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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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10+ Crazy, Fun Virtual Roller Coaster Rides

Stuck at home and looking for a thrill? Experience a roller coaster ride right in your living room. Here are a few of our favorites. 1. The Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point, tallest hybrid roller coaster at 205 feet tall, steepest drop on a hybrid roller coaster at 90 degrees! 2. Maybe the scariest ride, Saw the Ride starts indoors […]

35+ Things to Do with Bored Kids

With “Shelter in Place” happening everywhere and homeschooling ending at 12:30 or 1pm, there are A LOT of hours left to fill in the day. When you’re all feeling cooped up, and have filled your quote for screen time, try one of these ideas to spark some indoor activity. 1. Have a House Party! I never thought […]

Take a Virtual Trip to One of These Museums or Parks

Going stir-crazy and need to get out of the house? Take a trip to a museum…a virtual trip, that is: 1. Go on a trip and see the largest creatures that ever walked the earth at the Smithsonian. 2. Climb the spiral staircase at The Guggenheim Museum in New York. 3. See exhibition “Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists at The Whitney. 4. Visit […]

Get Ready for Fall with the Summer Scholars Program.

Want your child to be ready for fall? Oak Knoll’s Summer Scholars Program. is offering online options as part of their coeducational summer program for students entering grades 6-12 opportunities. Taught by Oak Knoll faculty, these courses are an extension of an Oak Knoll academic experience. Their strong and well-rounded college preparatory program meets the highest standards, and their students consistently […]

Take a Virtual Tour This Week

Thursday, April 2, 2020  •  6 pm Dreaming about summer? Our kids sure are. On Thursday, you and your kids can virtually explore Oak Knoll’s new academic options for summer 2020 as we practice safe social distancing! The Coeducational Summer Scholars program offers students entering grades 6-12 opportunities to explore areas such as: Business Careers English Health […]

Why This Town is Putting Up Christmas Lights.

I almost put my Chirstmas tree up the other day. I know. That sounds like a crazy thing to do at the end of March, but I love Christmas time and thought it would bring a little unexpected joy to our week. Then my sister shared a fun idea with me. Back in Ohio, where […]

How I’m Feeling Today.

We are 13 days into our “Shelter in Place;” our family started a week before it was mandated. 13 days of togetherness is a lot. But oddly, it’s been sort fun and surprisingly easy. We all feel much more relaxed without having to adhere to crazy schedules. We have enough food, even if it isn’t all fresh […]

40+ Things to Do While You’re Quarantined

If you told me 2 weeks ago that I’d be staying at home indefinitely with my kids and husband, I’d have thought you were nuts. But changed quickly and here we are! The best way to keep your stress level low is to keep busy, have some fun and be productive. We know; it’s hard. But take a breath and […]

Curbside Pick Up & Delivery of Games, Toys, Slime, Crafts & More!

Need something new to keep the kids out of your hair and occupied? Tons of Toys is offering curbside pick up or delivery of games, puzzles, toys and more. Give them a call and they can make recommendations for any age and type of kid. They have everything from Playdoh, baord games, craft kids and […]

Want to Help? Donate Blood.

Because of the cancellation of blood drives, the American Red Cross is facing a severe shortage of blood. According to the American Red Cross, thousands of Red Cross blood drives have been canceled across the country due to coronavirus concerns, resulting in some 86,000 fewer blood donations. “We understand why people may be hesitant to come out […]

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