Darian Pentikis

After being born and raised in Metrowest, Darian found a new home in Central Mass in early 2021. Now the mom to a fiery 2-year-old girl, Darian juggles the whirlwind of stay-at-home parenthood with her career as a freelance copywriter and blogger. When she’s not busy writing or foiling the latest toddler scheme, you can find her trying out new instant pot concoctions or snuggled up on the couch with her princess belting out their favorite Disney tunes!
toddler biting on a teething ring

Help! My toddler is biting.

So, your toddler has decided that biting seems like a great idea? That really stings!  But don’t worry, you are not alone. Almost ALL toddlers go through a biting phase. It’s such a typical behavior that between...
coffin with flowers on it - what I wish I could tell you

What I Wish I Could Tell You This Mother’s Day

Grandma, I keep telling my husband that this year is my 1st REAL Mother’s Day. Why? Because last May, I wouldn't have called myself a mother if anyone asked.  I didn’t feel like I had earned the...
a child sitting in front of a first birthday cupcake

An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her First Birthday

Ellie, My Baby, Maybe it's time I stop calling you a baby. You’re so much MORE these days. But I’ll be honest, I don't have the strength to leave it all behind yet.  I wish I...
A pot of creamy instant pot mac & cheese with broccoli

5-Minute Instant Pot Mac & Cheese for Busy Moms!

Ever since my bouncing baby girl started downright REFUSING baby food, finger foods have become the name of the game! But finding easy and nutritious recipes for the whole family to enjoy can be...
Valentines Day Stories for Little Readers

Valentine’s Day Stories For Little Readers

2022 is already in full swing (can you believe it?) and, love is again filling the air. That must mean that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  With little ones in the house, Valentine’s...
5 local holiday activities you can do with infants and toddlers

5 Local Holiday Activities You Can Do With Infants & Toddlers

Can you believe that 2021 is already coming to a close, and the holidays are here? I definitely can't! If your family is anything like mine, you know that the holiday season in New...
Indoor Play Places

Guide to Indoor Play Places in Central Mass

An indoor play place is a lifesaver on days when the kids need to burn energy but the outdoors isn't ideal. Between our long winter or stretches of rainy weather, we're all too familiar...