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board games

Board Games for When You Are Stuck Inside

If your family is anything like mine, things to do are getting a little sparse. Frozen 2 and Onward have been played so many times I’m frankly surprised our subscription to Disney Plus hasn’t been terminated. The once ignored arts and crafts kits purchased for past birthdays are now reduced to scraps. However, the one […]

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quarantine self-care

Quarantine Self-Care

How’s everyone doing out there? Personally, I’m struggling. As a true self-proclaimed extrovert, not seeing friends or family has been rough. Canceling my twin’s birthday parties, upcoming vacations, school events, social events with friends, even playdates absolutely destroys me. Though we are finally settling into a bit of routine, the days are long. As it […]

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Leaving Toddlerhood

We all have that one pivotal moment in our life where everything changes in a moment. For me, it was August 2015. It was one of those mornings where it was already 80 degrees in New York City by 9 a.m. and the city smells, well quite honestly, like a toilet. My severely nauseated brain […]

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true crime

True Crime Anyone? Ten Binge-Worthy Documentaries

If you’re anything like me, you are a true crime fanatic. I can’t necessarily tell you why, but I can definitively tell you that I’m not alone. True crime has become so popular in today’s society, from books to movies to podcasts. We can’t seem to get enough! However, if you look at the “true […]

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Telling the truth about Santa

To Santa or Not to Santa

Recently on a friend’s bachelorette weekend, the discussion of kids and make-believe holiday characters came up (i.e. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny). A friend of the bride chimed into the conversation and told us that she has always told her kids that these characters aren’t real. According to this mom (among a […]

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fall festivals

2019 Fall Festivals in Connecticut

It’s hard to believe it, but Fall is almost upon us. I don’t know about you, but for me, Fall is far and beyond my favorite time of year. Kids are back to school (parents: rejoice), the sweaters come out of storage, and it becomes acceptable to flavor everything with pumpkin spice. Another aspect of […]

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