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The Magazine for Mamas of All Ages & Stages

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Nov. 2017-Jan. 2018

www.new hoperailroad.com

32 W. Bridge Street, New Hope, PA • 215-862-2332


A Message from Mama Happy Holidays Mamas! Soon it will be Thanksgiving and before you know it the holiday season is upon us. We are so excited every year to put out the Holiday Issue and love having "the Big Guy" on our cover courtesy of the New Hope Ivyland Railroad. We have packed this issue with everything you need this holiday season including ways to earn FREE holiday fun! This year we wanted to step it up a little bit and have a fun holiday contest so that some of you can win some awesome prizes for the holidays courtesy of our great advertisers. Prizes include: North Pole Express Tix, Franklin Institute Passes, Bucks County Children's Museum Passes, and Passes to the Shadybrook Farm Light Show. We are so excited to give out these great gifts to our wonderful readers and fans. Here is how it will work, inside the magazine, you will find special “Holiday's in certain towns� and other places to visit and shop. Simply visit, shop, call, check out their web site, go to an event, post a pic of you going there, what you bought, what you liked about it, and be sure to tag them if you post on facebook (extra points), post a photo picking up the magazine at their location, post anything that shows us that you support our "local businesses" and either post on our facebook page, or email us at mamaslilguide@gmail.com. We will also post on our facebook page questions and others ways to earn points toward winning. The contest will run from Nov 18th Thru Dec 15th, Owner / Publisher / Sales: and Prizes will be given out during that time and Sharon Cowell posted on our page. 267-312-1825 PO Box 404, Warrington, PA 18976 mamaslilguide@gmail.com mamaslilguide.com

Have a Joyous Holiday Season filled with Love, Abundance and Blessings!

~Mama Sharon To Advertise, Call Sharon: 267-312-1825

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Holiday Events: Brunch with the Big Guy

The Market at Del Val - Sun. Dec. 17th 9-11am 2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown PA Enjoy a homemade brunch , Mix and mingle with Santa. Reservations are required 215230-7170. Cost is $10 per child $15 per adult. Children under 12mo free

6 Week Enrollment Special Only $149!

(includes membership)

Annual Tree Lighting

Fri. Nov. 24th 6:30pm

Mama's Pick: Grab a coffee or Tea at The Zen Den after some Holiday Shopping at many great retailers in Doylestown. Some of my favs... Monkeys Uncle 21 E State St Olive Oil Etcetera 22 S Main

6 Week Enrollment Special - Only $149 The Little Gym of Doylestown - Ages 4 months-12 years

Parent Child, Pre-K, Gymnastics, Dance & Sports Skill Classes FREE Trial Class! Text 215-391-1874, Call 215-343-9748, Online TLGdoylestownpa.com


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Visit New Hope this holiday season for great shops, food and beautiful scenery along the Delaware River. Bundle up and take a stroll, be sure to check out Bucks County Children’s Museum and New Hope Railroad and ride the North Pole Express!

Holiday Events:

The First Annual New Hope Holiday Parade will take place on November 26, 2017 at 4:00PM, with a Route from the High School to South Main. This is a free event for residents and visitors alike to get into the Holiday spirit! The parade ends just before the Annual Tree Lighting. World Premiere Holiday Show! Ebenzeer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show! December 8 – 31 A Five Actor Holiday Frolic Based on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” Written by Gordon Greenberg & Steve Rosen 5 actors … 3 ladders … lots of music and laughter … and one of the most beloved stories come together for a new Christmas show that is perfect for the entire family Hanukkah Events December 12-20, 2017 Menorah lighting on the Delaware

Expires 1-15-18

CODE: MAMA17

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Mama's Pick: Looking for that unique gift or toy for a little one on your list? Check out Village Toy Shoppe 9 N. Main St. And if your looking for a great burger Mama's favorite place to eat is MOO 137 S. Main.


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Holiday Events: Community Christmas Sing & Tree Lighting

November 26 - 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm Chalfont Fire Company 301 N. Main Street, Chalfont 215-822-9685 Join the Chalfont Fire Company in ringing in the holiday season at the annual Christmas sing and tree lighting. Santa and Mrs Clause will arriving via fire truck and afterwards will be available for visiting and pictures.

