Three and four-year-olds are best described as sour patch kids. They draw you in with sweet cuddles and kisses and an “I love you Mommy.” Then, without warning, they turn sour. This sour about-face is something as simple as giving...
My daughter was born on Valentine's Day of 2020. We brought her home from the hospital, she had about two weeks of normal life, and then the world shut down. For months, she didn't meet anyone. Her entire world was...
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Baseball Summer

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I’m a woman who likes to stay busy. Luckily, I married a man who is the same. With three kids who are very close in age, there is always something going on. In fact, when we show some people...
“The first year is the hardest.” I sit here writing this post five years into parenting. This is my take. The first year is not the hardest. Not even a little. It’s the easiest, by a landslide. Maybe I’m just...
I love to read. I majored in English in college, focusing on critical analysis, briefly considering a career in editing. It has always been very important that my children love reading as much as I do, and so far,...
If you know an expectant mama who plans to breastfeed, a really fun shower (or anytime) gift is a nursing mom's survival kit. Before I had my son, a close girlfriend of mine who is a two-time mom gave...

8 Is Not Always Great

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I love my children. I have two very sweet, very loving little girls. They are inquisitive, they are caring, and they (mostly) get along very well. We are a tight little family of four, spending most of our free...
I am currently potty-training my youngest kid, and while the potty-training itself is going fantastically terrible, I am full of hope because I can see the light. Yes! I can see the light at the end of the baby...

My 40th Year

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Today, I turn 39 years old. It’s the last year of my thirties, and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it. There’s no stopping it, so I think I might as well embrace it. I’ve come up with a brief list of...
If your child has celebrated their first birthday and still drinks from a bottle, your pediatrician is probably encouraging you to switch to a cup. That recommendation may send shivers down your spine. Toddlers can be very attached to their...

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Shop Fairfield County 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

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We are thrilled to share our seventh annual, locally-curated, and mom-approved holiday gift guide. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, we want to help...