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!

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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}

Top 9 Social Media Resolutions for 2014

Top 9 Social Media Resolutions for 2014

9 - Get over your Pinterest envy! Pinterest is cool.  A tool to collect the things you want to refer to later, like recipes, crafts, design ideas, and a place to peer into the lives of others we don’t even know. Pinterest creates envy because we’re being fed perfect visuals of perfect lives, of perfect meals, and perfect storage solutions.  Envy can take over our otherwise happy life and ruin us.  Instead of being proud and blessed for all we have, we’re {Read More}

New Year’s Eve in Saratoga – Family Style!

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New Year’s Eve can go either way, especially adding kids to the mix.  You either pay a boatload for a sitter and have one of those seriously amazing night’s out with friends, or you celebrate WITH kids.  Option two may not sound like quite as much fun, but there are plenty of options for New Year’s Eve in Saratoga to make it great, with kids! New Year’s Eve in Saratoga – Family Style! Start at Round Lake Library for their {Read More}

New Year, New You: Family resolutions you can make and keep!

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As we close out 2013 and enter into a brand new year, most of us family-types try and set some goals and strategies for a successful 2014.  The idea of setting goals can be a little overwhelming and a cause for a bit of anxiety.  Focusing on positive changes and realistic expectations will help alleviate the worry. Where to start Start by listing the things that worked in 2013.  Did you finally establish a workable bedtime routine?  Have you made {Read More}

10 Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

Gift Ideas for Teachers

It’s coming down to the wire friends, and this is pretty much the final few days to get those last-minute gifts!  If you still need to pick up something for your child’s teacher(s), let us help! We love our teachers and want to show them how much they are appreciated.  It’s okay if you’re shopping last-minute because there are lots of neat things still available around town. 10 Last Minute & Local Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers 1  Cut your {Read More}

2013 Gift Guide – Holiday Gifts for Elementary

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 Elementary

We’ve scoured all of our favorite local Saratoga County shops to put together our 2013 Holiday Gift Guides!  We hope you enjoy perusing our top picks as much as we enjoyed “shopping” for them! Happy Holidays from SaratogaMama! 2013 Gift Guide – Gifts for Elementary Under $15 1. Once Upon A Northern Night, $15, Northshire Bookstore – Books make a great gift and this one features beautiful illustrations and poetry.  The fabulous staff at Northshire Bookstore can recommend the perfect {Read More}

10 Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Need some ideas for all of those Thanksgiving Leftovers? We’ve gathered 10 recipes that can help you use them up! Pocket Pies from Two Twenty One   Turkey and Stuffing Soup from Food Network  Eggs in a Basket from Jillian Harris  Leftover Turkey Hot Brown Crostini from Nibble me This Turkey Enchiladas from Fabulessly Frugal  Turkey Salad with Celery and Cranberries from William and Sonoma Turkey, Cranberry Relish, Sweet Potato & Gravy Sandwich from Savoring the Thyme Five Layer Turkey Dip {Read More}