Michelle is the Owner and Editor of Fairfield County Mom and Westchester County Mom. She has spent her entire life in Fairfield County, growing up in Norwalk and now residing in Fairfield, CT. Michelle married her husband Chris in October of 2008. Before motherhood, she thought she was busy, but now life with her son Shane (March 2011), twins, Blake and Brynn (June 2013), Carl the French bulldog, and Hank the Lab; the meaning of hectic has been redefined! Michelle is also a working mom, teaching at a local public school. When she’s not doing laundry, creating lesson plans, and picking up toys, Michelle enjoys hosting her book club, watching Bravo TV, eating dark chocolate and enjoying an extra large glass of wine.
Mother helping son with homework.

Help! Homework!

If you have school-aged children, I’m sure you are slowly getting back into the swing of things. As a teacher, I have to admit; I’m having a more challenging time adjusting than I thought...
Grandparents carrying their grandchildren on their shoulders.

Things Only Grandparents Can Get Away With

Grandparents are the best! When I recently asked my parents what it’s like to be a grandparent, my mom responded, “It’s the best thing in the world; you feel so much love that you...
A Volvo XC90.

But How Does it Drive?

Mamas, I've hit the sweet spot of parenting! My kids are young enough to still want snuggles and laugh at my jokes, yet they are big enough to play independently and get their own...

Visiting With the Animals – Local Animal Exhibits

I am ready to welcome in the spring. The days are getting longer, and dare I say warmer. This past winter has been brutal, with all the snow and frigid temperatures that have forced...
Alchemy, The Salon

Alchemy, The Salon

Once you become a mother, you realize EVERYTHING changes...even your hair! From my thick luscious locks while pregnant to hair loss and lack of time and energy after my babies were born, my hair...
messages from beyond

Messages From Beyond :: Charity, an Intuitive Medium

I’d like to believe that there are spirits around us at all times, and those that I have loved and lost are watching over me. I was amazed to find out that my Fairfield...
merry maids

Merry Maids of Fairfield Making Your House a Home

For years I've felt like a maid, but one who is failing miserably. Don't get me wrong, my house is clean, but it's such a big chore. Besides the daily vacuuming (dog hair!), the...

Who? Oh Yeah, My Husband

I sat down intending to write about maintaining friendships. Friendships with colleagues, mommy group friends, old friends, best friends, family friends, and friends that live far away. When I became a mother, I knowingly...
mommy's summer bucket list

Mommy’s Summer Bucket List

Summer is finally here! Since I am a teacher, this is my favorite time of year because I get 9 whole weeks of being a stay-at-home mom. I no longer have to miss out...
kids eat free

Kids Eat Free (or almost free) in Fairfield County

I love going out to eat, mostly because I hate cooking! Being a working mama, dinner time is the most chaotic part of the day. I would much rather order takeout or go out...