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Having Tea with Your Dragon

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and yet for so many of us it can be somewhat difficult. Perhaps it is the stress of putting presents under the tree, a family member who complicates your life, or the never…

Life Hacks for Mothers

One thing I've discovered since having children is that I have no idea what I'm doing. Some days, it seems like I am just barely swimming with my head above water, suffocating in coffee and unwashed laundry.  Other days, my kids…

You can’t go home again.

Things are changing for our little family. We are headed north. Our home on a neatly packed picturesque street in Newburyport is being traded in for an old farmhouse with a big yard in my hometown in Maine. And while…

Hello. It’s Me.

It has been almost (gasp) two weeks since my last blog post!  Don't worry, I'm busy researching all things local (like my ideal commuter rail brewery tour, a summer bucket list and the most local cocktail) and will report back to you soon.  In…

On Parenting Part Three: With Amy Pertl-Clark

Today's post in the final in a series on parenting with Amy Pertl-Clark, Co-Owner and Director of Operations at Harmony Natural Learning Center.  We discuss social media, and making time for yourself as a parent.  Also, if you liked reading Amy's…

Feed The Beast: Painting 101

Today's post is the second in a series, Feed The Beast, where we encouraged our readers to connect with their creative side.  Painting 101 is described by Emily Rivers, a gifted painter (check out her animal portraits here) and a…

On Parenting Part Two: With Amy Pertl-Clark

This is part two in a  Q & A series on parenting with Amy Pertl-Clark, Co-Owner and Director of Operations at Harmony Natural Learning Center.  Today we discuss in detail Simplicity Parenting, a parenting style encouraged by Kim John Payne. (more…)

On Parenting: With Amy Pertl-Clark

What if parenting were easier and simpler than we think? While I was pregnant, I read this book by economist Bryan Caplan. It opened my eyes to the idea that perhaps we are all trying too hard. And maybe, if we…

Feed the Beast: Writing 101

Today's post is the first in a new series, Feed the Beast, which is all about tapping into your creative side.  The series was inspired by a conversation I had with my father when I was about sixteen.  He encouraged me…