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Planting a Spring Garden

By savannahmarie

For me, one of the best parts of spring is the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables that are available at farmers markets and roadside stands, not to mention the gorgeous flowers that spring to life and color the landscape. Produce that’s in season just tastes better, and knowing it comes from lo... Read More

4 Long Island Spring Break Ideas

By debraferrie

Spring is in the air (sort of) and soon the kids will have their Spring Break. If you're not flying down south or heading out of town, and can take a few "family" days, why not make it a Long Island Staycation by scheduling a new event or activity each day of the week? Based on weather, you can alt... Read More

Spotlight on: Miss Lulu's Sweet Treats on Long Island

By debraferrie

Everyone loves treats and sweets right? But not everyone can bake like this gal! I recently got to chat with Nicole, an entrepreneurial Mom and former teacher who started Miss Lulu's Sweet Treats on Long Island right out of her home. What inspired you to start your Miss Lulu's? At the end of... Read More

Tasty Trend: Cupcake ATM In New York City

By debraferrie

New Yorkers certainly have enough food options, and they will now have a 24 hour cupcake ATM! Yes, you read that right. For all the vending machine lovers and sweet teeth out there, now you can visit New York City's first cupcake ATM which holds an unbelievable 760 cupcakes at a time! Just don't go ... Read More

ChickenKidz Consignment Event In Riverhead, New York

By debraferrie

Looking for something to do on the weekend of March 21st? It's not yard sale season yet but you can shop for some excellent bargains indoors at the Chickenkidz Consignment event. I spoke with Susan, the owner of this event, to learn more.   What is the ChickenKidz Consigment event? It'... Read More

Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: The Sobering Truth

By savannahmarie

We all know it’s wrong to drink alcohol while pregnant. It’s something we heard about way back in high school health class, saw in public-service ads and read about in parenting magazines. Sometimes, though, it can be easy to slip up – like that glass of champagne on New Year’s Eve or a beer... Read More

Spotlight on: Breathe Inspiring Gifts in Port Jefferson

By debraferrie

Located in the beautiful town of Port Jefferson Village, on the trendy and charming East Main Street, Breathe is one of those stores that makes you want to spend an hour browsing and exploring unique items you'd have a hard time finding anywhere else local. It's an eclectic new age shop with everyth... Read More

Best Eco-Friendly Parks in NYC

By savannahmarie

If you’re a city mom, you know it can sometimes be difficult to get your kids outside for playtime. If you live in an apartment or condo and don’t have a backyard of your own, you need to have a plan for your children to get their fresh air and exercise. Fortunately, people are becoming more awa... Read More

Snow Day Fun In NYC

By savannahmarie

Snow days are a glorious thing for kids of all ages -- a day with no school or work when you can build a new best friend out a snow, construct an igloo for him to call home and decorate his lawn with a few snow angels. You can embark on a battle of epic proportions if you know how to make a snowball... Read More

7 Off-the-Beaten-Path Places To Go With Kids On Long Island

By debraferrie

I've blogged before about family fun in Suffolk County, top museums and plenty of day trips, but how about some off -the- beaten- path fun places to go with your kids right here on Long Island? Here are 7 less mainstream but very fun things to do: 1-  Visit Jungle Bob's Reptile World in Cent... Read More