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May 2013 Blog Posts (10)

Summer Fashion Must Haves

This post is all about striking that perfect balance between comfort and style in the summer months ahead.  As busy moms we have to be in comfortable functional clothing but we shouldn't have to sacrifice our personal style.  Below are a few of my favorites "Summer Fashion Must-Haves" to keep you looking fashionable and cool all summer long!…


Added by Carly Walko on May 31, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Mothers of premature babies, you are NOT alone

At 26 years old and with a two year old at home, I was approaching my 24th gestational week of pregnancy and nesting had begun. I found myself cleaning and doing all the activities I would have done prior to delivery. I felt from the time I was pregnant that I was going to have issues. Unfortunately I was right.

I went into early labor and delivered at 26 weeks. I was very healthy, how could this have happened? Placenta abruption? What was that and what did I do wrong? Devastated that…


Added by Jenn DeLeo on May 28, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

How Being a "Mommy Blogger" Can Add Value to Your Resume

Being a stay-at-home mom is not what it used to be; in fact many stay-at-home moms are changing their title to work-at-home mom and even Business Owner. How is it that so many moms are now bringing home the bacon {even if it is bits of bacon} and also staying home? 

Mommies can now add titles such as Web Guru, Media Maverick and Brand Builder to their…


Added by Clarissa Nassar on May 23, 2013 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Do You Have a Family Disaster Plan?

Natural disasters can strike quickly and force families like yours to evacuate your neighborhood. But families can and do survive such circumstances if they make preparations in advance. Knowing what to do is your best protection—and your responsibility.

These suggestions can help you plan for the worst.

Be informed

Your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter is a great place to start.

Seek answers to these…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on May 22, 2013 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Summer Food Tips:Pineapple The Cheap & Easy Way

Now that it's summer (kind of) around here, we are delving into all the yummy, warm-weather fruits. I love pineapple but I used to never buy it because it is so expensive to buy precut. I was always intimidated by whole pineapples but I just decided for around $2, it was worth learning what to do with them. 

The video below shows me cutting a pineapple the quick and easy way-no fancy tools necessary. When you get yours, remember you want it to be a golden yellow color and soft but not…


Added by Cristie Ritz King on May 22, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Summer vacations -- what are you planning?

So we just got back from a few days in the Poconos and it made me realize we are probably getting a late start already on planning summer trips!!  Yikes!  (Doesn't it seem like every trip with kids needs several months' worth of advance notice?)

I've written down some of my thoughts below, but I would also love to hear what some of you moms are planning -- or have done in the past (and what's worked for you and what…


Added by Alix Hayes on May 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

End-of-the-Year Teacher Gifts

With the end of the school year just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about giving thanks to the men and women who helped our children grow this year--their teachers.  Even if the classmom collects a few dollars from every student, handing your son or daughters teacher a small, personal gift is a nice way to give appreciation for all they did throughout the school year. 

Here are some of my favorite ideas: 

"Thanks for making this school year feel like…


Added by Chrissy Fleming on May 20, 2013 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Top Train Stops in Lancaster County, PA

Did you know May 11 is National Train Day?  For those families who have kids with a passion for trains both big and small, you need to look no further than the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.  These destinations are located all in a very close proximity to one another making this area your one stop destination for family fun.

Photo credit: courtesy of Strasburg…


Added by Beth Keklak on May 10, 2013 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids' Lunchboxes

I'm always asked what I put in my kids' lunchboxes. I know at this time of the year, they might be bored and it's time to switch up a bit. So, here are some healthy snack ideas at my house. You can find a recipe for gluten free granola (which I add to yogurt or apple sauce) on my blog,The Right Hand Mom.…


Added by Cristie Ritz King on May 6, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Wake-Up Calls Can Come in all Shades of Pink

With all that we have going on with family, work, and home responsibilities, sometimes we need a reminder to stop and focus on the little things. When it comes to breast health, something as basic as getting an annual mammogram often falls victim to the “I’ll get to it later” syndrome. However, this is such an important tool in the fight against breast cancer.

When we heard about “Paint the Town Pink” and how Meridian Health has joined forces with…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on May 3, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

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