Berry Friends Forever Review
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Friends Forever Released March 5, 2013
When the very formal Berry Bitty Buggy Derby is revived, the girls are unfamiliar with the traditional behavior for the event. Blueberry starts off as the resident expert, but eventually gets so obsessed with manners she does more harm than good. In the end, the girls work together and learn the true meaning of being BFF’s or Berry Friends Forever.
My little one watched it twice in a row she was so excited!! She loved this new release and I thought it was another great movie that taught my daughter more important life lessons! Thumbs up Strawberry & Friends!!! Keep it the good work!
Mama’s Jenn and Chrissy both support MaST Charter School in coming to Neshaminy School District. You can read all about MaST Community Charter School and see what a wonderful school it is at http://mastccs.org/.
If you live in the Neshaminy School district, please attend this event and sign the petition to help make this a reality for our children. You are free to ask questions and can learn what MaST Neshaminy can offer your child.
Mama Jenn is a signature collector for the petition, so if you cannot attend and are interested in signing it, you can submit a request for someone to come to you HERE.
We appreciate your support!
ADVENTURE AQUARIUM OFFERS $15 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS NOW THROUGH MARCH 3RD
Tickets offered through Aquarium’s Annual “Cabin Fever” Promotion
Adventure Aquarium invites the public to come out of their shell this winter for the return of CABIN FEVER, a limited-time promotion that allows the public to purchase Adventure Aquarium General Admission tickets for just $15!
Now through March 3, 2013, the public can visit Adventure Aquarium for just $15 per person when they buy their tickets online at www.AdventureAquarium.com using the promotional code TURTLE15. This exciting promotion comes just in time to see the Aquarium’s limited-time exhibit, Turtles: Journey of Survival, which features the largest and most diverse collection of turtles ever assembled at Adventure Aquarium.
Interested in an entire year of Adventure? Use promotional code OZZY20 to save 20 percent of off an Adventure Aquarium Annual Pass, which provides family fun and lasting memories 365 days a year – no matter the weather or time of year.
Whether you visit just once, or purchase an annual pass for access to family fun all year long, be sure to come out of your shell during CABIN FEVER at Adventure Aquarium, where there are always more new things to see and do! Visit www.AdventureAquarium.com to learn more or purchase your discounted tickets today.
*Tickets purchased using the promotional codes TURTLES15 and OZZY20 are valid through March 3rd ONLY and are not valid on previous purchases.
ABOUT ADVENTURE AQUARIUM
There are always more NEW things to see and do at Adventure Aquarium, where families can explore, discover and play 365 days a year! Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits and unforgettable moments of magic with biologists. Check out the all new KidZone, come out of your shell this winter for Turtles: Journey of Survival, offered January 14 through March 24; and don’t miss the highly anticipated return of the 800 pound American Alligator, Mighty Mike, who is back by popular demand on April 1, 2013. Guests can also get hands-on at seven different touch exhibits; experience massive hippos nose-to-nose; and witness the most impressive shark collection on the East Coast, including the ONLY Great Hammerhead sharks exhibited in the country! Accredited by the American Zoological and Aquarium Association, Adventure Aquarium admission is $24.95 for adults and $17.95 for children ages 2-12. To learn more, visit www.AdventureAquarium.com and let your “Adventure” begin!
I am not a huge football fan, but I ALWAYS love going to a good Super Bowl party. The only downfall is that it’s tough to balance having your own fun and keeping the kids occupied and happy on Super Bowl Sunday. Whether you’re are football lover, a buffalo wing connoisseur or a party-lovin’ person, there is one thing for sure—the Super Bowl is just around the corner. As people make plans for lots of football action this Sunday, kids can score lots of great fun at this grown-up focused event.
Here are 4 tips from Rachel Fullan, Owner of The Little Old House of Make Believe, to make your Super Bowl festivities more child-friendly, allowing both parents and little ones to have something to cheer about:
Get Children Involved in the Pre-Party Festivities. Kids will love help getting ready for the Big Game. Get them involved in creating decorations (like football-shaped garland or team pins for guests to pick from to show their team spirit), decorating their own tShirt with their favorite team colors, or whipping up something in the kitchen (like themed cupcakes or cookies).
Have some kid-friendly snacks that will whet their appetites. While you may want to steer clear from the Three Alarm Chili or Smokin’ Hot Buffalo Wings for the kiddos small palates, there are plenty of things that they would love to snack on. Pop some chicken nuggets in the oven or throw some sports-themed fruit snacks into a bowl to pick from. A Super Bowl Sundae Bar with all the fixins is something that is bound to make even grown-ups smile.
