See how my family create their very own Chopped challenge at home for indoor family fun!
We have seen enough tobacco! I talked to my three young adult children to get their perspective on smoking and how to keep kids from starting so we can have a Tobacco Free New York. Find out what I learned and why e-cigarettes are a huge and growing issue.
Talk to your kids about the dangers of smoking and Sign the Petition to Keep Tobacco Out of Sight in New York
Summer is the perfect time to be out and about with your family, having new experiences and making memories. One of my family’s favorite summer adventures is the New York State Fair, because it has so much to offer for all ages. It is the perfect place to make summer memories that will last forever. […]
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I attended a blogger press trip sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate to explore Historic Philadelphia. Travel expense and accommodations were provided. All opinions are my own. It often seems that history is a fascinating subject that school makes boring. Reading about the past in textbooks can be dull, but actually experiencing the sights and sounds […]
Like most teens, my teenage son is always on his phone. Phones are an essential accessory for teens these days, for texting, watching videos, snapchatting and for playing games. The cost of games can add up quickly – even ones that are free to download usually have in-app purchases and paid upgrades. Since my son […]
This post is brought to you by Child Hunger Ends Here and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. It is sad to think that hunger is an issue in a rich, developed country like the United States, yet it is. People living in all 50 states are affected by food insecurity, and children are […]
We are one month into 2016, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? My resolutions this year focus around reducing stress. Lives are so busy, with rushing from activity to activity and accumulating things, but what for? This year I am trying to be more intentional so life is less hectic and less stressful. Here […]
This posts is sponsored by Watersavers.com Winter is just around the corner, and that means it is time to start thinking about winter car care. Taking the time to properly winterize your car not only ensures the comfort and safety of you and your family but also helps you maintain the value of your car. […]
Supporting our troops is important to my family and I. My father was in the army, serving in Germany in the 1950s. He was proud of his service, and enjoyed telling us stories about his experiences in Europe. My Dad was lucky, because Europe was peaceful by the time he was there, so his service […]
This review was made possible by iConnect and Kalahari. I was provided with an overnight stay to facilitate my review and compensation, but all opinions are 100% mine. A few weeks ago my family and I had the chance to check out Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in the Poconos. It was a nice, relaxing mid-week […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BrightMind #CollectiveBias Last week I shared how I was transitioning our 10 year old dog, Dodger, over to PurinaÂ Pro Plan Bright Mind food. This food is specially formulated to increase cognitive awareness in dogs ages 7 and up. […]
Online safety is one of the most important things that you can teach your children! Unfortunately many parents forget about this, or just assume that certain things are obvious, and they are not obvious to kids at all! So it is crucial to sit down with your children and set ground rules about what they […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BrightMind #CollectiveBias Our dog Dodger joined our family just over 9 years ago. After years of pleading from the kids I finally agreed we could get a family dog, and my husband headed off to the dog shelter […]
College is so expensive! Since I graduated from college 20 some years ago the cost of tuition has exploded, and it is estimated that tuition has increased over 1000%! But even as expenses have increased having a college degree has become more and more important for finding a good job in this country. Paying for […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EraseStress #CollectiveBias The new school year brings excitement, but it can also bring stress for kids. After all there are new classes, new friends and sometimes new schools, all of which can make kids nervous. My 11th grade […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #1stImpressionsCount #CollectiveBias My daughter, Eleanor, headed back to college last week, for her second year. Last year she was a nervous freshman, but this year she is a self assured sophomore! In fact she is a resident assistant […]