Author: Kristen Daukas

9 Fun Things to Do With Your Teen this Fall

Fun Fall Activities in North Carolina While the weather hasn’t exactly caught up to the fact that it’s fall, it won’t be much longer before shorts and tees will be replaced by jeans and hoodies, leggings and tunics and I for one can’t wait. I really hate this transitional part where you dress for cool in the morning and by noon you’re sweating like a pig in a slaughter-house. Before the rush of the holidays happens (hey.. y’all know that once October hits, you may as well flip that calendar to January 1st because that’s how fast it’s going...

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What Can You Watch if There’s No Football On?

5 Netflix Shows to Make Your Football Lover Happy Oh, Fall. How I love thee. How can I not? It’s the season that was created for Gingers… the colors were made for us and the cooler weather means our fair skin can stay outside longer than 5 minutes at a time. My boots get dusted off, polished up and slowly but surely, the layers start to happen. It’s the season for fall festivals, state fairs, Oh, Fall. How I love thee and trips to the mountains. But one of THE best parts of fall is: Football I am not...

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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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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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