| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Every year, we host a big backyard party, in honor of both of our boys' birthdays which are four days apart. I smile when I think back on all of our "themes". The "Fabulous Fair" featured a cotton candy machine, a small petting zoo and booths of games. ...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:07 AM
When the boys were both born, we were the proud owners of a small, yellow Cape on a quiet road near Fairfield University. We bought the house when we got engaged...choosing this large yet welcoming town because I was working in Hartford, my husband in...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Some days come down to this: the perfect mixture of autumnal sunlight and crispness, the throaty renditions of a jazz quartet, the elegance of dining under a tent - and the backdrop of a red house brimming with historical significance.
For Joan Thorne...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 9:03 AM
Far from home while deployed in the army in Afghanistan, Wesley McCracken was nevertheless able to prepare for his return home while still abroad.In need of transportation, he browsed the Internet looking for a car. He found a 2006 Pontiac GTO at Parsons...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:24 AM
A lot of goes into a wedding; About a year of planning, on average, and upward of $20,000, give or take, depending on whom who ask. It makes sense that after all of that, a vacation – the honeymoon – is in order.
Which, of course, is...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Indulging in a post-I Do's dream trip doesn't mean you have to start your marriage off deep in debt. Here's how to have your honeymoon and afford it too..
Near - Home is Where the Heart Is
Airfare alone for traveling overseas can put a healthy dent in...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Public transportation, anyone?
Live or work in New York? Be prepared to pay up for parking.
New Yorkers pay the most in the nation to park their cars, on average a staggering $533 a month in downtown Manhattan and $541 midtown, according to Colliers...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 1:21 PM
De Cormier Nissan
George F. De Cormier was born on February 7, 1918 in Longmeadow, Mass. He attended Springfield schools, and graduated from Commerce High. He met his wife, Wilhelmina while in second grade. They were married just after World War II...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Tipping vendors and wedding service providers can be tricky. Here’s guide to whom to tip, how much, and when during the wedding day to do so.
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist
How Much: 15 to 25 percent; 30 percent if work done on-site When: Time of...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:54 AM
In one word: binder. It does not have to be fancy, pretty or designer. It does have to be sturdy and high capacity! You can find pre-made planners, but they are generic and you'll end up changing things around anyway to suit your specific needs. So...
| May 17, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Savvy car buyers often avoid buying a brand-new because of the immediate depreciation.
The same principle can apply to wedding gowns. If you buy a gently used bridal frock, you can easily save 20 percent or more.
Even better, if you can simply borrow...