Mudroom Ruminating


Poet e.e. cummings famously referred to spring as the time of year when the world is “mud-luscious” and “puddle-wonderful”. That’s certainly true here in the Northeast as we wait and hope the April showers bring us May’s promised flowers. Spring is also universally synonymous with “spring cleaning”, a cultural construct in which we all don rubber gloves and take up feather dusters en masse to tackle the monsters of clutter hidden in our closets and underneath our beds. Or at {Read More}

Mama Book Reviews: The Mother of All Meltdowns


Title: The Mother of All Meltdowns Author: A Bunch of Hot Mama’s Losing Their Cool Genre: Non-Fiction (an anthology written by thirty mom bloggers) Before becoming a mom I did not have mini panic attacks on a regular basis, I did not wake up in the middle of the night thinking I heard a child crying when I had not, and I did not have to tell anyone, “No! You can not wear your bathing suit to the gym, it {Read More}

Eenie Meenie Music Spring 2014 Music Together® Class Session Giveaway!

Eenie Meenie Music Giveaway Spring

We’re happy to be back with another major giveaway; a full semester of Music Together® classes with Eenie Meenie Music! — Would you like to learn how to see and support your child’s musical development? Do you want to share the joy of music-making with your children? Want to shake your booty with your baby and have lots of fun? Eenie Meenie Music offers Music Together® family classes in Saratoga and Washington counties in upstate eastern NY. Music Together Spring 2014 Semester Info Temple Sinai, {Read More}

Inspirational Mom of the Month: Kristina Collins

Inspirational Mom of the Month April

Our Inspirational Mom series is sponsored by Bella Rouge Cosmetics and Skincare Boutique and each mom will receive a $25 gift certificate plus a mini facial and makeup application courtesy of Bella Rouge.   — When Kristina Collin’s mom introduced her to a sewing machine at the young age of three, she knew she was teaching a practical life skill, but never imagined she was introducing her daughter to what would not only become a passion but one day a career. In fact Kristina {Read More}

Healthy Living Market Coupon Matchups!

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  She’s put together a Coupon Matchup post for the sale items at Healthy Living Market!  These great deals end on April 29 2014 so get there soon and SAVE!   Grocery Cholula Hot Sauce – $2.50, use $0.75 off 3 Avocados and 1 Cholula Hot Sauce = $1.75 + avocados Happy Baby OG Puffs – $3.29, {Read More}

FabFitFun: Spring Box Review

FabFitFun Review

Chances are if you have a Facebook account you have seen a post about the FabFitFun beauty boxes. For several weeks, Facebook told me which one of my friends liked FabFitFun, and Facebook also suggested I try it too. Not one to doubt Facebook’s opinion I decided to click on the magic button and check out what all the hype was about. What is FabFitFun? Giulianna Rancic put together a team of consultants that help pick out the best of {Read More}

Gadgets, Apps, and Gizmos for Busy Moms: Target’s Cartwheel App

Cartwheel by target

True Story: After years of failing to remember to bring my coupons or bringing my coupons and forgetting to actually hand them over to the cashier, I finally got my act together. I collected all the appropriate coupons, even made a list of the products to buy, made it to the register with the items and so proudly answered ‘yes, I do,’ when asked if I had any coupons. I gave the cashier my neatly organized coupons and could not {Read More}

Spring Break 2014: Guide to Fun in Saratoga

Spring Break 2013

Spring Break Saratoga Events! Spring break in Saratoga County  is coming Monday, April 14th – Friday, April 18th 2014.  Here’s a list of programs and a day-by-day overview of what’s going on and where in and around Saratoga County. Spring Break 2014 Highlights Camps Mopco Improve Camp for Kids, ages 11-15, Monday April 14-18th, 10: 00 AM-2:00 PM, Tuition is $175. You can find more information here. Go Kids Spring Break Camp at the Malta Community Center, for children in {Read More}

Teaching Beauty

Teaching Beauty

The other day my three year old kissed my nose and told me I was beautiful. Having just woken up with my glasses on, hair undone, and suffering from some sort of sinus, throat ailment I wanted to say,”What?!! I look awful. My hair’s a mess, I am wearing my glasses, I have no makeup on,” but I stopped myself. Instead I kissed her back and said,”Thank you, you are beautiful too!” In that moment I fought all my natural {Read More}

A Beginners Guide to Yoga

Beginners Guide Yoga

Guest blogger, Faye Annis from GTS Clothing shares some tips on getting started with yoga.  Interested in starting yoga, but not quite sure about it? Alright, take a deep breath in through the nose… and a deep breath out through the mouth. See you’ve already started! Seeing experienced yogi’s on the cover of Yoga Journal doing poses that seem almost impossible can be intimidating. However, starting a routine yoga practice isn’t about that, it’s about making your practice your own. {Read More}