Mama's Pick: Be sure to check out The Craft Boutique at Moyer Farmhouse (308 N Main St.) for unique holiday gifts or decorating.

Get some great food and friendly atmosphere at Borghi's Main Street Grill 4 N. Main St.

Holiday shopping season is here! How can parents make sure they choose toys that keep kids’ eyes in mind? Here are some tips: • Infants are born with a primitive visual system which develops throughout the years through environmental stimulation. The most effective form of vision stimulation is playing, which develops hand-eye coordination and a deeper understanding of spatial relationships. In the first three months of life, a baby’s color vision is not fully developed, so simple black and white pictures or checkerboard patterns are really helpful for visual development.

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Eye Exams

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• Since young children spend a great percentage of their day playing with their toys, parents need to check that the toys are safe for their eyes. Follow the age guidelines on the packaging. Steer clear of toys that have points, edges, or sharp components for little ones, and be sure that things with long sticks, like toy brooms or toy fishing poles, have rounded handles. Be wary of toys that shoot projectiles, such as slingshots and Nerf guns, especially for children under age 6. If they do play with these toys, get them in the habit of always wearing safety glasses.

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267-875-EYES (3937) www.spectrumvision.com

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When using chemistry sets or woodworking tools, always make sure they wear safety goggles too. Silly string can be irritating to the eyes, so kids should also wear safety glasses when shooting silly string. Children should not play with laser pointers because of the possibility of irreversible retinal damage.

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Newtown offers many great shops & stores and is a beautiful town to visit, shop and explore this holiday season!

Holiday Events:

Live on stage: A Christmas Carol, The Musical 7:30pm Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:30pm Wednesday, December 6, 2017 The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street, Newtown, PA. For additional info, please call 215-860-7058 or email tickets@newtownartscompany.com The Annual Open House Tour gives participants an exclusive look inside many private local homes and historic buildings decorated for the holiday season. The 55th Annual Open House Tour will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Major snow date is Sunday, Dec 3. Reserve your tickets online for pickup the day of the event, or purchase tickets directly beginning Nov 10 — available at The Newtown Book & Record Exchange, 102 S. State St., Newtown. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available for purchase at the Half-Moon Inn, Court Street and Centre Avenue, and at the Stocking Works, 301 South State Street,

After School and Saturdays

Newtown. Children under the age of 12 are free. www.newtownhistoric.org/events/annual-holidayopen-house-tour On Saturday, December 9th, NBA celebrates the holiday season with our community of family and friends ... AND SANTA! Come enjoy holiday music from the Newtown Arts Company and Courtney's Carolers, enjoy a yummy breakfast, and see Santa. The Temperance House, 5 S. State St., Newtown Seatings at 9:30 am and 11 am Cost = $19.95 for adults; $14.95 for children, all inclusive, tax and gratuity, (children under 3 free), with five dollars per head going towards donation to the Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. www.newtownba.org/event/nba-breakfast-with-santa

We love to sew!

We can teach YOU to sew!

Sign up today for sewing classes 650 Durham Rd.

(Inside Wrightstown Health & Fitness)

Newtown, PA 18940

215-794-9100

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Mama’s BIG Network

Pets Are Inn Serving Bucks County, PA

No Cages. No Stress.

We board your pets in pre-screened, loving homes. Transportation provided.

215.491.PETS petsareinnbuckscounty.com

Please patronize our Mamas in business by purchasing a holiday gift from a local mom. Your purchases help fund dance classes, sports activities, lessons and much more! We are grateful for your support of our Local Mama Businesses!

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Mamas tips for Thanksgiving

1 Buy a FRESH Turkey.

Fresh is always better, and local better yet

2 Add not only

butter, but a package of cream cheese and evaporated milk to your mashed potatoes, you will thank me for this one! Use a hand masher!

3

Cook your Turkey breast down for a juicer turkey.

4

Make your life easier and do your prep work a few days before. Like cut all your onions, celery etc for your stuffing and sides and have it ready!

5 Let your Turkey Rest for at least 45 minutes.

Don't touch it. This gives you time to get everything else ready.

