Back to School with the Stows

#stowkids first day of school

No work for me this morning. Feels good. Feels CRAZY good. Seriously happy about being back on a schedule today. Bless their little cotton socks, but I was so happy to see them “roll on”‘ this morning! So what’s on your agenda this week now that they are back in school? Perhaps cooking dinner would [...]

13 Tips on How to Plant Peonies

Peonies Tutorial

My sweet friend Lauryn from The Vintage Mom was so¬†generous to give us some of the peonies from her new FARM. Guys, her backyard is killer – I can’t wait to see what it looks like this time next year. She’s got big plans. Anyhow, we took her up on those peonies and Chris planted [...]

Warhead Challenge

Warhead Challenge Stow

My kids love YouTube, no doubt. They love watching other kids and families going on surprise trips to Disney World, playing with toys, doing fun and silly things and eating Warheads. They found the Warhead Challenge years ago and have always wanted the chance to try it for themselves after watching other kids’ reactions to [...]

Perler Beads: The Latest Kid Craze

Perler Beads

Emily got her first dose of Perler beads while I was away at Blogger Bash. It all started with Oak Hill Country Day Camp, where Emily made her first creation. That very same day she was being picked up by her grandparents from camp to head on down to Rhode Island for a sleepover. Emily [...]

How to Fix A Chevy Traverse Taillight

Is there anything more annoying than driving behind someone with a broken taillight? It’s dangerous too, and no one wants to be pulled over for something silly like that. And no one wants to take the car to the mechanic if you can help it, right? Once again, Chris taught himself how to repair a [...]

Sofitel NYC Review

Sofitel Suite

New York City? With a baby? Without Chris? Yes. It can be done. Especially if you bring an amazing friend along with you to join in on all the fun, right Viola Cay? So we mosied our way down to NYC last Thursday morning to attend Sweet Suite 2014 and Blogger Bash in NYC. You [...]

Wubble Bubble Ball Review

Wubble Bubble Ball

Baby Andrew and I just returned from an amazing little excursion to New York City to take part in Sweet Suite 14 and Blogger Bash. While we were there, we got to meet up with lots of our favorite baby and kid brands who were showing off their latest and greatest toys and products. That’s [...]

Sea Crest Beach Hotel Falmouth, MA

Sea Crest Hotel Falmouth, MA

We just returned from a wonderful stay at the newly renovated Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod. I’ve been a long time fan of Old Silver Beach in Falmouth since I was a kid, visiting with neighborhood friends since I was in elementary school and telling my very own parents they [...]

Great Wolf Lodge New England Review {and Giveaway}

Great Wolf Lodge New England

Not sure if you all heard the news, but I’m officially the Ask-A-Mom for the all new Great Wolf Lodge New England, that just recently opened in Fitchburg, MA! Isn’t that crazy? The kids are so excited because it means lots of fun overnight trips to Great Wolf Lodge are in our future! We took [...]

A Childlike Summer Has Just Begun

Foxboro Farm Stand

Holy moly, school is officially out and sunny skies are here! I am so excited for beach days, picnics, playgrounds and road trips! The kids are so excited summer is here and we are all looking forward to lots of fun being schedule-free! No more sports, dance, CCD, or drama class for us. We are [...]