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Burbio.com on Techandtravelmom Moments

April 29, 2016

We are so excited to have Burbio.com on Techandtravelmom Moments. Burbio.com is a calendar platform for local communities that was conceived by Westchester residents Julie and Dennis Roche, who have a background in both marketing and start-ups.  Being the parents of four teenagers, Julie and Dennis know how complicated scheduling can get.  Burbio can stream all of a community’s school, library, non-profit and kids’ sports information in one place.  It automatically updates when schedules change, enabling all residents to synch to a digital calendar.  Burbio’s innovative automated technology has allowed it to expand rapidly, and it has gone from just four […]

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NYU Stern Leads in Supporting Women in Emerging Innovation

April 18, 2016

We are so proud that our alma mater NYU Stern Leads in Supporting Women in Emerging Innovation, especially given New York City’s goal to rival Silicon Valley for the most start-ups and incubators. What can we do? Now is the time to address the critical need of supporting women in any type of innovation and tech careers! This is an area where we need more female executives in the c-suite.  We all agree that innovation in organizations and companies large and small is critical to future of our great nation.  Let’s all work together to inspire future generations, including our daughters, and […]

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Anticipating Chinese New Year in Chinatown #NYC

February 5, 2015

Anticipating Chinese New Year in Chinatown #NYC: Chinese New Year is approaching, and since our children are studying Mandarin, we thought a visit to Chinatown #NYC would be a great way to introduce them to some Chinese traditions and customs. Chinese New Year is also called the Spring Festival.  It is the most important festival in Chinese culture and the longest.  It starts on the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, which runs differently than our Gregorian calendar, and it lasts for about 23 days.  It ends on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month […]

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Give back on Cyber Monday: Heart Care International

November 30, 2014

The holiday season is upon us and one of our favorite holiday traditions is buying gifts that give back!  Given the life of busy working moms, every year we start making our holiday shopping list early but wait till after thanksgiving to begin buying to get the best deals ( we promise we did not sleep outside of Best Buy or the Apple store this weekend).  This year, we will be buying not just for our family and loved ones, but each time we make a purchase online through Amazon Smile, we will be helping children battling heart disease as well! […]

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Let’s End Hunger in America: by screening “A Place At the Table” on 3/13

March 3, 2014

Let’s end hunger in America by screening ” A Place At the Table on 3/13 at 7 PM and learn how we can help stop this crisis.  In the U.S. today, 50 million people and a staggering one in four children do not know where their next meal is coming from. Did you know that over 200,000 or 21% of Westchester residents are hungry or at risk of hunger? One-third are children under the age of 18 and more than half are seniors The new needy are also professionals laid off from jobs and those finding work at significantly lower salaries A […]

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Give back & share: Disabled and Dangerous, a heartfelt heist

January 16, 2014

It’s time to share the laughs with Disabled and Dangerous, a heartfelt heist Two young Canadian brothers, our cousin’s sons, have made a funny movie with the help of a whole community of people. The more views, the more people we make happy. The crazy idea for a film about three guys in wheelchairs robbing a bank developed from the need to raise funds for ALS awareness. Barry Varga, the creator behind the idea for making a comedy about a bank heist, has been living with ALS since 2008, but Barry’s sense of humour is alive and firing on all cylinders. Disabled and Dangerous is […]

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Aid for Philippines Typhoon Victims

November 25, 2013

During the holiday season, an important tradition is teaching our children to remember those who are less fortunate. A compelling cause where we can truly make a difference is by sending aid to Philippines Typhoon victims. Every donation, no matter the size, can help because one US dollar equals 43-50 pesos which equates to a meal for one person. Tyhoon Haiyan destroyed cities, farming areas — people’s homes and livelihood literally disappeared in one fell swoop.  Infrastructure was demolished by winds that maxed up to roughly 225mph — stronger than Sandy and Katrina combined. Not only are millions of people homeless, but […]

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Calendar Apps Make Life Easier for Working Women

October 28, 2013

Calendar apps can make life easier for busy working women. Life is hectic and having a calendar at our fingertips is critical.  We have to make sure not to miss a soccer practice or a birthday party.  Super Moms do need help juggling it all. One of the biggest problems we have is coordinating everyone’s calendar and trying to get three children to learn to manage their schedules.  Over the last few months,we have been encouraging our children to input their events in the calendar. While we love iCalendar and its ability to work with Google calendars, there are many calendar […]

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