charity

charity
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Charity is originally from CT, but grew up in New Hampshire. She returned to CT in 2000 for college, and currently resides in Monroe with her husband (married in 2011) and three children (A son born in 2012 and identical twin daughters born in 2017). Charity works part time as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the CT Birth to Three system. She thinks it's the best of both worlds because she gets to work in a job she loves (and needs to pay off those hefty grad school loans!) and be home a few days a week with her children. Charity enjoys theatre, and brings her son often. She's also a big fan of coffee, reality TV, and essential oils. You can follow her personal blog at: www.coldfoodandcarpools.wordpress.com.
I am a writer.

A Roundabout Path To My Childhood Dream

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When I was in second grade, I began writing a series of books about a girl named Jamie. My first in the series was “Jamie and the Painter.” It was written in typical second...
silver lining

The Silver Lining of Distance Learning

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It’s mid-August, 2020. We just found out that my oldest, a rising second grader, will be in Cohort B in our public school’s hybrid learning model, which means he will be home distance learning...
jeans

I Bought a Pair of Jeans

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I bought a pair of jeans yesterday. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but I, like so many moms out there, very rarely do anything for myself. Goodness, even taking a shower can...
learning through routines

Bringing My Work Home: Finding Learning Opportunities in Everyday Routines

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The most important thing I’ve learned in my work as a Birth to Three provider is that every experience is a learning opportunity, especially when it comes to everyday routines. Research states that children...
childhood

I Miss It

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This past weekend, I hooked up my old VCR to play this tape we have that some old friends made for us years ago: Ferris Family and Friends. It chronicles our family’s life from...
motherhood

I Thought I’d Be Better At This

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I thought I’d be better at this. One thing’s for certain, I’m not a patient person. I envy those who are. Those people who can get stopped at all the red lights day after day...
speech and language

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

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If you’ve read my bio or my recent blog post, you know I’m a speech-language pathologist. But what exactly is that? When my mom suggested I should become one way back when I was...
nothing to write

I Don’t Know What to Write

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This month, I don’t know what to write. It’s not like there’s nothing on my mind. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. There’s so much on my mind that it’s getting all jumbled up and...
intervention family

When I Leave You: A Note to My Early Intervention Families

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Dear Families, I have worked with you for months, maybe years, and it’s almost time for me to say goodbye. We have been preparing for this day, but when I leave you, it still feels...
Godspell

Creating a Community: GODSPELL at ACT of CT

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Think you have to go into NYC to catch a Broadway-caliber performance? Think again. Now in their second season, ACT of CT in Ridgefield is bringing a brand new re-imagined version of GODSPELL right...