Home Depot Free Kids’ Workshop: Valentine Bean Bag Toss

The next free kids workshop at Home Depot stores is a Valentine Bean Bag Toss on February 3rd. Attend between 9 AM and 12 noon.

You and your child can construct a fun bean bag toss game for the whole family to love. Following the bean bag toss game board construction, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Register HERE.

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical at the Palace- Giveaway!

The Palace has another great show coming up for families: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical  on Sunday, February 11 at 2 PM
Produced by Park Playhouse and presented by Kinderhook Bank, the show is based on the historical events of the Little Rock Nine, this insightful and exciting musical helps children understand the history of racial diversity in America from a creative and unique perspective.
Tickets: $20 (ADULTS), Free (KIDS 12 & UNDER). Free Tickets for Kids 12 & Under courtesy of GE Kids In Free Days.
Tickets are available in person at the Palace Theatre Box Office or By Phone at 518-465-4663.
Want to win tickets to see it for FREE? Courtesy of the Palace, I have TWO sets of family 4-packs to giveaway to two lucky readers! To enter, leave a comment below saying “Pick me!” Winners will be randomly selected on January 23rd and notified by email. Good luck!

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Class for Kids at Bountiful Bread

On February 11th from 10am-1pm, Bountiful Bread in Stuyvesant Plaza will host its first Kid’s Decorating Class of 2018— Valentine’s Day Cookies! 

Please call 518-438-3540 to reserve your child’s spot! 

$10 off $75 Coupon for ShopRite

In the ShopRite ad in today’s newspaper, find a coupon for $10 off a $75 purchase (also accepted at many Price Chopper stores) .

16 Handles: Fill a Cup for Only $5

Visit 16 Handles this Saturday through Monday and fill up a pink cup for only $5 and a green cup for only $7 when you show your 16 Handles app at the register! 
This offer is only for registered 16 Handles rewards members who have the 16 Handles app or the new 16 Handles loyalty card. New guests may download the app to  redeem the discount. 

Hatchimals 50% off at Target

Target has started their semi-annual toy clearance and Hatchimals are included at 50% off. Regularly $59.99, this hot toy is marked down to $29.98. They are sold out online but check the website to see what stores still have them. Clifton Park currently does.

Amazon: Fingerlings Back in Stock

The holidays may be over but I know my daughter is still asking for one and birthdays are coming…. Fingerlings are back in stock on Amazon! These things are super cute and Amazon has them in stock for just $14.99 (with free shipping for Prime members).

Do you have one? Would love to hear what you think of it!


(Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.)

Regular Girl: Review and Giveaway

Another fun brand I met at the Moms Meet WOW Summit this year was Regular Girl. Their table immediately drew me over with their adorable pink logo and matching marketing materials everywhere. But what is Regular Girl, I asked? It’s a blend of prebiotic fiber and probiotics to maintain a healthy digestive system, they told me. Oooh. Okay, I get it.

Not the usual product I write about but while there were many probiotic brands in the expo hall (there are so many health benefits- the industry is growing fast!), this one kept my attention with their attractive marketing, expert consultants who answered all my questions and great (and funny) literature on WHY to use pre and probiotics.

So I signed up to try some and here is what they sent me in the mail (not the cup- I just happen to have matching cups at home 🙂 :


So how do you use this stuff? I’ve used probiotics before but generally in the form of a pill (or just straight up yogurt, which, apparently, is not enough….not to mention also serves you a decent dose of sugar).

Regular Girl came in a package with a scooper (30 days worth, it turns out) and stick packs for on the go. I tried the stick pack first (to make it easy).

I just poured it into my cup and mixed it up. (Tip: add the water first)

I like adding it to a tall glass of water and also squeezing in ¼ to ½ of a lemon to start the day (learned this from Joy McCarthy, keynote at the Summit, who recommended it as a way to detox first thing in the morning and stimulate your liver – a good thing).

But wait…..let’s talk about WHY I’d even want to drink this. As I mentioned, i’ve used probiotics but why add prebiotics? Here’s why:

Prebitoics are food for the probiotics. You need these for your probiotics to thrive. However, it is important to choose the right prebiotic fiber that doesn’t result in a upset stomach. Regular Girl uses an all natural, truly regulating soluble dietary fiber derived from the guar bean that has an optimal gut “transit time” (I think you know what I mean).

And why take probiotics? Believe it or not, supplementing with probiotics to improve your gut health actually improves your immune system! Here are some more things it does:

  • Improves the growth of helpful gut bacteria and decreases harmful bacteria
  • Keeps your digestive system in balance- prevents gas, bloating and IBS
  • Improves absorption of minerals, including calcium, iron and zinc
  • Helps supplement what we get from food, which actually is not enough

Even kids can use it (and is perfect for when little ones are sick and when anyone is on antibiotics).

So how does it taste? It tastes like nothing! It’s not gritty or clumpy and does not alter the taste of the drink. It can be added to any drink but I am really enjoying it with lemon water.

I have been using Regular Girl now for a couple months and am very happy with everything about it. NO unwanted side effects and simple to take.

How do you get it? It is not sold in stores but is easy to order online and shipping is FREE! Click HERE to see the products and get 10% off your first order (Note: Regular Girl set up an affiliate link for me when I said I was going to write about the product but all opinions in the post are my own.) If you subscribe for monthly delivery, you get another $5 off. With the discounts, your cost will be about .75 cents a day for this healthy supplement. And good way to start the new year!

Want to try it for free? I have a fun giveaway for you! Regular Girl is offering a Regular Girl Gift Set for one lucky reader that includes the following:

– Regular Girl Starter Kit (15 day supply in a BPA Free water bottle to take with you on the go)
– Regular Girl Carabiner (to carry your Regular Girl Bottle
– Regular Girl Yoga Shirt (available in S,M,L)
– Regular Girl 7 day sample pack (to share with a friend)
– Regular Girl discount coupons
To enter, leave a comment below saying “pick me!” The winner will be notified by email for their address and the kit will be delivered right to their door! Good luck!
P.S.- Regular Girl is gluten free, non-GMO, kosher, vegetarian and has no additives or preservatives!

Walmart: 75% off Christmas Items

Walmart now has their Christmas items on clearance for 75% off. These photos are from the Glenmont store, which had tons of Christmas stock left including lights and wrapping paper:

I also found some wrapping paper that was considered Christmas but could be used year round for birthday gifts.


Free Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate Tonight at Stewart’s

Stewart’s Shops is offering free coffee, hot chocolate and tea today (12/31) starting at 6 PM. Happy New Year!