So, I am a very extroverted person. In college, I wanted to meet everyone in my class year, and I attended a large state school. Personality tests place me at 98% extroverted. So unsurprisingly, I have often walked into...
We often don’t hear the word “play” associated with learning. Similarly, social skills are typically not discussed until kids reach elementary school age but only if and after barriers to interactions become noticeable and disruptive enough to learning.   The...
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Holiday Travel Sleep Tips

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Are you worried that holiday travel will wreak havoc with your child's sleep? Here are my top travel sleep tips to help you enjoy your vacation and have a happy, well-rested child. 1. Make your child’s temporary bed or crib...
I posted about quinoa a while back, and since then, I get asked, "What's that quinoa cake recipe again?" So much so that I thought they were deserving of their own post! I seriously love this recipe. These days,...
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...
When my oldest child was a toddler, she ate everything. Peas, broccoli, carrots, entire meatball subs. Whatever she tried, she liked, making mealtime a breeze. Until she turned two-and-a-half. During this time, we lived in temporary housing while purchasing a new...
November 2nd is Stress Awareness Day. Stress is something that we all experience and struggle to manage each day. Whether it is a child’s upcoming test, a sports tournament, or a deadline at work, every day has a possible way...
My slow cooker is an underused kitchen appliance. It works very well but does not get quite enough attention as it deserves. My mom always referred to "the slow cooker" as a "crock pot" for her cooking needs. I...
I've been teaching for twelve years, but this is my first year as a parent on the other side of the fence. Every teacher can relate to the sentiment, "Do not be THAT parent." I was adamant that I...
When the temperatures drop, I crave soup. It's the perfect dinner on a crisp autumn day.  As a kid, I wasn't crazy about it, but now I am older and wiser and definitely way more of a "foodie" than...

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A Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools in Fairfield County

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Education might be the most valuable thing we can provide for our children. With so many options out there, it’s hard to know what...