Bundles of Fun at Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel Commonwealth Kenmore Square Boston

It’s February vacation week and we’re going stir crazy. We should be on our way some place warm and sunny, but we’re not. Instead, we’re house bound under monstrous snow drifts. It’s been the snowiest winter any of us can remember and we all need a break. Like many of you, we just need a […]

38 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Annie Skydiving in Australia

I don’t have a middle name from birth. I was just Anne. When I got married, I took Connelley as my middle name. I did my student teaching at an all boys school in Sydney, Australia. I’ve never been horseback riding. I met Jerry Springer and Wyclef once. On spring break. In Jamaica. I’m a […]

On Becoming A Dance Mom

Dance America Competition

Holy heck, it’s over. It was tiring, but it was also memorable and way fun. As I type this, Emily is still dancing her heart out at the Dance Olympus workshop with the folks that put on the competition yesterday in Brockton. She gets to spend the day with their  instructors learning new choreography and improving […]

Spring Training Is Just Around the Corner

Today Only - no fees on your Red Sox Tickets for the 2015 season!

Today in Boston marks the coldest day it has been in four years. In fact, some schools have even closed up shop and told students and teachers to hunker down and stay warm at home. Our kids, however, did have school and it was a blustery negative 3 degrees out there this morning. Thank goodness […]

January Photo Challenge

Are you up for a daily photography challenge in 2015? Join the fun on social media, share your photos, meet new friends! #photos2015

With a new year on the horizon, hopes and dreams for a fresh start at just about anything are more than welcome thoughts around here. Whether it’s a goal to be a better wife, mother, sister, blogger or friend, most of us welcome a new challenge to do something better. Every new year I set […]

Millis Wonderland Christmas Display

Millis Wonderland Display of Lights

Headed out to catch one last glimpse of Millis Wonderland in its final year? Yikes! Be prepared for a very long line of cars waiting to reach the property. We went last night on a school night, left Foxboro at 7pm after dance and did not get home until after 10pm. We waited 90 minutes […]

Rudolph The Musical in Boston Review

Rudolph 2014 Shubert Theatre

We shlepped through whipping winds and giant puddles as the sheets of cold, wet rain were coming in sideways through our unsteady umbrellas, but we made it to opening night of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. I was skeptical, mainly due to the weather and it put me in a bad mood, but the […]

Crane & Lion : Women’s Fitness and Fashion

Crane and Lion Fitness Clothes

I recently had the pleasure of getting a first hand look at the newest fitness and fashion brand to hit Boston, Crane & Lion. I got to touch, feel and try on and I’m totally obsessed. Obsessed with their colors, the look and feel of the fabrics and the overall style! OBSESSED. The new Crane […]

Nutcracker Boston!

The Nutcracker Boston

Tonight marks a very big night for Emily and me. We are having a girls’ night out and we’re hitting up the Boston Opera House to see the opening night production of The Nutcracker! I haven’t been to the Nutcracker in years – I actually can’t even remember the last time I went to any ballet! […]

The National Dog Show: A Thanksgiving Day Tradition

The National Dog Show

The turkey is ready to be brined and basted and the baking has begun. Whether you’re traveling or staying put this Thanksgiving, chances are you’ll take part in some awesome Thanksgiving Day traditions with your family. For us, we’re starting a new one this year which includes listening to Emily sing in the church choir […]