Local Family Events

By: Alison Puzia, Guest Contributor Looking for activities to do with your family this month? Look no longer. We’ve compiled a list of the best events going on in your area- perfect for the whole family! 1. Fuller Craft Museum’s Machines and Mechanizations: Exploration in Contemporary Kinetic Sculpture exhibit is a great way to experience … More Local Family Events

Local Fun

By: Rachel Ventura Does anyone else love Ikea as much as I do? I know for a fact that my daughter does. Now that she is big enough to play in Smaland, it’s her favorite store. She calls it “The Ladybug Place” and we now go about once a week. We are lucky to live … More Local Fun

Indoor Crafts

By: Alison Puzia, Guest Contributor We’re finally there- the homestretch until spring break, warmer weather and the kids playing outdoors. If your kids are going a little stir crazy, we have some great, indoor craft ideas that they will love! 1. Do you keep all of your magazines, assuming you’ll go back and make those … More Indoor Crafts


By: Heather Desmond O’Neill Every so often I write a letter to one of my boys – my charming first-born son, my enchanting second-born son or my endearing, loving husband. I keep a journal next to my bed and write them letters that I’m not sure they will ever read. A dear friend of mine … More Journal

5 Ideas for Families to Spend Valentine’s Day

By: Alison Puzia, Guest Contributor Before you head out to your big Valentine’s Day date, celebrate with your kids. Here are 5 ideas to get the whole family involved. 1. Prepare a fun, yet healthy treat for Valentine’s Day dinner with the family, like these meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting. We all associate Valentine’s … More 5 Ideas for Families to Spend Valentine’s Day

Sochi Excitement

By: Tanya Pimental  Not many people that I know love the winter and the cold.  I, however, really do love a crisp cold day.  I don’t typically bundle up much. And I actually like to shovel, even though my husband likes to joke that I never do. Winter sports are also my favorite.  So as … More Sochi Excitement

Potty Training

By: Heather Desmond O’Neill Poop. It’s what everyone’s talking about in my house these days. I think that once you become a parent, talking about bowel movements and urination become everyday topics that you share with anyone else who is a parent. Most likely they won’t get weirded out by it. I remember when my … More Potty Training


By: Janice Johnson-Plumer As I watch my son reach for the basketball I stop and think to myself: Am I reaching enough in areas of my own life? I watch Quincy and he is really giving it all he’s got to give the ball to his teammate. At times, I sit and wonder what I … More Reach