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#JerseyLove Social Media Event Raised $5k for Displaced Belmar, NJ Families

#JerseyLove Social Media Event Raised $5k for Displaced Belmar, NJ Families

The #JerseyLove Social Media Moms Retreat was a huge success and raised a total of $5k for displaced families along the Jersey Shore. These moms and bloggers pulled out all of the stops to bring attention to the destruction Hurricane Sandy caused to so many shore towns in NJ and NY and to show the world that the Jersey Shore is open for business.I was so excited to be a part of this event and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Socially Conscious, Summer, Travel

Disney Launches New Mickey Video App & Website to Watch New “Mickey Mouse” Cartoon Shorts

Disney Launches New Mickey Video App & Website to Watch New “Mickey Mouse” Cartoon Shorts

Do you and your kids love the “old school” classic Mickey Mouse cartoons (remember “Steamboat Willie,” the very first Mickey cartoon in 1928 that shot the mouse we all know and love to fame?)? Well you’re in luck because the original Mickey is starring in an all new short-form series of 19 comedy cartoons, titled “Mickey Mouse” which are now live on both Disney.com’s new Mickey & Friends website and Disney’s new Mickey Video app, available … Read entire article »

Filed under: Disney, entertainment, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Television, Toddlers

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents: Art Splash! Great Summer Exhibitions, Festivals and Programs for the Whole Family!

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents: Art Splash! Great Summer Exhibitions, Festivals and Programs for the Whole Family!

With my kids home during the day and on the weekends during the summer, it’s hard for me to come up with fun activities and outings to keep them entertained while staying on budget. Parents, does this sound familiar? This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art is kicking-off Art Splash, a new series of exhibitions, festivals, and programs specifically created with families in mind. Exciting interactive play spaces, daily hands-on art activities, and special events will … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Art, Arts, Contests, Educational, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Summer, Toddlers

Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike Review

Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike Review

Learning to ride a bike is a childhood rite of passage. Strider Bikes aims to make the process easier, faster, and more fun for kids everywhere. The Strider is what is referred to as a no-pedal balance bike or run bike. In a nutshell, the concept is that learning to balance is easier when a child is able to place his feet on the ground and does not have to worry about pedaling. Pedaling, the easy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bikes, Exercise, Featured, Ride-Ons, Sports, Toys (Pre-School)

Calling All Stylish Mamas!

Shopcade is having another opportunity to win some great prizes! All you need to do is take their Wedding Style Survey here. It literally takes less than 5 minutes and you will be entered to win a $25 gift card from FineStationery.com. Two (2) randomly-selected survey entrants (U.S. Only, 18+ Years to Enter) will be chosen. If you have your own wedding coming up, a bridal/baby shower or a bachelorette to plan, these gift certificates would really come in handy! FineStationery.com is a favorite of brides, who love the chic “Save the Date” cards, invitations, thank you notes and more. But you’ll also find a wide variety of unique, classic or trendy party invitations, baby announcements, and holiday cards too! Style is about more than what you wear. How you treat others will … Read entire article »

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Have a Happy and Healthy 4th of July!

The 4th of July is this week… this summer is flying by so fast!  I don’t know about you, but I am getting excited for some delicious barbecue, colorful fireworks and making more great memories with family and friends. There’s no better way to spend America’s birthday in my opinion! As I start my party preparations, I wanted to take the time to post about food safety in the summer. Did you know that the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertaining, entertainment, Food, Health, Parties, Safety, Summer, Uncategorized