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Monday, April 14, 2014

Frozen Contest Sponsered by Rose Tree Kids!


Rose Tree Kids wants to hear your best version of "Let it Go" from Frozen.  Post a video of your child singing "Let it Go" to our Facebook site and enter to win a Toys R' Us gift card.  There will be two winners: best patient video wins $25, best non-patient wins $15.  Winners will be chosen by the amount of social media recognition, so tell your friends to "Like" and "Comment" to win! 
 Click here:  Frozen Contest!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Picture with the REAL Easter Bunny!!!

For all ages. Luv-N-Bunns Rabbit Rescue will be visiting the Media-Upper Providence Free Library on Saturday, April 19 from 12-4. Stop by to have your picture taken with live bunnies! All ages are welcome! Luv-N-Bunns is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), all-volunteer domestic rabbit rescue organization, housing more than 100 rabbits at any one time. What to learn more?  Click here  Luv-N-Bunns

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

5k Run/Walk to Support Special Olympics of Delaware County

Spring is in the air!  Pennell Elementary is hosting their 2nd annual 5K on Saturday, May 17th.   Their All Abilities Awareness (AAA) 5K Race and Fun Walk is meant to raise awareness and funding for our friends with disabilities.  All proceeds will once again benefit the Special Olympics of Delaware County!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Your child can expand his or her confidence with reading by practicing with a trained therapy dog!  Pals for Life will be visiting the Aston Library again this spring! Reading to animals helps shy children and children having trouble learning to read build confidence in their literacy skills.
These are the dates for the programs:
Wednesday April 30 at 6:30PM
Wednesday May 7 at 6:30PM
Wednesday May 14 at 6:30PM
Wednesday May 21 at 6:30PM
These programs are free, but registration is required. Space is very limited, and children are expected to attend all four sessions. Please register here:

Monday, March 31, 2014

 St. Christopher's Prom for Children
Lisa Cherry coordinates the St. Christopher's Prom event. They provide the pediatric oncology patients at St. Christopher's Hospital with a prom experience to honor them for their strength and courage as they battle cancer and related illnesses. This includes; celebrity pampering, formal dresses / tuxedos, a walk down the red carpet, food, DJ and entertainment, prizes, etc.They also provide a day when the girls, their female siblings and mothers get to pick out dresses from a collection of donated dresses we bring into the hospital. They accept dress donations of all sizes and colors but our priority is to assure that our female patients find a dress that they love for the prom event.  Any and all dresses not used are donated to Fairy Godmothers of Philadelphia.  Want to check them out on FB Click  Here !

Have a dress?  
Donations needed by April 14th
 Email me: 
Thank you!!
For years, Future Captain Sports (FCS) has been working with children through their summer camps, child development classes, and soccer coaching. Now, FCS is excited to spread the word about their indoor facility, Delco Indoor Sports.  Delco Indoor Sports is a unique indoor space that is perfect for active children and parents. In addition to hourly field rentals, they have birthday party packages and soccer classes for children ages 18 months and up. Conveniently located just outside of Springfield (around the corner from the Burlington Coat Factory) the 65’ x 170’ Puregrass® no-infill turf field is an ideal place for play, sports, boot camps, private events, and family fun.

On Thursday, April 3rd from 9am to 11:30am, Delco Indoor Sports is hosting a FREE Open Play Session for local moms and their kids. All ages are welcome, and they are having a special 30 minute soccer class for 3 & 4-year-olds starting at 10am. The invitation is open to all, however, space is limited, so please RSVP!!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pleygo-Rent Lego Sets!

As  my son sat begging for yet another new Lego set yesterday, I suddenly remembered I had read about Pleygo months ago, but forgotten about it!  Never heard of Playgo?  Well if your child loves Lego's as much as mine & can put together a set in no time, read on!

Pleygo lets you rent Lego sets, shipping takes 2-3 days & is included in your monthly membership. Membership prices range in price from $15 per month & they're currently offering a free trial, click HERE for more info! Now, if you're like me, you're worried about being charged for lost pieces, but they've thought of that too...normal loss up to 15 pieces, you won't be charged an additional fee!  You can just put together the set, send it back & get a new set and they sanitize the pieces before sending them out again!

