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}

Cirque du Soleil Dralion Ticket Giveaway!

Dralion Ticket Giveaway

Cirque du Soleil Dralion is coming to Albany October 2-5, 2014! From October 2-5, 2014, Albany will have an opportunity to experience this unique and colorful Cirque du Soleil signature production that has performed in more than 150 cities. Dralion will be presented at the Times Union Center for six performances only.  Tickets for the shows are available at or by calling 1-800-745-3000. About the show Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion(pronounced “Dra-lee-on”) draws its inspiration from {Read More}

Ready, Set, GO! Tips to get kids moving!

Tips to Get Kids Moving

With childhood obesity on the rise and childhood activity on the decline getting our kids moving is an important component to parenting today. According to the Centers for Disease Control, children and adolescents should be getting 60 minutes a day of mostly aerobic exercise.  Aerobic activities are those that get a person breathing deeper and their heart beating faster.  With children the key is to keep it fun and variable.  Keep in mind those 60 minutes a day don’t have {Read More}

Searching for a Moment of Clarity | Clarity Juice Giveaway

Clarity Juice Slider

I met Sydney Peyser, owner of Clarity Juice over a year ago at the SaratogaMama Women’s Business Expo.  Thankfully our paths have crossed numerous times since then and it’s been fun seeing her business grow!  As a busy mom, I was especially excited at the launch of the Clarity Juice cold-pressed bottled juice.  ‘Convenience’ and ‘health food’ don’t often go hand-in-hand, so I love that I can pick up a juice and fuel myself and my kids with a huge dose {Read More}

The Last Five

The Last Five

The beginning of kindergarten feels like stepping onto a fast moving roller coaster; once you are on there is no choice but to go forward through all the twists and turns and the ups and downs. Up until now, even though it did not always feel it, life was calm. Life was slow, straight forward, sure there were bumps in the road but we had time. Time to cuddle, time to play, time to make mistakes and forgive, time to {Read More}

Malta 5K Race Coming Up Soon!

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I Love Running!  (when I’m done) On Saturday, September 6th, the Malta Business and Professional Association, will host the 5th annual Malta 5K road race, starting at 8:30 a.m.  This is one race that I always participate in and is one of my favorites!  I’m not an avid runner, but I do enjoy running to stay in shape and I like to do a handful of races every year to keep things interesting.  This particular race offers a really neat {Read More}

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!

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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}