Author: Kristen Daukas

A Letter to the Class of 2017 on Your Last, First Day of School

To My High School Senior, So here we are. The moment you’ve been waiting for and the moment I, as well as many other parents, have been dreading since your first day of Kindergarten. Today is the first day of your Senior year of high school. Or as I see it – your last first day. We’ve had 13 of these in a row and I remember every single one of them… if I stretched my memory enough, I could probably remember what you wore each of those first days of school. We’ve been through a lot these past...

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McDonald’s New Philosophy: The Simpler The Better

Earlier this year, I was invited to taste test the then-new Breakfast All Day options that McDonald’s was rolling out. Other local bloggers and our families got to experience having McDonald’s breakfast for dinner!! How awesome is that? This month, a few of us gathered again to try something new — the all new McNugget that McDonald’s has rolled out!! It’s always fun to get together with other bloggers and this was no exception. Joining me and Cassie were¬†Jason and Melanie of It Happens in a Blink along with their daughter and triplet boys (did I mention that there...

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Binge Watching: It’s Not Just for the Adults!

Family Friendly Binge Watching Shows on Netflix! Summer is coming to a close and before you know it (or some you already do!!) we’ll all be back in the early morning routine, packing lunches and checking homework. For now, though, we’re hanging on to the last days of Summer 2016 – overnight camps are done, vacation pictures have been printed and probably school supplies have been bought. If it’s as hot there as it is here in NC you and the kids may be looking for ways to actually stay inside where it’s not so blasted hot. And I...

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Back to School Supply Lists for High School and Middle School

I hate to bust your summer bliss bubble, but it’s August and while it’s still early in August, everyone knows what’s looming around the corner… Back to School. Hey. Don’t kill the messenger – I’m just reporting the facts. And while you may be the one in a hundred who’s thinking “but I don’t WANT school to start back” you, my friend, are the odd one out. I think the only happier day in a parent’s year than the first day of school is the last day of school. When all of us were in school, pretty much all...

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Belly Up for Some Sweet Treats and Smokin’ Eats

Two Great Eats in the Twin City! I love to eat year round but there is something about the food in the summer that makes it especially more enjoyable. Perhaps it’s the availability of fresh, local produce that makes the farm-to-table experience even more flavorful or maybe it’s the fact that the days are longer and if it’s not the middle of a heat wave, you can enjoy your food al fresco!! Summer is also the perfect time for the two things that I want to tell you about here… ice-cream and barbeque. I mean.. does anything scream summer...

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I’m Kristen and this is my Hen House!

Well, it's more like a full-fledged farm what with me, the girls, and Josie and the Pussycats. If you're looking for life done real, you're in the right place. My writing is pretty much like having a conversation in real life with me.. I'll shift gears at any given moment. One second I'm talking about OITNB and the next I'm talking about why I can't get the weeds out of my garden and suddenly, it's the app that I can't live without... today.

But have no worries.. I guarantee you'll always be entertained.

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