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

Healthy Living: Courtnay’s Kitchen

  As is customary in January, I am thinking about health and wellness. After the debauchery of big meals and too many cocktails during the holiday season – I always find myself craving healthier habits in the new year. I thought it would be fun to do a weekly feature on wellness for the next… read more

Great Books: Spoon and Chopsticks

It’s been a while since I have blogged about a great book for kids. Today you get a double whammy. Spoon and Chopsticks, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, are absolutely precious and serious fan favorites over at the Pless house. Both books are told through the eyes of everyday utensils, a little spoon and a pair of chopsticks…. read more

Happy Anniversary to The Sent!

It is hard to believe that this little site has been up and running for FOUR years now! This week marks our anniversary. Many of the goals I set on that very first post have become a central part of the way I live. And ironically, many of those things I am still working on. It’s… read more

Great Bones: James F. Carter

I follow quite a few blogs, many that focus on home design and architecture. I always love when someone introduces me to a new name. This stunning home in Memphis by architect James F. Carter was such a pleasure to virtually tour on his site. I love the classic lines, and the interior design makes… read more

Be The Best Dad You Can Be!

Calling all dads! The incredibly insightful and talented Cristina Young is teaming up with The Nantucket Project to offer a one-time class to fathers. Young recently moved her focus towards working with adults, helping them build and hone their parenting tools, manage anxiety, understand relationships, and navigate family dynamics. While she no longer works directly with kids… read more

Hat Weather: Jennifer Behr

I must say I have turned into a hat girl in recent years. It can be such a fun way to accessorize, and it keeps you much warmer when you cover your head in the winter. These stunning hand knit hats by Jennifer Behr are insanely pretty. Sparkly, fun and oh-so-unique. I’d take one of each… read more

A Bright New Year Ahead!

Hello 2017. I know this year has been a chaotic one for many. I for one love January because I think it offers up an easily grabbed fresh start. It feels so promising. It’s the time of new beginnings. Here are a few ways I plan on getting healthier, happier, and more peaceful in the new… read more

Winter Wonderland

With 6 inches of snow having just fallen in VT – we are hunkered down and ready for some serious snuggle time. Bring it on winter. I’m ready to hibernate. Are you?    

Must See: Captain Fantastic

To me, watching a movie is such a luxury. It’s a pause in the busy commotion of my days and nights as a parent of three plus pup. I love to see films in the theater, but watching at home with a glass of wine in hand snuggled up on the sofa is a second… read more