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.
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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...

Favorite Fall Photo Spots in Fairfield County

It's fall, y'all. And there's nothing quite like fall in New England. We may not have Route 100 in Vermont, but there are still plenty of breathtaking backdrops in Fairfield County that are full...
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Apple Picking In and Around Fairfield County

Fall is almost here, and you know what that means…. it’s apple season! Apple pie, apple cider donuts, apple sauce - the possibilities are endless. Fairfield County and surrounding towns are home to some...
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The Best Toddler Mom Hack Ever

I have two kids who were born less than two years apart. Those early days of two under two were a blur. A newborn and a 20-month-old is hard. Life with two toddlers is...
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Postpartum Support Resources in Fairfield County

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (MMH Week) takes place the first week of May. This year the theme of the Blue Dot Project 2022 campaign is Making Over Motherhood, and the campaign highlights the...
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Where to Brunch in Fairfield County

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit…But let’s face it, most days, we’re grabbing a granola bar or half-eaten piece of fruit as we rush...
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November Gratitude Practice for Kids

A few years ago, I was looking for ways to help my kids understand what is important about the holiday season from as young an age as possible. I decided to start a gratitude...
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The Ultimate Family Car: Volvo XC90

My family and I recently had a chance to try out the new Volvo XC90 for a weekend, courtesy of Riley Volvo Cars Stamford. What you’ve heard is true— it’s the ultimate family car!...
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A Nursing Mom’s Survival Kit

If you know an expectant mama who plans to breastfeed, a really fun shower (or anytime) gift is a nursing mom's survival kit. Before I had my son, a close girlfriend of mine who...
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Fairfield County Donut Shops

Did you know that the first Friday in June is National Donut Day?  I don't know about you, but I'll take any excuse to pick up a sweet treat from one of Fairfield County's...