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}

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}

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}

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}

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}

4th of July Crafts, Decorations, Snacks and Events!

4th of july 2014

With 4th of July fast approaching, we’ve gathered some crafts, DIY Decorations, snacks and activities to help you celebrate with your family!  4th of July Crafts for Kids Do your kids love watching the fireworks? They can make their own firework pictures using this method from “I Can Teach My Child”.  Here is another method for kids to create fireworks with paint and q-tips from Sassy Dealz.  Your kids can great this patriotic garland with a few easy steps from Crafty Corner. {Read More}

Father’s Day Photo Session Giveaway from MGOLDENPHOTO

Father's Day Photo Session Giveaway

There’s something so sweet about pictures of kids and their daddies.  It’s beautiful to see the most masculine of men melt while holding their child, and to watch the subtle interactions between dad and his kiddos.  I adore hearing my husband read books to our kids and try to adjust his voice to match each and every character.  Dads are pretty awesome and we think they deserve a little love. One of our newest photographer friends Meaghan Golden of MGOLDENPHOTO.COM is offering {Read More}

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Fathers Day-4

From simple and sweet to the manliest man, our father’s day gift guide has you covered!   A Story of Us  Create a photo album on SnapFish or Shutterfly with pictures of your family. Start from the beginning of your life together of and include captions that go along with the pictures and the special moments you cherish. (Prices vary depending on how many pictures you have and what type of album you choose). Framed Blueprints of Legendary Ballparks ($185, www.Uncommongoods.com) For {Read More}

Mother’s Day Giveaway 2014 – Photo Session from Amanda Vitti Photography!

Amanda Vitti Photography Giveaway

It’s pretty obvious we love mom’s here at SaratogaMama, so we wanted to give you lots of options to win something special for yourself this mother’s day!  All this week we’ll be sharing special giveaways from some of our local friends.  Photography, pampering, apparel, & more! Wishing all of you amazing mama’s and soon-to-be mama’s a most happy mother’s day this year! Prize #1 – Mommy & Me Photo Session from Amanda Vitti Photography! We adore Amanda Vitti’s photographic style and are {Read More}

Mother’s Day Giveaway 2014 – Shellac Manicure from Sanctuary Spa!

Sanctuary Spa Mani

It’s pretty obvious we love mom’s here at SaratogaMama, so we wanted to give you lots of options to win something special for yourself this mother’s day!  All this week we’ll be sharing special giveaways from some of our local friends.  Photography, pampering, apparel, & more! Wishing all of you amazing mama’s and soon-to-be mama’s a most happy mother’s day this year! Prize #2 – Shellac Manicure from Sanctuary Spa! There’s no better place in Saratoga to get pampered than Sanctuary {Read More}