SMARTCANDY Review and Giveaway

school snacks - try SMARTCANDY

I don’t know about your kids, but my kids are always begging me to buy them fruit snacks and gummies whenever we’re at the grocery store. My kids go bonkers over them. I’m a happy mom knowing that a healthier option is available in Target and Walmart. Meet SMARTCANDY®, a vitamin infused snack, by Snap […]

Top 15 St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Top St. Patrick's Day Dessert Roundup

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday in the Stow house. We like to celebrate with green wee, a sure sign that there’s been a visit from the leprechaun. This year, why not whip up something yummy for the whole family? These St. Patrick’s Day Desserts will make your mouth water. Which one are […]

A Fresh Mouth

Liserine 21 Day Challenge

The entire family is just wrapping up our LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge and everyone in the Stow house agrees that our mouths look and feel healthier. The big kids have done such a great job swishing with the Smart Rinse and have now made it part of their nightly routine! Woohoo! I love the reassurance I […]

Monday Meal Plan February 23rd

Weekly Meal Plan from Stowed Stuff

Holy heck, this snow has really taken its toll. Have you seen a meal plan lately? NO! Plus, there was a week of school vacation which had us eating out A heck of a lot! We’re back to it! It might be a night later than usual, but we’re back at it! Don’t miss this […]

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 […]

Just a Spoonful of Stonyfield

Stonyfield yobaby selfies

Andrew, Andrew, Andrew. What am I going to do with you? How could something that started out as dainty and innocent as a little cup of Stonyfield yogurt turn into such an organic mess? Dude, I gave you a spoon. This is YoToddler – toddlers eat with utensils. Or so I thought. There is no […]

A 21 Day Challenge

Listerine 21-Day Challenge

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? One of my biggest concerns about parenting in this house is oral health. “Did you brush your teeth?” Growing up, there were plenty of nights when I “forgot” to brush my teeth and I certainly paid the consequences. I never flossed, I hated going […]

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 […]

5 Tips for Your Trip to Great Wolf Lodge

5 Tips for the Great Wolf Lodge. What to pack for an amazing family getaway!

The Stow kids were completely in shock last Thursday afternoon when I picked them up early from school for “dentist appointments.” “Why is Daddy in the car?” “Why are there bags in the back?” “Where are we going?” After a full day of skiing at Wachusett on Monday, followed by two consecutive snow days for […]