Red, White, and Blue…

With the 4th of July just a few days away I couldn’t help but share a little red, white, and blue inspiration. I know my gang is already on pins and needles waiting to see the fireworks later this week. It’s our favorite night of the year. Fingers crossed we’ll have sunshine and clear skies… read more

June: Links I Love

Do you tell your daughter she is pretty or pretty brilliant? Think about the difference. Great work Verizon. Yes White House. Yes, yes ,yes. One sexual assault is too many. This video is a powerful message. More hilarious texts from parents… I am fascinated by human language and communications. I never thought about the words that cannot be translated… read more

Art: Finding Vivian Maier

The story reads like a mystery novel. After being born in New York City and growing up in France, a young woman named Vivian Maier was a nanny caring for children in Chicago for forty years. She was never seen without a camera but no one ever saw a developed image during her lifetime. It… read more

Parenting: Summer Shoes For Every Occasion

I have always found shopping for children’s shoes to be kind of daunting. First off, most of the stores in our area are pretty over-priced. Online pricing is much better but what to do when you don’t know the exact size in a given brand that will fit your child? I know Emma wears a… read more

Mastering the 2-Wheeler

{Giro Helmet $24.99, Balance Buddy $12.95, Kazam Balance Bike $99.00, Kick Stand $6.96} When I wrote about Emma mastering the 2-wheeler here I was remiss in not sharing the dirty details of how we made it happen. A few people have asked me since then about what we bought as we were learning. First I… read more

Summer Herbs and Vegetables: Our Home Garden

Summer is quite possibly my favorite season for many reasons. In early summer we plant a fresh herb and vegetable garden and the girls and I spend countless hours observing and cultivating our seeds and plants. There is nothing more rewarding than eating the “fruits of your labor” and I take such pride in watching… read more

Parenting: The Sex Talk

One of my favorite things is when people ask me to cover a certain topic on the blog. I love a personal request and am thrilled when I feel like I am disseminating information that is valuable and helpful. That being said, please don’t hesitate to leave your requests in the comment section of the… read more

Marina Keegan – The Loss of a Powerful Voice

This morning I read the last article written by Marina Keegan in the Yale Daily News entitled “The Opposite of Loneliness”. I was immediately in awe of the words written by this young woman. She was a student at Yale, graduating magna cum laude in May of 2012. With a job waiting for her at the New… read more

Snack Attack!

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Ever tried carrying a variety of snacks and three cups of gatorade outside when the kiddos get hungry and thirsty mid-play? It ain’t easy. This little trick means one trip back and forth to the kitchen versus three. Here is your answer for summer play dates! You… read more

Beauty: Summer Nails

I am not a manicure girl. I get way too upset when I chip my nails within 24 hours of getting them done. That being said I like to keep my nails short and every so often I splurge on a new bottle of nail polish and paint them myself. I do just one coat… read more