Jasmine is a local mom who lives in Fairfield with her husband and three children (born 2010, 2013 and 2018). She is a psychotherapist with a focus on women in life transition, especially the perinatal period. Her private practice is located in downtown Fairfield (BetterSelfCT.com). Jasmine was born and raised in Connecticut but spent her college and graduate school years in and around New York City. She has worked as a psychotherapist since 2007 and is passionate about helping others to reach their goals. Jasmine is still trying to get the hang of this parenting thing, 10 years into it. In the two hours after her children go to bed, she enjoys a good glass of wine and watching the latest Netflix series with her husband. She also loves the beach, supportive mom friends and baked goods.

Is My Child Suffering from Burnout?

A few days after a glowing parent-teacher conference about our 10-year-old, maybe the best one we’ve ever had, she came down with a cold. Her brother had it before her, and then it hit...

When COVID-19 Comes to Your Home

I’m starting this post with a disclaimer: we had an extremely mild case compared to many people in this country and the world. This post is meant only to give an example of what...

Getting Down and Dirty About Diapers

We were getting to the end of our monthly Amazon shipment of diapers when I ran over to CVS to grab a pack to get us through until the next one arrived. The shelves...
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Dear Baby

Dear Baby, Hi, I’m your new mom. I’m glad to meet you. Everything about you is so new. Your skin is amazing. It glows. You are perfect right now, and I have no idea what...
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Camacho Garage: Contemporary Mexican Street Food

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure to sample the food and drinks now available at the new Camacho Garage, which opened in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven on September 28th, 2020....
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Hair Makeover by Julianne Runco of June J. Beauty

I had the great fortune to have my hair done by Julianne Runco of June J. Beauty in Danbury, CT, and I’m feeling like a new person! A mom friend once described going to...
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For Now…

For now... We will plan for school schedules and distance learning while we soak up the last of the summer sun. We will answer questions from little minds while drowning in questions of our own....
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Swim Safety: The Post I Never Wanted to Write

I wish that I wasn’t writing this post. Luckily, in my case, my child is fine. She is safely sleeping in her crib. She is alive. But she could not be, and I cannot...
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Too Much Time Together

We are all spending entirely too much time together! My statement sounds a little bit like the title of the next Berenstain Bears book. Of course, this pandemic has offered us the opportunity for...

It’s Autism

It’s Autism. After years of doctors saying, “He’s a boy, he’ll catch up,” and meeting baseline criteria for development, you have a diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder. In your heart, you knew it all along. There...