As a teacher with summers off, I have the luxury of being flexible with my children and their summer plans. Until this summer, I  had at least one child still in daycare, so it was nice to send the...
It all started with a pair of scratched sunglasses. Not just any sunglasses, but custom neon ones I had designed online in colors with names like acid pink and retina burn. Out of all the sunglasses I’ve owned over the...
Bring Your Own Beverage {BYOB} is a great option at a restaurant, and it's often overlooked when searching for a date night location. It can be a great way to dine out while cutting costs, plus you have your...
The summer can often bring vacations, day trips, and family time together. Instead of the standard hotel and sightseeing trip, perhaps it's time to have a true outdoor experience. Last summer, our family invested in a tent, a couple...
A family packing for a move.

Making a House a Home

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As we are getting ready to say goodbye to the house we have made a home over the past decade, many emotions come up, and I have come to realize that a house means more than just the shelter...
kindergarten jitters

Kindergarten Jitters

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Kindergarten. This one word has been the forbidden topic around my five-year-old all summer long. During a conversation with an innocent passerby, she decided to declare, "I won't be going to Kindergarten!" Hmmm. "What's wrong with Kindergarten?" I asked....
A stroller and diaper bag full of the best baby products.

Baby Must-Haves and Hacks

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I love the idea of being a minimalist. With three kids, it is hard to minimize the clutter, but I have always felt that less is more with baby stuff. After having my third baby girl about six months...
A mom nursing her son.

A Look Back at Nursing

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Breastfeeding, like all other things parenting, is a personal choice. If you didn’t make a choice to nurse or if it didn’t work out for you, please don’t take this post as any judgment on that! We all have to...
It is summertime, and I don't know about you, but the warm weather and sunshine put me in a better mood. It's the perfect time to reconnect with your spouse and try to integrate some flirty new things into...
“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse in that it includes big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms, and busy highways. It covers...

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Local BYOB {Bring Your Own Beverage} Restaurants

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Bring Your Own Beverage {BYOB} is a great option at a restaurant, and it's often overlooked when searching for a date night location. It...