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

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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

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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 – Shellac Manicure from Sanctuary Spa!

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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}

Mother’s Day Giveaway 2014 – Oatmeal Full Zip from GTS Clothing!

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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 #3 – Oatmeal Full Zip from GTS Clothing! We’re huge fans of local GTS Clothing for their awesome {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}

Your Help Needed for Floyd Warriors Project Easter Bunny 2014!

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Two years ago I learned about about a wonderful Saratoga Springs organization called Floyd Warriors. Their mission is very simple: to help families cope with cancer, one household at a time.  Floyd Warriors assists families with necessities like getting meals delivered, houses cleaned, and kids cared for while a parent is undergoing treatment for cancer. This Easter season, the organization will be embarking on its 5th annual Project Easter Bunny. Donations of toys and candy needed! The idea of Project Easter {Read More}

Old Fashioned Romance is Not Dead, It Just Needs to be Revived!

Old Fashioned Romance

My grandparents had a true romance. I am talking romantic movie, country love song kind of love. They would go out for romantic dinners and dance the night away. While doing the dishes my grandfather would throw down the dish towel and grab his wife by the waist, dancing her around the room. Every time my mom tells me these stories I feel hopeful that kind of love can exist in marriages today. It seems opportunities for simple romance are {Read More}

Top Ideas for a Family Fun Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to remind your family how special they are to you. Here are some ideas of things you can do with your family to make Valentine’s Day extra special and have fun doing it!  Snacks  Start the day with a “Smooches” Smoothie from Family Focus Blog. For dinner, how about heart shaped pizza? Below is one example from Coupon Cooking Cook. Lay out all of the toppings and let kids create their own personal pan {Read More}

DIY Valentines For Kids

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, your kids might already be thinking about the Valentines that they are going to give and receive. We’ve gathered some DIY Valentines that you and your kids can easily create together!   Buy a box of Teddy Grahams and have your kids design their own labels to create something like this from Motherhood Moments. This is probably one of my favorite ones I found, “You Color My Heart” from A Mom With A lesson Plan. Have {Read More}