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.
outdoor museums

Outdoor Museums in (and around) Fairfield County

Outdoor museums have been gaining popularity lately, and outdoor museum excursions are a family-friendly way to support art in nature. Below are some picks that range in variety. Storm King Art Center – New Windsor,...

3 Stress-Busting Activities for Moms

I’ve been working hard to find the best activities to alleviate stress that work well for me. Maybe it’s age, or maybe it’s not leaving my house as often as I used to, but...

Explore Fairfield County :: Norwalk

“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,...
day trip travel ideas

Day Trip Travel Ideas

Looking to take a day trip or long weekend away with the kids during the upcoming school breaks. Don’t want to quarantine upon your return? Look no further! Below is a roundup of local...
diverse children's books

Diverse Children’s Books

Reading is such an important part of childhood. Reading regularly not only increases vocabulary and comprehension, but it also empowers us to empathize with other people. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and...
christmas light displays

Best Christmas Light Displays

Nothing brings more joy to my family around the holidays than Christmas lights, and what a better year to indulge in this naturally socially distanced parade style holiday activity. Fairfield County has some of...
shop local

Shopping Local For the Holidays!

The holidays will certainly be different this year. The pandemic has me thinking about gift giving earlier than usual. Since I’m a huge supporter of shopping local whenever I can, combined with my concern...
vegan restaurants

5 Must-Try CT Vegetarian Restaurants

Hey Mamas! In honor of national vegetarian awareness month, below is a review of my five favorite Connecticut vegetarian restaurants: 1. Blood Root is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant located in Bridgeport, CT. The cute...
fall family-friendly activities

Fall Family-Friendly Activities (Keeping Social Distancing in Mind)

I love the summer more than anything and have been a beach person my entire life. There was something about this summer that was less carefree than most and had me looking towards the...

Meet Marissa: Gaining New Perspective

Hi! My name is Marissa, and I am a Fairfield County working mom. I grew up in Connecticut and lived in New York for 18 years. I transitioned back to Fairfield County five years...