Meet Caitlin! Caitlin grew up in Fairfield, CT and after some time living elsewhere, she is ecstatic to call the town home again. She works full-time in higher education at a local university and has found great joy in supporting college students for almost ten years. Caitlin met her husband, Matthew, in college. They were married in 2009 and welcomed their daughter, Parker, in December of 2014. She spends her free time at yoga, writing, watching sports, and attempting to change the world through advocacy and involvement in social justice movements. Connect with Caitlin on Twitter @CaitPereira.

Lessons Learned During a Baby’s First Holiday Season

While the holidays should be an enjoyable time, we all know far too well that they can also be very stressful. And as with many other things, that stress can be exacerbated by being a...

Beating the Winter Baby Blues

When I first envisioned having a baby due in the dead of winter, I imagined a maternity leave full of hot chocolate, movie marathons, and snuggle time under warm blankets. Since newborn babies shouldn’t be...

The Reason for the Season: Teaching Young Children about Compassion During the Holidays

Ever since I can remember, my parents participated in sponsoring individuals or families in need around Christmas time. We would all go shopping for necessities such as jackets, gloves, socks, and toiletries. From a very...

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Welcoming New Families to Your Community

The street where I spent my childhood was filled with summer block parties and countless friends to run around with until the sun set. I was always met with smiling faces when I would head door-to-door for...
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Dear Rainbow Babies: A Letter to the Precious Babies Born Following a Pregnancy Loss

As October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, it seemed important to not only remember the lives of our sweet angel babies but also to celebrate our very special rainbow babies. A rainbow baby...

Baby Budget 101: New Season, New Wardrobe!

As the sun set on another beautiful summer a few weeks ago, I found that I was left with a collection of depressing thoughts: Where would we go swimming now that the pool is closed?...

Fun Ways to Share Your Photos!

These days, segments of our lives aren't captured in blocks of 24 exposures on a roll of film as they were when I was a child. They are more often captured in blocks of hundreds (or...
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10 Tips to Become an Exclusively Pumping Rockstar!

Over the past eight months, my breast pump has become my surrogate best friend. Seriously. There are few people with who I have spent more time with than my pump. It’s a long story,...

Meet Caitlin! {A Little About Her Crazy, Wonderful Life}

Here I am, writing my first post as a contributor for the Fairfield County Moms Blog! I am so thankful to be a part of this superstar group of moms and I can’t wait...