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The Season of Giving

There are so many ways you can give back to the community this time of year, and one opportunity arrived in my inbox last week that I was excited to take advantage of. The Capital Region Food Program sent an email to the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce looking for volunteers to pack food baskets which […]

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Moonshine Truck

This is Moonshine truck; I am Mary Hopf. I am a New Hampshire native, college dropout, vagabond, massage therapist, freak. I have worked in almost every retail shop in Portsmouth, lived in Southern California, traveled to anywhere I wanted/could afford, all the while only really interested in the cute accessories each place had to offer. […]

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Giving Thanks

Last week was sustainer thank you week at NHPR. We had volunteers come in and call all of our sustaining members and simply thank them for supporting NHPR. I did my small part and made some calls myself, and it’s the greatest thing when you get someone on the phone (mostly we leave voicemails) and […]


It’s a party!

Okay, birthday parties for kids have gotten a little out of control. Blake’s birthday isn’t until March and he’s already talking about his. He makes requests about where he’d like to have it, who should come, and what toys he thinks he wants. I calmly reply that “we don’t talk about your birthday until March.” […]

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Mom Jeans

I often struggle with being a grownup. Do you ever actually feel like a grownup? Was I supposed to feel a grownup when I got married? When I bought a house? When I had a baby? When my baby turned 1? 2? 3? 4? What about when I refinanced my house (lower rate and knocked […]

Let's Get Professional

Let’s Get Professional

We’ve talked a lot in this blog about the beauty of networking. The advantage of networking in a small state, the robust young professional network that continues to grow, and the happenstance meetings that occur at the local coffee shop or gas station. But let’s talk about professional organizations, which ones do you belong to? […]

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Summer Reading

Swimming holes. Ice cream stands. Hiking trails. Concerts and festivals. Blockbusters and reality tv. Now books. Here is what is on my nightstand, what are you reading this summer? Gone Girl –  I finished this one, flipped right through it. If you like sociopaths, you’ll like Amy. Where’d you go, Bernadette – Just wrapped that […]