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 […]

NH Born & Bred

I’m a New Hampshire native and proud of it. You could say I have a granite state of mind, leaf peeper personality & an old (man of the mountain) soul. Get it? Yes, I’m making fun of what most out-of-staters reference when on the topic of New Hampshire. My roots begun in Weare, NH but […]


Being a Kid at Windy Ridge Orchard

I started playing soccer at the ripe age of 4. And before I started to play, my fall weekends were spent watching my older sister and brother play. You see, my father coached all three of us until we were in high school. Growing up, fall meant one thing – soccer, not apple picking. Weekends […]


Season’s Bliss

I have been enjoying “fall”…wearing comfy sweats, watching my dog Calli play in a pile of freshly fallen leaves and I am taking a stab at baking the first apple pie of the season. Its interesting how our “seasons” bring out different tasks, activities and behaviors for each and every one of us. One of […]


In a nutshell….

In this first blog post, I am supposed to introduce myself to you, our dear readers. I am a huge fan of bulleted/numbered lists (the curse of a career in public policy, always distilling things down to the highlights). So here are five things about me: In the past 18 months, I have moved four […]

Boomerang. She left, she came back, she loves it.

For our first installment, Kate asked that we introduce ourselves.  So here is the Anna Moskov elevator speech. I grew up in Bow, NH.  It was okay, but nothing too exciting went on there. I went to college at UNH in Durham, got a degree in Social Work. I pretty much loved every second of […]