Nikki has called wonderful Fairfield County her home, her entire life. Growing up on a campus of a private school in Greenwich, CT Nikki swore to her educator parents that she would never be a teacher. Well life has a way of repeating itself and now Nikki and her amazingly supportive husband are happily working at a different independent school in Greenwich. A recovering “type a” perfectionist she is learning to let go of her color coding, alphabetizing ways and embrace the mess. Helping her enjoy life’s everyday messes are her two precocious girls Sofie (11/15/11) and Keira (9/7/13). Nikki loves all things mommy cliché including but not limited to walks on the beach, running, reality TV, organizing closets, wine, chocolate and having her kids help her out in the kitchen.

Making the Holidays Magical

Tis the season of unreasonable high parenting expectations. I put pressure on myself all year to create the “perfect” magical childhood for my two young daughters. But once the air turns crisp and cool and...

Countdown to the Holidays – Mommy Style

Day One – Go up into the attic to gather all your holiday heirloom goodies. Discover mouse poo and spend the rest of the day finding humane mouse traps and having your skin crawl. Day...

Holiday Baking with Kids

The holidays are quickly approaching at what feels like break neck speed. Amidst the planning, purchasing, crafting, giving, donating, and decorating craziness I also like to add the joy of holiday baking with our...

I’m bored

“I’m bored.” Two little words. Spoken in our house with quite some frequency. It is heard on car trips, at meals, in the stroller and basically anywhere and everywhere we go with our children. And you...
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How to Host a Pumpkin Carving Party

Fall is probably my favorite season…don’t tell summer. I just can’t help myself when it comes to crisp cool mornings, delicious pumpkin spice everything, football games, scarves, soft Patagonia vests, brown boots and more....
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How to Survive the Football Season – A Wives Tale

Football season is taken very seriously in our home. Sundays, Monday nights, and Thursday evenings are sacred times when my husband gives his undivided attention to the television for 10+ hours. He also participates...

Parenting Hypocrisy

I like to think I am a woman of my word. Of course, I can talk the talk and walk the walk, and I stand by my ideals. Then I had children and now...

Parenting Without Fear

As a mom I am not new to this whole fear thing. Fear and I go way back, and anxiety and I are old friends. I mean once you are expecting a baby you...
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Fairfield County Ice Cream Shops

Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! We try not to keep ice cream in the house, because I am not naming names, but some of us have issues with will...

Fairfield County Lifer who loves to keep it real

Hi my name is Nikki and I am absolutely thrilled and honored to join the talented group of contributors at Fairfield County Mom’s Blog! The Fairfield County part is definitely apropos for me, as I...