• 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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  • to the sea…

    Dena July 18, 2014

    Tomorrow we set off for a little getaway to the sea. That is if I can somehow finish packing by tomorrow. And if I can somehow miraculously fit everything into the car. (Those are big ifs, friends.) Things will be radio silent around here while…

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  • Camping with Toddlers

    Dena May 30, 2014

    We just returned from our first family camping trip with our one-year-old. Camping with a toddler can be a little tricky — but if you’re prepared, it’s a blast. We had an awesome time! Here are my tips and must-haves for camping with a toddler.…

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