Allergy Free Treats For Halloween

Allergy Free Halloween Treat Ideas

Who doesn’t love Halloween? The fabulous costumes, parties, tasty treats, and all the fun, spooky decorations and scary movies that are meant to entertain and playfully frighten are loads of fun for both adults and children. Unfortunately when you are a parent of a child with a food allergy Halloween becomes more scary than fun. With nearly 6 million children believed to have food allergies (www.foodallergy.org), the chances are pretty high at least one of the little goblins, witches, or {Read More}

Tech Tools for Kids: Glogster Edu

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In the Fall SaratogaMama magazine, we briefly introduced you to Glogster, a digital poster creator, in this post we’ll share some more detailed information on Glogster and resources for using it. While Glogster Edu is focused towards educators, parents can easily sign their children up well. What Glogster does: Kids can create digital posters that incorporate videos, images, text and hyperlinks. Age requirements for site: In order for children to access Glogster Edu, a parent or teacher must first create an {Read More}

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}