Hilary was born and raised in New York City. She moved to Connecticut after college to go to graduate school, where she met her husband Dan on their very first day. She now lives in Ridgefield with her husband and their two rugrats, a daughter C (born 2013) and a son L (born 2015). She works from home as an attorney, which would be completely impossible without coffee (for mom) and television (for the rugrats). She spends most of her free time (when there is any!) reading, drawing, and listening to lots of music. You can find her over at https://www.instagram.com/apinchofsaltus/, where she documents the humor of life through all things colorful.
summer mom

No-Pressure Summer and Lowered Expectations {thoughts from a mom who is bad at summer}

Summer. I am not good at summer and am not the summer mom of my kids' dreams. I love the structure of the school year, to-do lists, color-coordinated planning, blocks of time to work, and designated...

I’ve Never Hired a Babysitter {But I Wish I Had}

Growing up, my parents never once hired a babysitter. If they needed to go out together, for date night or otherwise, my grandmothers or aunts were always the ones to stay with me.  When I...

Explore Fairfield County :: Redding

“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse in that it includes big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms,...

A Million Dreams: How My Daughter’s Love for Dance Taught Me to be Present

This year, my children turned six and four years old. I am sure that many of you reading this think that my kids are still very small. And I suppose you’re right, except all things...
well-loved toy

That Toy Looks Well Loved – Life Skills My Son is Learning from his...

"Well that toy looks well loved..." I am sure many of you reading this have children who have a favorite stuffed toy. You know, the toy you can't leave home without?  My first child never had...
dairy free

My Kid is Dairy-Free (and Here is Why…)

  About five years ago, when our first-born was about a year old, she started to suffer from chronic ear infections. By ear infection number four, we visited our ENT to test her hearing and...

One Evening with Hilary {A Photo Essay Series}

“One Evening” is a photo essay series that provides a sneak peek into the everyday lives of the Fairfield County Moms Blog contributors. The evening routine is photographed by Anna-Liisa Nixon Photography and words are written...
eating disorder

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: One Mother’s Story

I am that girl. That girl with a secret. A secret I don’t often talk about. My secret is that I had an eating disorder. The cat is out of the bag. I have spent the better part...

Recovering from (Yet Another) Holiday of Excess

I’ll start this off short and simple: my kids are spoiled. On one hand, they are spoiled in all of the right ways: they have a roof over their heads, plenty of food to eat,...
Where to do for the holidays

The Great Debate: Where Are We Going for the Holidays?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to gather together with family, break bread, open presents, and snuggle in front of the fire.     When my husband and I first started dating, and...