Summer Stages of Life

I love summer. Some of my fondest childhood memories are summer days filled with early morning swim practice, tennis camp then more swim practice. When I became a high schooler, summers were spent at the barn and horse shows until I moved away to college and summers became a blur of moving back in with my parents and catching up with old friends. I was a nanny to twins in the morning while their … [Read more...]

BOKS Active Kids Day: fun for the entire family

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Fitness is a top priority for my family so I was thrilled to attend the third annual BOKS Active Kids Day last weekend at the Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA. Have you heard about the BOKS program yet? BOKS stands for: Build Our Kids' Success and is a before-school physical activity program designed to jump start kids' … [Read more...]

How Gymnastics Changed my Son

Last year, I signed my son up for a gymnastics class at our local gym. He missed the age cut-off for other Fall sports and I wanted to keep him busy in something besides the preschool he attended 3 mornings a week. He was so excited for his first session but nerves got a hold of him on the drive to class. I could tell my sweet 4-year-old was nervous when he glanced back at me in the bleachers … [Read more...]

Big Apple Circus in Boston {Giveaway}

Spring break is right around the corner and I am already planning my week off with the kids. One of the activities I'm looking forward to the most is taking the kids to the Big Apple Circus, which is in Boston through May 11th for its annual engagement at City Hall Plaza with its all-new show, LUMINOCITY.  It’s LUMINOCITY —celebrate the vitality of life at the Crossroads of the World! Catch … [Read more...]

Life Hurts {My Gaga’s Sunset} – My Messy Beautiful

Life hurts. No matter how many inspirational and uplifting stories you read and surround yourself with, there will always be unavoidable pain. I have always tried to look at the bright side. When God closed one door, He always opened a window to a better place. I've always trusted that there is a reason for everything. Right now though, I'm struggling. I'm struggling to deal with normal … [Read more...]

5 Ways a Puppy is Like a Newborn

The snuggles. It's been a long time since my kids would simply fall asleep on my chest and stay there. Having a puppy is a good reminder of baby snuggles. The potty training. Well, this is different in a baby since they wear diapers but still, tons of potty breaks! Instead of changing size 1 diapers though I'm taking her outside and ringing a bell on the way out (she's already started ringing … [Read more...]

Meet Miss Elsa, our little curveball.

When you're least expecting it, life throws you curveballs. Some are terrifying and some are thrilling. Fortunately, our family's most recent curveball was of the latter variety. On Monday, my husband's cousin (who is a veterinarian about 30 minutes from our house) posted on my Facebook wall about a puppy she met that needed a new home. A cute 11-week-old Jack Russell Terrier (same breed as my … [Read more...]