Hi, guys! We had quite the fun time on Friday night… and it was totally impromptu! I didn’t feel like cooking, so we decided to take the whole family out to dinner at the Hingham Shipyard. We took Murphy to dinner at Trident last year and had such a great time together, we decided to do it again. It was basically a dog-friendly Friday night on the South Shore. Woohoo! Trident has an outdoor patio…

It’s time for another “day in the life” via timestamps! I hope you guys enjoy these blog posts because I think they’re really fun to write, and it’s a nice way to remember our “regular” days as a family. Let me know what you guys think! 7:15 AM: Breakfast in the living room with Quinn (and Murphy). On the menu: Banana oats mixed with Nuzest smooth vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, and almond butter. Delish! To…

Mal and I were up and at ’em yesterday morning. We each wanted to squeeze in a quick workout before a day at Duxbury Beach. Unfortunately, our workouts weren’t quick enough because when we arrived at 7:45 AM, non-resident was at capacity. Whomp whomp. We were bummed, but we made the best of our drive to Duxbury by stopping at Coffee Shack (in Marshfield) on the way home. Butterscotch iced coffee? Yes, please! I was…

In years past, I always wanted a big ol’ celebration for my birthday – either a party or a night out with my friends. And, sure, I had A LOT of fun, but as I get older, I prefer celebrating my birthday with just my boys. To celebrate #39, I enjoyed a low-key day, and it was exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday. (However, when I turn 40 next year, we are going…

Quinn and I had quite the fun afternoon picking strawberries at C.N. Smith Farm in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. We picked apples there in the fall a number of times in the past, so we were excited to learn that there was also strawberry picking at C.N. Smith Farm. (The farm also has other pick-your-own fruit options!) Quinn and I had such a great afternoon together. It was a lot of fun, and I love that…

I’m always on the hunt for new iced coffee places, so when the sign for Bonjour Cafe at Charles David Salon & Spa on Webster Street in Hanover caught my attention, I knew I wanted to stop in sooner than later. The location is basically “on the way” to just about everything, so it was just a matter of time before I stopped in. Last Friday, Quinn and I were on our way to swim…

Yesterday was such a fun day for our little family, who, for the record, had some really great ideas for our Sunday afternoon. Mal had a random craving for a charcuteri board, and Quinn suggested a party, specifically a “party night.” We decided to combine their ideas for a “Euro Party Night” since stopping by our local Euro Mart was key to the evening. If you’re local, you definitely need to check out this place….

Good morning! I’m still running a bit behind on blog recaps, but, hey, better late then never, right? 😉 Here are some highlights from our weekend as well as a list of our favorite kid-friendly restaurants on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I actually get this question about our favorite restaurants quite a bit, and we frequently dine out with Quinn, so I’m more than happy to share our go-to eating establishments that we all…

It’s no secret that I love CAVA and would eat it everyday if I could. There’s just something about the variety of flavors and ingredients that satisfies the mind, body, and soul. The CAVA nutrition is especially great because you can totally customize your order to your individual taste and dietary preferences. If you love CAVA hummus, you can have it. If you’re all about the CAVA splendid greens or that funky CAVA green sauce,…

My experience at Zen Den over the past few months has truly been life-changing, and I’m not just saying this to be dramatic or exaggerate. What I’ve experienced in the Pain Management Clinic is nothing short of remarkable. I also like to say it’s “crazy” because the therapies used are like nothing I have ever experienced with any doctor, physical therapist, or practitioner before – and you guys know how many of these kinds of…

Hello from nap time! 🙂 Quinn told me he was “too tired to close his eyes” and then proceeded to pass out on the couch. Haha! I mean, that’s what happens when you wake up at 5:00 AM! I woke up at 4:01 AM to work this morning, but I was sabotaged by a tiny human walking into my office an hour later. I tried to get Quinn back to bed because I know how…

Hi, friends! Happy Monday! 🙂 We had QUITE the epic fall family fun day yesterday at Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – like Sauchuk’s will absolutely become part of our annual activities from now on. It has SO MUCH to offer, and I can’t believe no one ever mentioned it to us before. In fact, we randomly Googled “corn mazes” last weekend and found Sauchuk’s in Plympton, which is less than 30 minutes from our…

Hi, guys! Happy Tuesday to you! On Saturday afternoon, our little family went apple picking at C.N. Smith Farm in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts and, as expected, we had quite the nice time. We visited for the first time last year, and we were pleasantly surprised by how much it had to offer. It’s definitely our go-to place for family fall fun now! 🙂 First up, of course, was apple picking. There were only a few…

Hi, guys! It’s nap time over here, so I wanted to pop in real quick and share a recap of our morning. Quinn is home with me today since I’m off to Des Moines on Friday, and his school kindly agreed to swap days. Quinn actually slept until 7:00 AM this morning, so by the time we got ourselves ready for the day and walked Murphy, we didn’t have much time for breakfast. I whipped…

Hi, guys! I had a fun girls’ night last night with my friend Marisa. We met up at Legal C Bar for drinks, apps, and plenty of chit-chat about everything and anything. Wine flight? Yes, please! We shared oysters, Bang Bang Cauliflower, and tuna sashimi – all were delicious! My Bang Bang Cauliflower recipe was actually inspired by the one at Legal C Bar! 🙂 After that, we headed over to the brand new M….