May 4-8 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, maybe more than ever, it is important to show our appreciation to teachers during this crisis.  I truly believe teachers are doing their best with distance learning, and teachers deserve to know...
When schools started closing due to the growth of COVID-19 cases, selfishly, one of my first thoughts was, I hope this does not change all of our birthday plans! Not only were we knee-deep in planning a 60th surprise...
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We Keep Going

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  On Wednesday night, Jews all over the world will be celebrating the holiday of Passover, a commemoration of when the Jews left Egypt three thousand years ago, a marked journey from slavery to freedom. This year, many of us—Jews...
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Our Family Leprechaun

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There is something about the last couple of months of winter that could drive a mom mad. Especially now that we are all trapped at home. And spring starts to tease us with warmer weather, only for winter temperatures...
Twenty years ago, on Valentine's Day, I was in high school. Then, I lived in upstate New York, so it was no surprise we had a snow day. Little did I know at the time, this would be the...
As a kid, one of the most fun aspects of Valentine’s Day is heading to school with a bag full of sweet little cards and treats for all of your friends in class. Giving Valentines is just as fun...
You could grab a dozen roses, a box of chocolates, or a pretty piece of jewelry (which are all lovely), but maybe this year, you should step outside of the box and up your Valentine’s gift game! Whether you are a...
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The Post-Holiday Purge

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There is a lawless, anarchic time that immediately follows the holidays. After a year of abiding by the rules of order, there is a fringe group, typically living on the outskirts of civilized society, waiting for their chance to...
To be honest, I have never truly stuck to a New Year's resolution. And how many people can actually say they have? Resolutions are easy to break but the one benefit of creating a resolution is that it allows...
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FC Moms Blog Unplugged

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All of us at Fairfield County Moms Blog want to wish each one of our loyal readers a very Happy Holiday and even Happier New Year! Although this time of year is incredibly busy, please take the time to...

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The Best Children’s Boutiques in Fairfield County

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Every time you blink, it seems like your children need new clothes. Many chain stores carry cute items, but there really is something special...