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The Starter Mom: Fighting the “Fake?” Flu

The Starter Mom: Fighting the “Fake?” Flu

by Nicole Loughan Despite up to date flu shots, my children and I found ourselves holding our hair back praying to the porcelain goddess last week. I wondered why this terrible flu had happened to us? This rhetorical question usually just lingers, but this time, I had a chance to get answers and took it. […]

The Garden Muse: The Art of Exterior Design

The Garden Muse: The Art of Exterior Design

Americans love spending time outdoors and  more people are treating the outdoor spaces on their properties as true extensions of their homes, turning porches, pools, patios, decks, and gardens into outdoor living spaces that serve the same functions as indoor rooms. Homeowners want to create a place in their backyard that extends their living space […]

The Garden Muse: Peruse & Plan

The Garden Muse: Peruse & Plan

 A Time to Dream and Scheme Man never is, but always to be blessed: The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.                                                            – Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man January has delivered we Cape Codders a real taste of Winter with snow and very cold temperatures. But […]

New Year’s Resolutions: 4 Books to Better Yourself

By Nicole Loughan It’s almost time to ring in the New Year and with it the resolutions. There are so many ways to start your resolution journey, sign up for a gym membership if you are trying to lose weight, talk to a financial advisor to get on the path to fiscal wellness or enroll in […]

The Season of Giving: Miss Money Funny Gives Back on a Budget

The Season of Giving: Miss Money Funny Gives Back on a Budget

by: Alyson Komyanek Did the holiday season sneak up on you again this year, too? It seems like it comes quicker and quicker each year and with it comes all those commercials with the homeless animals in their little cages while that Sarah McLaughlin song plays in the background. Each year I find myself wanting […]

The Starter Mom: Protecting my princess

The Starter Mom: Protecting my princess

by Nicole Loughan The anti-princess brigade is out in full force. Recently, a school advertising to girls to be their own knight in shining armor received rave reviews from feminists and won a lot of shares on social media. The ads featured glass slippers with lines like, “you are not a princess.” I don’t mind […]