Carolyn Prien

A NH native, Carolyn Prien spent 15 years in NYC and Boston as an elementary teacher and independent school administrator. When her oldest was a year old, she and her husband Justin made the decision to move back to where they could be at the beach or the mountains easily – why choose? Now a mama to three energetic girls, ages 6, 4, and 2, Carolyn spends her days trying to stay in the “thrive” zone with her family as opposed to the “survive” zone. She works part time at the NH Literacy Institutes at UNH and is inspired by the teachers and professors who are equally passionate about education. Nearby grandmothers are her crutch, along with running, her backyard, a minivan, and shameless online shopping. She is always in the middle of a book, because sometimes at the end of the day she just needs to read in silence.
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I Reviewed 5 Popular Meal Subscription Services:: Here’s My Favorite

I love to cook but these days, my affinity for culinary arts is laying dormant. We are a family of five with three picky eaters, which is a whole other blog post. Plus, my...

Grab Some “Bins” and Start Birdwatching with Your Kids

Getting outside is the most valuable thing I do with my children. Each time we venture out as a family, I quickly forget the details it takes to get out the door. At some...

Healthy Hormones: What I Learned and You Should Know

Do you realize how much your body communicates? There are reasons for your sleep/wake circadian cycles, feeling hot or cold, craving chocolate or french fries, anxiety, digestive issues, and your moods. They are all...

Gun Safety and NH Schools: Do You Know the Facts?

Dropping my children off at school feels heavy these days. Their safety is always my priority and this year feels especially hard. The other day, as my masked daughter leapt from our car to...
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