Another year is coming to an end and as your thoughts shift toward celebrating the holidays, winding down the year and making plans for 2018 to be a year filled with success, Advocate Brokerage reminds us that the more your insurance agent knows about their clients, the better they can serve you. At Advocate Brokerage, they believe in forming good relationships with their customers. The reason is that the more they know about your life and the things you value most, the more they are able to educate you on the best … [Read more...] about Sponsored Post: Is It Time for an Insurance Review?
At my kids’ school book fair last month, my son picked out the Mo Willems-created, Elephant & Piggie-based We Are in an Art-ivity Book! activity book. I was a bit skeptical that he’d actually work on it, but since I used to love activity books as a kid, I said ok. That afternoon, he holed himself up in his room and did his activity book, all on his own, for an hour and a half. He got about a third of the way through the thing before coming up for air. That made me start looking into other activity books for my … [Read more...] about The Latest and Greatest Activity Books
This post was brought to you by Lincoln. The new 2018 Navigator is the ultimate, luxury family SUV (we know, we got to test drive it for a week and didn't want to give it back!) The holidays are the most wonderful (and fun and super exhausting) time of the year! There's so much to do in and around Westchester with your family. Here are 10 (actually 11) of our favorites... Pack up the kids in the car, blast the Christmas music and do a Christmas Lights Driving Tour. Visit Westchester's Winter Wonderland at … [Read more...] about Top 10 Things to Do in Westchester Around the Holidays
There's nothing better than your children's happy squeals as they discover their Elf in a particularly mischievous hiding spot. My friends and I have been texting silly places we've found our elf, and it's so fun that we want to see where everyone else's elves are hiding, too. Did your elf discover a particularly entertaining spot to pop out of? Snap a picture and post it to the Instagram hashtag: #elfonwee. On Christmas Eve, we'll make your elf famous and run the best snapshots. Don't have Instagram? Then email us at … [Read more...] about Where Did Your Elf Hide Last Night?
'Tis the season to rack your brain for teacher gifts that they’ll actually want. Here are some great ideas that I found on Pinterest, all of which are both memorable and useful. Apples with Salted Caramel For a twist on the old “apple for your teacher” idea, here’s a recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction for salted caramel dip to go with that apple. Chalkboard Flower Pot Personalize a simple terra cotta pot with some chalkboard paint, pop in a poinsettia or seasonal herb, and voila – you’ve got a stylish, … [Read more...] about Homemade Holiday Gifts for Teachers
The holidays can be a bit frenetic. Ok, crazy. So we asked Sophia Shkreli, a local meditation teacher (and mom to twin boys) what she does to slow down and enjoy the holiday season. I especially love her tip about cultivating family mindfulness. See below! Tune Out the Mental Noise and Live in the Moment Your “busy monkey mind” creates a lot of mental chatter which keeps you distracted with to-do lists, plans, gifts, anxieties, and stress, unconsciously failing to pause and enjoy the moment at hand. Meditation … [Read more...] about Sponsored Post: 5 Ways Meditation Can Bring Peace and Joy to the Holiday Season