LEGO Wild Forest at Bronx Zoo (Giveaway- 2 winners)

lego gorilla

Check out the LEGO Family Challenge, part of the LEGO Wild Forest at the Bronx Zoo this Summer! I love going to the zoo. I always have.  I love that one of my favorite places to go has teamed up with one of my favorite things to do- building with LEGO bricks.   I'm happy my ...

Step2 Rain Barrel

Step2 Rain Barrel

We do a lot of gardening in our family- we have a large vegetable garden, plus separate beds for pumpkins, rhubarb, asparagus, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.  This can make for a lot of watering needs, especially when you add in all of our other planting areas.  Having a larger sized yard makes it kind of ...

Talking with your girls about their period #KotexMom

I started getting my period when I was 10 years old. Fifth grade- in March, to be more exact. My parents were gone for the day- and remember, this was before the era of cell phones...they were at Power Squadron classes and who knew when they'd be home.  I was home with my brother B ...

HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE: STRIKE UP A STORY #smores #campbondfire

sticky smores

Summer is here and with summer, comes camp.  Many of my fondest memories from childhood are from my summers spent at Camp Nokomis, on an island on Lake Winnipesaukee...many of my dearest friends are friends I met at camp.  Camp is something I truly believe everyone should have the chance to experience- whether just a ...

My shopping experience with the Catalogue app from TheFind.com

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I love shopping online.  I've found a new way to love it, even more.  I can shop from my iPad, on the couch, without even getting up. I actually DID shop a few weeks ago, from my iPad, during commercials of a movie we were watching.  It was like the best of all worlds.  I ...

We kicked off the summer with a ConAgra Backyard Bash #BackyardBash

do you know where your food comes from

This weekend was Memorial Day.  The official kick-off to summertime.  We celebrated as many did, with a (low-key) barbecue bash for family and friends. We had some friends over for a #BackyardBash and had a blast in between the rolling thunder that kept threatening downpours and lightning every time we got into the pool....but we ...

The Avengers Assemble at the Bronx Zoo this weekend!

avengers at bronx zoo

Head to the Bronx Zoo for the Animal Tales Extravaganza,  "Marvel’s Avengers: Super Heroes Saving the Earth” event!  This is an exclusive event this weekend only - and the ONLY place in the US where all 4 characters from Avengers Assemble (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the HULK)will be in costume before the new meie releases on ...

Can local honey help with seasonal allergies? #ClaritinMomCrew

pure wild flower honey

If you have seasonal allergies, or have someone in your family who suffers from them, you've probably researched ways to help relieve allergy symptoms.  When it became apparent a few years ago that my little guy suffered from seasonal allergies, one of the first things I did was start researching effective remedies.  My kids are ...