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Chiropractic and Ear Infections: An Alternative to Antibiotics American children under the age of 15 visit physicians for middle ear infections more than any other reason. Ear infections (otitis media) represent the most common cause for which antibiotics are prescribed for children. Almost 10% of children will have experienced an ear infection by the age of three months. Nearly 50% of children will experience three or more episodes of ear infection by the age of three. The annual cost associated with the management of pediatric ear infections lands around $5.3 billion. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises an initial observation period for management of an ear infection. These clinical practice guidelines refer to deferring antibiotic treatment for 48-72 hours. The recommended observation period stems from research indicating antibiotic treatments should only be recommended when absolutely necessary due to the damage they inflict on the gastrointestinal tract. Despite this

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research, surveys conclude that only 15% of medical physicians practice the observational option. The American Journal of Epidemiology reported that research done in 2010 showed every infant under the age of six months old who ingested two or more rounds of antibiotics experienced an astounding 72% higher risk of asthma. Prescribed antibiotic treatment (usually amoxicillin) typically involves a seven to ten-day regimen. Children with multiple ear infections over the course of one year usually receive a surgical recommendation. Millions of ear tube surgeries take place every year with many producing minimal success or requiring multiple follow-up operations. Numerous studies demonstrate the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments in assisting infants and children overcome ear infections. One study showed that 93% of all episodes improved while under chiropractic care with 75% of cases showing improvement in ten days or fewer. 43% of cases showed improvement in only one or two treatments. Another study determined that children receiving regular chiropractic care experienced fewer episodes of ear infections, reduced use of antibiotics, and fewer surgeries. A common characteristic shared among many ear infection sufferers stems from abnormal bone movement from traumatic birth experience. Chiropractors do not simply pursue the treatment of ear infections. A chiropractor’s job involves the evaluation of the spine and nervous system of every patient, whether an infant, child, or adult. A professional assessment determines areas of stress, or subluxation, that produce interference in the central nervous system. A disruption in the autonomic nervous system creates conditions that not only contribute to ear infections but also create numerous other conditions that rob the body of health and function. Chiropractors specifically locate and adjust the spine to remove the interference.

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We focus on providing an academically challenging and

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education.


Bucket List

1

Cut down a tree this year for a different experience.

2

Take a ride on the North Pole Express in New Hope.

3

Donate to a local family in need or food bank.

4

Bundle up in the car with treats, blanket and jammies and go look at holiday decorated houses, and of course Shady brook farm Light show in Yardley.

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Visit Feeny's in Feasterville.


SPECIAL

Events 12th Annual Holiday TreeFest FREE Holiday Songs: Music EE 11/21/17 - 1/4/18 from around the World FR Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem, 3207 Street Rd. Twenty-five uniquely themed trees, sponsored by Bucks County attractions and business, transform the Visitor Center into a winter wonderland!

12/2/17

– 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Upper Dublin Public Library, Ft. Washington Songs and stories come together for a truly magical wintertime show. Audiences will travel from Africa to Mexico and everywhere in between, while hearing a range of songs from “I Holiday Cards for the Homeless Have A Little Dreidel” and “Auld Lang 11/22/17 – 10am - 2pm Syne” to “Away in a Manger,” “Sankta FREE Lucia” and so much more. 12/10/17 – 12 - 3pm The Uncorked Artist DIY Studio, 1414 Old York Rd., Bright Star Theater is one of the largest Warminster professional touring theaters in the U.S., Get into the performing for over 2,000 audiences in Holiday spirit! 2017-2018, in every conceivable Bring the family in venue, bringing high-quality theater to create personalaround the country. ized Holiday Cards which will be delivered to the Santa House Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in 12/1/17 – 12/21/17 Phila. All supplies included (free). Th: 6:30-7:30 pm; We will also be accepting donations. Fr: 6:30-8:00 pm; FREE soft pretzels and drinks to Sat: 10:30 am-12:00pm registered guests. W. Main & Madison St. across from Railroad Plaza, Details & registration: Lansdale Borough www.TheUncorkedArtist.com/calendar Write out your Christmas list and come *This program is FREE but visit with Santa in his house in Lansdale! Pre-Registration is REQUIRED! Don’t forget your camera! Dates are subject to change due to weather Holiday Train Display conditions so be sure to check the at America on Wheels Museum Borough website if weather is "iffy”. 11/24/17 - 12/30/17

5 North Front Street, Allentown Enjoy the sounds, lights and action of many model trains stationed around the Museum’s Galleries. Fun for Children and adults of all ages. America On Wheels Museum is a TOYS for TOTS drop-off site. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and it will be placed on the special truck for delivery to CHILDREN in NEED.

