Author: Dena

Look For the Helpers

I grew up in a small Southern New Hampshire town about 45 minutes from Boston, MA.  Growing up, I would travel with my family into Boston often, whether for a day trip to the Children’s Museum, the Aquarium, or just to get a cannoli in the North End.  In college in NY, many fellow students

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She is Beautiful

Have you seen this girl? She is beautiful. Not just because she has blonde hair, the cutest button nose, and eyes you could melt in, but because SHE is beautiful. She is smart, spunky, adventurous, loving, thoughtful, sassy, and determined.  She brings with her laughter and love, a bit of frustration, and a whole lot

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School Vacation Ideas- Part 2

This is the continuation of Miles’ 2 week school vacation; if you missed Part 1, be sure to check it out here.   April vacation is right around the corner, so hopefully these posts will inspire some day trip activities of your own! Note: All addresses, hours of operation, and exhibits listed below are those at

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School Vacation Ideas- Part 1

So about a month ago I put the question out there, “What can a 7-year-old and his grandparents do for 2 weeks in the winter, in CT, on school vacation, when NO ONE else has school vacation?”  You all came through for me in a big way and I though I would say thanks with

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Task Charts are Making my Mornings (and evenings) Easier!

Most weekday mornings feel a lot like trying to get a cat into the cat carrier to go to the vet. Actually, come to think of it, getting a toddler to decide between this purple shirt or that purple shirt is a lot harder, and waaaay more frustrating!  The chaos was making for a stressful

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Advice Needed: School Vacation Activities

So this weeks post is my call for help! Miles is in second grade, so the last 2 years, during school vacation weeks we would sign him up for some fun camps or activities during those off days.  Most of our family lives out-of-state and the best times to take vacations and spend time with

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New Moon Girls

If you are like me, you may like the occasional indulgence in magazines such as Cosmo and People.  However, I often find myself looking at the (few) articles that promote female empowerment (whether career-related, or about body image) with a mixed bag of emotions.  While these articles are encouraging (and needed) they are usually buried beneath mounds

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