6 (Sad but True) Wardrobe Essentials for Moms

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Recently while perusing my Facebook feed I saw, “Capture Kate Moss’s Style With These 9 Wardrobe Essentials”. Well, of course who does not want to emulate Kate Moss? I clicked through each slide and had the same thought running through my mind, “but it’s freaking Kate Moss!” She may be short by model standards but she’s tall to my barely 5’2″ frame and she’s soooo skinny! Wasn’t she the waif of the 90’s? And then I come back to the {Read More}

Sage-Femme Shares Family Fun Day!

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Join Sage-Femme Midwifery for a fundraiser being held on Saturday, January 24th to support Sage-Femme Shares. Sage-Femme Shares is a new fund at Sage-Femme Midwifery to help out families who need a little support with expenses related to a home birth. Funds raised from this event will go towards enabling low income mamas to afford birth supplies, food grade supplements (not often covered by insurance), support belts, birth balls, pool rentals, chiropractic adjustments, etc….all of which can enhance their well-being during {Read More}

Featured Biz: Nourishing Minds Tutoring Saratoga

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At Nourishing Minds Tutoring Saratoga, their core belief is that all children have the right to learn and deserve to succeed in school. They specialize in tutoring children in grades K through 6 in the core school subjects of English Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Math, and Science. Whether your child excels at school or finds learning to be a challenge, private tutoring may be the answer. With the introduction of the Common Core State Standards, many children are finding the transition {Read More}

Martin Luther King Jr Day Family Fun

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Looking for something to do as a family on Monday? Here are some local family friendly events! Animal Survival Hike at Moreau Lake State Park 10:00 am-11:30 am, all ages, $2 for adults and children, $1 for seniors, pre-registration required. Beginner’s Snowshoe at Saratoga Spa State Park  CANCELLED Due to icy conditions 10:00 am, all ages, $5 per person with rental, call to register. Nature in Winter Snowshoe Walk at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park 10:30 am, all ages,  snowshoe rental {Read More}

Mama Book Review: Orphan Train

Orphan Train Book Review

Title: Orphan Train Author: Christina Baker Kline Genre: Historical Fiction Beginning in 1852 and continuing through the early 1900’s the first concept of foster care began with Orphan Trains. These trains carried over 120,000 abandoned and orphaned children from the streets of New York to rural parts of the mid-west. The concept was to place these children in homes where families needed extra help around the house and/or on farms and in return these children would be given a safe {Read More}

Mama Review: Tumblewool Dryer Balls


  This past year I made the switch from dryer sheets to dryer balls. I thought it would be one less thing I had to remember at the grocery store, maybe save some money and  cut the chemicals that are used on dryer sheets.  So when Tumblewool reached out to us and asked if we would be interested in trying their product, I was happy to look into a local option for purchase. Here are the top 5 reasons why {Read More}

Mama Review: Baby Sign Language


I recently had the opportunity to try the Standard Baby Sign Language Kit from Babysignlanguage.com, with my son who just turned one. When the kit first arrived I was a little overwhelmed, there was quite a bit to it and I wasn’t sure I wanted to fully commit to the whole program. As I began to explore though, I realized that while the kit provides everything you need to support teaching your little one sign language,  I could do as {Read More}

2015 Kid Picks Winners!

Kid Picks Winner 2015

We thank you for making our second annual Kid Picks awards a huge success!  A record number of you shared your opinion with us about your favorite family-friendly places in Saratoga County and we are pleased to announce the 2015 Kid Picks winners! – Favorite Childcare Facility (Saratoga County) Maple Leaf Childcare Center Learning to Know Favorite Preschool (Saratoga County) Saratoga Independent School Malta Montessori Favorite Private School (Saratoga County) Saratoga Independent School Malta Montessori Favorite Playground Shenantaha Creek Park, Malta {Read More}

New Year’s Eve in Saratoga – Family Style!

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New Year’s Eve can go either way, especially adding kids to the mix.  You either pay a boatload for a sitter and have one of those seriously amazing night’s out with friends, or you celebrate WITH kids.  Option two may not sound like quite as much fun, but there are plenty of options for New Year’s Eve in Saratoga to make it great, with kids! New Year’s Eve in Saratoga – Family Style! Start at Round Lake Library for their {Read More}

Don’t Let Facebook Keep You From Being In The Moment

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One word to describe Facebook is ‘addicting’ Let’s face it, very few of us are immune to the social media phenomenon that has taken place over the last five or so years. There was a time not so long ago when moms would meet up for play dates and discuss their favorite soap operas or night time dramas like ‘Sex and The City” and “Desperate Housewives”, but now reality has become way more interesting and  gossip worthy than fiction. Reality {Read More}