FREE

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215-368-1691

Tree Lighting Festival FREE 12/1/17

– 6-8pm

200-300 blocks of W. Broad St., Downtown Quakertown Quakertown's annual Christmas Tree Lighting is a family-friendly fun evening in our downtown to welcome the holiday season. As people gather, families can shop our downtown merchants, enjoy the traditional free cookies and hot cocoa at Sine's 5 &10, enjoy our unique vendors and treats, and sing Christmas carols along with the QCHS Varsity Singers. Santa Claus arrives at 7PM on a Quakertown fire truck to light the Borough Christmas Tree.

Breakfast with Santa 12/2/17

– 8:30-11am

Redemption Episcopal Church, 1101 2nd Street Pike Southampton

Contact: Diane Rauchut at 215-357-7530

Join us for one of our most exciting events of the year - Breakfast with Santa! All are welcome!

FREE Ross Mill Farm 12/2/17

– 12 - 6pm

Ross Mill Farm and Piggy Holiday Camp, Walton Rd., Jamison Open House Come out to celebrate the Holiday Season at Ross Mill Farm. Whether it’s your first pig experience or you’re a certified piggy expert there is plenty to see and do. Enjoy refreshments while touring the old farm house. Feel free to bring (but not required) a vegetarian dish to share! .

Ambler Main Street’s Annual Holiday Parade FREE 12/2/17 – 1pm

The parade is always a wonderful community event that you don’t want to miss. Arrive early to get your prime spot on Butler Ave and enjoy the bands, floats, Mummers, and more. And, don’t forget who else will be there… SANTA!

REE Perkasie Borough hosts F the oldest tree lighting ceremony. 12/2/17

– 5 pm

Santa arrives over the hill at 7pm, and travels to the top of the tree on a Perkasie electric truck. He heads over to the foyer of the RE/MAX 440/Central building for photos afterwards. FREE Carriage rides, live music, food, store specials and more in this old-fashioned family tree lighting ceremony.


Breakfast with Santa

Washington Crossing Reenactment

Bristol Borough Teen Foundation, 301 Wood St., 2nd FL #1, Bristol

Washington Crossing Historical Park, 1112 River Rd.

12/2/17

12/10/17

– 9 am - 2 pm

– 10 am - 4 pm (actual crossing at 1pm)

215-436-5089 Fee: $7 per person (Children under 2 will be free)

Christmas Festival FREE in Peddlers Village 12/2/17 - 12/3/17

– 10 am - 6 pm

Celebrate the holidays at the annual Peddler’s Village Christmas Festival. Shops are open until 9 pm on Sat. and 7 pm on Sun. Free admission and most of parking is free. Catch the Santa Parade through the Village on both Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. throughout the entire Village! Visit the Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Display in the Village Gazebo and Strolling musicians entertain visitors with holiday favorites throughout the weekend. By evening, one million twinkling lights will transform the Village into a winter wonderland. The Village is beautifully decorated, Victorian-style, with fruit wreaths and greenery, and there’s lots of live entertainment. Bring the kids and their wish lists for Photos with Santa at Giggleberry Fair!

Snowflakes Ice Cream Social With Elsa 12/2/17

– 1 - 2:30 pm

Wild Styles Hair Salon, 301 York Rd., Warminster Join us for a fun event with Elsa! Kids with get their hair done and make snowflakes and ice cream sundaes with Elsa to kick off the winter season! Price: $30. Reservations required as space is limited. Info: 215-394-8491

Candy Cane Hunt 12/2/17

For FREE Children Caring Santa with is coming to town! Special 12/3/17 – 8 - 10 am Needs Oxford Valley Mall, Langhorne Reserve your spot for a private photo experience today. Caring Santa will be waiting at the Sear's Court.

*This program is FREE but FREE Pre-Registration is REQUIRED!

