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The ASPCA #ChangeYourChicken Challenge

The ASPCA #ChangeYourChicken Challenge

I consider myself an animal-lover. While I have donated time and money to worthy non-profits, I’ll confess that I didn’t know much about farm animal cruelty issues. That changed after I learned about the “Change Your Chicken” Challenge. Did you know that most full-grown chickens have less than one square foot of space to live in– less than the size of an iPad? The ASPCA is hoping to raise awareness about the plight of factory farmed chickens in … Read entire article »

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Making Homes Affordable Again

Many people have lost their homes in recent years- I know in my area, there are houses that sit vacant from foreclosure.  Today’s market is not an easy one, and for many it’s a hand-to-mouth existence.  What to do when it happens, and where can you find help? The Ad Council and the U.S. Department of the Treasury is having a Twitter Chat on June 9 at 1pm EST for Homeownership Preservation Month. Foreclosures can have … Read entire article »

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Discover Unconditional Love this Valentine’s Day by Adopting a Shelter Pet

Discover Unconditional Love this Valentine’s Day by Adopting a Shelter Pet

  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while most people think of candy, cards, flowers and dinners out, Bellamy Young thinks about the dogs and cats that are in your local shelter, waiting to find their furever family and home. Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted from shelter and rescue groups, but 2.4 million healthy and treatable pets still need our help to find a home each year. The Shelter Pet Project, a … Read entire article »

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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 to be a food blogger, had the idea to reach out to other bloggers as … Read entire article »

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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 year, Philadelphia Magazine picks a home and updates/upgrades/outfits the home with the latest and greatest … Read entire article »

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Be Prepared for National Preparedness Month

Be Prepared for National Preparedness Month

Living on the east coast, it was easy to brush off national weather phenomena. Scary tornados were usually confined to the Midwest, deadly earthquake were a West Coast thing, treacherous blizzards stayed to our north, and devastating hurricanes to our south. But over the years, we’ve had our fair share of bad weather hits, especially in recent years. Super Storm Sandy took many of us off guard, and the past winter of dangerously cold temperatures … Read entire article »

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Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday with a Twitter Party!

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday with a Twitter Party!

“Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Most Americans know this phrase and could undoubtedly identify it as Smokey Bear’s classic mantra. Did you know that 9 out of 10 forest fires are started by humans? And that, thanks to Smokey and his familiar phrase, we have reduced the number of acres lost to wildfires from 22 millions to today’s yearly average of 6.5 million? Smokey is an important figure in our society. And this year he is turning … Read entire article »

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The New and Expanded Meadow at Longwood Gardens

The New and Expanded Meadow at Longwood Gardens

There are so many things I love about living the Philadelphia region: the history, the sites, the culture. I live close enough to the city to visit as often as I’d like and just far enough outside the city to miss out on the chaos. It’s amazing how just outside Philadelphia are up-and-coming towns as well as bucolic rolling fields and farms. The Philly suburbs offers the perfect mix of bustling and quaint. And many are surprised to … Read entire article »

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World Cup Food Safety #WorldCupChat

World Cup Food Safety #WorldCupChat

There are many things to prepare for when it comes to being a World Cup fan. You have to choose the right jersey, you have to make sure to have your match schedule on hand (you wouldn’t want to miss a game, right?) and you have to plan an epic World Cup viewing party! And while the World Cup is not-to-be missed, there are a few things that get overlooked as we prepare for the fun … Read entire article »

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