Shannon has lived in Fairfield County, CT for most of her life and currently lives in Monroe. She has a daughter L (September, 2008) and a son B (May, 2012). Shannon balances being a wife and mom with working 186 days out of the year as a special education teacher. Thank goodness for vacations, summer break, and snow days! You can be sure that she fills those days with as many amazing activities and outings that she can think of to make up for the time that she is at work. In a distant life, way before babies, Shannon was an aspiring actress and musician. You can sometimes still find her leading sing-a-longs with her guitar at the kids’ playgroups or at her daughter’s school.

Tales From an {Almost} Middle-Aged Mama

Middle-aged. We all have images in our head of what that looks like or feels like. For some reason, I always associated that age period with a Cathy cartoon, but in actuality, she was...

Now Starring Mommy: 5 Oh So Glamorous Roles Moms Play

When I first became a mother, I quickly settled into my new role. Feeding, rocking, nursing, changing, and repeat. It wasn't always easy, but it was fulfilling and necessary for the growth of my...

Holiday Desserts: Hold the Gluten

It is the most wonderful time of year . . . for desserts! Christmas cookies, pies, and other scrumptious treats are always a big part of this festive season. Here are some recipes and...

5 Surefire Steps to Nailing the Holiday Card Photo (Or Else!)

We’ve come upon the time of year that I both love and dread at the same time. Our annual holiday card photo shoot. What I love about it? The optimistic anticipation that fills and...

Fall Television We Can’t Get Enough Of

Nothing is better for the end of the summer blues than the return of some of our favorite television programs. Whether you still are a cable gal or rock the Roku (that would be...
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Kindness Rocks!

We recently went out as a family and walked along a local hiking trail. As we continued on the path, my son noticed a brightly colored treasure peeking out among the leaves. "What is...
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FCMB Goes Back to School :: Growth Mindset Parenting

As mothers, we understand one of the most critical components to our children’s young lives is their education. Since it’s time to ring in a new school year, the contributors at Fairfield County Moms...
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Day Tripping

Well, hello, summer! We've been waiting for you. I am more than ready for some summer adventures with my children. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to venture on...

Enrichment Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Now isn’t the best time to discuss school budgets in Connecticut. Cuts are being made across the state, and unfortunately that means some of our beautiful enrichment programs are the first to go. Both...
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Why My 8 Year Old Does Not Need Social Media

As an adult, social media is pretty hard to avoid these days. We all use it for a variety of things throughout our day whether for business or entertainment. 13 years old is the minimum age...