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10 Things You Should Be Prepared For on Your First Day of CrossFit

10 Things You Should Be Prepared For on Your First Day of CrossFit

Beginning in May of last year, my mornings at the gym were replaced with meetings, graphic design, marketing/promotion/social media strategy, and driving kids to and from school and daycare. I’d try to noodle in a run, or a trip to the gym here and there, but my kids were older and had become completely unimpressedContinue Reading

Lowville’s 10th Annual Cream Cheese Festival

Lowville’s 10th Annual Cream Cheese Festival

Join Lowville in celebrating the 10th annual Cream Cheese Festival, September 20, 2014. The festival last year unveiled the World’s Largest Cheesecake, and a representative from the Guinness World Records certified that the cheesecake – which weighed in at 6,900 pounds – was, indeed, the largest in the world, surpassing the previous record by overContinue Reading

Watertown Parks & Recreation’s Club Vortex Youth Running Program

Watertown Parks & Recreation’s Club Vortex Youth Running Program

Check out this great opportunity for kids ages 6 to 11 put on by the City of Watertown’s Parks and Recreation Department. Club Vortex Youth Running Program for ages 6-11 Program runs (no pun intended, haha) 3:45 to 4:45, Mondays and Wednesdays, from October 6 to November 12, 2014 Registration ENDS October 5 Click hereContinue Reading

A Plane, a Train, a Ship, and a Toddler

  Summer. The time for family vacations. It’s a time to make memories and start traditions. It can also be a time to test your will as a parent. That is what our summer vacation was for me. It started 10 months ago when my sister-in-law came up with the idea to take a familyContinue Reading

Boring *Wonderful* Life

Boring *Wonderful* Life

Summer is halfway over, and instead of having spent the past month jet-setting around the world, or lying somewhere on a beach, I’m coming off a July that most worldly people might find, quite frankly, unbelievably boring. For example, one of the highlights of the past month was spending a Wednesday night in my sister’s livingContinue Reading

A Loving Message to NNY Businesses

A Loving Message to NNY Businesses

My family and I returned from a trip to Pigeon Forge, TN this past weekend, and after our time down there, and our overnight stays first in Roanoke, VA, on the trip down, then in Hagerstown, MD, on the trip back, I return with a well-meaning message to NNY businesses. 1. Visitors shouldn’t have to searchContinue Reading

How To Not Suck at Being a Passenger on an Airplane

I read an article in the July Issue of Wired magazine that talked about airplane etiquette. As it is summer and the traveling season, I thought it was perfectly timed. It also got me thinking. What is it about being on a plane that causes us to play the every-man-for-himself card with almost total disregardContinue Reading

Essential Art Supplies Everyone Should Have

Essential Art Supplies Everyone Should Have

I’ve read quite a few articles and blogs about “must have art supplies” for kids and adults. Things we should always have on hand incase inspiration strikes. Some of these lists are amazing, and I need/want to buy everything on the list that I don’t already have (this is where my Michaels’ coupons go). OthersContinue Reading

If Video Killed the Radio Star….

…. than cell phones might just be killing our creative spirits. Not to alarm anyone, but I had an epiphany yesterday… my cell phone is most likely the reason I don’t have enough time to be more creative. I just spent the last 4 mornings teaching an Art camp for kids ages 11-13. On MondayContinue Reading

New Family Movies on Netflix, starting July 1

New Family Movies on Netflix, starting July 1

Netflix is bringing some excellent family movies to their subscription streaming service starting TODAY! Here’s a few I’m excited to either watch again myself, or share with the family on Family Movie Night. “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (1979) “The Karate Kid” (1984) “The Karate Kid II” (1986) “The Karate Kid III” (1986) “Honey, IContinue Reading