What kid doesn’t love their aunt? Almost everyone has one. They always come to visit, they bring special treats, and they are always the ones having the most fun…well, at least I am. Aunties get to experience all the...
I’d like to believe that there are spirits around us at all times, and those that I have loved and lost are watching over me. I was amazed to find out that my Fairfield County Mom contributor, Charity, had...
As the parent of both an elementary and a middle school student, I have been carefully juggling my time between work and family for several years. And it has been a struggle. By default, growing up and through college, I would...
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Bachelor Mondays

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Recently my husband was talking about how he needed an activity or a hobby to take the edge off. Something he can do to escape the chaos and re-center him to be his best self when taking care of...
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Before We Were Mom and Dad

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Tonight, I was looking at my Facebook feed and saw someone I worked with years ago post a picture of her and her husband on their wedding day. She looked so happy in her beautiful white dress, doing a...
When I was growing up, my mom didn’t have a lot of girlfriends. She had a best friend who lived far away, but they talked and wrote letters. She was friendly with some of my friends’ parents (of course...

Who? Oh Yeah, My Husband

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I sat down intending to write about maintaining friendships. Friendships with colleagues, mommy group friends, old friends, best friends, family friends, and friends that live far away. When I became a mother, I knowingly put forth a great deal...
Sex, intimacy, seven days in a row. If you’re an exhausted mom like me, these mere words can make your eyes roll as you adjust your unwashed hair. I decided to embark on this challenge by following a hilarious comedian...
Your father and I were never “meant to be.” We found each other, we fell in love, and we worked hard to make it be. Many of my peers met their eventual life partners in college, or even high school, or...
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The Mommy Wars

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I lost my best friend to the mommy wars. At the time, I didn’t know what was happening between us. The concept of the mommy wars didn't seem real to me. I was a working mom, and she was...

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National Picnic Month: Where to Picnic in Lower Fairfield County

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July is National Picnic Month, and with summer in full swing, it’s a great time to head outdoors with family and friends for quality...