »

Filed under: Costumes, Featured, Halloween

Fabulous Fall Getaways

Fabulous Fall Getaways

Fall is actually one of my favorite times of year to travel. My friends at TravelingMom.com have created a beautiful and FREE ezine listing some of the best fall getaways for families. If you’re looking for vacation inspiration or even just a few day-trip ideas, you’ll enjoy their suggestions. I’ve actually taken several of the trips suggested, and I agree that some locations are just better in the crisp fall air. New England is at its best … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Halloween, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Travel

You’re Invited to the Ball! Cinderella: Diamond Edition

You’re Invited to the Ball! Cinderella: Diamond Edition

Is there any fairy tale that has captured the popular imagination more than Cinderella? We all like a good “Cinderella Story”–someone who beats the odds and builds a better life. There are Cinderella tales in almost every culture and time. Disney’s Cinderella is another one for the ages and, now that it is out in a Diamond Edition (as of midnight, yesterday), I can share the magic with my kids. The adults had forgotten just how charming … Read entire article »

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