Passionate About Central New York
and the Moms Who Live Here
Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches in Syracuse

Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Abbott’s Farm 3275 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville Store & Farm Grounds: Monday – Thursday: 10:00am to 6:00pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm. U-Pick: Monday – Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm. Night-Time Maze Hours: Friday and Saturday: 6:00pm to 9:00pm Adams Acres 7047 Sevier Road, Jamesville Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm Beak & Skiff Apple […]

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Haunted Houses and Haunted Hayrides in Syracuse

Haunted Houses and Haunted Hayrides

13th Hour Rising 84 Merrit Road, Fulton The dark ride of UNREST is sure to awaken your senses, as you see shadowy figures of helpless souls, and hear the distant screams and supplications of suffering madness. All your inner beliefs will tell your mind it isn’t real, but the true ending to your Hayride will occur […]

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Fall Festivals in Syracuse

Fall Festivals

Abbot’s Farm Fall Festival Days 3275 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville This festival offers many activities for kids of all ages, and adults too! From wagon rides and the corn maze, to apple cannons and slingshots, a bounce house, tube slides, and face painting – there is something for everyone! Individual wristbands can be purchased for $9 […]

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Trick or Treating in Syracuse

Trick or Treating

Destiny USA 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse Day + Time TBA Drivers Village Spooktacular 5885 East Circle Drive, Cicero Day + Time TBA Fingerlakes Mall 1579 Clark Street, Auburn Family friendly trick or treating that includes a DJ and bounce house. Scooby Doo and an Angry Bird visit from 2-4pm. October 29th, 2:00pm to 5:00pm Shoppingtown […]

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Halloween and Fall Events

Halloween and Fall Events

Scarecrow Jubilee Cass Park Access Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 Celebrate the harvest with scarecrow making, pumpkin carving, apple tasting, and so much more – this event is an Ithaca Children’s Garden seasonal favorite, held rain or shine! October 15th | 1:00pm – 4:00pm Zoo Boo Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place, Syracuse, NY 13204 The zoo […]

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Fun Runs and Races in Syracuse

Fun Runs + Races

The LaFayette Apple Run 5330 Rowland Road, LaFayette The Lafayette Apple Run offers you a spectacular autumn vista in the hills as you run through rural farm areas nestled between the Towns of LaFayette and Tully. Hot coffee and cocoa, apples, bagels, and cider will be provided to runners. Music will be provided by DJ Ron […]

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An Open Letter To In-Laws Everywhere About Social Media

An Open Letter To In-Laws Everywhere About Social Media

Dear In-Laws Everywhere, Let’s talk about social media. I’m writing on behalf of a generation that has encountered a new challenge for blended and extended families. In today’s society, we all “get together” behind the screens to view status updates and photos of so many enjoyable aspects of our lives. We’re the pioneers for creating […]

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Diapers.com Baby Registry

9 Reasons To Love The Baby Registry at Diapers.com + a $50 GIVEAWAY!

This post and gift certificate giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal, but all opinions are our own. Preparing for the arrival of a baby can be so overwhelming (and expensive!) – it’s amazing how much one small baby needs, especially when the number of “must have” baby products is constantly growing and evolving to reflect the hottest trends and latest […]

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The Things We Notice

The Things We Notice

I’m going to post a series of pictures of myself from the past year. I’m the main subject in most of them, and when there are other people joining me, it’ll be pretty clear who I am, since I’m the mom and I look similar in most of them. I’ll give a brief caption for […]

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Packing THE Hospital Bag, Take 2

Packing The Hospital Bag, Take 2

The hospital bag. Whether you’re a planner or just someone who wants some of the comforts of home in your hospital room after giving birth, preparing and packing the hospital bag is a huge endeavor. Newborn outfit? 0-3 months? Diapers? Do I really need socks and slippers? What about my shampoo and my razor? So […]

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My Family is Complete Without a Boy

My Family is Complete Without a Boy

When we go out as a family (which is rare because where can you really go with a 6-year-old and 21-month-old twins and leave sane?), people will stop and comment on the twins or “Oh, what lovely girls you have!” I smile, agree and prepare to move on to our next point of destination – […]

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Diapers Absorb Love and Kindness, Too

Diapers Absorb Love and Kindness, Too

Diapering my babies was a lovely journey, constantly infused with the generosity of those around us. When people hear that I run Go Diaper Free of CNY, they’re usually astonished that my kids didn’t wear diapers. No no, I assure you, they did! (They used the potty from birth too, but that’s another story.) And […]

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Why My Stepson Will Never Call Me Mom

Why My Stepson Will Never Call Me Mom

I am a part of a blended family. My fiancé has a 6 year old son from a previous marriage, and we have an 11 month old son together. We have been in a relationship for five years, and my soon-to-be stepson really doesn’t know life without me. As the wedding approaches, the same question seems to pop up […]

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