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6 Tips for Starting Your Children on Chores

By savannahmarie

Parenting is the one thing that we can all agree to disagree on. With different views on discipline, screen time, nutrition and other factors, it seems like getting every mother on the same page is impossible. One thing we can all agree on? The importance of children helping out around the home. ... Read More

7 Smart Ways for Parents to Spend Their Tax Refunds

By savannahmarie

Most parents wouldn't classify filing their taxes as a fun activity, but getting a refund is definitely a huge perk. Although it’s often tempting to use that money for frivolous things, there are plenty of practical and worthwhile ways to spend the funds. Keep reading to learn about seven of them.... Read More

Talking to Your College-Bound Kid About Alcohol

By savannahmarie

Unfortunately, alcohol-related incidences at colleges across the country have led to tragic results. It does little to ease the minds of parents with children headed to college next fall. Instead of ignoring or assuming that your child knows how to treat alcohol responsibly, it’s better to arm you... Read More

Simple Ways for Moms to Make Money in the New Year

By savannahmarie

Being a mom can be tough. From diapers to midnight feedings to helping with homework after dinner, the duties seem endless. Just when you think you’re all caught up, bills are paid and the dishes are done, someone says, “Mom, we’re out of …” Just like that, you’re figuring out when and h... Read More

7 Things To Be Thankful For Right Now

By debraferrie

It's so easy to be negative and to complain isn't it?  There's traffic, bills, taxes. There's the common core and health insurance issues. Not to mention the normal every day stress of getting several kids to activities, doing homework, keeping the house clean and managing to buy enough food to act... Read More

5 Tips for Mastering Holiday Shopping the Week Before Christmas

By savannahmarie

The holidays ought to be a time of joy and love and generosity, a time to show your loved ones how much you care with a little gift or two. Unfortunately, the physical, mental and financial stress of holiday shopping can severely drain the joy out of holiday gift-giving. Fortunately, much of that... Read More

The Gift Guide for All Types of NYC Moms

By savannahmarie

As a mother in the city that never sleeps, you have even more opportunities than moms in other places to help your youngsters get into the holiday spirit, whether that means checking out the huge Christmas tree and going ice skating at Rockefeller Center or taking the tots to Macy’s to let them si... Read More

Tips for Throwing the Ultimate Thanksgiving Get-Together

By savannahmarie

Thanksgiving is the ultimate family holiday — a long weekend of togetherness, fantastic food and enlightening conversations. It’s a great time for your children to have fun with their cousins and for us adults to personally reconnect in a world of seemingly non-stop busyness. If you’re host... Read More

6 Iconic Fall Activities in New York City

By savannahmarie

Beautiful technicolor leaves, hay rides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes; surely such beloved fall delights can only be experienced in rural towns and country sides. Right? Wrong! Fall loving New York City families need not resign themselves to long trips to the country to enjoy the wonders of aut... Read More

Fair and Festival Season is Coming to Town

By savannahmarie

Things that are worth the five hour drive from the city to Syracuse are few and far between.  Still, a lot of families, car fanatics and horse lovers drive much farther than that to attend the many illustrious events of the New York State Fair every year for Labor Day weekend.  With crowds that ca... Read More