by Leanne Ely
If you have any interest in food and health at all (which you obviously do or you wouldn’t have found yourself here at Saving Dinner), then you’ve been hearing the word “Paleo” being tossed around a lot.
You may even associate the term with an extreme way of eating, much like the low-carb Atkins diet. A fad that will disappear like so many trendy diets that have come before it.
But, at the risk of sounding like a cliche, going Paleo really means adapting a new lifestyle for the rest of your life. Once you...
Have a great business idea but not sure about pricing? Thinking about heading back to work after staying home but need experience to beef up your resume? Want to get inspired by energetic entrepreneurs?
Bounce ideas off the perfect target audience – moms of young children. With 50,000 people crammed into one square mile and the highest incomes in Hudson County, Hoboken, NJ is the perfect test market for products and retail offerings. According to PunchTab Chief Marketing Officer Angela Sanfilippo, “moms influence $2.4 trillion in spend...
With summer in our sights, the Metro Moms are preparing for overnight trips. Car space is at a premium, not to mention the hassle of lugging heavy water bottles, strollers and luggage. Enter the Bobble BPA-Free Water Bottle. Available in three sizes, we pack one for each member of the family so we can all drink fresh filtered water anywhere we go without leaving a trail of empties in our wake. $8.99 at...
By Kathy Zucker
I don’t like making tough decisions.
I freak out when I face the unknown. And the ultimate unknown life experience? Having a baby. You literally have no idea how things are going to turn out. Am I going to get pregnant? Have a miscarriage? Have a healthy baby but stroke out from high blood pressure? The unknowns are virtually limitless – for a planner like me, that is terrifying.
The last time I was pregnant, I wanted nothing more than to go to sleep and wake up in nine months. But I couldn’t do that. From the...
We’d like to present a new Feature Story here at Metro Fiction. Please check the Welcome page for more information about us. In this week’s story, we consider the effects of a coincidence on a young girl’s life.
We present our Feature Story: “White Envelopes” by Victoria Slotover.
My life changed around the time my braces came off, although the two things were in fact unrelated.
I think I always knew my parents didn’t love each other, but I did think they loved me. I’m not saying there was hatred or even...
Packing Up Everything but the Kitchen Sink
by Gina Dobson
The last few times I packed suitcases for a trip with my daughters I was struck by how much easier it has become. Now as three and five-and-a-half year olds, they no longer need the myriad of items they once did. Besides the obvious things–diapers, baby food, or a Pack ‘n Play®–other items like child-sized silverware can now be left behind. Making-do is now much more possible than it was during their toddler or infant days. Routines can be bent with less severe...
By Kathy Zucker
I always share.
It might be because I am a big sister. Or because I am nice. Either way, when I get a gift, I divide it up and share with others.
Winning a Keep Good Going Shorty Award sponsored by New York Life was like unleashing a month-long gift cornucopia. With numerous opportunities passing before me at light speed, I went into overdrive to process all the options. In every case, I looked for ways to share the love.
What kinds of opportunities have come my way? A brand ambassadorship for an early childhood education...
Save the planet and your baby’s bottom with one fell swoop. Hospitals have you clean your newborn using water and soft wipes, why not continue the trend back home with California Baby Diaper Area Wash? Three spritzes and a patdown with regular lunch napkins will have your baby cooing without a sign of the dreaded diaper rash. And the best part? Dilute with distilled water to make it even more ecofriendly and easy on your wallet. $12.80 at...
By Kathy Zucker
There is no such thing as a mom blogger. There are, however, bloggers who happen to write about their experiences as moms.
Aliza Sherman has made a career out of empowering women. Back in the early 90s when the internet was just getting started, she created the first woman-owned Internet company (Cybergrrl, Inc.) and developed the first three websites for women (Cybergrrl.com, Webgrrls.com and Femina.com).
Becoming an Accidental Entrepreneur
Motherhood is a life-changing event. Many women – like Aliza – blog to share their...
The Metro Dads like to tinker. With 50,000 people and businesses crammed into one square mile in Hoboken, NJ, they have taken to scanning the trash on walks home from the PATH train. The result? Home-made Linux computers built from discarded spare parts.
The constant tinkering means the Metro Moms are tearing our hair out trying to keep construction equipment out of the kitchen. Living in small urban spaces means we have no room for a dedicated workbench, but now there’s a solution to the space dilemma.
MakerBar is a brand new...