A BBQ Beautiful Summer

August 3, 2014

When I think of summer, BBQs come to mind immediately. This was especially challenging when we lived in New York City. Not only did we not have a grill, but we didn’t have a deck or a backyard to grill on in the first place. We got creative by packing picnics and heading to Governor’s […]

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Walk With Us for the Dogs (plus a Giveaway!)

August 1, 2014

This post is sponsored by Merial, the maker of NexGard™ (afoxolaner) Chewables for Dogs. To learn more, please visit www.1MillionStepsforDogs.com Living in New York City was a blessing and, well, less than so in some ways. I often felt that our sanity relied on making sure we got out of the apartment at least a […]

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A Little Love and Self Preservation

July 31, 2014

Being in a completely different country without my children made for a much larger learning experience than I had anticipated. I was completely removed from everything that I associate myself with on a daily basis in terms of routine. My responsibilities as well as most of what I hold in my heart were left in […]

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The Ultimate Babymoon

July 28, 2014

The following post was sponsored by JetBlue Getaways. My husband and I are very different when it comes to budgeting. He comes from a family that prioritizes vacation and saves yearly for them. I prefer to spend as needed on daily activities and other various expenses without thinking too much about it. Justin grew up […]

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Common Interests and Blossoming Brotherhood

July 25, 2014

This post is sponsored by Target. More Turtles, More Bold and Daring Fun: Blur the lines of fantasy and reality with your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Target. It’s easy to say that these early years are incredibly monumental in the development of a child and their personalities. Each year starting from birth seems […]

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5 Reasons To Take A Babymoon Vacation

July 20, 2014

My husband and I are currently in Turks & Caicos celebrating our babymoon, which is actually our very first vacation as a married couple, just the two of us. For various reasons involving circumstance and finances, we just haven’t been able to get away. I mean, we went on maybe a handful of date nights […]

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Nesting in Calm and Comfort

July 16, 2014

The following post was sponsored by Belabumbum. I admit that generally speaking, I don’t make time for myself. I’m lucky to find a moment alone to use the restroom, or take a shower, or make it to the grocery store-a near luxury for this mother of three, almost four. Most times, I’m frustrated by the […]

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One Splendid Summer

July 15, 2014

This summer has been everything a summer should be. The kids have spent so much time playing with friends old and new in our neighborhood, VBS, baseball, soccer and ballet camps and we just took the best vacation ever over the Fourth of July weekend with Justin’s parents Hugh and Cheryl (Papa and Gran Gran). […]

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Fostering Family Connections

July 14, 2014

The following post was sponsored by Creatacard by American Greetings. As a family, we’ve been slow adopters of personal electronics for the kid’s use. During the day and especially the school year, they are fairly strictly limited to a couple of shows or 20 minutes of iPad use. Zoe, generally speaking, is the least interested […]

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Thirty Weeks

July 3, 2014

My figure lately defines me in more ways than one. I’m watching where I walk and what I eat, things I read and which social situations I choose to show up to or not. Strangers have so much to say-pregnancy is such a magnified state of being that people are compelled to offer advise and […]

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