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This Magic Moment

This Magic Moment

When I was a kid, we had a trampoline. When I was growing up, my family wasn’t rich, and we didn’t live in a fancy house, but my sister and I were never deprived of a moment of good, clean air and free time to bounce. Some days, we played on the trampoline from sun-upContinue Reading

Milestone: Our 1,000,000th Snow Day!

Milestone: Our 1,000,000th Snow Day!

Here we are “enjoying” our last Snow Day in Winter 2014. OUR LAST, I plead, God help us. Amen. As the kids run on the treadmill and do Sudoku puzzles in pen (I’m totally lying — they’re eating hot ham and cheese sandwiches and watching RescueBots), I am left to ponder the successes and failuresContinue Reading

NNY Life Winter Break 2014 Calendar

NNY Life Winter Break 2014 Calendar

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Splatter – Wine & Painting

Splatter – Wine & Painting

Last Tuesday night was the first time I’d picked up a paintbrush to paint something other than a wall or my fingernails, or anything else requiring much more than a straight-ish line since I was around eight years old. When I was a kid, I wasn’t exactly dis­couraged from painting, but since I lacked theContinue Reading

Fall Into Healthy Skin – Year-Round

Fall Into Healthy Skin – Year-Round

By Donna Budjenska Autumn in the North Country has been a sight to behold, especially for this newcomer. Fabulous foliage, apple picking, upcoming holiday festivals — this region is rich in natural beauty and family-friendly activities. Getting to enjoy the great outdoors is a true perk of living here. Trust me: Having spent six yearsContinue Reading

Relaxed Couponing: Stretching Your Dollar Even More

Today, let’s talk about three nontraditional ways you can save money on your groceries. PEELIES Coupons or other special offers that are stuck to a product are called “peelies.” A typical peelie offers instant savings at the cash register for buying a certain product. Here’s an example. Last month, Walgreens had Planters Nutrition peanut butterContinue Reading

Relaxed Couponing: A Shopping App I Enjoy – And Think You Will Too

I’m taking a break from my usual advice column to tell you about a smartphone app that I really enjoy – and think you’ll enjoy too. Shopkick is rewards program that is structured like a scavenger hunt. It rewards credits that can be redeemed for mobile gift cards at your favorite stores, simply by completingContinue Reading

When “Here’s Your Sign” Gets You Jail Time: Freedom of Speech in Small Town America

When “Here’s Your Sign” Gets You Jail Time: Freedom of Speech in Small Town America

I don’t usually get political on this blog. I’m not really a political person, per se. I pay attention. I vote in most elections in which I’m eligible to vote. But, in my experience, talking politics to anyone except those closest to you can be very alienating. My political views aren’t exactly private, but IContinue Reading

Danielle Gets Organized

Danielle Gets Organized

With two under two in my house, I’ll admit that I rarely have spare time. My big wake-up call arrived, however, after a month-long series of mishaps including, but not limited to: sending a friend the same thank-you note twice, forgetting my cell phone at the public library, running out of cat food after theContinue Reading