Let the Games Begin! A little bit of planning could make for great fun for kids that will keep them away from the TV. Have a little football poll just for the little ones with great child-friendly prizes. Create some football-themed fun, like a Super Bowl-themed Scavenger Hunt (make a list of football items for them to find that are “hidden” throughout the house and give prizes once they find all of the things on the list!), a musical “Hot” Football game (think “hot potato”) or print out some football-themed coloring pages from the Internet (be sure to have crayons on hand!).
Set up a Kid-Friendly Zone. Make a special spot in the house just for the kiddos to get away from the cheers (and jeers!) of the big game. Maybe create a little fort out of chairs and blankets for them to play away, a hidden hideaway that always scores big points in the book of little ones.
About The Little Old House of Make Believe:
The Little Old House of Make Believe is a children’s play place located in Bucks County, offering families a homemade, heartfelt experience where children’s imaginations run wild.
Specializing in open play, play dates and personalized children’s celebrations, The Little Old House of Make Believe, features dozens handcrafted costumes and accessories in a room filled with mirrors, offering kids the opportunity to mix, match and try on whatever their whimsy.
Handmade play toys are made in the Borough and offer children a passport to imagination. Days at The Little Old House of Make Believe often feature dress up time, a craft, story time, as well as music and games. The Little Old House of Make Believe prides itself on creative, personalized, custom celebrations both at its facility in Langhorne Borough, as well as off-site at any location.
Top Tips To Protect Your Children from Colds and Flu
Winter isn’t always a wonderland. There’s the cold temperatures and fewer hours of daylight, not to mention colds and flu. Catching a cold or the flu, is no fun. And with an early outbreak of a major flu epidemic, how can you protect yourself and your children?
According to Heather Lubell, MD a pediatrician at St. Chris Care at Yardley Pediatrics, one of four pediatric primary care practices affiliated with St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, you can do the following:
1.) Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
Hand washing is the best way to reduce the spread of cold and flu viruses. “Wash your hands for 15 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday”) with soap and water.” Dr. Lubell said. “If you don’t have access to soap and water, using a hand sanitizer is the next best thing.”
2.) Don’t share glasses, cups, plates or utensils.
The rhinovirus, which is the virus that leads to the common cold, can live up to three hours on surfaces. The flu virus can live up to eight hours on surfaces. Handling items that someone with the cold or flu touched can lead to getting a cold or flu and that is another good reason to wash your hands.
3.) Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough.
“Cough or sneeze into a tissue, your elbow or shoulder to reduce the likelihood of exposure to others.” Dr. Lubell said.
4.) If you or your child has a cold or the flu, stay at home.
While this is common sense, many people feel that they should tough it out and go to work or feel that their kids aren’t “too sick” and send them to school. The trouble with this is that it leads to more people being exposed. “A good rule of thumb is to stay at home until you or your child have been symptom free, meaning no fever or vomiting, for 24 hours.” Dr. Lubell said.
5.) If you haven’t done so, get a flu shot for yourself and your children.
It is never too late to get one and having a flu shot greatly reduces the chance of getting the flu.
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Differences between a cold and the flu
The cold and the flu are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. They share similar symptoms and are hard to tell apart in the very beginning. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), their differences are:
• The symptoms of flu include fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough.
• The symptoms of cold include a runny, snuffy nose and sneezing.
• A cold generally does not lead to pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. The flu can lead to all of these.
“In comparison to the flu, a cold is mild,” said Dr. Lubell. “If you or your child has a persistent cough with a fever, seek medical treatment.”
About St. Christopher’s Hospital
Since 1875, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children has been providing exceptional patient care and advancing new pediatric treatments through research and innovation. Through affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine, St. Christopher’s is a teaching hospital helping to train the next generation of professionals in pediatric medicine.
The 189-bed hospital is committed to delivering high quality family-and patient-centered care to children from throughout the Philadelphia area and around the world. Its highly acclaimed programs include its Level I Pediatric Trauma Center; Level IIIC NICU, which is the NICU designation; Heart Center, Oncology/Transplant; as well as its Burn Center, which is the only dedicated pediatric burn center in the area. St. Christopher’s Hospital is recognized for nursing excellence through its designation as a Magnet ® institution by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a distinction achieved by fewer than six percent of health care institutions nationwide.
To learn more about St. Christopher’s, visit www.stchristophershospital.com. St. Christopher’s can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StChrisHospital and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/stchrishospital.
Note: This press release is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice. If you have a medical issue, please consult with a healthcare provider.
The Little Old House of Make Believe is a much needed play space that recently opened up in the heart of Langhorne Boro in Bucks County.
I recently had the chance to take my Girl Scout Daisy Troop to this newest and most awesome play space in the area. The greatest part about The Little Old House Of Make Believe is that kids use their IMAGINATIONS and CREATIVITY to have some good old-fashioned fun! The girls all had such a great time and there is not a moon bounce or video game in sight!
