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Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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Don’t Miss: It’s a Wonderful Life

35+ Gifts That Give Back 20+ Festive Holiday Cocktails 50+ Fun Family Games ADULT GAMES: 21 & Over Only 30+ Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf

I’m Ordering a Holiday Card That Helps the Planet!

Every year, I write a post called Gifts Feel Good to Give..& Recieve that lists companies that donate a portion of their profits to charity. This year, I thought I’d look for holidays cards that are made by companies that give back. Most of the companies that I found only had predesigned cards. I was looking for a company […]

2021 Gifts That Feel Good to Give..& Recieve

Also Read: 50+ Fun Family Games Every year, I put together a list of companies that give back. With all the spending that goes on in December, why not spend in places where you’re spreading a little good too. These companies donate a portion of their proceeds to different causes and non-profits so you’ll feel good giving […]

Ridgewood’s Downtown for the Holidays!

20 Festive Cocktails Your Guests Will Love Giving Back: Ridgewood Social Services is Collecting Gift Cards 25+ Favorite, Must-Have Family Games 35+ Favorite Holiday Sweets 30+ Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf

Shop Local at the GW Holiday Boutique!

Get all your shopping done at our Annual GW Holiday Boutique on Wednesday, Dec 1st from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM (GW gym). Plus take a chance on one of the exciting raffles and have the chance to win one of a kind prizes. Vendors include local retailers and parent entrepreneurs: Monogrammin’ Mom, Boards by Randi, Fiesta Box, The Fully […]

Social Service Association is Collecting Target Gift Cards

Help spread Holiday Joy to our community’s most needy members! Social Service Association is collecting Target Gift Cards and monetary donations for their families. Help their children see their holiday wishes come true and allow their parents to experience the joy of giving. Target Gift Cards can be purchased at grocery stores, drugstores, Target stores, or online. Bring donations […]

What’s Happening In and Around Town?

What’s happening around town? Something for everyone! The Royal Holiday Boutique November 11-13 Get ahead of your holiday shopping and find everything you need for everyone on your list! Shop Oak Knoll’s Annual Royal Boutique. Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Tisdall Hall Gymnasium. 83 Ashland Road in Summit, NJ. Chatham High School Presents Sense and Sensibility Thursday, […]

Virtual Pre-K and Kindergarten Readiness Workshop

While there are many factors that go into determining whether a child is academically, physically and emotionally prepared to start school, there are really five main pillars used to prepare a child for the next step:  social skills, reading, language, motor skills and number concepts. If you are a parent of a child preparing to enter school, […]

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

“Is my child ready for kindergarten?” is one of the top questions Sara Sykes, Oak Knoll’s kindergarten teacher, receives from parents.  And while there are many factors that go into determining whether a child is academically, physically and emotionally prepared to start school, there are really five main pillars used to prepare a child for […]

What’s Happening Around Town?

What’s happening around town? Something for everyone! The Royal Holiday Boutique November 11-13 Get ahead of your holiday shopping and find everything you need for everyone on your list! Shop Oak Knoll’s Annual Royal Boutique. Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Tisdall Hall Gymnasium. 83 Ashland Road in Summit, NJ. Summit High Theatre Presents… November 11, 12 […]