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As I write this post, the family and I are still on the mend from the flu for over two weeks. From experiencing fever, sore throat, cough, congestion, fatigue, aches…it all put the “ick” in sick for this family! So, when my friends over at Dr. Cocoa™ for Children asked me to participate in the “Relief With A Smile” campaign I jumped at the chance. OK, so aside from giving extra hugs and kisses, letting them watch their favorite TV shows or allowing them to have ice cream to soothe their sore throats have been...

This year, do yourself a favor and give yourself a gift – the gift of a stress-free holiday that is. Mapping out holiday travel plans or your grocery lists for hosting a holiday party can be a recipe for disaster, especially when you add winter weather, long lines, traffic jams, temper tantrums and demanding in-laws…geez, that’s a lot of distractions! So today I am going to share with you my top 6 savvy travel tips that will no longer allow you to have panic attacks or anxiety: 1. Don’t Repeat the Past....

Over the weekend, my Kindergartner and I were both working on his take home project and had a blast doing so! If you are looking for something creative to do this Thanksgiving then this is the project that the whole family can fall in love with! Turkey In Disguise….Save your turkey from being eaten.  Here are some great reads for your family to get you in the Turkey In Disguise mood! Amazon.com Widgets Also be sure to awesome DIY Turkey in Disguise found on the web as well as a printable just for you! ...

Leslie Vandever who is a professional journalist and freelance writer with more than 25 years of experience. She lives in the foothills of Northern California where she writes for Healthline. “80 percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen In this day of ‘round-the-clock fitness centers, boot camp-style training courses for suburban moms, and TV commercials blaring at us to get this fitness video or that muscle-building-fat-burning-coffee-making machine, we should all be as fit and healthy as Navy Seals, if not as uniformly...

What I Wore:  Top: Victoria’s Secret (similar); Black pleated skirt; Stella & Dot jewelry; Studded Gladiator Sandals  Yesterday, I was invited to attend a fabulous Tweet-Up event hosted by Children’s Tylenol located on the rooftop of the Hudson Terrace NYC located at 621 West 46th Street.  Among the sea of beautiful bloggers were moms like me, who were vying to ask the well renowned pediatrician and author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About...

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**DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored blog post & giveaway campaign on behalf of One2One Network for Huggies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.** With a now very active 18 month old, we have been dealing with constant change and thankfully Huggies Little Movers is going along for the ride. As a mom on the go,  I can always get a little more of sleep or time.. but all in all what a mom needs is to be flexible.  With the change in sleeping patterns,...

Remember her as Paris Hilton’s sidekick on “The Simple Life”??? And now entrepreneur, philanthropist, writer, actress, mother, fashion icon and now most importantly “BFF in my head”, Nicole Richie has made a return on TV, starring in her reality show on VH1 called #CandidlyNicole.   And after only watching the first episode I was….. image: vh1 ...

If you haven’t heard of the latest exercise trend or are thinking of jumping on the Soul Cycle band wagon..then this is indeed a must read. With a mash up of cardio fitness, motivational sayings, celebrity sightings and the excitement that comes from (an expensive – begins at $32 for a class) 45 minute class you are sure to leave with an overwhelming feeling that you can conquer the world. And before you sign up please read 5 MUST THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR FIRST SOUL CYCLE CLASS: ...

With an amazing husband, two incredible children, and the blink of an eye later, I’m here, at the age of 40.  Turning 40 has also been a series of first for me.  From incorporating a healthy lifestyle, friend detoxing and going through my first mammogram.   So today I thought I would share a little more about what to expect at your first mammogram! I’m sure that some of the procedure and equipment varies from clinic to clinic, but here’s a general overview of Mammogram 101: ...

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