– 9 am - 1 pm

Emilie United Methodist Church, 7300 New Falls Rd, Levittown

A Christmas Eve Screening 12/24/17

– 10 am - 12pm

Newtown Theatre, 120 North State Street

– 6 - 7:30 pm

Residents: $12/child Non-residents: $15/child

Santa Arrives by Train – 7 pm

Ambler Train Station

Noon Years Eve Party 12/30/17

– 11 am - 12 noon

FREE

Upper Dublin Public Library, Ft. Washington Ages 3-10 and families. Come and rock the morning away as we countdown to noon! We’ll make crafts, dance, and cheer for the New Year. No registration

required.

The Counts Countdown to New Years 12/31/17

FREE

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Welcome Santa by train and then take a walk to the new Borough Hall for milk and cookies while Santa and Mrs. Claus read a story to all the boys and girls. We hear old Saint Nick will be bringing some special treats!

– 10 - 11 am

Roberts Ridge Park, Newtown Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to Santa’s annual Newtown Township Candy Cane hunt, sponsored by PECO. Pretty Princess Jersey / Pretty Princess Philly will have 2 characters at this event, to cheer children on during the hunt and to pose for pictures.

12/16/17

$5 pp, $3.00 picture with Santa.

Free Library of Northampton Township, 25 Upper Holland Rd., Richboro SIGN UP SOON! SEATING IS LIMITED. Young children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Prices includes a take-home craft, snack, refreshments and photo. northamptonrec.com

12/7/17

Breakfast with Santa

All proceeds benefit BS Troop 102. Free crafts for the kids.

Book and Bedtime with Mrs. Claus 12/6/2017

$8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five

12 noon, 2 & 5 pm

Sesame Place Langhorne Located in Dine With Me! Enjoy a celebratory meal as you get ready to ring in the New Year with your favorite Sesame Street friends. Be sure to get your last set of holiday photographs with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends.

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause 12/9/17

– 11 am - 2 pm

Froehlich Farm, 3143 York Rd, Furlong Don’t miss the jolly ol' man in his bright red suit when he and Mrs. Claus stop by Froehlich's Farm this holiday season. Bring the entire family and visit with Santa. Enjoy complimentary homemade cookies and hot chocolate while getting your photo taken with Santa! Info: 215 794 8733

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1380 Easton Road Warrington, PA

FAMILY SPECIALS

Soprano’s Pizza Dine-In • Take-Out – Delivery All Day! Everyday! Even Beer Delivery!

215-918-1681

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+tax

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Holiday Catering Trays Available

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Every Sunday & Monday

FREE $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE with a purchase of $50 or more

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When times are busy, we need easy recipes to help us out!

This below fun recipe idea uses a few products from Tastefully Simple, Inc. and is a great holiday entertaining appetizer! Artichoke Chicken Ring First up, you'll want to prepare our recipe called “Magic Chicken.” This can be prepared in either a slow cooker or an pressure cooker (My favorite!). Be sure to visit my website and search the recipe box or “Magic Chicken” www.TSbyJacki.com

1899

$

1 Large Pie 15 wings 2 liter Soda

1 Large Pie 2 Cheese Steaks

+tax

Sun-Thurs. With this coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Soprano's Pizza Expires 1/15/18

2 Large Pies 2 liter soda

Directions: 1. Prepare Artichoke and Spinach Warm Dip per the box. 2. Combine the dip mixture and fresh spinach in a bowl. 3. Unroll and separate crescent rolls into triangles. Arrange crescent rolls with wide ends completely overlapping in a ring shape on large baking pan. 4. Spoon mixture over wide ends of crescent rolls top with spinach. Roll pointed ends and tuck under wide ends. Bake at 375 F for 25 minutes. Makes 20 servings

Ingredients: • 2 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls • Prepared TS Artichoke Spinach Warm Dip Mix • 2 cups of shredded Magic chicken • 2 c fresh spinach • Cooking spray

You can find out more about Jacki Pitkow Independent Consultant, Gold Leader with Tastefully Simple Inc at www.TSbyJacki.com. Shop online at her website. Hoping to save on your order? Contact Jacki at TSbyJacki@gmail.com and ask for the Mama’s Lil Guide Coupon Code!

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215.997.7888

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Doggy Daycare

Grooming

pabbys.com 319 W. County Line Road, Hatboro, PA 19040

215.674.3917

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Grooming

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