I'm a SAHM of three fantastic kiddos. I spend my time overseeing chaos at home and volunteering at my kids' school. Along the way I pick up bits of knowledge that I share on my blog Jill of All Trades, Mistress of None. My heart belongs to the Pacific Northwest, but I've been in New England for the last 6+ years. Since I am far from home I'm determined to embrace it and experience all that New England has to offer.

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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 came just as my husband was finishing up his masters degree. Until then we had […]

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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 makes it super convenient and affordable to learn to ski and snowboard. Last year my kids signed up for the Ski Club […]

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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 New Hampshire. In 1991 Keene’s downtown merchant association decided to try to boost business by opening their doors to trick-or-treaters on a Friday night. […]

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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 Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH. The train runs on a reduced schedule most of the year, but during the peak leaf […]

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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:  You’re probably going to pay more for the apples you pick yourself than you would pay for them at the grocery store. But, don’t let that deter […]

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Boston Freedom Trail

By cabesh

  When we have company come into town we always plan to take them on the Boston Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail starts at the Bunker Hill Monument and ends in Boston Common. One of the coolest things about the Freedom Trail is that it’s an actual red brick trail that you follow through Boston. […]

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Experiencing New England

By cabesh

Friends, it turns out we’re leaving New England. My husband got a great job offer that will require us to relocate. We have to be in our new city in a month. A MONTH!  So much to do….including some last ditch New England experiences. We have done and seen lots in our six and a […]

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Traveling by Train

By cabesh

My husband takes the train from Boston to Manhattan frequently, but I had never done so until last week. When I was making my travel plans for BlogHer 12 I looked at the cost and convenience of traveling by  train and decided that they outweighed the quickness of flying.  So, I booked AmTrak! My roundtrip […]

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Public Radio, My Source of Knowledge

By cabesh

When my husband got a job offer in New Hampshire I had to look at a map to see which state was New Hampshire and which was Vermont. Being a Pacific Northwesterner, my east coast geography wasn’t so good (and I’ve found that easterners’ west coast geography isn’t so hot either). Not only did my […]

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Telecommuting Dad

By cabesh

My husband has been working from home for the last six years. When people find out about this they have lots of questions. How did he land that job? Does he have an office space? How does he work with three little kids in the house? Does it drive you crazy to have him around […]

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