Masters in Motherhood

Little known fact: I’m credits away from my Masters in Education.

And before there was Maddie, there were classrooms. A lot of them. First as a student, then as both teacher and pupil. And while I never found my name on the classroom door, I was a substitute teacher as I chipped away at my secondary degree.

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Gifting Tiny Gardens

And just like that- another Mother’s Day is upon us. It’s crazy how time flies in this season of life- in this chapter called Motherhood. 

This year will be my third Mother’s Day as a proud mama- as the happy recipient of flowers and chocolates and crafts made by tiny toddler fingers.

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36 Hours in Rhode Island

I found Moore House boutique stays where I find most of my favorite things these days- via Instagram. I instantly fell in love with their dreamy aesthetic; the tiny squares of their feed filled with bright, coastal living spaces punctuated with the most perfect blend of neutrals, vibrant greenery and classic, vintage finds. 

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12 Summer Ready Suits For Girls

If April showers bring May flowers then we are in for quite a treat.

It's been a rainy spring here in Connecticut. And even though it doesn't feel like it quite yet, beach days are {hopefully} right around the corner. We'll be heading on a tropical family vacation in the next few weeks; and this little family has big plans to do very little but play in the sand and swim in the ocean. So I've been stocking up on all things swim- particularly for our little minnow.

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5 Books I've Read recently

At the beginning of this year I decided to get back into reading.

I've never been much of a habitual reader, per se- Bravo almost always beats out a good book- but the amount of books I had read in the past few years was borderline embarrassing. And I had watched all the Bravo. 

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Friday Favorites

Snow days and pjs and all the peanut butter pancakes. That’s what our week was made of. We welcome the first day of spring here in Connecticut with another Nor’easter. Which, having lived here most of my life, is pretty par for the course.

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Our Easter Picks

It feels like only yesterday my sister-in-laws and I had our annual "who wants to host Easter" talk; and the holiday felt like eons away. I think we all got an eye roll or two from our S.O’s, too. But that’s besides the point. Because time flies by these days; and just like that, Easter is a little over a week away. 

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Life Lately

In like a lion, out like a lamb? Not too sure about that one this year. This sunshine is deceiving and it’s still cold as a mutha. And we’re expecting {yet} another winter storm later this week. Let’s just say my fingers are a little numb from googling vacations down in the south and I’m ready to board that jet plane towards sunshine.

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Friday Favorites

Another week, another crazy case of Connecticut weather.

This winter just won’t quit; and this mama is just about over it. That being said, snowfalls and cold aside, the sun has been shining; and there’s nothing quite like the sun peeking through over a morning cup of coffee.

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5 Steps To a Better Bath Time With Ivory

If there's one thing I've learned about motherhood, its that it can be messy.

It's unpredictable, and chaotic, and rarely looks the way you'd imagine. But, more often than not, it's beautifully so. And in most cases, it's those messy moments that make up the best memories in this phase of life- a muddy day at the park, a splash in a rainstorm, an afternoon painting or a trip to the beach. And, while these moments can be sometimes cringe-inducing, its comforting to know they're nothing that a warm bath can't fix at the end of the day.

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Latest Skin Fixes

Last weekend our little town in Connecticut was hit by quite the storm. There wasn't too much snow, but the winds were outrageous. Trees came down, power was out, and we were left without cable and internet for a full three days. I had a few friends in town, so I was a bit nervous at the thought of hosting without our intended Netflix documentary marathon to keep us entertained.

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Friday Favorites

This week MM battled her first real stomach bug.

In terms of bugs, it wasn't all that bad. But it still hurt my heart to watch her struggle and feel so uncomfortable in her body. If only for 24 hours.

And it got me thinking about taking care of ourselves as mamas...

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Spring Fever with Toucca Kids

Is it just me, or are these glimpses into spring pretty much everything right now? We've had a few of them recently here in Connecticut, and they're just what I need to get me through the last leg of the winter. The temperatures have been somewhat all over the place- and I'm pretty sure wearing a dress without tights for a hot minute last week was pretty confusing for our girl- but as long as that sunshine keeps peeking through, I'm all set.

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Friday Favorites

Another short week that flew by quick. And even graced us with an unseasonably warm winter day. Wednesday brought us all the sunshine and blue skies, making me itch for spring and summer even more. Maddie returned to school after a week of vacation, and she was more than happy to get back to her routine.

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