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Author Archives: Billy Mawhiney

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday  The holidays have become an endless marketing ploy to increase sales: Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday. While we all have our own ideas on what works or does not work for us, today is the day to give back and what a better way than with a gift option as well. … Continue reading »

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Top 5 – Thanksgiving

As cliche as it can be, this week’s Top 5 is all about being thankful   5. Food – the food on your table, the excess of food on your table and the fact that according to our friends at The Food Think Tank: “Some five million tons of food—enough to fill the John Hancock Building … Continue reading »

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Top 5 – Recipes

This week is a shameless plug, but we are so excited we cannot control it. Order by December 6 to receive by December 20 in time for the perfect holiday gift. Just $17.95 (free shipping) or for $40.00 you will receive a cookbook and to sponsor a chip in our Kitchen Kids, from scratch cooking … Continue reading »

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Top 5 – Conversations

Sometimes, the effort of making it through the day with work, playing taxi to children, paying bills, laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc. is hard enough. You have to make conversations at dinner and keep a good flow? Really?! I’m not a fan of playing games, but rather utilizing the time you have together to create memories … Continue reading »

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100 Cars for Good

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Top 5 – School Parties

My friend Bri, (from Red, Round or Green) brought up a fantastic point last week. Halloween is well Halloween. Kids dress up, beg for candy (or other treats). Typically they end up with tons. It’s fun, lighthearted and a little sinful, but overall a very well liked day. So why do we pre-game the kids … Continue reading »

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Top 5 – October 30, 2013

Our Top 5 list for Halloween 5. Halloween is not the problem when it comes to kids, sugar and obesity. Andi Bellatti nailed it this week for me. I personally choose non-candy items to hand out but am not appalled at the people who do. Halloween is more controlled, smaller in amounts and dammit it’s fun to … Continue reading »

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Top 5

Top 5 Ways to Make Family Dinner Less Stressful 5. Realize that family time is what you are seeking.  Do not stress over the meal, just feed your family what you are comfortable with. 4. Deconstruct your adult meal for the young ones so they can try new things and you don’t have to make … Continue reading »

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Summer Garden Dinner June 20

Tickets online now at Purchase at County Fair, Coborns and Get Fresh starting June 3.

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A Real Treat

  This past week was substantial for many reasons. I landed in NYC Tuesday to prepare for the very first annual Family Dinner Conference on the campus of NYU presented by Time at the Table. We were able to bring some highly influential people into one room to open a dialogue about family dinner. The … Continue reading »

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