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Milestone: Getting My Child Her First Pair of Glasses

Milestone: Getting My Child Her First Pair of Glasses

I knew it would happen eventually, I just wasn’t sure when.”It” being the time when my nine year old daughter would need her first pair of glasses. The fact of the matter is I don’t exactly have great vision (I ...

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How We Make Homework Happen: Tips for Less Stressful Evenings

How We Make Homework Happen: Tips for Less Stressful Evenings

“Why Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today?” It was a well-known quote by Thomas Jefferson that my daughter recited to me after I commented on her completing her homework packet. This year, she ...

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Fall Family Fun

Fall Family Fun

Apple picking in the fall is a tradition for many New Englanders. It happens to be one of my favorite fall activities because of the fresh fall air, being outdoors and sweet scent of the ...

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Fall Meal Planning for Families

Fall Meal Planning for Families

Whether you’re a working parent or a stay-at-home parent, tackling planning for dinner is something no one can really avoid.  From the moment my kids wake-up, the question that is top of mind is “what’s ...

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Back to School:  Adjustment Challenges

Back to School: Adjustment Challenges

Transitioning back to school is always shockingly more difficult than I expect.  The night before my kids’ first day back, despite being super excited, they go to bed easily.  On the surface, neither by daughter ...

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Back To School Already?

Back To School Already?

It feels like we just finished school. Really. I’m sure there are parents chomping at the bit to get back into the school routine and while I share their sentiments (kind of), I’m not prepared ...

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Trying New Summer Activities

Trying New Summer Activities

Part of what I enjoy about summer vacation is knowing what to expect. I know what I like, what my family likes and historically my husband and I try to guide our vacations around those ...

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Mom’s Birthday Celebrations: Why Forty IS Fabulous

Mom’s Birthday Celebrations: Why Forty IS Fabulous

As a teenager, I remember thinking how old 40 seemed. 40 year olds had jobs and kids and an unbelievable amount of responsibility. They certainly didn’t seem to have all that much fun. However, as I ...

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Transition to Summertime: My Favorite Summer Traditions

Transition to Summertime: My Favorite Summer Traditions

On the last day of school, I have a tradition with my daughter. I take her to get a pedicure to transition into summer mode. I didn’t intentionally mean to start the tradition, but this ...

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Favorite Summer Recipe: Spaghetti with Clams

Favorite Summer Recipe: Spaghetti with Clams

When my father moved to Cape Cod around 10 years ago, his obsession with fishing took on new meaning. He went from fly tying and fresh water fishing to tackling the big blue ocean for ...

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