Hilarious Parenting Video

This winter. THIS winter. So many sick people. Have you all had the flu? or strep? or the stomach bug? I mean, this winter’s got to quit! Here’s a hilarious parenting video that a friend sent to me today to help you keep your spirits up on this last day of January. FINALLY!!!!! “Do not… read more

No More Plastic Bags

Last year, my father invited me and my  family to participate in a beach clean up off the coast of Norwalk. Within two hours we had amassed a huge pile of junk to be removed from the beach. A few of the odd things that washed up on shore were a toilet seat cover, one… read more

Fabulous Photographer: Jim Westphalen

These works by Jim Westphalen have been haunting me ever since we stumbled upon them in a gallery in Manchester, VT. Vermont is a special place for our family, and much of our time in VT during the warmer seasons is spent visiting local swimming holes and small farms. In his most recent series, Vanish,… read more

Great Buys: Sleepwear

A few months back I was in a bind. I had an early morning meeting and the kids were off school. I ended up dropping my kids at a friend’s house at the crack of dawn. (Thank God for good friends time and time again. 9 years into parenthood I know now more than ever… read more

Parent Resource: Raising Accountable Children with Cristina Young

Most of us parents are coming off of a nice LONG winter break and plenty of time spent with our kiddos. While I am sure there were many wonderful moments… I have a sense that we all had some of those “holy smokes THESE kids!” moments too. For me, and for you, it might just… read more

Interior Design – Southern Beauty by Allison Allen

Decorator Allison Allen and her husband Beau, tapped into their intuitive design talents when they decided to renovate and move into his grandparents’ 1951 Atlanta house. While many might have seen the asbestos and mold infested home as a tear-down, they saw its potential and knew they wanted to bring it back to its formal… read more

The Blog’s 5 Year Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe that a new year is upon us. The years keep flying by with lightning speed. This Christmas vacation I was more conscious than ever before of how much my children have grown up. My oldest daughter is 9. NINE! Next year we hit double digits. It’s hard to believe that when… read more

‘Tis The Season

*images from Pinterest and Habitually Chic  

Giving a Gift that Matters: The Niblock Family Trust

Tis the season to give! And this year I am asking you all to consider giving a gift to a dear friend of mine who is incredibly worthy of your generosity. He is a father, a brother, a son, a husband and a friend. Andrew Niblock is truly the best. Last year our community ran full… read more

Winter Reads

I’ve just gotten through a few great books. They were deeper reads, so as winter moves in, I decided I wanted a much lighter book next. I just picked up Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants. After reading the first chapter I am convinced it’ll be just what I need. Below are the books I think are… read more