Gifts for Kids…That Give Back

Also Read: 35+ Gifts for Everyone on Your List…That Give Back! While you’re out shopping this holiday season, consider choosing one of these 15 gifts that actually give back!  The companies below are dedicated to giving back to several valuable social causes! It makes giving feel even better! 1. Fitbit for kids The Kids Fitness Watch is a one-size-fits-most fitness band […]

Feed Your Face: Banana & Olive Oil

The best ingredients for face masks are always organic and made with ingredients you can find in your kitchen! This mask made with banana and is specially created for dry skin by Iva Sebestyan, owner of the facial spa, Flora’s Cottage in Ridgewood! Ingredients 1/2 banana 1 tablespoons olive oil Directions 1. Remove make up and thoroughly clean the face with your cleanser. […]

Iva’s Oatmeal Mask for Oily Skin

The best ingredients are always organic and often the ones you already have in your kitchen. This mask is perfect to help prevent and tackle oily skin. It was created by Iva Sebestyan, owner of Flora’s Cottage in Ridgewood. Also Read: 8 Tips for Making the Most of Your Mask Ingredients 1/3 cup of oatmeal 1 teaspoon of honey few drops of freshly […]

35+ Fabulous Gifts–From $5 to $500-That Give Back!

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 (or receiving them!) • • […]

Our Picks: The New Ultimate Twister

Also Read: 25+ Favorite, Must-Have Family Games Twister Ultimate I have loved Twister since I was 10 and remember playing it at sleepovers. Now, I have kids and they love it too. But as they have grown and their limbs have gotten longer, we just don’t fit on the mat anymore. As I was shopping this week, I […]

FEED YOUR FACE: Pear, Egg & Farmer’s Cheese.

The best ingredients for face masks are always organic and made with ingredients you can find in your fridge! This mask made with pear and farmers cheese was specially created by Iva Sebestyan, owner of the facial spa, Flora’s Cottage in Ridgewood!  Also Read: 8 Tips for Making the Most of Your Mask Ingredients 1/2 a pear 1 egg yolk […]

Iva’s 2 Ingredient, Organic Face Mask for Normal Skin

The best ingredients for face masks are always organic and good enough to eat! This mask with cooling yogurt or farmers cheese was created by Iva Sebestyan, owner of Flora’s Cottage in Ridgewood!  Also Read: 8 Tips for Making the Most of Your Mask Ingredients 1 tablespoon of unsweetened greek yogurt or farmers cheese 1tablespoon of honey Directions 1. Remove […]

10 Books You Should Read with Your Preschooler

Melissa Saunders, Director of West Side Nursery School, shares her favorite books for preschoolers. Reading to or with your child is a special part of the day. While the ritual can provide calm before bedtime, it is always an opportunity to ignite conversation, observation and imagination.  I have tried to include both classics and newer stories on this […]