East Coast Mama

Expand STEM Knowledge While the Kids are Out of School!

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How did summer vacation come so quick?  It feels like the kids just had their first day in September yesterday!
While I love the lazy mornings and the beach days, I also worry about how much knowledge my children are loosing during the school break, especially being a special needs family.  

After watching the regression of my children in the early school years and feeling helpless, I learned that I need to tap into the subjects they are passionate about and develop a good out-of-school schedule that keeps them engaged and learning in-between those beach days.

5 Tips for Saving Time and Money on Your Family's Laundry! #ProtectClothesYouLove

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Summer is here and for some reason that means triple the laundry load for my family.  With the kids home on summer vacation we are all having fun getting dirty, sweaty, and wet, which means outfit changes several times a day.

A Day in Thomas Land at Edaville USA!

We love Edaville USA, I have talking about this great attraction for years.  I love how it's nostalgic layout brings flashbacks of visiting with my Nana, plus it never seems to be incredibly crowded so it is a perfect outing for us moms with multiple kids.

Are You Visiting Story Land This Summer for Some Family Fun? Here is a Great Deal!

We love visiting Story Land!  I visited as a child and now it is so much fun seeing everything through my own children's eyes.  From riding up to Cinderella's Castle in a Pumpkin Coach to Visiting with Mother Goose, the memories are magical!

The Perfect Tech Gift for Dad's this Father's Day! @BestBuy @SamsungMobileUS #GearRV

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Father's Day is one of the hardest holidays to shop for in my family.  My dad and husband both have everything so trying to find something they don't have yet and will love can be a stressful.  However not this year!  Thanks to Samsung and Best Buy, I have found the prefect Father's Day gift, the Gear VR!

Finally Enjoying MY HDTV Without Wires! #BBYactiontec

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When decorating and setting our electronics one of my biggest pet peeves is having wires everywhere.  
I never realized this was annoying, growing up my dad always had them either hidden behind drywall or neatly zip-tied behind strip covers.  Back then I remember having the big stereos with the two speakers on each side and the thin wire connecting them in my room.  I have a vivid memory of my mother saying "why don't you put this frame here and it'll hide the wires"  my teenage self thought she was crazy and probably made some rude comment to get out.

Then I moved in with my now husband, a man that grew up on a farm in Brazil.  Let's just say every time we bought a new piece of electronics our neighbors could here me horrified as my mothers voice poured out of mouth.  "Why are the wires everywhere?", "That looks so cluttered and dirt!", one time my pour husband not understanding the issue at all even tried to paint the wires to our surround sound speakers so "they would blend in with the wall".

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum ~ A Must See in Boston!

Living in the Boston area my entire life, I thought I had been through all the best museums the city has to offer.  I was wrong!  I had never been to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.  Actually I wasn't even aware that it existed until our last visit to The Boston Children's Museum and Anthony pointed out the "awesome" ship across the harbor.
With Anthony being the museum lover he is, I knew we had to explore it on our next trip into the city.  However I had no idea what to expect because and wasn't sure if it would be something that was interesting enough to hold a 10 year old boys attention.