The set he wanted this week cost us $22+ taxes...and he put it together in less than an hour.  Pleygo makes sense for us, so he can spend hours putting sets together!  My little guy is 6 (and a half, don't forget the half) and is constantly building, so for us, Pleygo makes a lot of sense!

Has anyone done Pleygo? I'd love to hear if it went well for you!

Friday, March 28, 2014


This past week I went through something with my friend Amy you never hope you have to go through, a house fire.  I just happened to be picking up my friend and fellow blogger on this site Sarah who lives next door and saw Amy open her front door and smoke billow out.  They just got back from dinner so her family was out of the house.  However 4 dogs and 2 parrots were inside.  I quickly called 911 and we were able to get 2 dogs out and then the fire department got the other 2 dogs out.  Jason saved his one parrot, but tragically he lost his other parrot.

In a situation like this you quickly take on roles.  My job was to take care of the pets and find places for them to go.  We found Red Paw Emergency Relief Team and they came in and helped with the animals.  They are the Red Cross for dogs.  Please go over and like their page.  Put their number in your phone.  Hope you never have to use it.  They were a God sent for Amy and Jason and their furry family members.  Can't thank them enough.  Sarah and I both were amazed at how fabulous they were. 

Click here to learn more Red Paw

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

 We Got Magic To Do... 
@ Aston Library!

Ed Schmitt will entertain the kids with an exciting magic show Monday April 14, 2014! The program will be in the gym at 6:30PM. Please come and join the fun! 

Ed Schmitt is an Awarding Winning Children’s magician from the Delaware Valley.   The show uses Music, Magic, Comedy, Live Animals and Lots of Audience Participation to create an enjoyable experience for the whole family.
Go to

to register!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Trip to KIDZOOU & Zoo Camp Info!

We finally had a chance to visit the new Children's Zoo that opened at The Philadelphia Zoo last Spring. The Hamilton Family Children's Zoo & Faris Family Education Center (KIDZOOU) is an indoor and outdoor year round kid friendly exhibit. The petting zoo animals are housed there along with budgie birds, butterflies, tropical fish, trained rats and (at least while we were there) baby chicks hatching from eggs.

There were interactive educational exhibits about conservation and recycling and a toddler barn play space.

Outside there was a very cool looking climbing structure that my four year old was desperate to try, but I knew my two year old would insist on going too so we will save that for another visit. 

The whole space was very cool and I loved that it was a safe space to release my toddler from his stroller. As a mom, one of the most appealing things for me was the super family and kid friendly facilities. The family bathroom had an adult and child sized toilet, sink stool, and the largest and fanciest changing table I've ever seen. Who knew they made stainless steal changing tables...

No Zoo trip would be complete without an up-close and personal visit with the Big Cats and a ride on the Carousel. Fun had by all. We will definitely be back to visit again soon.

Philadelphia Zoo also has space available for the popular Wildlife Warriors Summer Camp 2014 is open. Campers from ages 4-13 can sign up for one-week-long sessions, which introduce them to the spectacular wonders of the natural world through up-close animal encounters and interactive activities. Each session runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday, including before and after camp options, in June,
Wildlife Warriors choose their mission and set off on a big adventure to save big cats like jaguars, tigers and lions through games, hands-on activities and science investigations. All programs are tailored to specific age groups and offer an opportunity to have fun while learning Campers start each day working side by side with keepers to help take care of the Zoo's collection of 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered, from around the world. Throughout the week, they will become immersed in Zoo culture, learn about animal care at the Zoo and take action for threatened species. Additionally, campers will have the opportunity to have one-of-
a-kid animal experiences such as feeding a giraffe, meeting hippos, rhinos, okapi and getting a closer look at rat or goat training demonstrations.

