Time to celebrate shopping local! As mentioned in more than one of my previous posts, the Amercian Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is near and dear to my heart and I love supporting their annual event called Neighborhood Toy Store Day which occurs this year on Saturday, November 9, 2013. I received several quality toys […]
Small toy retailers hold a special place in my heart because I know that local toy stores support local communities with quality products for kids. My sons still enjoy the train table in our store nearby and now we shop for quality games to meet the growing intelligence of my boys. Our local store owner […]
Have you taken the Food List Challenge on Facebook? I’ve tried 83 of the 100 foods on the list. Given the opportunity, I would likely try all 100. Why? My parents always encouraged me to try new things. As a child and teen, I accompanied them on trips around the world– learning about history, art, language, culture and trying new foods. These family trips inspired a lifelong love of learning and voracious reading habits. But they also made me a more adventurous person, which was definitely a factor in starting my own small business in 2010.
I was recently invited to get a behind-the-scenes view of A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens with other area bloggers. The event, put together by Longwood Gardens with the help of Steph from Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom, was to introduce bloggers to all that Longwood Gardens and Kennett Square has to offer. The night […]
I feel strongly about the need to support local businesses. As you do your holiday shopping, please remember that your purchases can make a difference in your local community. In November, there are two big events that support small businesses: Neighborhood Toy Store Day and Small Business Saturday. Saturday November 10th is the 3rd Annual […]
War Horse comes to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center this November.
Where you do your holiday shopping matters just as much as what you buy. Supporting local stores provides real benefits to your community. Local businesses create jobs and help fund your town’s essential services such as public schools, police and fire departments through their tax dollars. (Read more about why my experience serving on a […]
Boo at the Zoo returns to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo for five full weekends of Halloween-themed family entertainment and activities. Attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season while highlighting wildlife and conservation.
Fall is actually one of my favorite times of year to travel. My friends at TravelingMom.com have created a beautiful and FREE ezine listing some of the best fall getaways for families. If you’re looking for vacation inspiration or even just a few day-trip ideas, you’ll enjoy their suggestions. I’ve actually taken several of the trips […]
I’m only in my mid-30s, but I have the beginning signs of arthritis in my foot and ankle. Nearly every woman in my family develops arthritis eventually, so I used to think joint pain and stiffness was inevitable as I aged. I recently discovered that arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. One in […]