christy

christy
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Christy is the Artistic Director of local theatre company, Fairfield Center Stage, as well as a professional actor, theatre educator, wife, and mom to one son and two dogs. She enjoys baking, writing, music, and watching Bravo.
breast cancer awareness

Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is a month of celebration: pumpkin spice everything, Halloween, apple picking, fall boots, and chunky knit sweater weather. It is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and your annual reminder that we need to...
tooth fairy

I Hate The Tooth Fairy

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Ah, The Tooth Fairy. The sadistic cousin to the Easter Bunny, Elf on the Shelf, and Elsa of Arrendelle. I hadn't given much thought to this quirky creature until my son lost his first...
What not to say to a new mom.

Things to Stop Saying to New Mamas

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We all know those dreadful phrases we have banned from saying to a pregnant lady ("You STILL haven't had the baby?" "Are you sure you're not having twins?" "Wow, you're getting so BIG!") but...
grateful

My Quarantine Gratitude List

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I like to consider myself an optimist. I believe that things happen for a reason and that everything is a learning opportunity (which is probably why I'm a teacher). That being said, I certainly...
worry

I Worry

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I worry... I worry that my almost 4-month-old daughter only knows three people, and they all live with her.  I worry that my 5-year-old son is losing his passion for things he used to love to do...
dads are parents too

Dads Are Parents Too

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It was an innocent omission: "Hey Moms...let's schedule a lunchtime Zoom story!" I read the email from a fellow school parent quickly, with the newborn on my boob, knowing that my husband would add...
quarantine binge list

Your Quarantine Binge List

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Well. Here we are. Socially isolating, self-quarantining, social distancing, and living a real-life version of Bill Murray's "Groundhog Day." Making each day a little different within never-changing surroundings can be a challenge. We have...
tips for breastfeeding

Nip Tips: Breastfeeding Hacks for Tired Mamas

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Breastfeeding: it is billed as the most natural, beautiful function of a mother's body. If breast is best, you would think that it would be the most natural, most comfortable experience in the world....
infertility

The Year of Magical Hormones

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I am scheduled for a c-section to have my rainbow baby. I honestly could never have predicted what it would take to get here, or how many curveballs would be thrown my way on...
anniversary of mom passing

On the Anniversary of my Mom’s Passing

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My mother passed away from metastatic breast cancer on January 8, 2014. Two weeks later, I became pregnant with my son, and I know that he was my miracle baby - her last gift...