Featured Biz: Upstate Concierge Medicine

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It’s 2am and baby spikes a fever.  You remember somewhere in the medicine cabinet you had some children’s tylenol but the date has expired and the dosing instructions are unclear.  Or, it’s the start of a busy work day and you develop your typical UTI symptoms but don’t have time to schedule an appointment.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could pick up the phone and be connected to a doctor who can advise you on what to do or call {Read More}

Searching for a Moment of Clarity | Clarity Juice Giveaway

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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}

Local Parents Share Their Go Kids Experience + Giveaway

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Go Kids has been in business now for a little over a year and the program has served hundreds of families.  Go Kids has expanded it’s business and now offers summer camp programs, classes in conjunction with Healthy Living Market, and even healthy home cooking classes.  Still the crux of the business is just as it’s always been; promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping kids to develop a lifelong passion for sports. At SaratogaMama, we’ve worked with Go Kids and owner {Read More}

My Top Ten Must-Have Items at Healthy Living Market!

10 Must Have Items at Healthy Living Market

I’ve adored shopping at Healthy Living Market in Saratoga Springs since the day they opened their doors.  I probably make a weekly trip there, sometimes to pick up a few quick items, and other times to do some major shopping.  I eat a fairly healthy diet; paleo about 80% of the time with a little added grain like quinoa and brown rice and a cheat now and then with some really great cheese (and chocolate!).  The rest of my family…. {Read More}

All About: Amazing Athletes plus Giveaway!

Amazing Athletes of the Capital Region

Amazing Athletes is a year-round developmental sports and fitness program for children 2-6 years old.  The program teaches children the basic fundamentals and mechanics of 9 different sports and incorporates activities proven to build and mature a child’s motor development, hand-eye coordination and cardiovascular fitness.  Each class also incorporate two sports, activities to promote stretching and muscle tone, and games and obstacle courses to keep your child moving while having a blast. We met owner Jessica Perrott recently at an Amazing {Read More}

All About: Karna Fitness of the Capital Region

All About Karna Fitness

With 2014 right around the corner, most of us have goals and resolutions which might include eating healthier or starting an exercise program.  Lucky for us, we have tons of local options and resources to help achieve our goals.  I’ve known trainer Britta Hogue for a while now, and have taken several classes from her.  I was really excited to hear that she had launched a new fitness program for women called Karna Fitness. What is Karna Fitness? Karna Fitness {Read More}

All About: Capital Region Vein Centre

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Kids are awesome, but sometimes the affect that being pregnant and giving birth has on our bodies is not so awesome.  I definitely noticed more stretch marks and unsightly varicose veins after each pregnancy.  I was happy to learn about Dr. Fort and the Capital Region Vein Centre located in Schenectady!  Check them out for yourself… — About Dr. Fort and the Capital Region Vein Centre Capital Region Vein Centre Capital Region Vein Centre was founded in 1995 and is the {Read More}

All About: Contemporary Athlete in Clifton Park

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Contemporary Athlete is having an Open House on Saturday, October 5th from 2 to 5 pm at their new location at 1 Fairchild Square, Suite #115 in Clifton Park, NY.  Here’s some more info about this unique training facility! All About: Contemporary Athlete Contemporary Athlete is a high performance training facility for athletes of all ages and all disciplines.  Hard work and results are what this center is all about.  Trainer Dave Bender (with lots of certifications after his name {Read More}

All About: Creative Dance Arts

Creative Dance Arts

I get a lot of reader questions about dance options and programs for kids.  We really like Creative Dance Arts because of their non-competitive approach to teaching dance and the wide variety of classes the offer for all ages, from toddlers to adults.  Their friendly and welcoming atmosphere is ideal for the beginning student as well as the accomplished dancer. Creative Dance Arts was founded in 1975 by Donna Smead-Turner and passed on to Patti Friedman in 1999.  The focus {Read More}

Thinking Disney? Keep it Simple with Magic of Mickey Travel

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Kim Jordan is a local mom and travel agent with Magic of Mickey specializing in all things Disney.  Magic of Mickey Travel is an authorized Disney Vacation planning service.  Kim is a mama of two cool kiddos and has a passion for helping others plan the most awesome Disney vacation possible. She’s an absolute pro on when to go, where to stay, what to avoid, how to find the cheapest rates, where to eat, and how to make the most {Read More}