Santa’s Paradise Express


November 28 – 30, December 6 – 7, 13 – 14, 20 – 21
Trains depart every half hour from 11am – 1:30pm and every hour from 2pm to 4pm on Fridays; every half hour from 11am – 1:30pm and 2pm to 5pm on Saturdays and every half hour from 11am – 1:30pm and 2pm – 3pm on Sundays.
Santa will ride aboard the train with a special gift for good boys and girls. Santa will greet each passenger in their seats and families will have the opportunity to visit with him and have their photo taken. At the station Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters to Santa and visitors can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled motorcar, and hear storybook readings of holiday classics aboard a heated stationary Caboose.
Adults $17, Children (ages 3-11) $11, Children (ages 2 and under) $3
Night Before Christmas Train
November 28, December 5, 12 and 19 at 6:30pm
The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on this special train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. On board, a reader dressed in a Victorian nightshirt and cap will read aloud the classic poem, “The Night Before Christmas.” At the station visitors can enjoy storybook readings of holiday classics aboard a heated stationary Caboose and a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled motorcar.
The Strasburg Rail Road will donate $5 from every adult ticket sold to the Clinic for Special Children located in Strasburg, PA.
Adults $17, Children (ages 3-11) $11, Children (ages 2 and under) $3
Christmas Tree Train
December 6 at 9am
Visitors won’t forget selecting this year’s Christmas tree with a ride aboard the Christmas Tree Train at Strasburg Rail Road. Travel aboard an authentic, vintage steam train to Leaman Place Grove to select a fresh-cut, locally grown tree. As passengers board the train to ride back to the station their tree will follow along on a vintage flatcar.
Adults $17, Children (ages 11 and under) $1
Cost of Christmas tree is an additional fee. Prices range by tree and average about $40.
All holiday trains include a 45-minute ride down the tracks from Strasburg Rail Road to Paradise, PA and back. Train cars are heated. For more information about holiday trains visit: http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/christmas-trains/
Win a Family four pack to Strasburg Railroad… Just post here why you want to go… Tickets are for 3pm on Dec 21
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Nov/Dec 2014 – Mama’s Lil’ Guide — Available Now!!

The Nov/Dec 2014 edition of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is now hot off the presses!

The Holiday Issue IS HERE and packed with great coupons, savings and wonderful family events in the area.

Featured on our cover is the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad.

We would like to thank our sponsors , advertisers and fans for helping us continue to bring you our ‘Lil Guide!

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A Day with Mama….Homemade Laundry Soap

Lately, I have been inspired to make more and more homemade products. I’ve made homemade butter, herb butters, jams, jellies, bread and most recently laundry soap.  I cannot believe how easy this was and how much money is saved by doing so.  I posted pictures on our facebook page facebook.com/mamaslilguide and a few asked for the recipe.  Have Fun!!

You will need:

  • 1 Box of Borox
  • 1 Box Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
  • 1 Bar Fels-Naptha Bar Soap and a 5 Gallon Bucket (I got all items from Walmart.. they were all in the laundry aisle)

Grate Soap on small side of grater.  Take grated soap and 4 cups of water to a boil and stir contantly.  Get your 5 Gallon Bucket and fill 1/2 way with Hot Tap water.  Add 1/2 cup Borax, 1 cup of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda then stir well.  Add desolved soap bar and add to water and stir well.  Finish filling the bucket to the top.  Cover or put lid on and let sit overnight.

In the morning, stir (I used a yardstick) well and begin to fill used laudry detergent bottles half way… then fill the rest with hot tap water… You will have 12-18 depending on size of containers.

The hardest part was grating the soap.  It will take you about 1/2 hour to start and 1/2 hour to finish it up the next day…    Have Fun!     laundry soap laundry soap 2

 

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Monster Jam 2014!!

I spent the evening with a dalmation, a bull, a superhero, a horse, a pirate and a few of their friends.  No, we weren’t at a disney show, we were watching Monster Jam at the Wells Fargo Center.  To kick off the festivities, two teams of quads battled to be winner of the Quad Wars!  Eight enormous monster trucks entered the arena and took their places for the start of the show.  Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Spiderman, Team Hotwheels Firestorm, Captains Curse, Monster Mutt Dalmation, Black Stallion and Overkill Evolution all took turns running through the course while fans screamed with excitement.  El Toro Loco schooled the other trucks in the donut contest wth an amazing show that made me dizzy just watching.  A visit from Transaurus wowed the crowed as flames shot from his nostrils and he devoured his junk car dinner.   The Freestyle competition was the final event with Grave Digger taking the win with his amazing display of jumps and turns.

If you missed the show last night, don’t worry – tickets are still available for today’s shows.

Use code BLOG for discounted tickets. Tickets available via link on www.mamaslilguideonline.com

 

By the way, two of the trucks are driven by women!  Girl Power!!

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Mama’s Lil’ Guide September/October 2014 — Available Now!!

