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January 2014 Blog Archive

What the new 65 Pound LATCH rule means

Statistics for proper car seat installation haven’t changed in more than a decade. Despite changes in federal regulations, the availability of car seat installation checks and ongoing education campaigns, three out of four car seats are installed incorrectly. While some may need minor adjustments for proper installation, others sometimes need to start from ground one. It only seems like an advanced degree may be needed in “installationology” but by starting off with the basics you’re one step closer to success.

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PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES THE MUSICAL

Don't miss Vital Theatre's sweet new show, PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES THE MUSICAL based on the popular book by NYC mom Sheryl Berk and her 11-year-old daughter Carrie Berk. This adorable story about friendship and frosting is perfect for ages 6-12. Performances run March 15th thru April 27 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm. All tickets are $30.00.

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Baby Love

Of all the style situations, the one that seems to be as exciting as it is daunting is dressing the baby bump. I am not there yet, nor have I been but from what I hear via friends and clients is that it is the cute factor of the belly draws you in, yes I can do this be all adorable and pregnant, but then the reality of a wardrobe budget and what works with your new figure all ends up being quite overwhelming. Enter me :) Just like any other fashion conundrum my approach to making you look as blissful on the outside as you feel on the inside is about mixing the high and low brands and putting an emphasis on fit.

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Join The Battle

I am extremely excited to participate in Cycle For Survival for the 2nd time on March 1st. The Cycle For Survival event raises money to fund critical rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Participants and donors make progress and hope possible for patients and their loved ones worldwide.

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Teaching Olympian Lessons – or Letting a Movie Do It For You

Oh, admit it, already. You know you’ve seen The Cutting Edge. You know the one. The ice skating movie where the stuck up figure-skater learns a thing or two from a hockey player about heart and love. “Toe-pick.” It follows the classic hate-first romantic comedy formula within the sports sub-category, within the classic “Underdog” genre of films like Rudy, Hoosiers, Seabiscuit, The Legend of Bagger Vance, and The Greatest Game Ever Played. The formula looks like this: Losing, a small taste of success, then more struggle, huge failure where it looks near impossible followed by a big finish.

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Staycation Winter Break

It is that time of year when school starts to let out for winter break. Although the idea of family travel away from home is always wonderful, sometimes it is not possible. If you find yourself home during break, take the opportunity to discover your local area as a tourist would and have a vacation at home.

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A personalized book for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a special day for kids. They get into the spirit of crafting cards for classmates, and practice writing each other’s names.

But Valentine’s Day is also a special day to show our kids how much we love them. It’s not a holiday to shower them with gifts, but rather, to take the time to share one special thing, a homemade card that we’ve made just for them, or a favorite cookie recipe. It’s about slowing things down, and mindfully paying attention to who they are as a person.

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Tips on visiting a museum with your mini critic!

Visiting an art museum with kids can be daunting. Gone are the days when you could aimlessly wander through galleries contemplating Monet’s Water Lilies, or taking in a tangle of lines in a Jackson Pollock. Now you have your own art critic with you, one that will zoom past that masterpiece on her way, arms extended, to get a feel for that delicate sculpture in the middle of the room. But you don’t have to give up art appreciation when you have a child. As with any successful excursion you make as a parent, you just need to be prepared. Here are a few tips for looking and talking about art in a museum setting with young children.

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Be My Valentine…And Look the part!

With school aged kids - its hard to not get into the spirit of every Hallmark Holiday....As Valentine's Day approaches - it seems to be all that my daughter talks about - it's a nice distraction from her constantly asking to get her ears pierced!

I've been hunting for some cute Valentine's Day theme clothes and came across the following options - and of course threw in some options for us moms to indulge in as well! enjoy!

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THREE EASY WAYS TO BE A Conscientious CONSUMER

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or maybe in new baby chaos) lately, the scary state of our environment is a topic constantly in the news. We can all do our part in sharing the existing resources that our planet has to offer as well as limiting new unnecessary purchases, but the reality is we are all consumers. The modern consumer (and modern mom) is acutely aware of our finite planet and finite resources. Our daily choices as consumers will directly impact the world in which our children and grandchildren live in so it makes perfect sense that we become more aware of our purchases on a daily basis.

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