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.

Unsubscribing in the New Year

One of the first things I do in the morning is open my email inbox on my phone. For better or worse, it has become a habit. I rationalize that this mindless habit is...
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Mom Hacks for the Stomach Bug

The dreaded stomach bug, it seems like it is everywhere. As a mom of two little germ magnets these hacks were born out of desperation. I am here to share with all of you...
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The Hard Truth Behind “You are going to miss these days!”

How many times have you been in line at Target with one child throwing a class A tantrum? The ones where they go boneless and their shrills literally make your hairs stand on edge,...
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Shredded Chicken Recipes

The start of the school year is absolute chaos in our house. Between Back to School nights, fall festivities, and generally just getting in the grove of our school year routine leaves us little...
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Back to School Hacks

The start of the new school year is an exciting time, but it's also an overwhelming one. Every back-to-school season, you have to figure out a new schedule and settle into a new routine. So,...

Capturing Summer

Summer may be quickly fading, but there is still plenty of time to capture all those gorgeous summer moments. Here’s a list of quintessential shots to capture along with some helpful tips to make your...
Making simple slime.

Simple Slime

We are in full-fledged summer mode over here! This means we hear, "Can we please do something?" or "I am hungry," every hour on the hour in our house. Last week (aka the week...
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How to Create a Summer Bucket List

Summer bucket lists are the best. We have been doing one for the past four summers and it has seriously become one of our family’s favorite summer traditions. To be honest, our family summer bucket list...

How to Rock a Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are, without a doubt, a statement style. They are cute and trendy, but they’re not exactly the easiest things to wear. The head-to-toe, all-in-one garment creates a striking look that moves beyond a...
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Mom, Do You Have Your Swimsuit On?

“Mom, do you have your swimsuit on?” That is what the girls always ask me when we approach a beach or a pool. You know anywhere where the common attire is minimal water-appropriate apparel. What they are...