Ridge Hill is kicking off it's 5th season of Movie Mondays this Monday, July 9th featuring Lego Batman! With an expanded schedule of 5 movies this year, this fun-filled family event will take place on the new South Lawn near Whole Foods. Come early with your picnic blankets and chairs to grab a spot on the lawn. Pre-show festivities will begin at 7pm with the movie starting at dusk. Can't make it this Monday? Check out the schedule below and mark your calendars! July 9 Lego Batman July 16 Paddington … [Read more...] about Sponsored Post: Ridge Hill’s Movie Mondays are Back!
My friend Vanessa sent me the best photo, and I just had to share it: What you’re looking at is a week’s worth of clothes for her four children while they’re on vacation, each kid’s outfit stored and labeled in its own Ziploc bag. This way, Vanessa explains, everyone will know exactly what they’re supposed to wear each day and can grab the appropriate bag themselves, without having to dig through the suitcase and upend everyone else’s clothes. Genius, no? As someone who loves an efficiently packed suitcase, … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Packing Hack
My sweet little Birchbox arrived this month, and I admit: As far as monthly subscription services go, getting products delivered to your door every few weeks is a bit excessive. But I enjoy trying all of the skincare they send, and I even switched my moisturizer from Kate Somerville Nourish to Clarins Multi Active Day Cream SPF 20, thanks to their recommendation. They recently sent another product that's perfect for summer, and I can't get enough of it. Have you heard of SU Hair & Body Wash? It's a … [Read more...] about The Product I Can’t Live Without This Summer
My husband is going on a business trip to Shanghai at the end of the month … and we’re tagging along! The prospect of exploring a new country with the kids is super exciting, but the idea of boarding a 14-hour flight with two children is completely terrifying. We’ve flown plenty of times, but this will be the longest time we’ve ever been trapped on a plane. What will we do? How will we sleep? Will we even survive? I perused the Internet for advice and found some really good stuff. Here’s what I’m planning to … [Read more...] about What to Do with Your Kids on Long-Haul Flights
Magical things happen in summer. As a kid, you might have learned to ride a bike, and as a teenager, you may have fallen in love. In your twenties, you may have backpacked across Europe or met your future husband. Whatever it was, don't you remember always returning in the fall feeling stronger, wiser, and a little more confident? Even today, summer isn't without purpose: It's about daydreaming and discovering new places, running to the farmstand and finally getting to all the books that piled up on your nightstand. And … [Read more...] about My Summer Goals
Ten feet above a wooded area in Purchase, I watched as my 7-year-old son slowly but steadily made his way across a series of wooden beams suspended between two trees. I had just crossed the same set of beams a couple of minutes ago and wasn’t sure if he’d be able to follow suit since it’d been a challenge for me … but he was doing it. He was actually doing it! We were at the newly opened Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park, located on the Purchase College campus, along with my daughter and husband, who were … [Read more...] about Challenge Yourself (and Your Kids!) at Boundless Adventures