The Petite Retreat Event + Ticket Giveaway!

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An awesome is coming to our area and we’ve got the details plus an exclusive ticket giveaway! The Petite Retreat is a luxury baby event presented by our friends at The Bundle Store and Binx and is taking place on November 16th from 10-3pm. This exclusive, educational day will be filled with interactive booths, speakers, demo classes, a stroller terrain track, a child drop off area, deluxe attendee totes and more! The Petite Retreat will Feature: Cub Den: A child drop-off area childcare {Read More}

Healthy Living Market Coupon Matchups for October

Healthy Living Market Coupon Matchups

You know how much we love Healthy Living Market, but we also love saving money!  Thank goodness for some awesome coupon mama’s like Erin from TheSaratogaSaver.com.  She’s put together a Coupon Matchup post for the sale items at Healthy Living Market!  These great deals end on October 28, 2014 so get there soon and SAVE! Produce Organic Carrots – $1.29 lb. Organic Red Pears – 50% off at $1.49 lb. Eco Grown Empire Apples – $3.75 for a 4 lb. tote Eco Grown {Read More}

Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund: Autumn of Giving

Autumn of Giving

Adirondack Trust Company is a locally owned and managed bank with its headquarters in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY. Which is why it makes sense that supporting local businesses and non profit organizations within the communities of  Saratoga County is a big priority for this company. In 2009 the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund, an independent charitable vehicle, was established as a way to encourage local philanthropy and provide financial assistance to non profit organizations including human services, youth development, arts, {Read More}

Apps, Gadgets, and Gizmos for Busy Moms: Incubate

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Ever wake up in the morning with a feeling of content happiness after a great night’s sleep only to suddenly realize it is your mom’s, sister-in-law’s, best friend’s, or college roommate’s birthday and the card you bought with the best of intentions is still sitting on your kitchen counter waiting for a stamp? Or better yet, ever realize the stack of holiday cards you have been meaning to bring to the post office are still in your car and the {Read More}

Finding My ‘Om’

Finding my om

Several months ago, during an intense but gratifying hot yoga class, I felt the undeniable, and unfortunately, all too familiar jolt of excruciating pain shoot through my knee. ‘Not again!’ I grumbled to myself. Over the last few years I had suffered from bouts of tendonitis in my left knee that would force me to take short breaks from some my favorite exercises including yoga and kickboxing. I stubbornly finished out the rest of the yoga class knowing it would {Read More}

How My Five Year Old Defined Fitness For Me

How My Five Year Old Defined Fitness For

I met Amy Haley Hoehn at a class I took recently at Staccato Barre in Saratoga.  We are both mama’s with a passion for weightlifting and fitness in general and I was especially excited that she wanted to share some of her knowledge with me and with us!  Welcome Amy to the SaratogaMama blog… I once described fitness as Fitness.  As in, the body-builder’s version of looking toned and lean in spandex and acrylic nails.  I trained long hours in {Read More}

National Coffee Day 2014 + McDonald’s McCafe Coffee Prize Giveaway

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September 29th 2014 = #NationalCoffeeDay! Many of you know that I really enjoy coffee.  As much as I love to frequent one of the many local and independent coffee shops, with kids in tow and running all over town, convenience sometimes wins.  Say what you will about McDonald’s, but you absolutely can’t beat their price and quality for drive-thru coffee.  I’ve aways been a McDonald’s coffee drinker because for $1, any size, it’s a no-brainer. A little more about the beans… {Read More}

Apps, Gadgets, and Gizmos for Busy Mom: Cozi

Cozi Family Calendar

When I first began researching the Cozi app, a free family organizing app for smartphones, I did not think I would find it useful at this point in my life. It seemed a great app for families with older children who are more independent, have their own smartphones, and are no longer reliant on mom and dad to get them where they need to go. And while it definitely is a great tool for families like this, I was pleasantly {Read More}

Tech Tools for Kids: Questions to Consider

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In the Back To School 2014 SaratogaMama magazine, we introduced several tech tools that are available to support kids in their learning. Over the next few weeks we’ll share some more details about several of the tools and ideas for how kids can use them at home and at school. As you learn more about the tools, here are some questions to consider before introducing your child or students to a new program. Tech Tools for Kids: Questions to Consider {Read More}

School Lunches Made Easy with Healthy Living Market

School Lunches Made Easy

Quick, easy, and healthy.  Is it possible? Yes, I want it all: quick, easy AND healthy!  I work very hard to ensure my kids eat healthy as much as possible.  To make it easier for myself, I use a combination of prepared foods and ‘cheats’ and homemade items.  I like to send my kids to school each day with something homemade, a pumpkin muffin, zucchini bread, or oatmeal breakfast cookie.  I like homemade snacks because I know exactly what my {Read More}