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, […]

Crunch Coat Ice Cream Topping With Honeycomb

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This recipe for crunch coat ice cream topping is brought to you today by a partnership with Honeycomb cereal. All opinions are my own. When Honeycomb reached out and asked if I’d like to help them celebrate their 50th birthday, I knew the answer was yes. I have such sweet memories of eating Honeycomb cereal […]

Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Program


I didn’t realize how hard I was going to fall for the Boston Ballet until I learned about their community projects and involvement. Their Adaptive Dance program sent me over the edge. Established in 2002, Adaptive Dance provides creative movement instruction for individuals with disabilities ages 2-adult at Boston Ballet’s Newton, Boston, and North Shore […]

STEM EVENT: Touch Tomorrow At WPI

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If you’re like me, you’re always trying to find new and creative ways to encourage your kids to learn without them really knowing about it. Among my friends, this is what we call “sneaky home school.” There is an amazing STEM event happening in Massachusetts- the Touch Tomorrow event at WPI! Touch Tomorrow at WPI […]

Honey Pecan Goat Cheese Balls

Honey Pecan Goat Cheese Ball Featured Image

I’ve been making honey pecan goat cheese balls for as long as I’ve been married. I can still remember the first time I tried the sweet combination of honey, pecans, and goat cheese- it was at our wedding! We had a very out of the box wedding. We did a lot of DIY (Michael made […]