One of my earliest memories is gardening with my parents. We had a spacious backyard, and about half of it was dedicated to a robust vegetable garden. Both of my parents immigrated from Italy, and they had grown up...
During this time of being homebound, my family and I have re-discovered our love for scavenger hunts. It has become a new way for us to get exercise and spend time together without having to do much prep or...
I am sure by this point, you have been flooded with resources, games, websites, and apps that will keep your children from regressing. I am currently a Kindergarten teacher, but for the last 8 years, I taught elementary school computers....
Pamper yourself from your pantry.

Pamper From Your Pantry

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Let’s talk about self-care and skincare. Here are some fantastic DIY skincare tips, recipes, and treats. Have you ever wondered if you can find a substitute for your favorite products? Here are some ideas to help you look and feel...
Calling all Type-A's and Enneagram 1's! Seriously, though, aren't all moms on a never-ending quest to make life a little easier? The mental load of motherhood is a lot to carry, and I don't know about you, but when...
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 Valentines is just as fun...
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Four Favorite Cookie Recipes

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Our holidays wouldn't be the same without freshly baked cookies! Honestly, my family and I love these four cookie recipes so much that I often end up baking them throughout the year. Frosted* Sugar Cookies aka The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies...
Ten years ago, my mom and I decided to host our first ever cookie swap as a mother/daughter bonding event. At the time, we never imagined a decade later we would continue the tradition, making the event more special...
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The Great CT Pizza Challenge

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If you grew up in Connecticut, specifically close to New Haven, chances are you’ll throw down to defend your favorite pizza place. Or, shall we say “apizza” place. For 31 years, I have been frequenting Pepe’s Apizza of New...
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Back to School Hacks

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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, every bit of time-saving, life-smoothing...

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National Picnic Month: Where to Picnic in Lower Fairfield County

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July is National Picnic Month, and with summer in full swing, it’s a great time to head outdoors with family and friends for quality...