Clara is a part-time working mom that lives in Trumbull, CT. She and her husband, Joe, were high school sweethearts that began their journey in Upstate NY (think capital region part of NY). Together, they moved to Fairfield County in 2006, after college graduations. Clara will forever hold the magic of Disney in her heart, as she and her husband got engaged in Epcot Center in 2010. She married Joe on a cruise ship in 2011, with 60 close family and friends in attendance. Clara is the proud mommy to two girls Abby {Sept 2013} and Sofia {May 2017}. In addition to being "Mommy," Clara is an Early Childhood Consultant. Outside of her two jobs, you may find her on a cruise, or traveling to New York to visit family.
new year's eve

New Year’s Eve Traditions, Old & New

There is nothing I want more at this time than to put 2020 behind me. This year has had a lot of disappointment. I worry about looking ahead for fear of more canceled plans...
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Diabetes Awareness

As I stare at the massive bucket of candy collected from Halloween, my focus this month is a bit more serious. I have seen, firsthand, the impacts of diabetes when not managed properly. In...
fire safety

Parenthood and Fire Safety in the Home

In my world of teaching, I recall October as the month that included lesson plans around fire safety and awareness. As I dive further into parenthood, that includes plans for what that looks like...
grandparents day

Celebrating Grandparents Day: 2020 Edition

By now, it's no surprise that celebrations this year look a bit different than years past. That said, I wanted to take some time to reflect on how we could recognize our grandparents during...
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Considering Distance Learning For the Fall: A Round-Up of Online Learning Resources

In the upcoming weeks, many school districts may decide to open on a distance learning format. Some parents may make that choice for their children based on their comfort level in the current COVID...
where is the love?

Where is the Love?

It's been over 100 days of staying home. I have learned so much in the past few months. Some great things have come out of this time; however, there are some circumstances in our...
stay-at-home mom

Being a SAHM Does Not Make This Easier

By now, you have read oodles of articles about quarantine and motherhood. I didn't really want to write another post about it, but I feel this is something I need to write about. This...
teacher appreciation

Showing Appreciation to Teachers From a Distance

May 4-8 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, maybe more than ever, it is important to show our appreciation to teachers during this crisis.  I truly believe teachers are doing their best with distance learning,...

When Bedtimes Get in the Way of Fun

I'm frequently making tough decisions on evening school events and even now that we are stuck at home. We start our bedtime routine around 6:15 p.m. Why so early, you may ask? Well, that...
forever Valentine

Two Decades {and counting} with My Forever Valentine

Twenty years ago, on Valentine's Day, I was in high school. Then, I lived in upstate New York, so it was no surprise we had a snow day. Little did I know at the...