Allison Hughes-Randall

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Allison is a New England transplant, originally from Pittsburgh, PA having moved to Bethel in 2010 from Columbus, OH. She and her husband are the parents of a miracle daughter (September 2012.) Allison is a 30 year cancer survivor and spends a great deal of time raising money for the American Cancer Society. When she isn't playing with her daughter, hosting a fundraiser, running a women's group, a mom's group, working on the craft -du-jour or baking, she's either asleep or wondering what's next...
A mom at the playground watching her son on the slide.

The Moms You Meet at the Playground

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Last year was my first playground summer. I learned a lot about parenting by watching the other moms around me - what I should and shouldn't do. Here is a list of who you...
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How to Create Your Own Summer Camp

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My friends and I created our own camp last summer. We wanted to make the summer fun for our kids and keep them busy and active. We also did not want to spend a...

The Mom Christmas List: 10 Things I Need to Tell Myself This Holiday Season

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I used to love Christmas. Actually, I still do, but with a child in the thick of presents and Santa and all that goes with it, plus a husband that is way more Bah...

Fashion is Fickle and the Other Beauty Realities of This Mom’s Life

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Many of my fellow bloggers have posts about the latest fashions, seasonal accessories and beauty trends.  They are all spot on and look fabulous all the time. This is not a post to dis...
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Under The Knife: When Mommy Has Surgery

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As if parenting weren't hard enough as is, needing to have surgery while parenting is a whole other ball of wax. I've had this happen twice since the birth of my daughter (she is...
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Explore Fairfield County :: Bethel

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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,...

Talking to My Daughter About September 11

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There is a day in the near future when I will need to talk to my daughter about the events of September 11, 2001. Geeze, my stomach is queasy just typing that sentence. While...
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2017 Summer Concerts in Fairfield County

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They say music soothes the savage beast. This is also often the same with children. Grab a blanket and a picnic basket and head out to one of these great outdoor concerts this summer! Bethel Food...

For Better or For Worse: Wedding Season

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Chances are good that 8-12 weeks ago you received at least one wedding invitation. 'Tis the season. You wrestled the envelope with beautiful calligraphy from your kids' sticky hands and read the invite with...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park – Let’s Go!

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I was recently given the opportunity to take my daughter and her friend to Toddler Time at Fairfield County Moms Blog sponsor, Sky Zone, in Bethel. I mean what mom isn't always looking for...