The owner Rachel is so wonderful – PERFECT for this gig (she used to be in marketing but has turned her love of children and arts and crafts into a business) and says “We offer families a homemade, heartfelt experience where children’s imaginations run wild. We specialize in personalized themed birthday parties, open play and girl scouts.” Although my troop was all girls, there is plenty there for boys to do too!
The girls started off their “play date” in the dress up area. They had such a blast dressing up. There are so many costumes available, your child can turn themselves into almost anything they want to pretend to be.
Once they are in all decked out they can take their ensemble and their little imaginations to the open play area where they can act out being a rock star on stage, a pirate searching for buried treasure or any other scenario they can dream up.
Rachel is so accommodating. My girls were working on their “Make the World a Better Place” badge and she personally customized our play date around that theme. The girls all listened to Rachel read the children’s book “The Giving Tree” (which is one of my favorite stories – teaches such a good lesson) and made a “Kindness Jar”. A Kindness Jar is a fun activity to teach kindness and encourage positive behaviors. Each time a child does something nice, a piece of paper can be put in the jar describing the act of kindness. Children can also receive points when their parents or siblings observe a kind act and as a result enter a piece of paper.
Rachel thought of everything – she provided the snack and drink and even had the girls make a bird feeder for the little creatures of the world. (It was made with peanut butter, but allergies are a top consideration when you come to play there!)
I think one of the best parts was that the kids made an ABSOLUTE MESS while having fun and we didn’t have to clean it up! (Sorry, Rachel!)
This place is so awesome there is something new planned to do almost every day!
Check out the current schedule and open play times below.
Little Old House of Make Believe Calendar
The Little Old House also offers Birthday Parties, Mommy & Me Open Play, Fun Classes, Girl Scout Troop activities, and something new! The Little Old House of Make Believe is launching Spoonful of Sugar offering “event nanny” services for events including corporate parties, family picnics, weddings, rehearsal dinners & reunions. Children receive undivided attention from caring “nannies” who entertain with games, crafts, face painting & fantastic activities.
My daughter loved The Little Old House so much, she keeps asking to go back over and over again. There is a ton of info about The Little Old House of Make Believe on their web site – which you can go to HERE.
GO CHECK THIS PLACE OUT! I HONESTLY CAN’T WAIT TO VISIT AGAIN!
The Little Old House of Make Believe
140 E Richardson Ave
Langhorne, PA 19047
When I had my daughter six years ago, I researched almost every baby product before I bought it or registered for it. I have to admit, I was a bit obsessed with scouring the internet and trying to find the best product for my money.
When my daughter was born, it was REALLY important to me to breastfeed. I felt it was the best gift a mother could give her child. But alas, she was a C-section baby that would never latch and I couldn’t keep up with pumping. Since we needed to bottle feed, I was really worried about colic and gas and I wanted the best bottle for her I could find. In my research, I came across Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Bottles on the internet and bought some after reading all of the positive reviews. We used the bottles for a year and NEVER had a problem with gas , fussiness or colic. I remember my mother in law saying that she wished Dr. Brown’s were around when she was raising my husband and his brothers.
Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow® is the only baby bottle to feature an internal vent system that: helps preserve vitamins C, A, & E by minimizing oxidation of breastmilk and formula (read the nutrient study now); provides positive-pressure vacuum-free feeding similar to breastfeeding; and helps reduce colic, spit-up, burping and gas by eliminating negative pressure and air bubbles. Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow® baby bottles are BPA-free and contain no PVC, lead or phthalates, and have received numerous design awards and acclaim from the medical community. In fact, many of their bottles go to hospitals, NICUs, and doctor offices.
Fast forward to today (six years later) and I am again using Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Bottles for my newborn son. He was a NICU baby and I had some complications, so I was unable to breast feed him either. I pumped for a bit, but then got mastitis, and just couldn’t handle the complications and boob pain on top of it. So, needless to say, we are using the AWESOME Dr. Brown’s Bottles again!
Dr. Brown’s bottles have more parts then others, but the extra pieces are what make the bottle work so effectively so, it’s not ever been a bother to have the extra parts to clean.
Dr. Brown’s Bottle run about $5-$6 a piece and are worth EVERY penny! They hold up well to hand and dish washing. I have never had a problem with parts breaking or discoloring. It seems like other bottles have bubbles that form at the top and you can never tell if your baby is sucking them down while they are eating or not. I love the fact that with Dr. Brown’s bottles, you can actually see the “flat” formula in the bottle, and you know with confidence that your little one is not taking in any extra air.
If you are looking for the Cadillac of bottles, this one is it!
(I was given Dr. Brown’s bottles to review, however, my testimony is honest and true.)