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Thankful for A House Full of Boys

By Laurie Grant

With Thanksgiving a week away I can't help but reflect on where I am today, in the moment. Today I am the mother of two young boys, one a spunky 3.5 the other just 2 weeks old and hanging right now in my baby wearing sling.  My 3.5 year old is at pre-school so I am home with just my little guy lis... Read More

Moving with Kids

By cabesh

  Have you ever moved? I'm talking about a major move, one that takes you at least to a new state, if not a whole new region of the U.S. or new a country. We have twice. Our first move ca... Read More

Ski School at McIntyre Ski Area

By cabesh

One of the coolest things about Manchester, NH is the ski area in the middle of the city.  Yes, smack in the middle of the largest city in the state. McIntyre Ski Area make... Read More

Sweet and Tasty Pumpkin Pie Dip

By Laurie Grant

I am making this Pumpkin Pie Dip for a Halloween Party this weekend and wanted to share.    It is way easier than it looks and OH so tasty.  I made this dish last year and had friends who literally stood by the bowl and dipped their cookies for most of the night (you know who you are!!!).   The... Read More

Let's All Go to the Topsfield Fair

By Laurie Grant

Have you heard the joke about the 9 month pregnant lady, pre-schooler, and tired husband who went to the fair?  No? I'm not surprised.  Our trip to the fair wasn't very funny, but it was fun and as always an adventure. The idea to go to the Topsfield Fair was spontaneous and not very planned out... Read More

Keene Pumpkin Festival

By cabesh

  The Keene Pumpkin Festival is the number one, must do Halloween activity in northern New England. There's nothing quite like it. Keene is a sleepy little college town in southwestern ... Read More

Haunted Halloween in Salem

By Laurie Grant

Living near Salem, MA is great for a lot of reasons- easy access to Boston, the coast line, lower taxes, but the absolute best reason I enjoy living around here is Halloween! Salem is cleverly known as Witch City and it has so much to offer the ghoul in you during the month of October.  Haunte... Read More

Very Pregnant Halloween Costumes

By Laurie Grant

What's a pregnant gal to do in Salem on Halloween?  Dress up of course! I finally found something to be excited about and look forward too as I approach my 9th month.  The protruding belly can be used as a prop.  Adding to my costume and appeal as I waddle around Salem, MA.  I might even have... Read More

Hobo Railroad

By cabesh

There are so many great things about fall in New England. Of course the foliage is simply amazing, but taking a train to see it? Even better! If you've got small kids, I recommend riding the ... Read More

Apple Picking in New England

By cabesh

There are few things more quintessential New England than apple picking. Apple picking in New England isn't about picking your own to save money, it's about the experience. Translation:  Yo... Read More