SaratogaMama Magazine Fall 2014

Behind the Scenes Fall 2014

Introducing SaratogaMama Magazine – Fall 2014! In the midst of your back to school preparation, I hope you can spare a few minute to browse our newest magazine!   In it you’ll find some really awesome features to help make it all a little easier; make you smile, laugh, offer some advice and tips, and as always, to let you know you’re not alone! Our Cover Big thanks to the Saratoga Springs City School District for accommodating our wishes for a {Read More}

Summer to School Transition – Simple Tips for your Family!

The Truth about Summer-2

Ah Summer!  Who does not love those long, lazy days hanging by the pool, staying outside long after the sun goes down, cookouts with friends, and consuming what should be considered an illegal amount of ice-cream and freeze pops? Of course all good things must come to an end but that does not mean the next phase in life can not be good too. As kids and adults transition from one season to the next it is important to emphasize {Read More}

10 Things to Do in Saratoga County Before School Starts!


For many of us, August is a time to start thinking about back to school and a more structured routine.  However, there are few weeks of summer left to enjoy and Saratoga County offers no shortage of fun activities! Before you tackle your school supply list, check out our list of the top ten things to do before summer ends and before school starts! 1. Go the Track We still have about a month of races left! Be sure to check our our Saratoga {Read More}

The Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon 2014

Saratoga Hat Luncheon

Friday, August 15th may have been one of the coldest, dreariest days of the summer but at the Saratoga Racetrack the sun was replaced by beautiful shades of pink brightening up everything from the horses to the clubhouse, as the New York Racing Association (NYRA) celebrated women and their contributions to Thoroughbred racing during “Fabulous Fillies Day”. At the center of the day’s celebratory events was The Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon, presented by ESCADA to benefit the Breast {Read More}

Tips for Stress-Free School Supply Shopping

School Supplies Made Simple

I admit it – I am guilty of trying to enjoy every last minute of my summer and put anything Fall related on the back burner. But with school starting in just a few weeks and moms beginning to receive school supply lists in the mail, it is time to share the most helpful advice and tips I have on buying school supplies! If the thought of leafing through sales fliers and making endless trips to several stores trying to {Read More}

Easy Summer Dinners


As we try to soak up the last few weeks of summer, the last thing you want to be worried about is finding something for dinner or what you’re going to serve at your next BBQ. We’ve got you covered with some fun and easy recipes that are sure to be a hit at any family gathering! SaratogaMama’s Easy Summer Dinners Series from Jodie Fitz Grilled Salmon Spinach and Strawberry Salad Summer Pasta Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Grilled Pizza Teriyaki Turkey {Read More}

Calling All Kids! Saratoga City Center Birthday Art Contest

City Center Birthday

Wish the Saratoga City Center a Happy 30th Birthday by creating a birthday banner, complete with original artwork and birthday greeting. Saratoga City Center Birthday Art Contest Submission Requirements: – Artwork must have a City Center theme – Open to children pre-school through 3rd grade – Original artwork must be on one side of a white, 8.5×11 paper – Please orient the paper horizontally – No three dimensional materials please – Write the child’s name and guardian contact phone number on {Read More}

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Review

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Review

LEGO is a big deal in my house.  I thought of no better way to treat our LEGO lover on his birthday than with a visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester NY!  What made this particular trip even more fun was that our exchange student from Spain (Asia) was with us.  We planned our visit on a Friday in an attempt to avoid some of the weekend crowds. The trip from Saratoga took a little under three hours.  LEGOLAND {Read More}

Inspirational Mom of the Month: Amanda Vitti

July '14

Our Inspirational Mom of the Month 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. — Photography is part of Amanda’s soul; any hint of shyness or uncertainty disappears the moment an opportunity to talk about or take a picture arises. A self described introvert throughout her childhood there is still a definite hint of that in her personality but there is also a {Read More}

Guest Review of Zest in Ballston Spa

Zest Review

My dear friend and frequent SaratogaMama blog and magazine contributor Robin Morgan reviews one of her favorite food spots, Zest!   Like most busy families, we don’t plan our meals very well, and we often run out of time to cook a healthy (and for me, gluten free) meal at the end of the day.  This is why I can say with total honesty that my life has improved since discovering Zest, a Personal Chef and Catering Company on Science Street {Read More}