Courtney Medlin

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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 she earned her master's 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, Courtney is raising her family 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. She 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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Classic Holiday Movies for Your Family Movie Nights!

My husband and I grew up with different Christmas traditions, but we've combined them to get the best of both worlds — we watch "The Santa Clause" on Christmas Eve and "A Muppet Christmas...

7 Favorite Family-Friendly Restaurants in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

No matter the season, the White Mountains area of New Hampshire has lots of activities for the whole family. But one thing that can be tricky is finding a great place to eat. Restaurants...

4 Changes with My 4-Year-Old

There's something about age 4. We've moved past the terrible twos and the threenager phase. He's not quite a big kid, but he's well past toddlerhood. He's in pre-K now. He's independent (when he...

Camping With Kids :: My Must Haves!

My son has been camping regularly since he was 3 months old. Our list of must haves has changed over the years as he's moved from baby to toddler to preschooler. (We no longer...

Imposter Syndrome? You’re Doing Great!

I have a confession: I don’t always know what I’m doing as a mom. While riding in the car this morning, my son needed a tissue. We had no tissues in the car. So, in...

Dear Target, Thank You for Drive Up

In 2018, two things happened that would forever change my life: My son was born, and Target started offering drive up. I am a Target fan and am one of the many who falls prey...

Adult Tripping :: 4 Tips for Making the Most of Your Vacation Without Kids

The first time my husband and I really traveled together was a trip to Las Vegas before we were married. I learned that he has particular pre-flight habits, including checking that his tray table...

Board Games (and Beyond) to Keep You from Being Bored

My son has been 3 for 288 days (but who’s counting?). He’s at the stage where he is talking nonstop, will tell you when he thinks you’re wrong, and, of course, loves to play...

A Love Letter to Our Starter Home

To our starter home, with love: When we were looking at houses in 2014, we were in a very different real estate market than what we're seeing now. We walked through homes and were able...
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When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip :: Easy Appetizers for Any Occasion

I love entertaining, whether it’s a holiday party or simply watching a game with family or friends (or sitting on the couch with my husband). A quick appetizer can elevate any gathering. Now, I...
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It’s Halloween Season (I Mean Fall)!

As I write this, there are fewer than 90 days left in 2021. We all love the signs of the start of autumn — pumpkin spice lattes, flannel, and the real kickoff to leggings...

Low-Maintenance Weeknight Meals :: 6 Recipes to Try Now!

They say that everyone should work in the hospitality service industry once. If you haven't done that, just cook three meals (plus snacks) a day for your family — it's not that different! Kids...