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.

Dear Mom at the Baby Pool

Dear Mom at the Baby pool, I see you. I feel you. I know what the days of standing in ankle deep urine water feel like. We have experienced the swim diaper leaks, the floaties,...

Why I Race

Last month, I finished my second half marathon. And the day after, I couldn't walk. The most basic movements, like bending and going downstairs, were pretty much excruciating. And while I was SORE and popping...

SPRING Looks to have on your Fashion Radar

Box up those snow boots and pull out the sandals because spring is almost in the air. That's why we're looking ahead and spotlighting the season’s hottest trends. From pastels to jumpsuits, here are the key...

Comparing and Despairing

One of my favorite yoga teachers used to say, “Don’t compare and despair. There will always be people better and worse than you.” Of course, this wonderful age-old adage is easier said than done. Not...

My RENEWED love of Tae Bo

Do you all remember Tae Bo? Well, I am here to say I have RENEWED my love of Tae Bo! Many of us have relegated ourselves to corners of basements, small sections of the living...
winter fashion

Here’s what we’re wearing to stay WARM (but look cool) this winter

Winter is here! With the chances of polar vortexes, bomb cyclones, and epic snowstorms ahead, there are a few things you need to have in your closet to keep you warm and fashionable. Here’s what...
last baby

I Didn’t Know She Was Going To Be My Last Baby

Currently, our family is a perfect size. I am not sure when it happened, but one day my family felt complete. However, that is not how I always felt. For a long time, I...

Leggings and Vests

I don’t think there is a more comfortable piece of clothing than leggings. There is only one issue I have with my favorite legwear; they have no pockets. As a busy mom, pockets are...
ankle booties

How to Rock Ankle Booties

Boots are one of my favorite things to wear on my feet. They keep my feet toasty warm and can make any outfit chic no matter what you’re wearing. During the fall I especially love ankle booties, because...

Modern Halloween Madness

Remember when your parents took you to Woolworth’s on October 30th to pick out your costume and some candy and called it day. Better yet, when they handed you a can of aerosol chemical...