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Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate! At The GIANT Center

By josie milano

Get ready for one big party on ice! Let's Celebrate! is an evening of various parties with all the familiar faces of Disney. My family and I had the privilege to attend opening night on October 16, 2013 at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA.  The audience was treated to a year's worth of celebrations ... Read More

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus “BUILT TO AMAZE” Review

By josie milano

My children are normally in bed by 8:00 but opening night for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus "Built To Amaze" was just the beginning of the night for them. The pre-show started at 6:30 which was jam packed with clowns, bounce houses, Elephants and even a host dancing with the kid... Read More

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

By josie milano

I don't have any medical issues with Gluten but after having a bad episode of Lyme Disease about 2 month ago which left me paralyzed in my right leg for a few weeks I decided to drastically change my diet to an anti-inflammatory diet.  I started following the Paleo Diet and immediately noticed a... Read More

Secret Green Cupcakes

By josie milano

I'm always on the hunt to sneak healthy ingredients into my recipes, after all I do have a 5 yr. old, a picky 2 yr. old and a pickier husband. Last St. Patricks Day I found an extremely easy recipe from Roni's Weigh using a boxed cake mix and Spinach. Yup, you heard me SPINACH. The results were so g... Read More

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

By josie milano

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and being the procrastinator that I am, I'm still hunting down new recipes to try out this year. I love all things pumpkin, but I like to add a twist every year to my Thanksgiving table and instead of making the traditional pie I'll be making Pumpkin Cheesecak... Read More

Nutella Chocolate Mug Cake

By josie milano

Let's face it, we all need a little dessert in our lives. I have a huge sweet tooth which can take over my taste buds and before I know it I'm devouring a whole cake. Portion control has always been an issue for me and I am not the type of person that can be satisfied with eating "diet food" just so... Read More

Getting Kids to Bed the Quick and Painless Way

By Lara Taylor

Ha! Sucked you right in didn’t I?  There IS no quick and painless way to, well, to do anything in parenting--let’s be honest!  Right now, someone is going to be feeling the pain if they don’t stop running up and down the stairs, but that’s another post.  It’s especially painful and excr... Read More

Allergies at the holidays: Don’t let them get in the way of holiday festivities

By Kara Eberle

By LYZZ JONES for Smart Every meal is a challenge when you live with food allergies. And no time of year exacerbates these troubles more than the holidays. Eggnog? Not if eggs or milk trigger a reaction. Stuffing? Only if it’s gluten- and wheat-free. Cranberries? Sounds OK, but... Read More

Ugh — I knew this would happen

By Amy Gulli

(Noah, at a happier moment) Today when I dropped Noah off at preschool, he cried. Sobbed. Threw himself at me. Begged me to hold him. Wailed. "Don't leave, Mommy, don't leave! Stay and play with me!" (which sounds like "stay n pway wis me!") Bonnie, his teacher, said he threw ... Read More

Smart Mama: Kung Fu Mama

By Beth Vrabel

By BETH VRABEL “Remember to say, ‘Yes, sir,’” Benny, my 4-year-old, told me. “And bow, like this.” He bobbed, almost falling on his head. “Got it,” I told him as I tightened my belt. “Kung Fu Mama,” he giggled. We walked into Dover Dragons, the Tae Kwon Do stu... Read More