Marissa lives in Southport with her husband and her energetic little boy (2016). After growing up in Connecticut, she recently moved back to Fairfield County after spending most of her adult life living in New York. Marissa is a full-time working mom. She loves spending time with her family, going to the beach, traveling, binge-watching a new series as a way to unwind.

36 Hours in Philadelphia With Kids

The holidays are behind us, and the winter is a great time for nearby weekend jaunts and bucket list destinations to get through the long winter haul. There are also some fantastic deals to...
Drinks and sparklers for New Year's Eve.

12 New Year’s Eve Superstitions Worth Following

I have always been a superstitious person. I have a lucky number, am a lover of astrology, and follow the majority of superstitions from this fellow mom’s list. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day...
A hotel room.

Fabulous Kid-Friendly New York Hotels

With the holiday season upon us, family trips to the city can become more frequent. There are a host of kid-friendly hotel options that cater to families. They make the experience of sleeping away...
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Fairfield County Theaters

You don’t have to go to New York to catch great family theatre, as Connecticut is home to some of the best local and regional theatres. If it’s your child’s first trip, it may...

6 Tips for Running Safely on the Road

Stress relief and mood enhancement are two popular reasons to run. It’s good for your health too. Unfortunately, road running accidents are on the rise. I want to preface this by saying that women...
A couple watching a movie.

The Top 10 High School Movies From the Past That Helped Mold You

With back to school swiftly upon us, the start of a new school year always gets me thinking about classic high school movies. When did we suddenly become the age of the parents from...
Two tofu dishes.

The Best Tofu Dishes in Connecticut

Being a tofu junkie, I have diligently worked at seeking out and trying the many different tofu dishes served in and around Fairfield County. Whenever I see tofu on a menu, I order it...
A business owner holding an open sign.

Black-Owned Businesses in and Around Fairfield County

There is currently a black-owned business renaissance taking place in Connecticut. Below is only a sprinkle of what Fairfield County has to offer. Come support these creative and inspiring female entrepreneurs and business owners...
Two boys listening to a tour in a museum.

Things to Do in New York City With Kids (Other Than Broadway)

New York City with kids can be fun! NYC boasts a bundle of fun indoor and outdoor activities for kids of all ages. Less than a hop, skip, and a jump away from Fairfield...
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Connecticut Minor League Baseball Teams

Are you looking to take the family to a professional baseball game and hoping to stay in Connecticut? Look no further, as Connecticut is home to several minor league baseball teams that are alive...