Parenting: Teaching Kids to Ski

My husband and I both grew up skiing. We actually had our third date at Bromley Mountain up in Manchester, Vermont. Skiing is by far one of our favorite things to do together. When we had kids we knew we wanted them to love skiing as much as we did. When John said he wanted… read more

Gift Guide: For Little Girls

For that sweet little someone in  your life. Here are a few of our favorites! The patches are fabulous for sticking on pants pockets or back-packs. And “Ada Twist” is the newest in one of our best-loved book series about innovative young people. And don’t let that Zara sweatshirt fool you. The sequins are reversible and… read more

Gift Guide: Little Boys

For that special little man in your life. Here are a few of our favorite things! {Toy T-Rex, Ride-On John Deere Tractor, Carter’s Zip Up Jacket, Black & Decker Workbench, JCrew Shearling Slipper, Magnatiles, Chi Universe Kids Yoga Mat, Kids Cleaning Trolley}  

Gift Guide: One-of-a-Kind Gifts

You know that person. The one who seems to have everything. And always gives the best gifts. Well, here is a list of a few special things that are sure to knock the socks off of even the hardest to shop for. The best gifts aren’t always the biggest or most expensive. They are the… read more

Great Brand: Bombas

If you know and like brands like Tom’s and Warby Parker, then you should get to know Bombas. It is a relatively new brand that focuses on being socially conscious. While Toms gives away shoes to those in need, and Warby Parker gives glasses and eye exams, Bombas gives socks. You don’t think about it… read more

Best Buys: Green Mountain Coffee

Like Goldilocks I am always on the hunt for a coffee that is just right. Not too weak, but not too bold… This summer I have been totally digging Green Mountain Coffee‘s “breakfast blend”. The company was founded by Robert Stiller, who was vacationing in VT 30 years ago and wandered into a mom and pop… read more

Best Gifts: Snap Circuits Jr.

From time to time I get a text from a friend asking what I think are the best gifts for kids – age 6, 7, 8, 10, etc. This gift, Snap Circuits Jr., was sent to us by Emma’s (my 8 year old) godmother. It has provided us with hours of fun. JT (my 19… read more

Best Buys: Lingerie

Let’s face it. What we wear on the outside is what people notice but what we wear under our clothes can be equally as important when it comes to how our clothes look on us. Fit and comfort are pivotal. And I won’t deny that a sexy new bra can give a woman a confidence boost even if… read more

For The Kids: Bathtime Fun

Floating Octopus – This one floats and has multiple pieces so my 1-year-old has loved playing with it recently. He takes the rings off, puts them back on, and takes the rings off, and… Well you know how it goes. Skip Hop Pouring Ducks – I used to always wish I had a plastic cup in the… read more

Best Buys: Target

You know the drill. You need tape, poster board, and maybe a case of water. You head to Target and return with 18 other things – none of which you needed. Dagh!!!!! There’s something in the water over at Target. Whatever you do, do NOT go to Target with children. Things will get out of control. That… read more