MLG is celebrating our 4 year Anniversary, and would like to thank our sponsors , advertisers and fans for helping us continue to bring you our ‘Lil Guide!

The September/October 2014 edition of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is now hot off the presses!

This issue is loaded with coupons, and deals from local merchants as well as articles, events and places to go for Fall Festivities.

Featured on our cover and an advertiser for 4 years, Shady Brook Farm.

We love Shadybrook and the Market at Del Val, and we are sure you will love it to.

See inside for all the great things going on and check our Facebook page for Fall Fest passes.

Enjoy the ONLINE version of Mama’s Lil’ Guide or visit one of Mama’s Distributors to pick up a printed copy of your own!

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Mama’s Lil’ Guide July/August 2014 — Available Now!!

July August 2014 IssueThe July/August 2014 edition of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is hot off the presses!

This issue is packed with articles for every stage of motherhood, information about fitness, health & fun activities  &  events, plus many wonderful DISCOUNTS from local advertisers.

Featured on the cover of this issue of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is
Camp Curiosity!
www.CampCuriosity.comCamp Curiosity – Summer Camp

Curiosity Shoppe – Private School
Toddler Center – Early Child Care
Curiosity Stables – Equestrian Riding Program
Curiosity Courts – Tennis Programs

At CURIOSITY they try to offer as many programs as they can right at their facility for children and families to partake in a variety of learning experiences!
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Finding Joy in the Lil’ Things

I try to live my life being observant and open to every experience. I work to be present in the NOW. This attitude has led me toward unbelievable spiritual growth, and sometimes I am amazed at where the lessons come from. Today, as I was making my, ‘daily,’ visit to the grocery store, I was reminded of that old saying, “you never know when there is a lesson to be learned.”

There was an elderly lady in the check out line, she was finished with her order and taking her time to put her wallet away, fetch her car keys and leave the cashier with a final greeting. “Have a nice day,” she said with a lovely smile on her face. You could tell that this little outing was one of the highlights of her day. It was a very sweet exchange; however, she had her cart passed the end of her lane and was blocking access to the common path to exit the store.

There was also another lady, also finished with her shopping and not in such a leisurely mood. I watched as she very slowly got aggravated with the elderly woman. This other woman was swaying back and forth trying to get around our happy little shopper, with no avail, and she just seemed trapped. Maybe the old saying is true, and maybe she was put into that situation to learn the art of patience, or maybe compassion.

I stood back and watched all this with a smile on my face. It brought me back to when my mother was alive and the many trips we took to the grocery store. Oh! How she loved going! I don’t know why she loved it so much, but she made it a production every time I took her. With her list and a pen to mark everything off, she tended to her job like a pro! She spent a lot of time in the grocery store in all those years of raising 10 kids and having a husband to take care of. She has a system and it served her well– even if now she was only shopping for herself. Yet, I never rushed her, because it was something that she loved and it brought me joy to see her filled with such happiness.

I miss having to take her to the grocery store and miss talking with her. I just miss my mom…

As we go about life everyday, sometimes we rush or get irritated that people don’t move as fast as we think they should. Maybe we get upset when we feel someone is in our path or they just seem to bother us for no apparent reason, we need to reflect more on them and not us.

Are we living and enjoying life’s every moment or are we just rushing and thinking about the next thing we need to accomplish? If we are lucky, we too will be elderly one day, and hopefully others will be compassionate and patient with us.

Another old saying seems applicable here, “don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” What you think is bothersome and just a chore that needs to be completed, could be the highlight in someone else’s day! You may not ruin someone else’s happy with your impatience.

Live and Let Live!

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Mama’s Lil’ Guide May/June 2014 — Available Now!!

May June 2014 IssueThe May/June 2014 edition of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is hot off the presses!

This issue is packed with articles for every stage of motherhood, information about fitness, health & fun activities  &  events, plus many wonderful DISCOUNTS from local advertisers.

Featured on the cover of this issue of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is
BC Discoveries – Dance & Theater Arts Company, Newtown, PA
215-913-0690
www.bcdiscoveries.com
Creating a safe and fun place for students of all levels to express themselves.

Enjoy the ONLINE version of Mama’s Lil’ Guide or visit one of Mama’s Distributors to pick up a printed copy of your own!

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Mama’s Lil’ Guide March/April 2014 — Available Now!!

March April 2014 IssueThe March/April 2014 edition of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is hot off the presses!

This issue is packed with articles for every stage of motherhood, information about fitness, health & fun activities  &  events, plus many wonderful DISCOUNTS from local advertisers.

Featured on the cover of this issue of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is
Just Between Friends
www.jbfsale.com
North America’s Leading Children’s and Maternity Consignment Sales Event!TM

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Harlem Globetrotters

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Use promo code “HGMOM” for discount tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters.

Liacouras Center March 7 at 7:00pm

Sun National Bank Center March 8 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Wells Fargo Center March 9 at 12:00pm and 5:00pm

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