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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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,...
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What I Want to Remember

I had other topics in mind for this post, but as I'm sure most will agree, it's been hard to focus on anything other than the coronavirus right now. It's all-consuming. I'm tired. I'm...

There’s a Printable For That

Calling all Type-A's and Enneagram 1's! Seriously, though, aren't all moms on a never-ending quest to make life a little easier? The mental load of motherhood is a lot to carry, and I don't...
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The Rock Bottom of Modern Day Motherhood

These days, more than ever before, we hear about the challenges of motherhood. And with good reason. There’s a seemingly endless list of obstacles that moms face in raising their kids today while simultaneously...

An 80’s Halloween: Contributor Style

There are mixed feelings among moms when it comes to Halloween. Some of my friends absolutely love it. They stock up on candy, go all out with decorations, throw parties, hunt for the perfect...