3 Go-To Birthday Gifts for Men

One of the hardest things for me is shopping for Jay for any holiday, but especially his birthday. It is shortly after Christmas and Valentine’s Day, so by then, I am usually out of ideas and struggling to find the perfect gift for him. Over the years, I have found a few great gifts … and a few that I am sure he was only pretending to like Here are three that are always a huge hit! Something hobby related! {Read More}

A Nice Table Can Make All the Difference at a Tradeshow

Making handmade items is something that I have dabbled in for awhile, but I have never made enough to go to a tradeshow. I would love to have a “craft” that was able to be sold at a tradeshow, but I am just not there yet. Recently, I have been chatting with my mom about how to best sell my step-fathers newest project — some really funky and cool, upcycled art. To really help out, I have been looking up {Read More}

12 Make Ahead Sunday Dinners

{The following deliciousness is sponsored by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own and 100% honest}   Sundays are the perfect day to have a big meal. The kids are both here, and Jay is usually home from work as well, so I really like to go all out with our Sunday night dinner. Every now and again, we like to have family over to eat with us, and having delicious meals that can be made ahead of time is key {Read More}

Celebrate Spring Break With Nickelodeon #SpringBreak

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Spring break is a few weeks away for us, but I know some people are already enjoying this week long vacation. Each year, we try to have some fun things for the kids to do outside, but lets face it — April tends to be rainy (at least here in NY) and that means I need a back up plan. That plan includes some of our favorite movies on hand to beat those rainy day boredom blues. To help you {Read More}

Unlocking the Social Potential in Autism – Book Blast Giveaway!

To your dismay, your child has received a diagnosis of autism. Along with this alarming news comes the barrage of emotions that suffocates you like an avalanche— denial—confusion—depression—guilt. You want to fix your child; you have a million questions; and you want answers immediately. Autism is a journey in which the child and her family navigate challenges and experience achievements along the way. To guide you in this rewarding journey, Dr. Karina Poirier offers her expertise in this book that {Read More}

Keeping Tabs on Your Kids’ Browser Tabs


If there’s one thing we know about kids, it’s that they love pushing limits. Tell a kid that he or she can’t do something, and you get a kid who desperately wants to know why, and what could possibly be so compelling about that specific thing that makes it forbidden. Although it’s relatively easy to explain why some types of activities are unsafe, like “you can’t ride your bike without a helmet because you could seriously hurt yourself,” it’s often a {Read More}

A *belated* Happy Birthday


I’m not sure if many of you know, but it was my birthday on the 17th. And I turned 29. This is my last year as a “20-something” and I have some conflicting feelings about it. It’s not that I mind getting older… in fact, I still think of myself as a younger person. In my brain I still think I am in my early 20s. I guess it is just that I didn’t see it coming. Growing up, all {Read More}

#ImBornTo Capture Life


I love photography. I don’t know how good at it I am, but I love to have a camera, and I love to capture some great shots anytime I can. But it is so much more than that — I also have to have a way to print and save the pictures that I take, and a way to view them and edit them. In my life, I feel like I am born to capture it all! While I would {Read More}

Mascarpone “Cannoli” Cups

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Okay, I am going to give you a full disclosure, right now, up front — I have never eaten a “real” cannoli. I don’t really like ricotta cheese, and it has always turned me off from trying these, as my husband refers to them, “amazing desserts”. But, I did whip up my own version, and I put it in a mini pie crust cup just for good measure. And for the record — both my husband, and father in law, {Read More}

Hatley: perfect for gifts for others and for yourself!


Having nice clothes is something everyone wants. There are many retailers out there that offer interesting and unusual designs and Hatley is one of them. It stocks a range of different products for all types of people regardless of their interests. Hatley is known for its hand drawn doodled clothing designs. It makes shopping for clothes even more fun as there are so many cute items to choose from. It is a brand popular with children, but it does also {Read More}