Courtney Medlin

Courtney was raised a Navy brat growing up in Washington, South Carolina, and Virginia before her family put their roots down in Florida. She studied at Loyola University New Orleans earning her degree in Communications PR with a minor in English and earned her Masters in Marketing from SNHU. She moved to the Boston area in 2008, where she met and married her partner-in-crime, John. Mother of a 16 month old, stepmom to two 12 year olds (boy and girl) and dog mom to Abita and Riley, this family’s being raised with a love of the outdoors, scary movies and lots of laughs. Courtney works in marketing/PR and events and lives on the South Shore and has a passion for cooking and traveling. She volunteers her time as a Gold Award advisor for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and serves on the Friends board to her local library. She loves days that start with coffee and end with champagne.
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What’s in Your Toddler Bag?

Once upon a time, an early twenties Courtney met a mother who rocked a cocktail dress, had an infant, and didn’t have a baby bag in sight. She carried a clutch that I learned...
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Toddler Adventures :: The Pancake Lie (+ My Favorite Recipe)

I'll admit it: I lie to my toddler about food from time to time. Oh, you want ice cream for breakfast? Sure, here's a frozen yogurt. I continue to be impressed by my son Jackson's developing...
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Pizza vs. Bar Pizza :: Experience the Phenomenon

Spending my formative years in Florida, Hungry Howie’s pizza was the go-to for my family. Sure, it’s a chain, but the pizza comes with your choice of flavored crust! You really can’t go wrong...
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Give an A+ for Teacher Gifts This Year

A lot of things this year have been difficult, to say the least, but one thing that’s emerged stronger than ever is gratitude. We are thankful for our loved ones and our health. We...
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The Pumpkin Roll :: A Pandemic-Proof Holiday Tradition

This holiday season seems to be the latest thing we can add to the “pivot” column. When I learned that Thanksgiving was no longer a safe social gathering, I heard Jo March from "Little...
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Attack of the Earworms!

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? Top 40, commercial jingle, or kid tune? It's more than that — it's an earworm. No, it's not gross — that's the actual name...
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Happy Grandparents Day!

There seems to be a holiday for everything these days. (Just a few days ago, it was National Toasted Marshmallow Day!) But one holiday that my family celebrates annually is National Grandparents Day. While it...
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Camping With a Baby? Don’t Forget These Must Haves!

I was a Girl Scout growing up, and I feel fortunate to this day to have camped in a treehouse, cabin, tent, teepee — and a shower stall. It's probably one of my earliest...
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It Takes a Village, Especially During the COVID Quarantine

Prior to quarantine, social distancing, and all that has come with COVID-19, the phrase “it takes a village” could have been put on a nice wooden sign or on a greeting card. Now, it...

Macaroni and Cheese Showdown

No matter the weather, comfort food is always in season. I write this during quarantine, where I am 100% thankful for grocery delivery and online shopping. We're all food fans in my family, and while...
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Let’s Debunk Date Night :: Tips for At-Home Time with Your Spouse

Before my son was born, my husband and I loved to work out at the gym together in the evening and then spend our post-workout hours doing pretty much whatever we wanted. Pop out...
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Cheers to You, Disney+

When Disney+ first came out, there was no question of whether we would get it or not. Not only did it have Disney, Marvel, AND throwback shows and movies my husband and I grew up with (I'm looking at you, "Boy Meets World" and "Brink"), we loved the idea of having the Disney classics available for our son to watch.
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Toddler Adventures :: Surprise Food Likes

When I found out I was pregnant, my biggest fear and most Googled subject was about food. I prayed and pep talked my son in utero about not being a picky eater. I kept a pretty balanced diet while pregnant, too, with my most specific cravings being apples, broccoli, and Honey Nut Cheerios (shout out to my husband for always coming home with what I wanted). 
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Do You Hear What I Hear? A Few of My Favorite Christmas Tunes

Commuting to work during the holiday season is a lot more pleasant when I can blare the *NSYNC Christmas album. And holiday-themed dance parties sure have a way of turning a kid's bad mood around. We're loving the holiday tunes that are playing everywhere this time of year. Here are some of my family's favorite Christmas songs — both traditional and guilty pleasure. Give them a listen!
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The Season of the Elves

Before we cuddle up and watch “The Polar Express,” the kids search through the house to find the hidden elves. Our elves aren’t your standard “Elf on the Shelf” — no, ours are hand-painted glass figurines passed down from my husband’s Nana and Grandpa, to his mother, to him. They're in sleeping position because they travel every night to report back to Santa. If you touch them, they “turn to glass.”