Daria lives in Norwalk with her husband, son (born 2015), and daughter (born 2017). She grew up in Connecticut (Hartford County) but spent most of her adult life in New York City until recently moving back to Connecticut with her husband to start their family. Daria juggles two young kids and a demanding full-time career. When she's not spending time with her family or working, she's daydreaming about where she'll travel to next.

Fairfield County Diners

I don't know about you, but I love a good old-fashioned diner. The staff typically don't bat an eye at my kids who struggle to sit still, I know we can get in and...
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Positive Parenting: Don’t Water The Weeds

Don't water the weeds. When I heard a parenting expert that I follow on Instagram (@simplyonpurpose) suggest this as a strategy for ending unwanted behavior in toddlers and preschoolers, for some reason, it really struck...
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The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Received

There's really no way to fully "prepare" for becoming a parent. I mean, you can check things off your to-do list by preparing a nursery, buying the essentials, and even taking classes on infant...
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Our Family’s Favorite Holiday Appetizer

A long time ago - another lifetime it seems - I was young and single, living in New York City. More often than not, weeknights were spent at after-work happy hours with colleagues and...
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Adventures in Baby Led Weaning

I remember the first time I heard the term "baby led weaning" (BLW). I was attending a new mom's group with my firstborn (my son, then only a few weeks old), and the introduction of...
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Making Work From Home Work for You

People have been working from home in record numbers this year due to COVID. I've been working remotely for a few years now, but this has been a huge adjustment for many of my...
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4 Practical Tips for Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

I took a 6-month maternity leave after the births of each of my two children. I was so fortunate to have had that much time off to bond with each child and to adjust...

Motherhood, Lately, According to Memes [2020 Edition]

If you're a mom in 2020, I'm willing to bet you've had your share of laughs over some all-too-relatable memes shared on social media. And, if you've been reading Fairfield County Mom for the...

Finding Friendship in Motherhood

2020 was going to be the year. The year I finally found my mom squad. My village. I'm talking about those friends that live in your local area, have kids similar in age to...

Grandparenting Joy

One of the unexpected delights of parenting for me - and I think for my husband, too - has been seeing how much joy our children bring to our own parents. Before having kids,...