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...
On a recent newly warm afternoon in spring, I bravely packed up my crew and brought them to the local park. The children dispersed, and as I wandered around checking on their whereabouts and general safety, I found my...
Is potty training affecting your child’s sleep? Are they fighting naps, stalling at bedtime, getting out of bed repeatedly, or waking up early? If this goes on at your house, it's no surprise. We all know that developmental milestones...
Parenting is hard. I know everyone says that. I've seen all the memes. I've read all the articles. I've posted plenty of "you got this!" graphics to let everyone know we're all in this together. And sometimes I think...
For some children, saying good night is easy. They may negotiate an extra book at bedtime or hop out of bed once or twice, but in the end, a tuck-in and a kiss are all they need to drift...
Did you know that a typical kindergartener needs eleven hours of sleep to be considered well-rested? Or that a typical middle schooler needs nine or ten and a high schooler needs eight or nine? Getting that amount of sleep every...

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Falling for Fairfield County Road Races

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New England has some of the best temperatures and courses for fall road races. Fairfield County boasts several road races ranging from beginner to...