Gina A.

Gina is a licensed clinical social worker and photographer in Fairfield County. Gina is also a single mother by choice (SMBC) and aims to provide support to women who are just beginning their journey to motherhood, however it may look. Gina lives in Fairfield County with her daughter, and cat Fluffy (aka, sister cat). In her "free" time, Gina enjoys reading, catching up with friends and spending time out in nature.
Kids bundled up to play outside in the winter.

Preparing for Winter Outdoor Play

Although we have been experiencing milder temperatures than we are used to, it’s still valuable to note effective ways to stay warm outdoors during the winter. As the new year begins, many families participate in...
Bedtime kiss.

Bedtime Is the Most Dreaded Part of My Day {And Not for the Reason...

It’s 6:30 p.m., my daughter has wrapped up nursing, and we are walking into her bedroom. She ensures all her “friends” are close by and gives me one last kiss and cuddle. I close...
A toddler girl putting ornaments on a tree at a farm.

Local Fairfield County Tree Farms

It’s officially the start of the holiday season, and what better way to kick off the celebrations than a round-up of our favorite local tree farms? Welcome the holiday magic with a trip to one...
Creating a design with foam on a latte.

Our Favorite Fairfield County Coffee Shops

As busy moms, we should never need an excuse to treat ourselves to a delicious cup of coffee. You know, as with many things, it tastes better when you don't have to make it!...
A little girl playing in a teepee made of sticks.

Nature-Based Play Spaces

Being in a nature-based play space is one of the best ways for a toddler to express their curiosity and explore the world around them. My daughter and I love being outdoors. It’s grounding, stress...
A computer resting on a couch.

The Value of Therapy

Between pandemic exhaustion, the overwhelmed healthcare system, and unspoken climate variability, we have been through a lot recently. We have lived through some of the most uncertain and traumatic experiences many of us will...
A mom working while her kids eat breakfast during the summer.

Summer Fun as a Working Mom

School’s out for the summer! Or, at least for many, this is the shared excitement throughout the country during the warmer months. But for working moms, it is hard. As a working mom, adapting to...
A woman hugging herself.

Self-Care & Authenticity

As we work our way into summertime, which for many consists of more time with our children, less time at home, and the process of balancing it all. How can we be sure that...
The Volvo XC60

Safety, Style & Comfort :: The Volvo XC60

I would consider my daughter and I adventurous gals. We frequent local highways to explore new sites throughout CT and beyond. This past weekend, I was excited to take the Volvo XC60 from Riley...
A sexual abuse survivor.

Honoring a Survivor

  April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and education related to sexual trauma is imperative to ending the stigma and helping survivors feel seen. For many women, their passage to motherhood may be overshadowed by a...