3 Simple Back to School Tips #HappyBalance


It's amazing how fast the luxuries of summer can fade, only to be replaced by the sudden onslaught of organization and the need for structure. It seemed that the hours of the day were short enough during the summer, and now a majority of daylight hours are consumed at school for the kids and catching ...

Messes aren’t always a bad thing #HappiMess #DeltaFaucet


You know those days, when you look around your house and want to cry, because there's just messes everywhere you turn? But then, when you take a step back, you realize, that a lot of that mess is actually a HappiMess, and a feeling of gratitude washes over you? >1627500553;postadid=5000185888">

5 ways to keep active kids healthy


My kids have spent the last few months swimming, diving, playing tennis and running around like crazy. Most of the time they are in the water, either here at home or at the swim club. The rest of the time? My girls can usually be found upside down, doing cartwheels, really, any gymnastics skills. My ...

Drive Safe Today Day #DriveSafeToday


Drive Safe Today Day is an event that shows Progressive’s human side -- an observable pursuit outside of providing innovative insurance. The purpose is  to affect driving behavior and make the roads a little safer for everyone.   I have 3 kids. If you’ve been around here at all, you’ve likely seen photos  of them.  They are my ...

3 ways to enjoy Cheerios Protein #CheeriosProtein


There's really two things I eat for breakfast regularly. I'm pretty boring and pretty basic. It's almost always eggs or cereal with milk. Eggs are broken yolk, over hard- basically, cook 'em until they are rubbery and then I'm happy.  With cereal, plain is where it's always been for me.  One of my favorite cereals ...

Where to Camp in Massachusetts

Where to Camp in MA

The good thing about Massachusetts is that it is close to some amazing camping spots. (And super close to Connecticut!) When you are ready to walk out of the office and sit next to a campfire making s'mores, Massachusetts’ outdoor playground doesn't disappoint. Whether you want to camp near the dunes on the Cape or ...

Shared moments with family and friends #nibblers


I'm feeling eleven kinds of nostalgic today. Maybe it's the weather, Mother's Day next week, turning 40, my baby finishing preschool next month.  Maybe I'm just sentimental. I don't know. But so many moments are flooding into my memory, new moments, old moments, forgotten moments, treasured moments. The common theme to all of my moments ...

8 Reasons to Garden

8 Reasons to Garden- This Mama Loves

8 Reasons to Garden Growing up, my dad had a garden. I can't remember anything he grew in that garden except for rhubarb, I guess because we used to munch on the rhubarb while catching fireflies in our Underoos.  As I got older, I was away at summer camp for 8+ weeks each year, and wasn't ...

Pies for Pi Day? Yes, please!

girl scout cookie ice cream pie recipe

Pie.  It's got such a huge part of so many of our family traditions and it's hard not to love pie.  In fact, I can tell you, in 39 1/2 years on this earth, I've not met anyone who doesn't like pie.  There aren't a lot of foods you can say that about, although I ...

Five things I love #DunkinMugUp

#dunkinmugup love

Happy Valentine's Day, my friends!! I can't believe it's this far into 2014. Where does the time go? With the day of love coming tomorrow, it seemed kind of appropriate to talk about things I love. So without further ado, here are 5 things that I love. #1 My family- they are my heart, and nothing matters ...