Stephanie lives in Bethel, CT with her geeky husband, preteen daughter and 2 loveable but crazy cats. By day she is an Architectural Project Manager for a high-end furniture retailer and by night she is an avid true crime watcher. She advocates for mental health as she is a long time sufferer of Depression and Anxiety and her daughter has an Anxiety diagnosis as well. She loves to hike and snowshoe, read, do word searches, write and vows she cannot survive without coffee.
sleep divorce

Sleep Divorce: Why it Works for Us and May Work for You Too

I am just going to come out and say it... my husband and I do not share a bed. We do not even share a room. We have what has been deemed a Sleep...

“Mom, I Want An Allowance!”

One day a few years ago, my precious little girl, all of about six years old, came over to me and said, "Mom, I want an allowance!" My face scrunched up, and I looked...

Goodbye New Year’s Resolutions!

10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1! Happy New Year! A new year, a time to start over and a time to make promises to ourselves and others that we may or may not keep. The dreaded New Year's Resolutions....

The Gifts Get Smaller, But…

I miss when my child was younger. It was so easy to go to a store and purchase gifts for her. As she has aged, it has become a bit harder. When she turned...

What November Means To Me: Adoption Awareness Month

November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. This weighs heavy in my heart. I have a brother and a cousin who are adopted, and my mother-in-law is adopted. And then there was a...

True Crime Obsessed

My husband is ready to take the remote control away from me and reduce my TV time. He has had enough of me mentioning the word 'murder'. He wants to relax with the woman...
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You Have How Many Children?!

  I have one child. Yes, that's right, I am a parent to an only child. I have been judged for having 'just' one, told that she would be selfish and spoiled, and constantly asked...

Moving On Up To Middle School

My daughter has always been in some form of schooling since she was 12 weeks old. Because my husband and I both work, she started daycare then. I watched her grow, advancing through the...

Lice: Those Annoying Little Buggers!

"Mom, a girl at camp has lice. Don't worry, they checked my head," my daughter stated one summer day last year. Ugh, just the word lice makes me automatically scratch all parts of my head....

Goodbye Toys R Us

"I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid. There's a million toys in Toys R Us that I can play with..." How many of us grew up listening to this commercial? In...