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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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...
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Postpartum Support Resources in Fairfield County

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (MMH Week) takes place the first week of May each year. This year the theme of the Blue Dot Project 2021 campaign is Making Over Motherhood. "Each year, moms...

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...