| Jun 25, 2015
| 5:44 AM
It started already.
I expected to see those three little words in commercials, all over discount retailers and at the mall, maybe by mid-July.
But, today, just one week into my daughter's summer vacation, I got a Toys R Us Back to School flyer in...
| Jun 18, 2015
| 10:24 AM
It's the first day of summer vacation.
Two little girls, who love to play together as much as they like to bicker, looking for something to do. I have to admit, I enjoyed not having to rush through the morning routine of breakfast, brushing teeth and...
| May 15, 2015
| 3:30 AM
For April vacation, we hopped in the car - a la the Griswolds - and embarked on our own family vacation to Washington DC! We had a BLAST. But, touring our nation's capital can certainly be overwhelming. So, here are a few tips to give you direction...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 1:30 PM
"Worth Tasting," a series of downtown culinary walking tours in New Haven, begins its season May 9.
The four-hour tours, led by food columnist and hospitality professor Stephen Fries, include stops at nine different restaurants and eateries in the Elm...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:07 AM
It was like that scene in “Home Alone” when they’re running
through the airport, except we were trying to catch a ferry!
I bought the tickets weeks in advance to guarantee a good
departure/arrival time for the holiday weekend.
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:45 AM
"Are we there yet?"
Road trips CAN be fun, but more often than not, with little kids, it's a challenge. Between timing out the naps, meals and potty breaks, you'll encounter some surprises and likely more than your fair share of whining. So, if you're...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:17 AM
"Are we there yet?"
The question every parent dreads, but hears a million times in the car before usually ever coming close to their destination. With Memorial Day weekend upon us, I figure I'd ask if there's any ideas for parents to make traveling...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
FAIRFIELD — Business put me on I-95 on Sunday, a day when I used to count on clear sailing. And I was in luck — southbound. The road was clear, but for about 20 miles I watched northbound traffic backed up bumper to bumper, measuring...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
New Haven is thought by many to be Connecticut’s top restaurant town, although the Gold Coast also offers a wealth of dining opportunities and Greater Hartford is definitely up and coming. Despite the strength of our dining scene, Greater New...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:40 AM
There's sleepless nights, guilt and tantrums, but there's also pure happiness, pride, joy and unconditional love!
There's no debating that being a parent is an emotional roller coaster, with many ups and downs, it's quite a ride! Moms and Dads need a...
| May 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This timeless trip begins with a classic ride.
"The car is a 1913 Model T," says Captain Jack Spratt, as he greets his guests at Rhode Island's famed Ocean House.
His old Ford takes folks on a scenic drive through Watch Hill, but that's not all. At...