Newborn Tips & Tricks

(c) Paul Specht Photography

This past weekend some of our dearest friends had their first baby, a friend from high school surprised the world with a “surprise! we had a baby” announcement that came from completely from left field, and as I write this I’m waiting to hear from our friends from church who are in the hospital laboring […]

Easy Mini Fruit Pizza Recipe

Easy Mini Fruit Pizza Recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yoplait®. The opinions and text are all mine. Our summer is in full swing, which means our neighborhood ice cream truck rolls down our street right after dinner. A few times a week, we let the kids indulge in dessert after dinner. I love serving […]

Jessica’s Boundless Playground Belchertown MA

Jessica's Boundless Playground is a fully accessible playground located in Belchertown MA

This summer the kids and I are on the hunt to find the best playgrounds in Western Massachusetts. Next up on our tour is Jessica’s Boundless Playground in Belchertown. Jessica’s Boundless Playground GPS Address: 59 State Street, Belchertown MA Fees: None, although they are still fundraising to finish the the playground. Details here. Bathrooms: Yes, […]

How We Can Stop Child Grooms

Pranav (real name witheld due to age), 16 years old, is a child groom. CARE USA representatives have come to the area to view the progress of the Tipping Point Program, meant to combat child marriage in the districts of Kapilbastu and Rupandehi of Nepal near the Indian border.

Life is busy for me- but we can all say that right? One of my big goals for 2015 is to take more time to find causes that really tug at my heart strings and lend my voice to them. As it turns out, international children’s issues sets my heart on fire. I have spent […]

Fireworks In Western MA 2015

Fireworks In Western MA 2015

One of the things that is great about summer is fireworks! One of the things I love is that a lot of the towns in the area host their fireworks on different nights. So, with a little planning it is possible to see multiple shows! I’m a busy parent and I value the simplicity of […]

Where to play: Nonotuck Park Easthampton MA

Playground in Western MA. Nonotuck park in Easthampton MA is an amazing playground for all ages from teens to tots!

One of the things I love the most about living in Western Mass is the abundance of awesome playgrounds. So when Nonotuck Park built a new playground, I knew we had to check it out. I’ve got lots of pictures to share but first, let’s get the details out of the way. Nonotuck Park Easthampton, […]