By: Martianne Stanger Several nights a week after dinner, our family spends time connecting during what I like to call “Intentional Together Time.” During this time, whoever is at home gathers around to dive into a game, project or activity. Sometimes, we play traditional board games or make up our own. Other times, the children … More Connect (the Dots) After Dinner
By: Rebecca Stephenson, Guest Contributor Autumn can turn even the most adventurous among us into homebodies. Don’t let the temptation to snuggle by the fire all day keep your family from enjoying all of the fun fall activities happening in our area! To make it even easier for you to get out and explore, we’ve … More Autumn Family-Friendly Events
By: Rachel Ventura I heart Fall. Ever since I can remember, it has been my favorite season. I love the cool, crisp breezes, the colors of the leaves, and the excuse to wear comfy sweaters and boots. My family and I also love all the fun outdoor adventures it brings. And of course, Halloween!! One … More Fall Fun
By: Heather Desmond O’Neill Pinterest: The site that can create heaps of happiness and truly make me feel like an inadequate mother. When I first discovered Pinterest, I fell in love with it. I “pinned” all sorts of great ideas for my kids, home and fashion. I couldn’t believe the great ideas people had for decorating, … More Pinterest
By: Rachel Ventura Since the very first time I heard about the “Paint and Sip” phenomenon that seems to be sweeping our local vicinity, I was obsessed. As you know, I like to craft, and who doesn’t like to have a drink or two during a fun night out every once in a while? I … More Who Needs a Night Out?!
By: Rachel Ventura I love love love to get crafty!! Many moons ago, I worked at a child-care center and I believe that this is where the hobby began. I loved designing bulletin boards and birthday walls and decorating the calendar and parent letter every month! I could sit for hours making arts and crafts … More She’s Crafty and She’s Just My Type
By: Tanya Pimental Like so many others, I have set myself some goals for the new year, which, of course, include some weight loss and budget commitments. It’s so easy to start off gung-ho and then slowly fade away into old habits after the first few weeks or months. So, in an effort to stay … More Resolution Crafts
By: Martianne Stanger Last year, as a part of my children and my Alphabet of Advent fun, we read Night Tree by Eve Bunting and then decorated an evergreen in our cul de sac for the animals. Although I have been making animal-treat ornaments with my children for years, doing so in conjunction with Bunting’s … More Animal Ornaments and Smiles
By: Jessica DiRamio Have you ever had the urge to create something but when you actually make the attempt, it looks like a 3 year old made it? Have you ever had an image in your head but when you draw or paint it, your kids laugh at you? Yeah, well that’s me. I’ve known … More She’s Crafty!
By: Kristen Clifford The other night at our Mommy Blogger dinner, someone asked me about the bright blue nail polish I was wearing. I explained that I had gotten it in my monthly BirchBox, which led to lots of questions about the service. I figured I would share this info on the blog, in case … More Monthly Subscriptions