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...
It’s 3:15 p.m. on any random weekday. Without fail, my phone starts going off incessantly with texts and FaceTime calls. Nope, no one is looking for me. My cellphone is linked to my iPad at home, and if school...
A few days after a glowing parent-teacher conference about our 10-year-old, maybe the best one we’ve ever had, she came down with a cold. Her brother had it before her, and then it hit the two girls like clockwork...
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A Blast From the Past

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I wish I could be magically transported to my childhood and adolescent years, for these were the years where I was carefree and had fewer responsibilities. My memories of my childhood are rich and plentiful. They could be painted...
I think we can all agree that monitoring screen time is important. In a pandemic, however, all rules have gone out the window! I’ve purchased my twins some new books as an alternative to their screens to ease my...
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Girls and Computer Camp

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Although women pioneered the computer industry alongside men, they were and remain under-represented in this promising field. Empowering young women to shape society’s technological future on equal footing is what a computer camp can do for girls. Astonishing Statistics Computer...
Sensory play is a wonderful strategy to engage your little one. From vision to movement, to touch and taste, we are constantly receiving sensory information. When you introduce sensory play to your child, do not become discouraged if they...
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 a.m. That means we'll all be setting our clocks ahead one hour. For parents of early risers, this is great news – 5:00 am will become 6:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m....
So, I’ll get right to the point. My twins will be 4 in a couple of months, and they still aren’t fully potty trained. After pulling off their sixth pair of wet leggings this evening and subsequently snapping at...
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The End of Our Daycare Era

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As we round the corner into February, we are past the halfway point of this school year. And, while I was thinking about this a few days ago, it hit me that we will be sending our last child...

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Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets

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With the start of summer comes yummy local fresh food like fruits and veggies, and there is no better place to get them than...
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