Aarika Friend

Aarika lives in Trumbull with her husband, two daughters (2013 and 2015), and son (2020). Originally from Ulster County, NY, she fell in love with her husband at a UConn football game when she told him he had nice biceps and the rest is history. Outside of work and motherhood, she enjoys eating good food, sharing a drink with friends, summer days spent at Pinewood Lake or on vacation in Cape Cod, and mindlessly streaming too many shows with her husband. Her favorite time of day is early morning before her kids wake up with a hot cup of coffee and a good book.

Study Proves Moms Are Superheroes

You've heard it before. Moms are superheroes. Well, now there is actually a study that proves it. A group of researchers at the University of Connecticut have actually proved that moms are, in fact,...

Confessions of a “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” Dropout

There's a good chance that you've heard the following buzz words to help you declutter your home this year, including but not limited to: Marie Kondo, Konmari Method, Spark Joy, Tidying Up, and various...

ACT of CT Honors Local Community in WORKING

Although I will admit that I am a TV junkie, one of my favorite ways to spend time with friends and family is going to the theater. There is nothing better than seeing live...
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Bridgeport Sound Tigers :: Family Date Night

This post is sponsored by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, but the opinions are my own. Please support our sponsors.   I love date nights with my husband because they bring us out of our normal...
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One Evening With Aarika {A Photo Essay Series}

“One Evening” is a photo essay series that provides a sneak peek into the everyday lives of the Fairfield County Moms Blog contributors. The evening routine is photographed by Anna-Liisa Nixon Photography and words are written...
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Learning How to Accept Less Than Perfect

Society tells us that we have to teach our children the difference between right and wrong and how to behave. As moms and parents, this responsibility falls on us. It's immense pressure. You're supposed...

Grandparents Day Letter {Free Printable}

Grandparents are so special. Whether your kids call them grandma or grandpa or their own special titles, or if they live next door or far away, there is nothing quite like the relationship between...

Back to School :: First Day of School Printable {Customizable}!

The first day of school in Fairfield County is fast approaching. Moms everywhere are preparing for the momentous day. Whether your child is going into preschool or 12th grade, we know that you want...

A Mom’s Guide to Fairfield County :: August 2018

August means that it is the last month to take advantage of lazy summer days! Can you believe that it's almost time to get ready for back to school!? While we love the summer, we...

Outdoor Movie Nights in Fairfield County

This summer, be sure to check out one (or more!) of these outdoor movie nights planned throughout Fairfield County. Most movies will begin at dusk, often with entertainment (music, magicians, games, face painting, etc.) starting...