Another holiday, another explosion on social media of Pinterest-worthy crafts and baked goods. Listen, if you have the patience to make an elaborate leprechaun trap for St. Patrick's day with your kid, more power to you! Personally, three kids...
Read Across America was founded by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 and is the nation’s largest celebration of books and reading. It is a great opportunity to promote and encourage reading, especially children. Initially, the celebration centered on...
As a chemist and a mom, I feel it is part of my job to do all I can to help encourage more girls to get involved in science. I have brought this passion home in the form of...
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New Year, Old Me

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It's a brand new year, which means that everyone will be making New Year's Resolutions to lose weight, meditate more, show more gratitude, pay down debts, and on and on. Those are all great long-term goals, and I will...
All of us at Fairfield County Mom 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 enjoy...
Ever since I was a little girl, I would always gather in the kitchen with the ladies of my family. Cooking together was a celebration of love and togetherness. Several Christmas Cookie recipes that I was taught over the...
I’m a mom with three children, a husband, and a dog living in a cozy northern Fairfield County cape. I have no room or desire for the excess of STUFF that the holidays bring. I stumbled upon a Pinterest post...
This year, the anticipation and excitement surrounding the holidays are magnified in our household. We will be celebrating with extended family in person and hosting at our house. We are more appreciative and thankful for this time together than any...
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When the Magic Ends

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At nine years old, the questions began: “Did you put those footsteps on the stairs?” “Are you the one moving Elf from the wreath to the chair?” “My friend told me Santa isn’t real. Is that true, mama? What’s the deal?” I wasn’t...
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My Memory Tree

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My Christmas tree is fake, but its love is tried and true. It’s more of a memory tree than a traditional Christmas tree. The ornaments on my tree range from vintage ornaments I grew up putting on my family...

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Thinking Outside the {Gift} Box: Gifting Experiences

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We love the idea of gifting experiences for the holidays. We asked our contributors for their favorite experience gifts, and we've put them together...