Maria F

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Maria F. is a high school English teacher who naturally finds herself reflecting upon the beautiful struggles that accompany the routine and randomness of each day as a working mommy. She relies upon humor and some sort of chocolate or frozen treat as survival tactics. She and her husband live in East Norwalk with their three kids, Abbie (born 2012), Charlie (born 2014), and Phoebe (born 2018). You can find Maria F. driving in her beloved dream car, a minivan, listening to audiobooks during her commute or singing along to Kidz Bop as she shuttles her little humans around town.
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Inside Mind Factory: Exhilarating Escape Rooms in Black Rock

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You know those memes where moms have to decide what to do when they have a limited amount of free time? Often by the time that moms have settled on what to do, they’ve...
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Better Safe than Sorry: Go Get your Skin Checked!

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An Important Request I’m going to ask you to do me a favor by the end of this summer. It’s a simple request that will definitely give you peace of mind. All you have to...
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Cheers to Summer ’21

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Cheers to a return of more normalcy this summer. We're more than due to having some fun out in public this summer.  If you're anything like me, part of summer fun involves sipping sweet and...
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Thank You for Your Professional Labor of Love

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Dear Labor and Delivery Nurses,  On behalf of all us mamas who delivered at your hospital, thank you! This one post during National Nurses Week is to honor and applaud all that you do.  We know...
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Magnifying Our Sight, Brightening Our Light

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Inspired by Amanda Gorman A few years ago, I searched for new poems to share with my high school students to kick off National Poetry Month. I wanted to find someone who was close to...
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Safe and Sleek: Why the Volvo XC90 is a Perfect Ride

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Moms rarely put themselves first. Every decision they make is based on what is best for their child/ren. Protecting said child/ren drives the majority of those decisions. What if moms could sit back and pamper...
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One Sunrise At a Time

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March 6, 2020: I was standing in an airline terminal watching the sun rise over Queens, NY. Throngs of people surrounded me. Women dressed in bachelorette party gear. Student athletes with their last names...
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Mama, Look in the Mirror

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Mama, I’d like you to do me a favor today. All it needs to take is a single minute. 60 seconds, that’s it. Whenever you choose to do it, I’d like you to be alone. A minute...
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The Friendships We Foster on Facebook

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To the moms I've re-friended from my childhood, thank you.  We became friends long before Facebook existed. We met sometime in elementary school and naturally gravitated toward each other. We traded stickers, caught ladybugs, read...
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Contributor Team Share Out: 2020 in Six Words

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At Fairfield County Mom, we always strive to connect to our readers. We hope our words are a source of comfort, advice, validation, and hope. This year, in particular, words have become so much...