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.
Westport

Explore Fairfield County :: Westport

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“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse in that it includes big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms,...
A family eating a meal together.

Dinner Ideas from My Family to Yours

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My husband and I love to share a good meal. And one of our favorite parts of becoming parents has always been sharing that love of food with our kids and enjoying good food...
A sign pointing to summer camp.

Sleepaway Camp: All The Feels

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If you grew up in a Jewish, upper-middle-class household, you likely spent your summers at sleepaway camp. As a child, it never occurred to me that some kids stayed home all summer. If you...
A kindergarten boy.

When Should my Child Start Kindergarten? In CT It’s Hard to Know

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The decision of whether to start your child in kindergarten when they are 4 or 5 is a difficult one for many parents in Connecticut, mainly because the January 1 cutoff date (for turning...
A woman kissing her grandmother.

To My Grandma: Because of You, I Believe in Magic

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My most magnificent Grandma, as you enter the final phase of your life, be it weeks or months, or years, I hope you know the imprint you’ve made on this world and on my...
Girls whispering to each other on the recess playground.

Social Drama at Recess: A View From the Inside

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Once upon a time, my kids ran around and played with other kids, boys or girls or anyone, and didn’t stop much unless someone grabbed a toy from them or used their hands instead...
A family eating pizza in a restaurant.

Going Out to Eat with Kids: Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Fairfield County

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Going out to eat as a family is one of my favorite activities. My husband and I love good food and exposing our kids to different restaurants. We can frequently be found getting fast, quality...
A boy holding a ball in an indoor play space.

Indoor Play Spaces in Fairfield County

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If we moms have learned anything these past couple of years, it's that being stuck in the house with our kids for days on end isn't all it's cracked up to be. I can...
Older sister holding a newborn baby.

The Beauty of a Wider Age Gap

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When my middle child was born, my oldest was two years old. She needed me at all hours of the day (and often at night). She couldn’t dress herself and she wasn’t quite potty...
non-christian

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?...