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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

The Year I Start Taking Care of Me

I'm going to be real with you here. I've started 2020 in a funk. I've been sad and might even go so far as to say I'm depressed. It's time to stop sulking and...
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When the Holidays Don’t Feel Magical

I've had holiday music going since November, trying to instill the magic of the holiday spirit in my girls. However, as we close in on the "Big Day," something seems to be missing this...
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Thanksgiving Traditions: Our Favorites

There are many reasons for me to feel grateful this year. I am thankful to my parents for showing my sisters and I the meaning of family. I am equally grateful to my husband...
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Fall Fun with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The weather in fall can be dreary, but the Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey team can help with those seasonal blues. I recently had the chance to take my family to a 3:00 p.m. Sunday...

Surviving the Holidays: Saving Money and Stress-Free Shopping

  If you've been to any of the big box stores recently, you'll see the holiday aisles. I'm not just referring to Fall and Halloween, but Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas decor are out, too! It seems...