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.

Grilled Pizza

Are you looking for a super simple FUN meal that the whole family can enjoy? Well, look no further than GRILLED PIZZA. I am not going to lie, I was slightly skeptical about this...

Summer Slide

Summer slide is a term commonly used in the world of teaching to describe the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains over the summer that they made during the previous...

Summer Running

As temperatures rise, running doesn't need to be a total sufferfest. Summer running can be a wonderful part of your fitness routine. As a follow-up to my tips and tricks to making running in...


As long as I can remember I have loved SUMMERTIME. To me summertime is the epitome of fun, sun, rest, relaxation, fireworks, lobsters and family time. It was not until I was in Kindergarten...

Mike’s Organic Delivery :: Your Organic Is Showing

You’re a smart mama. You know how important it is to feed your family healthy whole foods that are primarily organic – but it’s so dang expensive and time consuming to do so! Well, thankfully...

On Opposite Sides of Fertility

Our paths have always been parallel...from first jobs, demanding bosses, blind dates, breakups, engagements, first homes, and marriages. Similar weaving paths have strengthened our decade-long friendship. Then it came to the pivotal milestone of starting...

A Thank You Letter to our Children’s Lovies

Dear Duck Duck and Tigey, As the anointed LOVIES of our girls, you are both an integral part of our family unit. The unconditional love, support, and comfort you provide our children has been truly...

Raising Sisters

  I don’t have a sister. My mom doesn’t have a sister. In fact, there are no pairs of sisters in my entire family tree other than my grandmother and her sister. Yet, here we are raising a...
embrace morning

Embrace The Morning

The morning is quiet as the world hasn’t begun stirring, the perfect time for meditation, writing, exercise, and some much needed YOU time. Although it may seem tough to get into an early-morning routine,...

Winter Running

Winter running can bring solitude and beauty to your weekly exercise routine. However, it does take some extra planning and gear to keep your runs fulfilling and enjoyable through more extreme weather. 1. What to Wear? I...