Archive | July, 2014

July Newsletter

28 Jul



Hello Everyone!

We hope everyone is enjoying this great summer weather!

This month has been an exciting one for us. We have had the opportunity to travel to many great places and explore. We had a great time in the Berkshires, Hudson Valley, the New Jersey and Delaware shore, the Connecticut coastline. We hope to get down to the Chesapeake area before the summer is over, and are planning a trip to the Cape in the fall. We have been busy!

With that said, let me tell you about how we have grown! We continue to increase our visibility in our newest markets of Richmond, Virginia Beach, North Carolina, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Our reach is around 90,000 moms at this point, and growing. As a new feature of our site, I have renewed my blog and have added it. We are constantly adding new listings to our Events as well as our Places to Visit pages. We are constantly adding new recipes and mom topics as well. If there is something you would like to see, please let us know!

Finally, as a promotion, we are offering a Buy One, Get One Free offer for sponsorship through August. Please email us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

We wish everyone a happy and safe rest of the summer!

Best Regards,

Heather Schlichting


The Mom Connection 


A Mom’s Guide to Surviving Summer Camp

7 Jul

I am sure we have all been there. There are some kids that enjoy going to summer camp, and then, there are those who would much rather sit in the AC all day in bed, on their I Pad and watch TV. Mine falls into that category……

This morning we started summer camp for the first time in two years. I decided to give my then 12 year old a break last year and let her do her thing, which was a tennis league, which worked out well. That wasn’t an option this year, so camp it was. I decided to make it easy on her; 1/2 days, with mostly swimming in the morning. How could that NOT be fun, especially when it’s hot outside? Boy, was I mistaken!

Mom to Child: 8:00 AM-time to get up.


This went on for about 10 minutes before I had to call my husband and he tried to convince the sleepy lazy child she would INDEED have FUN if she went to camp. Finally, after much pleading which eventually turned to bribery, the child was dressed, packed and ready to go.

Upon arrival at the camp, we greeted other parents with their children, and before I knew it, I was told to “get lost”. Later in the day, I arrived to pick her up. I got there a little early to spy on her and asked the counselors how she was doing. “She’s having a blast! She’s very funny!”  

Eventually she saw me and at first gave me the “I’m so mortified you’re here” look, but admitted that she was glad she came. She will be going for a few weeks here and there in between mini-trips, and I am sure she will have a great time!

The moral of the story is stick with your guns. Sometimes kids are afraid of the unknown, especially if they are going to a camp where they won’t know anyone. Tell them to try-if they are really miserable, by all means maybe give in, but tell them to give new adventures a chance. They might find out they like it!





The Blog is Back!

7 Jul

I know….. it’s been awhile. But we are starting up the blog feature of my site again, just to keep things interesting! Keep checking back here for interesting articles!

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