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The 50 State Challenge

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Our family is on a quest to visit all 50 states before the kids reach high school. Why did we start this crazy bucket list? It was all because of a gift… You see, before our kids were born, my...
We all think about New York City and taking a venture there with our kids, but we can be overwhelmed with all the choices of things to do. It feels so close, and yet sometimes so far away. But...
This fall, my brother’s wedding in Ashville, North Carolina, will bring our first family road trip. Sure, we’ve driven an hour here or there, but nothing like the eleven hour drive we’re now facing. To complicate matters, highway driving causes...
Last weekend, we did it: we camped for 3 days and 4 nights with our four kids. What started as a whim while I was reading a magazine review of campsites, led to a vacation that was WAY outside...
We spend a lot of time in my car, especially now that summer’s here. Whether we’re exploring Fairfield County, on a road trip or getting away, my car often feels like our second home. That being said, here are the...
daycation in Milford

Daycation in Milford

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If you’re looking for an easy, family-friendly day trip, consider a visit to Milford! Situated on the eastern border of Fairfield County, Milford sits on the CT shoreline, and is accessible by car, train or boat. Charming and full...
Sometimes I feel I take for granted that I live less than two hours away from New York City; a city rich in culture, diversity, and arts. Growing up on Long Island I took frequent trips into the city...
It’s summer and we’re on family vacation. It’s just me and my husband, and our four kids ages 7, 5, 2 and 1. We’re experiencing more time together than usual while having less snacks, laundry, space and patience than...
Have you ever used packing cubes to travel? If you haven't, well then you are missing out on one of the greatest organizational tools ever created! Packing cubes essentially act like drawers inside your luggage and allow you to...
We all know what it feels like to make tough decisions. Recently, mine was whether or not to take a much needed vacation with my husband without the kids. I mean it had been eight years since we had...

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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...