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Spring Style Guide for Busy Moms

By savannahmarie

Ok, it’s finally starting to warm up, so away go the heavy sweaters and winter coats! Yay! Of course, as a mom, it can be hard to find the time to freshen up your own style for a new season. Luckily, you don’t need a whole new wardrobe or a weekend shopping expedition to make it happen. Layer... Read More

Great Wolf Lodge New England-Big Resort-Big Fun!

By debraferrie

What kid doesn't love an indoor water park and battling dragons and wizards while in their bathing suit or jammies? How about an ice cream by the fireplace or story time in the lobby? And so much more to explore! And now anyone who lives in Long Island, Connecticut or lower New York has a choice wh... Read More

Spring Days Out on Long Island (With "Bigger" Kids)

By debraferrie

Is it really spring? The ground has barely thawed, but I'm thinking of all the wonderful places I can take my kids this Spring. Having kids that are not so little anymore- 14, 12 and 8- changes the dynamics for us. No more little kid children's museums playing with plastic vegetables or days at the ... Read More

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