Author: bernhardsonbunch

The holiday panicking has officially begun.

I realized the other day that this week, it will officially become mid-October. How did that happen?! I only vaguely remember the month of September even occurring. October is my favorite month of the whole year, so I certainly want to enjoy it, but a small, nagging voice in my head is telling me that the holidays

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Shameless Fall Post: My favorite pumpkin bread recipe!

I make no apologies for my love of fall in New England. Us fall fans take some flack, especially at this time of year when the maple trees are *just* beginning to turn but the temperatures still often scream “summer hasn’t left yet!”, but I say bring it on! I couldn’t resist stocking up on

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Another “Yes Day” full of fun

Awhile back, inspired by both blogger Elise and this book, I decided to try a spontaneous “Yes Day” here and there with my boys. I was nervous at first to see what their requests would be, but overall, they’ve been really reasonable and pretty darn adorable. Past Yes Days have included cupcakes for breakfast, a

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Things I am Purging from my Closet

//giphy.com/embed/BlyDS4EEfApEs?html5=true via GIPHY Judging from the barrage of coupons, ads, and email alerts that have flooded my home this past week, it’s becoming clear that school is around the corner. My kids may not want to face it, but at some point in the next month, they will need to resume wearing regular clothing. Shoes, socks,

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Our Review: Family Day Trip to Ocean Beach Park

My summer plans with my children have pretty much always involved free or nearly free local day tips. This summer, though, our sons are 5 and 7, and we decided to try something we’ve never done before. My children love the beach more than anything. We sprang for a CT State Parks pass this year

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MORE Sensory Play Fun…this time, for older kids!

School got out really early this year in our district, and since I’m a teacher, I’m home nearly 24/7 with my kiddos during these months. Camps are not cheap, so we have opted to attend “Camp Mom” all summer, as I’m calling it, where I plan activities for us all each day. Here in week three, the “newness”

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Kids Cook Dinner Night: An Experiment

//giphy.com/embed/demgpwJ6rs2DS via GIPHY Summer is in full swing at our house, and that means new routines are replacing our school year ones. There’s no homework at night, and evening commitments are nearly nil. We are excited to fill this free time with things we wouldn’t otherwise have time for. There have been more art projects,

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Summer Traditions

I seriously can’t believe summer is already back. It seems like we blinked, and suddenly the school year is ending and my “babies” are entering kindergarten and second grade. Now that the kids are older, summer is more precious. It’s becoming clear that the years of childhood are very short, and time moves so quickly. We

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