Unique Last Minute Gift Ideas that Truly Focus on ‘Giving’

Gift Ideas that Truly Focus on Giving

It is hard to believe the holidays are upon us and many of us are still left wondering what to buy for that hard-to-gift person or what other little surprise to put in our children’s stockings. Fortunately we have some last-minute ideas that would make a perfect gift or stocking stuffer and also capture what the holidays are all about; giving and thinking of others. And it does not hurt that some of these offer a little something tangible for {Read More}

SaratogaMama Magazine Winter 2014-2015


Introducing SaratogaMama Magazine – Winter 2014/15! Our Cover This photo was shot last winter at Ellms Family Farm by Dania Bagyi from Kidography by Dania.  Little Dylan was 11 months old and seemed to enjoy the chilly temperatures and snowy day.  We just couldn’t resist featuring this adorable little guy on our cover because he just makes us smile! Our (Holiday) Wish List We switched up the format of our Wish List bit in this issues ‘wish list’ to include some {Read More}

Food Labels: Fool Me Once Shame on You! How Not to Be Fooled Again.

Learn What to Buy and Why

Spring Into Health with Anouk and Danielle is not your ordinary cooking class but rather a workshop that provides participants with an educational component along with teaching a handful of recipes that prove healthy food can be delicious food.  Danielle and Anouk believe, “Knowledge is power so our workshops always start with an informational, interactive talk about good nutrition and how to make better and healthier food choices.” In November, I attended a Spring Into Health workshop that focused on {Read More}

The Genius Plaza: Open House and Giveaway!

The Genius Plaza Giveway

The Genius Plaza is hosting an Open House this Saturday, Dec 6th from 9am-1pm! To celebrate, they are giving one lucky SaratogaMama reader a $100 Visa gift card!   What is The Genius Plaza? The Genius Plaza offers a wide range of unique educational programs and enrichment for kids of all ages. The Genius Plaza Programs include: Bilingual 1/2 day Nursery and Pre-K Program (M,W,F  9-11:30) Homework Club (M-F 3-6pm) Bilingual Kindergarten Wrap (M-F 11:30-3pm) ​After School & Saturday Courses: - {Read More}

Saratoga Holiday Happenings

Holiday Events in Saratoga

This is a big week for holiday happenings and I know you want the scoop!  Saratoga really comes alive this time of year and if you’re up for activity, you’ll find no shortage.  Check out all the Saratoga Holiday events this week! Thursday This Thursday is the annual Saratoga Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.  The tree is located in front of Putnam Market on Broadway.  The ceremony starts around 6:00pm.  Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by horse drawn carriage to officially ring in {Read More}

Small Business Saturday in Saratoga County

small business Saturday Slider

One great way to get some holiday shopping done and support local businesses is Small Business Saturday. We’ve gathered a list of special events and deals happening in Saratoga County to help you plan your Small Business Saturday in Saratoga!  Be sure to check back throughout the week as we will be updating as we learn of more specials!  Saratoga Crafter’s Gallery, 427 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 20% off Creative Sparks, 42 Phila St. Saratoga Springs 1 Free Studio Fee G. Willikers, 461 {Read More}

Family Day at the 2014 Saratoga Festival of Trees Plus Giveaway!

Festival of Trees Ticket Giveaway

It’s time again for the annual Festival of Trees in Saratoga!  This event is a family-favorite and a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season.  The Festival of Trees transforms the Saratoga City Center each year into a magical winter wonderland. At last year’s festival, we adored oohing and ahhing over each of the exquisitely decorated Christmas trees.  After admiring the trees, we were then seated in the dining area for a special ‘sundaes with Santa’.  The kids loved eating ice cream {Read More}

“I’m Pregnant, Not Injured” – 5 Tips to Stay Active During Pregnancy

Active and Pregnant

Guest blogger and personal trainer Kaila Morgante shares her experience and tips on how to stay active during pregnancy and her top 5 tips to keep moving!  I work in the fitness industry, so upon becoming pregnant I was already very active. Our little bundle was a happy surprise and, as an avid runner, I didn’t know when I signed up for a half marathon that fall that I would be 11 weeks along.  I said to myself, “I’ll take each day as it comes {Read More}

An Advent Inspired Calendar that Guarantees You Make the Nice List

Inspring Kindness

Being Jewish I did not grow up celebrating Christmas, although I always found the holiday season especially magical. Now my family celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah which makes the next couple months twice as much fun. To make this year even more memorable I decided to introduce a new tradition to my children; a “Do-Nice Things” Advent inspired calendar. For under ten dollars I purchased all the supplies needed to create our own special calendar. Using poster board, envelopes, and {Read More}

Sometimes a Princess has to be a Princess

Sometimes a Princess has to be a Princess

When my daughter’s teacher called me Halloween morning to report my little girl had been crying since I left her (which is not the norm), I knew I had to go pick her up. I also knew the reason behind this behavior was not because she was getting sick or perhaps had an ear infection as her teacher suspected, although these were reasonable beliefs. I knew the reason had to do with my little one’s Halloween costume. When I dropped {Read More}