A boy sitting on the kitchen table hugging his mother.

Taking Care of Mama

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Maybe it was the morning I forgot to open the garage door before backing out, or possibly the afternoon my OB/GYN prescribed me a pedicure and a night out with my husband instead of medicine. There were too many...
From September to June, Monday to Friday, at 6:25 a.m., I am hustling out the door with arms full of bags, water bottles, and a kid in tow. Hoping the Merritt Parkway is accident and traffic-free, I head to...
With back to school swiftly upon us, the start of a new school year always gets me thinking about classic high school movies. When did we suddenly become the age of the parents from these movies and no longer...
As my oldest daughter inches ever closer to middle school, I worry about her growing up in this crazy world of ours. The thought that gives me the most pause is helping her navigate using a phone and social...
Three siblings holding hands.

For My Middle Child

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Being a twin, there was a 50% chance of you being our family’s middle child. You came into the world two minutes earlier than your brother. We became a family of three and can define an oldest, middle, and...
Growing up, I enjoyed playing on various sports teams, but it was simply to have fun and meet new people. I wasn't the competitive sports type. My husband, on the other hand, was the complete opposite. Being athletic and...
As a teacher with summers off, I have the luxury of being flexible with my children and their summer plans. Until this summer, I  had at least one child still in daycare, so it was nice to send the...
A family packing for a move.

Making a House a Home

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As we are getting ready to say goodbye to the house we have made a home over the past decade, many emotions come up, and I have come to realize that a house means more than just the shelter...
kindergarten jitters

Kindergarten Jitters

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Kindergarten. This one word has been the forbidden topic around my five-year-old all summer long. During a conversation with an innocent passerby, she decided to declare, "I won't be going to Kindergarten!" Hmmm. "What's wrong with Kindergarten?" I asked....
A mom nursing her son.

A Look Back at Nursing

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Breastfeeding, like all other things parenting, is a personal choice. If you didn’t make a choice to nurse or if it didn’t work out for you, please don’t take this post as any judgment on that! We all have to...

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Guide to Home Improvement in Fairfield County

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Whether you just moved into a new house or you've lived there for years, home improvements and updates are constant for homeowners. Our homes...
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