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Have a Food Safe 4th of July!

  The smell of barbecue on the grill, happy picnics with family and friends, pool parties with hamburgers, fresh veggies and delicious fruit and colorful fireworks all evoke the essence of summer and true Americana. We dream about it all year long and rejoice when the season of sunshine and outdoors has finally arrived…summer! Before you gear up for your plethora of summer festivities, let’s talk about food safety during the summer. Not to be a buzzkill, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Food, Food Safety, Health, Safety, Seasonal, Socially Conscious, Summer

Summer is the Perfect Time to Head Outdoors and Discover the Forest

Summer is the Perfect Time to Head Outdoors and Discover the Forest

Bright sunshine, a fresh breeze, warm weather and the sounds of birds tweeting are just a few of the great things about summer. The gorgeous weather alone is compelling enough to tempt anyone off the couch and I am making it a point to get my family outdoors and active all summer long. Valley Forge National Park is very close to us and we’re lucky to have smaller parks nearby as well. Did you know that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Educational, Kindergartners, Parenting, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Summer

My Summertime #Solestory

My Summertime #Solestory

*I was sent product to facilitate this review and post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” I am going to preface my story with the fact that I will always choose comfort over style when it comes to shoes. ALWAYS. I just cannot stand to have uncomfortable shoes on. I can’t even function in them. Jimmy Choos, Manolo Blahniks? No thank you. Unless they’re very comfortable flats. It’s now post-Memorial Day weekend and if you haven’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories (Adult), Daddy Gifts, Gift Ideas, Health, Hip Find, Mommy Gifts, Shoes (Adult), Summer

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

Cleaning Pool Toys and Outdoor Furniture

Cleaning Pool Toys and Outdoor Furniture

Summer is my favorite season. My kids love swimming, playing and dining outside. Aside from battling pesky mosquitoes during our evening meals, our biggest outdoor challenge is finding a way to clean patio furniture and grimy pool toys. Arm & Hammer has challenged me to use their baking soda to ease some of my outside cleaning pain. Knowing how versatile and effective baking soda is when I’m cleaning my bathroom and kitchen, I’m optimistic about using it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cleaning, Contests, Featured, Summer, Uncategorized

Fab Find: Tuffo Waterproof Outdoor Blanket

Fab Find: Tuffo Waterproof Outdoor Blanket

Summer means days at the beach, picnics, playdates at the park and outdoor concerts and fireworks displays. Unless you enjoy sitting on the grass, it’s helpful to have a blanket handy. The folks at Vat19 sent me a Tuffo Outdoor Waterproof Blanket to review. The top cover is soft enough for a baby, and the cushioned-blanket is big enough to accommodate a family of four. The waterproof nylon underside keeps you dry even when the ground is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertaining, Featured, Gift Ideas, Home and Decorating, Summer

No-Rinse Shampoo and Baby Wash from Oopsy Daisy

No-Rinse Shampoo and Baby Wash from Oopsy Daisy

Parents everywhere are going to be thrilled with the Oopsy Daisy Beautiful Baby no-rinse shampoo and body wash products. Inevitably, babies are at their messiest when you want them to look their best. Suddenly, your tot decides to wear a bowl of food as her hat right before grandma’s birthday party. Or, you are traveling with the next stop hours away and your sensitive toddler is crying because her hands are sticky. Or perhaps you just … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bath Time, Contests, Pre-schoolers, Summer, Toddlers, Travel

Teach Your Child to Swim with Konfidence

Teach Your Child to Swim with Konfidence

I was a water baby and I am hoping my little girl will also take to swimming. Mom-owned Konfidence has a great line of safety products designed to help teach babies, toddlers and children to swim. The entrepreneur behind Konfidence knows that early exposure to proper swimming techniques not only encourages a fun family activity, it also helps prevent water-related accidents. We’ll be trying the toddler float suit out this spring and publishing a review, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Coupons, Safety, Summer