Cost per week is $315 for Zoo members and $340 for nonmembers. Campers may register for more than one session at a discounted rate. Philadelphia Zoo also offers a $25 discount for registering siblings. Full payment for all camp sessions must be received by June 1, 2014. For more information or to register, visit

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Who Is Alex from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation? 

A little background on Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation founder if you haven’t heard of them– Alexandra “Alex” Scott founded Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on what seemed to be a simple concept. In the year 2000, when Alex was just 4-years-old and battling neuroblastoma, she told her parents that she wanted to have a lemonade stand in her front yard. She surprised everyone when she announced her plan to donate the money from the stand to “her hospital” to help the doctors find a cure for all kids with cancer.

As Alex fought her own cancer, she also continued to hold yearly lemonade stands to benefit childhood cancer research. News of Alex, a sick child helping other sick children spread far and wide. People from all over the world were inspired by her story and decided to help Alex in her quest to find a cure by holding their own lemonade stands and donating the money to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for all kids with cancer.

Since Alex’s very first stand in 2000, more than $75 million has been raised for childhood cancer research! Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has funded over 375 research projects in more than 75 leading pediatric cancer hospitals throughout the United States and Canada.We are committed to ensuring Alex’s legacy continues through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Want to learn more?
Chick here: LEMONS

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 2014 Ipsy Bag

I subscribed to the site Ipsy a few months ago & since then, I've been asked a few times if I like it.  I recieved a bag in January, Febuary & now in March.  I'll be honest, my first two bags were okay.  Nothing too great, nothing too bad.  Both bags had something in them that I liked, but I wouldn't say I was excited about the bags.  Then I got a bag for March & the trumpets sounded (perhaps a bit dramatic) but this month was sooo awesome!  Not only was the bag super cute but I loved everything in the bag!  I'm posting a video below, so you can see my goodies.  I've used them all, love them all and at $10 a month this bag knocked it out of the park!  I *think* the eye shadow alone cost around $16, so I was pretty pumped!

I think this month might have been better because I took the time to review the products I had been sent.  If I didn't like the product or color, I put that in the review. So if you sign up, make sure to review everything!  You can check out Ipsy HERE.  If you already recieve Ipsy, let me know what you think! I think this would also make a great gift too!

Here is my video!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

40 Bags in 40 Days Update! #40bags

I've been soooo slow getting my bags ready.  I've gotten rid of 5 far behind. Today is my day though! Work has been crazy add that to the kids schedules & I've had no time, but today I'm making time.  The house needs to be cleaned & I have know I have stuff that I need to get out for good!

My bags so far included, 2 bags of my clothes, a bag of children's clothing, toys & trash.  It drives me nuts that I can easily go through stuff & get a bag of trash & recycling...why can't we just get rid of this stuff as we go along?!  No idea, but working on it!  How is everyone else doing? Check-in & motive me please!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What is MOM Prom???

Each year there is a new group of moms that hear about MOM Prom and ask what is it?  Three yeas ago I was watching Good Morning America when Betsy Crapps came on and shared her idea for a PROM for MOMS.  They wore their old prom gowns, danced, ate, and were merry for one fun night all for charity.  At this time I was President of the MOMS Club of Media and thought why can't we bring this to the Aston/Media area?  Let's tweak it and do it all for a local charity.

MOM Prom was birthed from an idea to an event in one year.  The MOMS Club Board pulled together along with other moms in our club and we had our first annual MOM Prom on April 28, 2012.  It wasn't just moms invited, rather all ladies in the area over the age of 21 who wanted to get out and have the ultimate ladies night out.  What made it ultimate?  We had approximately 90 raffle prizes, open bar, dancing, food, desserts and fun all for an amazing cause! That year we packed Barnaby's of Aston with 168 women.  Ladies came in everything from cocktail dresses to jeans.  Everyone had a great time! We raised approximately $6,000 in our first year!  

Last year we rocked MOM Prom once again and in two years we have raised approximately $12,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.  For those of you that don't know Alex's is an amazing organization located in Wynwood,PA fighting childhood cancer one cup at a time. Keep following our blog so you can learn more about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.  
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