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Visiting #Hersheypark #PepsiAtThePark #ad

Disclosure- I received free tickets to the park in order to facilitate this review. This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Pepsi. All opinions are my own and honest. Now that summer is here, and the heat is definitely on, the sweetest place on Earth aka Hershey Park in nearby Hershey, Pa is a great place to visit.  You smell the chocolate as soon as you arrive- but even before you get there, the Hershey Kiss light … Read entire article »

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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 provides a judgment-free environment for individuals with special needs and their friends and family. The fourth … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Events, Health, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Special Needs Children, Swimming, Toddlers

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

The 5th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and I received samples of many of the toys featured. I was a part of the team that helped ASTRA create Neighborhood Toy Store Day in 2010, and I have worked with them as a consultant since 2009. However, my opinions are not influenced by my work with ASTRA. I’ve donated numerous hours to shop local campaigns after seeing the importance of local business while serving on the School … Read entire article »

Filed under: Boutiques and Stores, Chanukah, Charity, Christmas, Educational, Events, Featured, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Toy Stores, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Get Covered with Qualifying Life Events #TakeCareHangout

This past Spring, many Americans found the freedom that came with getting their health insurance covered. During the Open Enrollment season that ended on March 31, Americans that were previous uninsured were able to find affordable health care to meet their health needs and the needs of their families. A new Open Enrollment for healthcare coverage will open again in the Fall, but many Americans are unaware that Medicaid and CHIP are open year-round and special enrollment is ongoing. The Ad Council is working with Get Covered America to spread the word about these “qualifying life events.” Many Americans don’t realize that they may qualify for enrolling in health insurance because they’ve had a change in family status, marital status or job status. People may be able to get the coverage … Read entire article »

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Blogger Bash Social Suite 2014 #EAEvents

Blogger Bash Social Suite 2014 #EAEvents

This last week, as a part of my job at Element Associates, I coordinated the Blogger Bash Social Suite from 4-6 PM last Friday afternoon where hundreds of bloggers poured through and experienced a number of fun sponsors including the ones you see pictured and listed below. The bloggers attending were the first to see the new Miii jewelry collection by Joseph Nogucci. Miii bracelets are crafted from semiprecious stone beads and gleaming rhodium-plated magnets  designed to bring all of … Read entire article »

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Planes: Fire & Rescue Twitter Party #ArribaPlanes

 Sponsored   “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade … Read entire article »

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Rio 2 Mobile Summer Party Tour Coming to Philly July 1st!

Rio 2 Mobile Summer Party Tour Coming to Philly July 1st!

Want a great way to kick off your 4th of July weekend? The Rio 2 Mobile Summer Party Tour is kicking off right here in Philadelphia next Tuesday, July 1st, in Franklin Square Park, located at 6th and Race Sts.! Bring the whole family to see the Mobile Party Truck from noon- 6:30pm. The party truck has two viewing stations featuring the RIO film, as well as Soccer, a Craft Station, Video/Photo Booth and a Soccer … Read entire article »

Filed under: DVD, entertainment, Events, Kindergartners, Movies, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

The Talk Visits the Big Apple

The Talk Visits the Big Apple

Typically filmed in LA, the hosts of The Talk made a special trip this last week to film a couple shows in NYC and grace the city streets with their larger-than-life totally fun personalities. I was invited to go Tuesday for the filming of the Friday show but was sad to miss what I hear was such a fun event for area bloggers and the audience. I won’t spoil it but you must tune in Friday … Read entire article »

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Walking with Dinosaurs Coming to Barclays Center – Opening Night Discount

Walking with Dinosaurs Coming to Barclays Center – Opening Night Discount

Walking with Dinosaurs is coming to Barclays Center and I can feel the excitement–or is that a giant tyrannosaurus rex? My eldest son is a junior paleontologist who has memorized every episode of the BBC “Walking with Dinosaurs” series and I know he is going to be thrilled to see these dinosaurs–moving, roaring, practically breathing–live! And when the people at Barclays Center say, “live,” they mean it! Using advanced animatronics, Walking with Dinosaurs Live creates the … Read entire article »

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Join Me in #7DaysofSpringCleaning with Goodwill

Join Me in #7DaysofSpringCleaning with Goodwill

Now that the days are longer and brighter, I am excited to join in Goodwill’s #7Daysof SpringCleaning and get rid of some of my family’s dusty fashions of yesteryear and make room for some fun new summery things. You are welcome to join too! Goodwill is encouraging everyone to participate. It’s easy – just pick a day to start and follow the steps below. Day 1) Clear your closet clutter. Swing those doors wide and pull out … Read entire article »

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