Lunch Box Safety: How to Pack Safer Lunches for Your Kids


Don’t look now, but school is starting soon. Heck, for some it’s already started. I spied the first official Back to School photo snapped by a friend in Arizona this morning … which means lots of other friends around the country aren’t far behind. Here in Connecticut, we still have a few weeks to go….

Read More »

Back to School: What’s for Dinner?

carbonara lead2

Sometimes, the very idea of making dinner is akin to torture. Between the activities, school, work and life, there are nights where the big dinner decision doesn’t happen until the absolute last minute. It ends up being a very stressful thing, which is never good. Fortunately, there are some great meals that can be whipped…

Read More »

Teachers Help Us Shape Our Lives

lands end school bus

It’s come up a few times in recent days. On Facebook, a high school classmate posted about heading back to work as a teacher after maternity leave. In her post, she asked her friends to share good memories of teachers that stood out for them as inspiration. The post was flooded with responses honoring many…

Read More »

Quick Barbecue Cheddar Sausage Sandwiches with Balsamic Onions

barbecue cheddar Sausage sandwich lead2

During the last school year, we fell into a terrible habit. Whenever a weeknight was busy, I would pretty much toss my hands in the air and yell “takeout!” Ok, maybe it was more figurative than actual hand flinging and yelling, but ultimately, the result was the same. We spend way too much money ordering…

Read More »