Food on the Brain… Top Brain Boosters to Add and Brain Drainers to Drop From Your Shopping List!

The foods you have in your pantry and fridge may be helping or hindering your brain. Dr. Christopher Calapai DO, a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine explains that the foods we choose have a lot to do with how sharp, attentive, alert, focused and happy we feel after they are consumed. Certain foods may taste great have additives in them that literally cloud our brains and leave us sluggish and dull headed. The opposite is also true. We can eat certain foods and feel a charge of mental energy and focus. We spoke to Dr. Calapai and got a quick list of foods that boost and drain the brain. Which ones will you add and remove from your shopping list? Continue reading

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Founding Fathers Coffee Giveaway Ends 3/11/17! #CoffeeLovers #CoffeeGiveaway

Founding Fathers Coffee is now available at, all Military Exchanges and select retail stores throughout the United States. Using 100% Arabica coffee, Founding Fathers Coffee offers five different roasts; Morning Blend, Donut Shop, French Roast, Colombian and French Vanilla. The coffee will be available in single serve cups (K-cups) and ground. Also available in USDA Organic, Fair Trade and Rainforest.  Continue reading

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Adventures with Coley & Chelsea: Our Valentine’s Day! #HappyValentinesDay #GreatDay #ValentinesDay

Chelsea and I really had a good day for the most part. Chelsea had to go to the urgent care yesterday afternoon because of an ear ache and when we came home. She is now recovering from an ear infection. I am glad we caught it in the early stages so that she is starting to feel better already.  Continue reading

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Reading Circle With Chelsea: Toddler Favorites for February! #LittleGrovers #Counting #Shapes #Colors

Chelsea and I tend to pick books that help her learn different lessons such as her colors, shapes, counting, the alphabet, science experiments, etc. We really love to see the perspective of different authors and how they teach about the different subjects. Some of them are more entertaining than others. We have several books that teach about the alphabet, colors and shapes. Continue reading

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Adventures With Coley & Chelsea: Finding Places To Go Without Spending a Fortune! #PokemonGo #Parks #MommyDaughterTime

Chelsea and I have been making it a point to have a bit of fun even when we are just out running errands. I have been trying to exercise more. I need to lose weight and get healthy again. We have been stopping at the park sometimes before, in between or after our errands. We always like to make the day a fun day. Continue reading

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Sweet Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day:!

GourmetGiftBaskets always offers sweet gift ideas for all of the holidays. I love that there are many different options for everyone. From baskets with snacks to spa baskets. There are even baskets with a great assortment of fruit.  These Gift Baskets are well priced and just beautiful. They truly make any recipient feel as special as can be.

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that requires a variety of gifts, depending on the current state of your love life. Keeping this in mind, the Gifting Experts at and its sister site,, have come up with a few recommendations for the many different Valentines in your life.

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Great Gifts for Valentines Day: Crispy Greens! #Snacks

Chelsea and I just love Crispy Green Snacks we feel that they are a great snack to add to her lunch bag or even a sweet gift to give her little friends for Valentines.

unnamed-12Crispy Green (the #1 freeze-dried fruit retail brand) wants to help. That’s why they’ve joined forces again with Produce for Kids to help promote their Power Your Lunchbox program in the New Year. Moms and dads and anyone who packs a lunch have a place to go to get some healthy lunch ideas from a community of dietitians, healthy eating experts, and other moms and dads just like you. And, when you take the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge, you’ll also help feed families in need. (In 2016, almost 240,000 meals were provided through Feeding America.) Continue reading

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Reader’s Circle with Chelsea: Some of Our Favorites from January 2017! #ReadersCircle #ReadingTogether

Chelsea and I really enjoy checking out the new children’s books that come out each month. We tend to pick ones that are educational and keep her engaged in the world. We love reading about different animals, books that teach her about shapes and even the alphabet.  Continue reading

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