• Family Apple Picking // 2015

    Dena September 28, 2015

    Over the weekend, we celebrated the Harvest Moon and went apple picking. It’s one of our favorite family traditions and a perfect way to kick off autumn. Although there are lots of orchards nearby, I spent awhile searching for an organic one. It turns out…

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  • NY Renaissance Faire // 2015

    Dena September 21, 2015

    Over the weekend, I made my annual trip to the NY Renaissance Faire. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been going with my best friend since we were little girls. It’s pretty incredible to be attending with my own little babies…

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  • Family Camping // Labor Day Weekend 2015

    Dena September 9, 2015

    We spent Labor Day weekend camping with my sister and her family. This is our second year camping at this campground. (You can see last year’s trip here and my tips for camping with toddlers here.) Last year’s trip was amazing — one of our…

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  • The Sunflower Maze

    Dena August 31, 2015

    Over the weekend, we took a trip to one of the sunflower farms in our area. A lot of people don’t realize just what a beautiful state New Jersey is. There is so much to see & do here, especially in Northern New Jersey where…

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  • By the Seashore

    Dena July 28, 2015

    Six months ago, when I booked this vacation, I knew that planning a trip with a two-year-old and a four-month-old in tow was a risky endeavor. In the end, it proved to be every bit as difficult as I’d anticipated… and then some. Gratefully there…

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  • A Little Bit of NYC at Christmastime

    Dena December 15, 2014

    Yesterday we had our big day in the city. It was perfect, everything that I’d been hoping for. With M. injured and me being the sole caretaker of him, Roman, the house, etc. most of my days are spent at home — but we’d been…

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  • A NYC Christmas Walking Tour

    Dena December 8, 2014

    New York City at Christmastime is one of the most magical places in the world. When I was younger, my family used to make an annual trip in to see the tree at Rockefeller Center & visit the beautiful stops along Fifth Avenue — like…

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  • New York Renaissance Faire // 2014

    Dena September 18, 2014

    Last weekend, I ventured out of the house for the first time in months. Lately it seems I only get out for doctor appointments, but I’ve been feeling a bit better and decided to take my annual trip to the Renaissance Faire. It’s a tradition…

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  • Down the Shore

    Dena July 28, 2014

    If you don’t live in New Jersey, you may have never heard the phrase “down the shore.” It’s a phrase that we, North Jersey-ans, use when we are traveling south to the Jersey Shore points. Going “down the shore” every summer has been a tradition…

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