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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lifestyle

Lifestyle
A bit of everything -- parenting, fitness, humor, health.

So long, Fabletics!

Do you remember my post about Fabletics? No? It was way back when we were at "Merritt and Mary." Fabletics is a fitness-clothing subscription website owned? promoted? by Kate Hudson. The clothes are pretty nice and reasonably priced. BUT.... BUT... they require you to subscribe as a VIP to get the good prices and being a VIP comes with the...

So Much Fun at Filling Station Studio in Hopewell Boro

Filling Station Studios is a small, funky studio/retail space that showcases art, vintage, repurposed and painted furniture unassumingly located in a corner of the Shell gas station building on East Broad Street across Maple Street from the Brick Farm Market. Owners Nancy Stark and Kathy Krepcio invited me to come visit the studio and I loved it so much that...

How to get that raisin out of your kid’s nose

Here's a useful "how to" inspired by my little Daughter #2 who recently SHOVED a raisin up. her. nose. This sounds like an irresponsible parenting story. I swear it isn't. Daughter #2 is a very slow eater so I have to let her graze and take her time, and her plate is always the last to be cleared because if...

How to use social media: 9(9) problems but Facebook ain’t one

I might not be the best judge of how to use social media appropriately so I'm not sure why I'm writing this instructional post. But since I use Facebook to stave off boredom, I've learned a few "to-dos" and "to-don'ts." (Cue "Waiting for Guffman" Dr. Pearl reference about sitting next to and studying the class clown.) And  I will...

Mercer County Connection and Capital Health Holding Free Confidential Memory Screenings

As part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), Mercer County Connection and Capital Health will offer free confidential memory screenings today, November 18, 2014 from noon to 3 p.m. at Mercer County Connection, 957 Highway 33, Hamilton, NJ, 08690. Appointments are not required, but for more information, call County Connection at 609-890-9800. Qualified healthcare professionals...

Drinking Kale Water

I wish I knew the nutritional value of this and I can't find much information about this -- but I've been drinking my kale water. It sounds like a dirty secret, doesn't it? It isn't elicit at all. I've been getting so so so much kale from Honey Brook Organic Farm that I can't get to it fast enough. So...

MercerMe Spotlight: Author Hal English

In first-time local author Hal English's autobiography, he reveals years of mental and physical abuse... and so many twists including his own discovery that he was secretly adopted. "It is about family and history and recovery," shared author, Hal English. "Behind the Ivy Walls"  is about Hal English's life growing up in Trenton in the 1950s under the abusive watch of his alcoholic father, head of...

Mini-Camps Offer Ways to Keep Kids Busy During Break

Looking for ways to keep your school-age children entertained during the New Jersey Education Association convention Thursday and Friday of this week? A number of spots throughout Hopewell Valley are hosting mini-camps to help kids stay busy and parents remain sane during the two days when school is out. Thanks to a query on the local Hopewell Pennington Update Facebook...

Trenton Instigator: Meet Graffiti Artist Leon Rainbow

I drive by Hopewell’s Blue Bottle Café everyday. The graffiti work underlining the entrance to the restaurant catches my attention every time. Its location being at odds with the seeming quaintness and serenity of the town, not to mention that it’s a fine dining restaurant. But isn’t that what graffiti does? Intervening in ways that make you look or...

Children’s Bird Book and Art Event at D&R Greenway Land Trust

D&R Greenway Land Trust, Princeton NJ, announces two unique opportunities to experience the art of children's author and illustrator, Kim Kurki. Both can be enjoyed this weekend as parents of children in New Jersey scrambled to entertain our kids over the 4-day weekend. Parents and children are invited to Kurki's presentation “From Vision to Book” tomorrow, Saturday, November 8 from 2 to...

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