Holiday Gift Guide Sneak Peek

Gift Guide 2014 Stowed Stuff

We all know it’s coming – that 9 letter word that begins with a C. In fact, Christmas is only a mere 65 days away! But no matter what holiday you’ll be celebrating this winter, we’ve got a sneak peek insider look at a few of some of the hottest products that we’ll be featuring [...]

Happy First Birthday Andrew!

Elmo Birthday Party

Last Sunday marked our little Andrew’s first birthday – the same day we actually celebrated with family and friends in true ELMO style.  I just can’t believe my littlest dude is ONE! The big ONE. Could we pull off another ELMO first birthday celebration without Grandma’s presence? Could we manage the cake all by ourselves [...]

Easy Pulled Pork

pulled pork crock pot recipe

The Lord knows that when I’m cooking, it can’t be that complicated. But yet again, I do surprise myself sometimes. But when the recipe calls for 5 ingredients, I know I can do it. Pulled Pork for the win. This dinner is a win-win in so many ways. The kids eat it (Guffaw!) No mess [...]

Know an Unstoppable Mom?

Florida 2014 Annie and Mom

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Everyone keeps asking, “How do you like being home?” “Do you [...]

Tips for Back to School Hustle and Bustle

Back to School McDonald's

Honestly, I can’t get over how busy we are now that September is here and school is back in session. I’ve come to fully realize that the kids really do need us more as they get older – with all the shuffling from school to after school activiities, each day is jam packed. The days [...]

Great Wolf Lodge October Howl-O-Ween Fun

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-o-ween Review and Giveaway

Last weekend, the entire Stow clan got to experience yet another amazing overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge New England. So even though Emily and I missed out on all the amazing “howliday” festivities on Friday night (she’s a committed dance team member now), the Stow boys were able to get there on time to [...]

Andrew Likes It

When to Introduce Yogurt

We put yogurt on hold after he tried a baby food pouch which contained greek yogurt at about 7 months. He had it in the evening hours and the next morning I got a projectile, smelly, white, massive puke all over the master bedroom. Lingering dairy problem or coincidence? Let’s hold off on that yogurt, [...]

7 Things to See and Do in Myrtle Beach, SC

Garden City Beach

I just recently returned from what was an amazing, fast-paced, high energy press trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. I traveled alongside the Myrtle Beach Conventions and Visitors Bureau, who so generously gave us an amazing tour of the sixty mile stretch of smooth sand, but also managed to teach us how to eat (and drink) [...]

10 Reasons to Shop Shoebuy.com for Fall Fashions

Shoebuy Fall Trends

Who KNEW Shoebuy.com was so much more than shoes? I had the pleasure of meeting the Shoebuy team last week at a pedicure event at Smudge Nail Bar in Newton. Let me tell ya, that pedicure was much needed by this mama bear since it was the first one since my broken foot! Seriously? Seriously. [...]

Adams Farm Walpole, MA {Wordless Wednesday}

Owen at the Barn

Owen, Andrew and I ventured off to Adams Farm in Walpole, MA yesterday morning on what was a little bit of a gloomy fall day. I had never been before, was expecting to meet up with some other moms for a nature walk/adventure, but we were the only ones who showed up. Just snapping this [...]