As kids get older and we move from the baby phase to toddler, to school-age with my oldest, I reflect on the type of mom I was and the one I am today. I am a weird mom. A hot...
“This too shall pass” and “It’s just a phase” are two of my least favorite phrases.  I will preface by saying that I wholeheartedly believe that fellow parents voice these expressions with sincerity after listening to descriptions of a certain...
With my daughter's first birthday and the 4th of July holiday near us, I am approaching another independence day of sorts; freedom from the breast pump, my mechanical sidekick for the past ten or so months. The excitement with...
If you grew up in a Jewish, upper-middle-class household, you likely spent your summers at sleepaway camp. As a child, it never occurred to me that some kids stayed home all summer. If you met someone, you might ask,...
The decision of whether to start your child in kindergarten when they are 4 or 5 is a difficult one for many parents in Connecticut, mainly because the January 1 cutoff date (for turning 5) is months behind that...
I was chopping vegetables when my three-year-old walked over and asked what I was cooking for dinner. “Chicken stir fry!” I said, pointing to the bright mounds of peppers and tomatoes, eggplant and squash. She started to pout. “What’s wrong?” I asked,...
My twins have eight days of preschool left - EVER! However you choose to measure time as a parent by ages, stages, or seasons, our preschool stage is over. While I’m happy to have tuition removed as a line item...
My youngest child is on the brink of age 11, wandering into the world of tween life. I get glimpses of the innocent playful version of her but I'm never quite sure if I need to put on the...
A mother in a field with her son.

Seasons of Motherhood

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Motherhood is all about "seasons." Think about it. No one season is truly better than the other. They all have their pluses and minuses. There is no such thing as a perfect season or a perfect mom.   Newborn babies...
So here I am, facing 40 and approaching true middle age. I feel the pull of time and the disbelief that events in recent memory occurred 10, 15, even 20 years ago. It feels so strange to do things...

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11th Annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo 2022  

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The 11th Annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo 2022, with special thanks to Stamford Health, Exclusive Healthcare Partner, returns Saturday, September 10, from 10...