erika

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Originally from Michigan, Erika moved to Chicago for undergrad, met her future husband, and has moved back and forth between Chicago and Fairfield County ever since. Erika started out as a working mom in grad school, but along with a second relocation from Chicago to Fairfield County in 2013, she transitioned to staying at home. Erika does her best to stay sane playing at the park, running with the stroller, looking for more caffeine, browsing at the wine store, and leaning on fellow Mommy friends. You can follow her random Mommy musings on Facebook at Mommy Shark

Keeping Kids Cool in the Summer Heat

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It's finally here! SUMMER!!!!! And it's hot. It's so hot. How do your kids respond to the heat? Mine complain. They get hot and sweaty and rashy and whiny. This, of course, also leaves Mommy...

How I Met Your Father :: The Slow Boat

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Here at Fairfield County Moms Blog, we mostly focus just on the experience of the Mommies in the family. Moms are basically superheroes. However, we wouldn't be Mommies if we hadn't met the Daddies. Everyone's...

Letting Go of the Due Date

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I am no expert on parenting, I am feeling this whole process out as I go. Regardless, I have two pieces of advice that I offer to every expecting mom out there: 1. Trust your...

Upgrading From Crib to Big Bed in 658 Easy Steps

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Moms are pretty good at over-thinking even the most basic of tasks. "Should I get her the two-piece pajamas or the footie pajamas? Her feet sometimes get cold. But she also gets sweaty when she...

Chill Headphones: Fun New Product!

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We, as parents, are living in an age where children's headphones are a must for survival. My daughter's headphones recently became a tangled mess and I accidentally broke them trying to free the tangle....cue...

Wine & Consign: Prepping for Spring Consignment

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With the thawing of freezing winter temps...always comes spring consignment! Who doesn't LOVE cleaning out the closets in the spring and making some money? Yeah! Who HATES doing it alone? Me! I am all...

Treat Yo Self…Mom Edition…

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As I am coming fresh off an amazing ladies' weekend with a friend from college (we've known each other for 18 years!  WHAT!?), all I can think or talk about is how rejuvenating that...

Diary of a Nutritional Challenge

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So it's a new year and a new you, right? As far as I'm concerned, I'll always be me, but hey, there's always room for improvement with food...unless you are Giselle and have a...

Preparing for the Worst…..The Snow Day Jar…

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It's coming....you know it's coming....the inevitable snow day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31g0YE61PLQ Children stuck inside. Bouncing off the walls.  Toys being thrown. Tempers flaring. The screaming....oh, the screaming. I'm all for a day to relax with my kids, but with ages 1,...

Making a Family Photo Calendar….Yay? Or Nay?

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A couple of years ago, a moving company packed up our home in Chicago on New Years Eve and shipped us out to Connecticut. It was understandably difficult for both grandmas, and I thought that...