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The Daycare Sickness Battle

We are struggling.  There is no simpler way to put it. Why? My kids are sick constantly. I am not talking once a month. I am talking every single week, and we are just about at our breaking point. My husband and I work full-time, and we are lucky enough to have our moms help […]

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New Year's Resolutions

10 Easy Parenting Resolutions

To be honest, I have never truly stuck to a New Year’s resolution. And how many people can actually say they have? Resolutions are easy to break but the one benefit of creating a resolution is that it allows us to reflect. What can I do better? Make better? Be better at? How have I […]

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cookie swap

How to Throw the Most Festive Cookie Swap

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 each and every year. It started small, in my mom’s house with about 15 women. It […]

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second baby

I Never Knew I Needed You

To my second daughter, I never knew I needed you. Funny how the things we need most in life are apt to be things we don’t even realize we need. You see, your sister was well thought out, dreamed about, meticulously planned. From the nursery, name, clothes, toys, baby gear, no ‘i’ was left undotted […]

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pizza challenge

The Great CT Pizza Challenge

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 Haven. Even more impressively, my dad has been enjoying it for 62 years, and my grandfather […]

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girls' day

Girls’ Day Out!

Sometimes we all just need a day to forget our responsibilities and have a girls’ day out with our besties! What’s better than sipping on coffee/wine and catching up on everything you missed while changing diapers and chasing toddlers? Recently, my best friend turned 30 and I planned a whole day to celebrate her. I […]

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