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Enrichment Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Now isn’t the best time to discuss school budgets in Connecticut. Cuts are being made across the state, and unfortunately that means some of our beautiful enrichment programs are the first to go. Both of my children have a thirst for learning and a need to be challenged. I’ve been on the lookout for ways […]

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Mom, Can I Have a Pet?

Henry has Mudge. Arthur has Pal. Dora has Boots. Even Minnie and Mickey have Figoro. Pets are constantly appearing before our little ones in books, stories, and movies. It is only a matter of time before the big question is asked. “Mom, can I have a pet?” Now it doesn’t matter if you already have […]

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Top 5 Most Satisfying Things

Top Five Most Satisfying Things {Mom Edition}

In my early teen years, I adored my Sassy magazine subscription. It spoke to my newly developing feminist opinions and was way cooler than YM or Seventeen. Cue the Reality Bites soundtrack and bring on the flannel! I can recall a faded cut-out from Sassy that hung on the bulletin board in my childhood bedroom entitled The Top 5 Most Satisfying Things. This got me […]

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The Gladdest Thing

I love everything about the month of December. Twinkling lights, frost on the window panes, Starbucks’ Caramel Brulee Lattes, my family’s traditions, and the list could go on for days – 31 to be exact. This Christmas season has started off a bit differently for my family as I am performing in a production of “A Christmas Carol.” Such […]

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26 days

26 Days Of Kindness – 2016

“What the world needs now is love, sweet, love.” Today marks the start of The Fourth Annual 26 Days of Kindness social media event– November 19 – December 14, 2016. Go out there and spread the love! There are many little ways each day to honor those that lost their lives on that tragic day in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.  For this […]

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My Fear of the Unimaginable

My kids and I are a little obsessed with Hamilton this summer. A dear friend put it best; there are two kinds of people – those that love Hamilton and those that haven’t heard it yet. The songs have been my family’s soundtrack to our adventures for the past five weeks. There is nothing cuter than watching my four year […]

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