Nikki has called wonderful Fairfield County her home, her entire life. Growing up on a campus of a private school in Greenwich, CT Nikki swore to her educator parents that she would never be a teacher. Well life has a way of repeating itself and now Nikki and her amazingly supportive husband are happily working at a different independent school in Greenwich. A recovering “type a” perfectionist she is learning to let go of her color coding, alphabetizing ways and embrace the mess. Helping her enjoy life’s everyday messes are her two precocious girls Sofie (11/15/11) and Keira (9/7/13). Nikki loves all things mommy cliché including but not limited to walks on the beach, running, reality TV, organizing closets, wine, chocolate and having her kids help her out in the kitchen.

Big Kid Milestones

Milestones are a big deal in the world of parenting. Yet the focus seems to be more on little kid milestones rather than Big Kid Milestones. How many times in the first year of your...
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10 Reasons Why Moms Cry

Before I had children, I rarely cried. Oh sure, there were weeping sessions here and there over college denials, breakups, and other big life events, but day-to-day my eyes stayed dry and puffy free....

5 Pairs of Jeans Every Mom Needs to Own

Throughout the years, they have been worn by cowboys, gold miners, bikers, and moms. Nowadays, they are worn by just about everyone and can even be found scattered throughout the pages of fashion magazines....

Products I Am Loving During Quarantine

While being stuck at home during this pandemic, I can’t help but obsess over all the items that have given me JOY and brought me sanity.  Admittedly, staying home for most of the day has...

Where Are All the Size 8 Influencers?

Where are all the size 8 influencers? I am in a futile search for women who religiously post on social media accounts and get PAID (or sponsored) to do it, and dress in clothing that...
Global Running Day

Global Running Day

This year June 3 is Global Running Day, a worldwide celebration of running that encourages people of all ages and abilities to get moving. This day plays an important role, reminding us of the...
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The Importance of Having Your Kids Help in the Kitchen

Many of my favorite memories as a child involve being in the kitchen. I loved watching my dad prepare our Sunday dinners or chatting with my mom as she made her weekly meatloaf.  Now that...
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Embracing Social Distancing

With the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) upon us, you are likely practicing social distancing. I will be perfectly honest that when I first accepted the NEED to stay home with my family of four...

Our Daughters Are Allowed To Wear Makeup

When I first became a mom, our morning routine often consisted of me bringing my infant daughter into the bathroom with me as I got ready for work. She would happily kick her chubby...
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Spreading the Love: Holiday Hacks for School Valentine’s Day Cards

As a kid, one of the most fun aspects of Valentine’s Day is heading to school with a bag full of sweet little cards and treats for all of your friends in class. Giving...