Resolving to Be Joyful

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2014 has begun and with a new year comes a new list of ideas in my head on how I will be better. Better at organizing, better at mothering, better at healthy eating . . . I could go...

Teaching Peace and Kindness

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Today is the day that our nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. As a teacher, it is made even more special because it’s an added day that I can be home with my kids. In school, many children have...
In a few short days, we will be embarking on our journey to the North Pole via a steam train in Essex, CT. It will be our family's second time (first for Baby B) and I can't wait. There will...
As most of you know, I am a single parent to my son, Owen. Owen’s dad (we'll call him S) and I live in the same town, and he sees Owen regularly. Although we have our differences, I think we...
My family carries within it a long line of cookie-bakers. We LOVE baking cookies. Christmas has always been a time when we pull out all the stops and make a bajillion platters of cookies. I remember helping my mom...

Our Modern Family Christmas

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As a kid, I was the only one of my friends who had to travel to see family at Christmas. Most of my friends lived within a street or two of grandparents, aunts and uncles, and in some instances,...

Cookie Exchange Party

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Christmas is the air!  And if you're like most people your mailbox (or inbox) has already been filled with holiday party invitations. With all the events to choose from it can be hard to find time to host something...
It started with a drum. Just your average plastic electronic drum that I purchased on my neighborhood Facebook tag sale group for $5. This same drum will provide hours of joy for my little guy for a season and then eventually - probably- get...
As I sit down to write this post, I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not I want to share this experience.  On the one hand, it was very scary and therefore feels incredibly personal.  On the other,...

The Santa List

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So, we have thankfully gotten through the dreaded Thanksgiving meal (Update: Owen ate and enjoyed some plain turkey breast, along with some broccoli and a roll, while continuing to refuse mashed potatoes or anything with butter or a sauce...

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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...