Make Extra Money & Get Your Voice Heard With Focus Pointe Global


If you've ever participated in a focus group, you know that they can be a lot of fun and a super easy way to earn some extra cash! Focus Pointe Global is a Marketing Research company which holds focus groups across the U.S. and they want to pay you for your opinion.  

How do focus groups work?

First, you sign up to join their database of local consumers. When Focus Pointe Global has a project that you might qualify for, they give you a call and/or contact you via email. Each group has very specific profile requirements to ensure they gather the very best information possible for their industry clients. If you qualify, you will be invited to the group. 

Once you get to the group, you will be asked about your perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes towards a product, service, concept, advertisement, idea, or packaging. Questions are asked in an interactive group setting where participants are free to talk with other group members. (source)

Focus groups typically last up to 2 hours and you can generally earn about $75 to $150 per group.


How can I join a focus group?

It's easy to sign up! Focus Pointe Global is currently looking for moms across the country who want to participate in focus groups. 

Go to for more information on paid marketing research and other opportunities in the Philadelphia area and other cities across the U.S. It’s a great way to make a little extra money and get your voice heard to help impact products that you use and more!

If you live in the Bala Cynwyd, PA area, Focus Pointe Global in currently looking for Mothers with kids ages 6-17 to participate in research on the topic of Food Products. You can earn $75-$145. Go to to take the qualifying survey.

Have you ever participated in a local focus group before?  


Win Tickets to the 2013 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship! Discount Code

Calling all Rugby Fans!

The 2013 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship is coming to the Philly area in June! The tournament is taking place June 1st & 2nd at PPL Park (home of the Philadelphia Union Soccer team) right outside of the city. 

The tournament will feature 20 of the nation’s top college teams, including local schools Penn, Temple, Delaware, Penn State, St. Joseph’s, and Kutztown. Throughout the 44 matches in two days, the teams will strive for the championship title and the sought-after Pete Dawkins trophy. This tournament has a reputation for being the most prestigious college rugby tournament in the country, and it looks like a fun-filled, action packed event.

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My Review: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 2013

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus came to town last week, and it was so good, my son literally fell off his seat! Seriously, my seven-year-old was completely captivated by the show. When you go to an event and your kid is watching so intently that he falls off his seat, you know it's a WIN!

It's been a few years since we've been to the circus. The last time we went, my 5 year old was only a little baby. This time around was even better because both of my kids were old enough to enjoy it. My 5-year-old loved seeing the tigers and a basketball game where the players were on uni-cycles the entire time! My seven year old was blown away by the acrobatics and gymnastics.

I loved that there was something for everyone. If animals or clowns aren't your thing, there are so many other performers at the circus to get excited about. There was a girl who flew from a cannon, acrobats inside giant hamster wheels and a very cool trampoline routine too. The music, the colors, the costumes and the set was all fun and cheerful.

We had a fantastic night! Did you see the Philadelphia show too?

Philadelphia Circus Promo Code & Ticket Giveaway


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® proudly announces Built To Amaze!, a new 90-city North American tour.  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages® find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth®. The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience's eyes!

The Circus will be in Philadelphia February 13, 2013 through February 17, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center.  Is the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's circus is coming to your area? Check here to see on

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Happy 2013!

I can't believe it's already 2013!

The past couple of months have been busy, but Christmas was really magical this year thanks to all of the love around me. Although, I missed writing on this blog, spending quality time with my family always takes precedence. Isn't that what Christmas is really all about?

Over the past 6 weeks, our kids have taken a break from sports, and we've been exploring many local, family friendly attractions. We kicked off the holiday with Sesame Place, then headed to the Please Touch Museum, The Adventure Aquarium, Longwood Gardens, downtown Philadelphia and most recently spent the night in Washington, D.C.

While in D.C., we explored the Air and Space Museum, The Natural History Museum, and even stopped by the National Zoo before we headed home. Despite forgetting our stroller, and having a very tired 4-year old, it was an awesome trip. I was blown away by how friendly everyone in Washington D.C. was, and it certainly made our trip very memorable.

Here are a few photos from our holiday adventures.

Our 2012 family adventures are over, but we're really looking forward to a fabulous 2013!  Do you have any special plans for the new year?