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...
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...

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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...