AlisonS

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Alison lives in Fairfield with her husband and three children (girl 2013, boy 2015, and boy 2021). She grew up in Westport, moved to NYC after college, and came back to CT in 2015. Alison is a social worker who specializes in parenting, families, and early childhood development, though she also spent years as a stay-at-home-mom. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, cooking, trying new foods/restaurants, reading novels, yoga, drinking iced coffee, and watching Real Housewives.
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Navigating the Holiday Season as a Non-Christian Family

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I will never forget the gut-punch I felt when my sweet 5-year-old girl looked at me with tears welling in her big brown eyes and asked, “Have I been a bad girl this year?...
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I Was Wrong About Placenta Encapsulation

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I’ve always been a practical person, guided by logic. It’s hard for me to believe in things that I can’t see or feel for myself. I follow science, doctors, experts, those with advanced degrees....
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That First Sip Feeling: My Favorite Iced Coffee in Fairfield County

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Anyone who knows me knows that I live for a great iced latte or iced coffee. Especially in the summer, but really all year long. Little else brings me the joy of having a...
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Not Ready for Real Life: Fond Memories of a Global Pandemic

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Here are the things my family did this week, a summer week of 2021: two different day camps, in different towns, with different drop-off and pick-up times; two different work schedules, in three different...
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20 Summer Boredom Busters

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Summer is here! As a parent, it’s always exciting to think about the warm days and nights with your kids. I usually envision swimming, BBQs, and popsicles. My kids love attending our great local...

A Letter to My Children: Choosing a Spouse

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Your father and I were never “meant to be.” We found each other, we fell in love, and we worked hard to make it be. Many of my peers met their eventual life partners in college,...
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Meet Alison: A Growing Family in Fairfield

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My name is Alison, and I’m a mom in Fairfield! I’m a social worker who works three days each week, which is a great balance to being home with my kids the other days....