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Health Mart Pharmacy Champions of Care Challenge!

Health Mart Pharmacy Champions of Care Challenge!

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of Health Mart in which I was compensated. ** Each day, Health Mart pharmacists are working to make their communities healthier. Do you know someone who is making your community healthier?  Whether it’s a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, Health Mart is awarding $50,000 in grants to a winner’s choice of non-profit to continue the good work they’re doing. I use my blog as a platform to promote health initiatives … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Health, Socially Conscious, Uncategorized

Preeclampsia Awareness

Preeclampsia Awareness

How much do you know about preeclampsia? Today I am sharing with you a very special guest post on the subject from a fellow blogger mama who knows firsthand about preeclampsia. Thank you so much to Sarah from Finnegan and The Hughes: I woke up one morning and knew something was wrong. It was only 5 days after my second child was born so I wasn’t surprised to be feeling exhausted, but this seemed different.   I … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, Body After Baby, Charity, Health, Maternity, Socially Conscious, Women's Issues

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Broadway Philadelphia at the Academy of Music

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Broadway Philadelphia at the Academy of Music

As if anyone NEEDS a reason to get out of the house with the winter we are having, MAMMA MIA!  is coming to Broadway Philadelphia at the Academy of Music starting Tuesday, February 25 through Sunday, March 2. Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Music

Showing my #DisneySide!

  When my Disney Side @Home Celebration host box arrived on my doorstep, I practically screamed like a giddy little girl. And rightly so; the box was packed full of wonderful surprises and Disney goodness! First out of the box, sheerly due to size, was a beautiful American Tourister suitcase!  It’s the perfect size, a 20″ Skate Spinner suitcase, for my son to pack his things for our next trip or to use as a family … Read entire article »

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

Staples and Real Simple Event to #StyleYourSpace

Staples and Real Simple Event to #StyleYourSpace

I was one of the lucky bloggers invited to the Staples and Real Simple #StyleYourSpace Event in NYC on Jan. 30. It was such a great, unique event focused on styling your work space and styling small spaces. The event began with a delicious brunch with Real Simple Editor Stephanie Sisco in the gorgeous Gary’s Loft on 28 W 36th Street in the Big Apple (events in lofts in NYC are so chic and make you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Uncategorized

Parent’s Read: Helping Boys Learn

Parent’s Read: Helping Boys Learn

* I was sent this book to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* As the mom of two boys, I totally get that boys learn differently from girls. But the extent to just how differently they learn was a bit foreign to me until I started to read “Helping Boys Learn: 6 Secrets for Your Son’s Success in School”. My oldest is very bright (scary smart in that he sometimes outsmarts ME, ugh!) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Books, Books (Advice), Educational, Kindergartners, Learning, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Parent’s Read: How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success

Parent’s Read: How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success

* I was sent this book to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* I want both of my boys to be happy and successful, but right now I am probably more focused on successfully potty-training my toddler more than anything else! I still wonder what they will be like as adults and what I can do to help raise them to be good human beings, be happy and successful. I just started reading … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Books, Books (Advice), Parenting, Toddlers

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild on DVD

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild on DVD

Are your kids as crazy as mine about Chuck the Truck? Well the newest DVD, The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild is out and available now!   The unbelievably fun adventures of Chuck, the little dump truck with big dreams, and his friends—Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip — continue on January 21, 2014 with the release of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Trucks Versus Wild on DVD from Shout! Factory Kids. Featuring 10 more … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, entertainment, Kindergartners, Movies, Pre-schoolers, Television, Toddlers

The Perfect Valentine’s Gift for Moms (under $50!!!)

The Perfect Valentine’s Gift for Moms (under $50!!!)

**I received an Essio Aromatherapy Shower Starter Kit to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. ** Ladies, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and chances are your spouse/so haven’t got a clue as far as gifts are concerned. Or maybe you’re on a tight budget these days, like so many people are. Flowers are mucho $$ and usually not the best quality at this time of year and chocolate will totally derail … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bath Time, Beauty, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts, Seasonal, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Ideas for the whole family

Valentine’s Day Ideas for the whole family

  Over the years, we have shared a number of Valentine’s Day ideas for making your loved ones feel special. Since our bloggy beginnings, Mamanista shared everything from fun ties for Dad to eco-delicious chocolate to gifts that support good causes. Here are some new ideas for the whole family in 2014: KIDS: One of the most valuable ways you can show your kids you love them is TIME (and a little candy doesn’t hurt either). If you want … Read entire article »

Filed under: Daddy Gifts, Events, Gift Guides, Mommy Gifts