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...
Winter months in Fairfield County means spending a lot of time indoors! The lack of sunlight (AKA Vitamin D), freezing temps, snow, and long months...this time of year doesn’t exactly scream, “Let’s get outside!” Also, being in a global...
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Bye Bye Bedtime Battles

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Are bedtime battles causing nightly stress in your house? Are they stalling, negotiating, and fighting you every step of the way? When you stop and think about it, it’s not all that surprising. On the one hand, your child is becoming...
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Is Picky Eating a Luxury?

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Sometimes I believe picky eating is a luxury (outside of medical issues that can not be avoided). What causes picky eating? Let’s be real.  One opinion of mine is that parents may enable picky eating.  Please do not misunderstand me, I...
In a few short days, my amazing first-born son will turn five. FIVE! The age of really learning to read, increased independence, stronger opinions, and getting to know himself even more than he has already. So, what do I...
Did you know that if you help a butterfly out of its cocoon, it will die? The struggle to get out of the cocoon builds the muscles that a butterfly needs to fly. If it is not given that...
Your child is sleeping peacefully when you suddenly hear a blood-curdling scream. You race into their room and find them sitting up in their bed. Their eyes are wide open, they're sweating, and they have an odd, almost "possessed"...

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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...