Four minutes. Four minutes a day is all it takes to keep our mouths healthy. As a mom, I can attest to the frustration that is involved with getting kids to brush their teeth. It starts when they are little, and they kick and scream before letting you pry their mouths open to scrub off […]
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 […]
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 […]
The 2014 Hurricane Season is Upon Us- Are You Prepared?
My husband and I have always made sure to keep extra supplies for emergencies and we are fortunate that hurricanes don’t typically come this far inland but we do get power outages during storms and have friends in hurricane zones. Right now, Hurricane Arthur is headed for Southern shores and a little planning goes a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mini Acts Mighty Impact Contest by Auntie Anne’s
Do you know someone who continually gives and gives and never asks back — someone who may have done something they feel is small but its ripples carry far and wide? Auntie Ann’s is giving you the opportunity to nominate someone exactly like that for the Mini Acts Mighty Impact contest running now through June […]
Know Your Zone for Hurricane Preparedness Week
Hurricane season is here (not to mention the crazy hail we saw this week) and New Yorkers have several resources available to them that you need to be aware of in case of emergency. KNOW YOUR ZONE To begin with, it’s important to Know Your Zone and therefore, the evacuation plan for your area. Resources […]
May is Stroke Awareness Month- How to Recognize a Stroke F.A.S.T.
If you know what it’s like to have a friend or family member suffer a stroke, you know how hard it can be. A few weeks ago, I had two elderly family members (a husband and wife ironically) both suffer strokes within days of one another. They ended up in different hospitals and going to […]
Sign the Petition to #BringBackOurGirls
On April 15th, an estimated 234 girls between 16 and 18 years old were taken from a school in northeastern Nigeria by a group of Islamic militants called Boko Haram. That’s all that is known for sure. The girls are believed to have been taken into the Sambisa forest. The forest, reportedly quite thick […]