Jenna

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Jenna is a full-time working mom to two rowdy toddlers. Originally from Guilford, CT, she eventually made her way down the shoreline to settle in Fairfield County with her husband. In the little spare time she has, Jenna enjoys true crime podcasts and working out.
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Your Mom Friends As “Encanto” Characters

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If you have kids, there is a good chance you’ve seen the new Disney movie “Encanto” at least once. Or in the case of my family, once a day. I present the fruits of...
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The Hot-Mess Mom’s Guide to Sustainability

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New year, new you? New habits? Lifestyle changes? This guide is for hot-mess moms, so let us not get carried away. Here are some simple ways to integrate more sustainable living into your day-to-day...
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Weight Loss Surgery Made Me A Better Mom

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I had weight loss surgery (gastric bypass) in July 2020 and have lost 170 lbs from my highest weight.  I wanted to do this for years, but it felt selfish. As women and moms, we...
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What To Expect When You’re Expecting a Plus-Size Pregnancy

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A plus-size pregnancy, just like any pregnancy, comes with excitement and unknowns. Expecting while plus-size has its own unique set of unknowns. As someone who has had two pregnancies while very plus size, I...
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Ask a Pediatrician: Keeping Healthy During Fall & Winter Months

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Doctor Nicholas Mongillo is a Shelton Pediatrician with decades of experience keeping infants and children (including my rowdy toddlers) healthy. He graciously took the time to answer some questions hot on the minds of...
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National Dumpling Day: A Guide to Dumplings In & Around Fairfield County

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The dumpling is a beautiful thing. A chewy or crunchy starchy exterior filled with sweet or savory goodness. A perfectly packaged food. Where did the dumpling originate? In my thorough research (read: quick Google search),...
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Your Sour Patch Kid: A How-To Guide

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Three and four-year-olds are best described as sour patch kids. They draw you in with sweet cuddles and kisses and an “I love you Mommy.” Then, without warning, they turn sour. This sour about-face is...
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month. I wanted to take the opportunity this month to talk about vaccine hesitancy and share some resources. *This post is not medical advice, and the opinions discussed here are...
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Hot Topics over Chilled Beverages: MLMs

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Hot Topics Over Chilled Beverages are conversations between contributor Charity and me. We realized that we are a unique pair: mom friends who often find themselves on different sides of parenting issues. However, we...
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I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Thought Breast Was Best

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Some women love breastfeeding and have a great experience. This article is not for those women. This is for the women struggling. To let them know breast is not always best.  Before my first child,...