These Boots

When I have free time, in between the usual everyday, I love to hike. My Columbia Hiking Shoes were given to me as a gift from my parents on move in day at Plymouth State, back in 2000. Who would have thought that a simple gift like hiking boots would have allowed me to learn […]


Commitment Issues

My husband and I got engaged six months after we started dating. Some people thought we were nuts. We didn’t care – we were sure. We’re the kind of people that dive right in and commit ourselves 110% to everything – our relationship, our son, our work. But it wasn’t until this year that we […]


BAM. It’s Autumn.

Last week I had the delight of heading down to Florida for my friend’s wedding.It was wonderful.Boyan, Blake and I packed our swimsuits, a kit, some flip-flops, and off we went.We frolicked in the ocean, played in the dirt, ate dinner on the beach and wiped the sweat off our brow as we watched our […]


Life is a vacation: Goodbye leaf peepers, hello snow seekers!

It’s always exciting to live in a town that attracts vacationers from around the world.  Lincoln, New Hampshire has already had many accomplishments this year from the opening of Loon Mountain’s brand new aerial adventure park, to the opening of the new home of the North Country Center for the Art’s, Jean’s Playhouse.  Both locations […]


What the heck is a Pumpkin Regatta?

For those who can’t remember, last weekend was gorgeous. As I stared out the office window all day on Friday I was adamant that I would spend the entire weekend outside. I woke up Saturday morning and took Yaz to Barnard Park in Goffstown. There’s a great playground for kids to play and a field […]


Working On My Next Patch

Ok working for a nonprofit that empowers women and girls it was only a matter of time before I bounced back to a similar group of strong women “above the notch”. We at WREN came across a documentary called Miss Representation that empowers women and girls to promote positive images in the media. In the […]


Meet Brian DeKoning

Like many of those who have written blogs for Stay Work Play, I grew up in the Granite State, attended UNH, spent time somewhere else, and returned, overcome with a longing for seasons and sarcasm. Each year I live here, especially now as my wife and I raise our two children, I appreciate this place more. So […]


Meet Griffin LaFleur

Coming to New Hampshire was not a difficult decision for me.When I was younger, my family didn’t go on any extended vacations to Disney, or some resort South of the Border, we drove from Cape Cod to Center Sandwich New Hampshire, where my grandparents live.Our brief vacations outside of Massachusetts consisted mostly of hiking or […]


It’s like “history meets indy”

In preparation for the upcoming New Hampshire Film Festival we interviewed Nicole Galovski,  NH Film Festival Programming Director…. Can anyone submit a film? Yes, virtually anyone can submit a film. Everyone goes through the same process and has to submit it through a program called Withoutabox, however, we’ve received over 700 films this year so […]