Pick up sticks!

I probably wouldn’t describe our family as “outdoorsy.” While we do spend some time outside — my husband likes to run and take care of our yard and pool, and I love to walk our dog — we don’t camp, hike, bike ride, rock climb, or go white water rafting (although we did go kayaking … Read more

August 2018 Home: Fun and games

One rainy summer afternoon, I was driving on I-95 with my daughter when we passed a pop-up carnival on a road close to the highway. I could see the top of the Ferris wheel, the merry-go-round, and a couple of other rides, and almost instantly, I felt my heart beat a little faster in anticipation. … Read more

5 tips to boost your health this year

New Year’s resolutions come and go but for a lifetime of good health, one has to make lifestyle choices instead of seeking quick fixes. Instead of fad diets and jumping on the latest workout trend, the recipe for health success is starting out by making small positive changes one at a time, until they become … Read more

A mom’s snow day survival guide

Bombogenesis eve. The phone call we were anxiously awaiting finally came: No school tomorrow! The kids high-fived each other. I curled up a little tighter under my blanket. I was relieved I could “sleep in” the next morning and that I had already braved grocery store-maggedon earlier in the day. I’m a creature of habit … Read more

Ridgefield Guild of Artists launches Festive Home fundraiser

  The 12th annual Festive Home is in full swing at Ridgefield Guild of Artists, continuing Tuesdays through Sundays through Friday, Dec. 23. This year’s labor-of-love fund-raiser continues the annual holiday emporium tradition with the creativity of member artists and area designers. Rachel Belden, Josh Fischer, Molly Hirsch, Allison Meyler, Andrea Romeo and Rebecca Baglio … Read more

Christmas tree sale to benefit ALS Association

Stratford businessman Terry Blake began planting and nourishing Christmas trees at his Vermont vacation home as a hobby several years ago. “I enjoy spending weekends out in the quiet fields, clippers in hand, shaping the trees. It’s therapeutic,” Blake said. He continued, “This year I’ve got 75 trees that can be cut so I decided … Read more

Change of seasons

There are so many things to love about living in Connecticut, but I enjoy the change of seasons most of all. Every three-month period offers an opportunity to erase the fashion mistakes of the previous, not to mention a welcome excuse to clean out a few drawers. Why do “spring cleaning” at all if not … Read more

Plan a day to shop local fairs, shops and stands

Autumn is tailor-made for getting out of the house to enjoy the great outdoors. With crisp temperatures perfect for strolls or sightseeing and breathtaking scenery awash in bright autumnal hues, autumn landscapes make for the ideal backdrop for weekend plans, including shopping excursions. Fall is a great season to enjoy festivals, farmer’s markets and craft … Read more

On-the-go fashion, mom-style

Moms need effortless fashions when school’s in session to take them through jam-packed days. “Many moms combine work-at-home jobs with being a stay-at-home mom, so they’re constantly on the go and may run from drop-offs to meetings to pick ups, so they need a wardrobe that’s easy, functional, and stylish,” says Geri Corrigan, director of … Read more

The kindness bus

Maya Angelou once asked us to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud, but that’s harder than it looks. We’re all taught the importance of kindness when young but few manage to make it the focal point of our lives. As a result, kindness becomes a spice rather than the main course, something we try … Read more

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