We’re together all the time, but I feel like I never actually SEE them as individuals. By “them” I mean the swarming, laughing, screaming, hungry herd of children that rumbles through my house day in and day out. Occasionally,...
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Getting Friendship to Stick

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I've now realized in my 30's that I am a "starter friend." I haven't found a close friendship to stick. I love to meet new people, get to know them, give recommendations when needed, and introduce them to other friends....
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Being an Empath

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The year is 1995. I sit outside my mom’s office in the Emergency Room at Bridgeport hospital watching as patients come in. Off to my right is an older man on a stretcher. I stare, wondering why he is...
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Too Much Time Together

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We are all spending entirely too much time together! My statement sounds a little bit like the title of the next Berenstain Bears book. Of course, this pandemic has offered us the opportunity for family dinners and midweek movie...
It’s a crazy world out there today. Sometimes I feel like I’m grasping at straws trying to keep things in perspective, be a good role model for our family, and make decisions that will keep us as physically safe...
2020 was going to be the year. The year I finally found my mom squad. My village. I'm talking about those friends that live in your local area, have kids similar in age to yours, and are going through...
My husband and I are, in most ways, polar opposites.  I am organized, with a color-coordinated planner and zero unread emails in my inbox, while he writes down only work items that cannot be neglected and has literally thousands of...
Who would I be as a mother if it weren't for my mom and mother-in-law? How would I survive? Who would I lean on? My mom, who my kids affectionately call "Lolli" and my mother in law who lovingly goes by...
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For the Love of Siblings

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I have two siblings. I am the oldest. I am four years older than my brother, and he is four years older than my sister. It seems so perfectly planned and well spread out. My mom was a stay-at-home...
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Grandparenting Joy

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One of the unexpected delights of parenting for me - and I think for my husband, too - has been seeing how much joy our children bring to our own parents. Before having kids, of course, we assumed that...

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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...