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4 Simple Stress Busting Tips for Celebrating Christmas

4 Simple Stress Busting Tips for Celebrating Christmas

| December 9, 2014 | 17 Comments

While Christmas is hailed as “the most wonderful time of the year,” for many it is also the most stressful time of the year.  There are gifts to buy and wrap, parties to plan, homes and offices to decorate, lights to string, baking to finish and guests to prepare for.  In short, there is a […]

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10 DIY Glittery Holiday Decorations

10 DIY Glittery Holiday Decorations

| December 5, 2014 | 11 Comments

Want to up the ante on your holiday decor? Check out these 10 DIY Glittery Holiday Decorations! Earlier this week, I popped open the first of our holiday decorations boxes. The reds, greens, whites and glitter of the holidays were inside. Out came the mistletoe and Santa. Up went the Happy Holidays sign and glittery […]

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7 Tips for Glowing Winter Skin

7 Tips for Glowing Winter Skin

| December 3, 2014 | 5 Comments

The weather is changing from the warm days of summer to the icy days of winter. And that means more than rotating your wardrobe. It’s time to really think twice about how you care for your skin.  Here are 7 tips for glowing winter skin. That bone-chilling wind. The relentless cold. Snow and ice. It’s no […]

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10 DIY Non-Scary Costumes for Girls

10 DIY Non-Scary Costumes for Girls

| October 12, 2014 | 4 Comments

Looking for the perfect Halloween costume for your little girl? These 10 non-scary costumes for girls will make the night of fright a delight! When the kids and I went looking for Halloween accessories and a costume for my nine-year-old son, there were so many options for the ready-to-scare set. From bloody zombies to the […]

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Wellness: Staying Healthy in Maine

Wellness: Staying Healthy in Maine

| September 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias Making healthy choices is important to me as a mom and as a woman. I believe that wellness is something we should pursue all the time, so when my family moved to Maine we started taking nature […]

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Planning a Cross-Country Road Trip

Planning a Cross-Country Road Trip

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Want to take a road trip? Earlier this year, I started planning a massive New England road trip that would have taken us from Connecticut to the farthest points of Maine and back again. Ultimately though, that plan was abandoned when we moved to Maine. Still, the idea of a family road trip is one […]

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Inside Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Inside Loews Philadelphia Hotel

| July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Just a few blocks from Reading Terminal Market and an easy walk away from Independence Hall in Philadelphia sits the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, a history-meets-sleek-modernity hotel. Want to check it out before you book? Here’s a little photo tour to show you around. In April, my kids and I headed southwest from Connecticut to Philadelphia […]

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Motherhood: Who Says I Don’t Have it All?

Motherhood: Who Says I Don’t Have it All?

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can women have it all? PepsiCo’s Chief Executive Officer Indra K. Nooyi made headlines this week when she said in an interview that she doesn’t think women can have it all. In her opinion, it’s just not possible. Well, with all due respect to Mrs. Nooyi, I couldn’t disagree more. Nooyi was responding to a […]

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Freelance Writing: Why You Should Walk Away

Freelance Writing: Why You Should Walk Away

| May 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

There are so many great things about being a freelance writer. But sometimes, freelance writing can begin to feel stale making it hard to write (hello, writer’s block!). What should you do? Walk away. No, really, I mean it. A few years ago, I was sitting on the couch editing a piece I’d written for […]

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Philadelphia Restaurants: Pizzicato

Philadelphia Restaurants: Pizzicato

| May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Located a short walk from Independence Hall, Philadelphia’s Pizzicato is a little cafe with charming outdoor seating and a sleek, modern interior. There’s no shortage of places to eat in Philadelphia. From the stalls of Reading Terminal Market to the many restaurants all over the city, there’s so much good food. And among the places […]

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