Maria is a mother of three (Cecilia, Ileana, and Xavier) and a part-time adoption attorney. She was born and raised in Indiana and met her husband, Raul, in college in Ohio. They moved to Boston for graduate school and then to New York City. After having their first daughter, Cecilia, they moved to Greenwich where they still reside today. Maria enjoys running, tennis, travel, and spending time with her family.
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Winter Family Fun: Interactive Family Games to Enjoy Together

Sometimes it takes a little more effort and creativity to plan fun activities as a family during the winter months. On the weekends, I find it exceptionally easy to turn on a movie or...
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Thinking Outside the {Gift} Box: Gifting Experiences

We love the idea of gifting experiences for the holidays. We asked our contributors for their favorite experience gifts, and we've put them together in this guide, sponsored by Music Together of Fairfield County. These...
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National Adoption Month in November: Celebrate Forever Families

This year, National Adoption Day is recognized on November 19, 2022. However, the entire month of November is traditionally a time to acknowledge and learn about adoption and children in foster care and forever...
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Self-Care Ideas: Take Time For Yourself

The fall season is well underway, and the school routine and after-school activities are in full swing. Schedules are hectic and, at times, overwhelming. As the calendar fills up with meetings, activities, sports, and other...
BYOB to a restaurant.

Local BYOB {Bring Your Own Beverage} Restaurants

Bring Your Own Beverage {BYOB} is a great option at a restaurant, and it's often overlooked when searching for a date night location. It can be a great way to dine out while cutting...
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Outdoor Movie Nights in Fairfield County

This summer, check out one (or more!) of these outdoor movie nights planned throughout Fairfield County. Some events will have refreshments available for sale, but many encourage you to bring along your own picnic....
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National Picnic Month: Where to Picnic in Lower Fairfield County

July is National Picnic Month, and with summer in full swing, it’s a great time to head outdoors with family and friends for quality time. Enjoy the sunshine and a great meal in a...

Explore Fairfield County :: Greenwich

“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,...
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20 Must-Visit Museums in and Around Fairfield County

The arrival of spring brings high spirits and motivation to explore new places. We are planning trips to local museums for family fun. We are lucky to live in Fairfield County, where there are...
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Celebrating Diversity with Books: Read Across America

Read Across America was founded by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 and is the nation’s largest celebration of books and reading. It is a great opportunity to promote and encourage reading, especially children....