Tag: children

The Beauty of a Wider Age Gap

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When my middle child was born, my oldest was two years old. She needed me at all hours of the day (and often at...

Meet Jackie: Finding Balance in Motherhood

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Hi, my name is Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper, and I am so excited to be a new contributor for Fairfield County Mom. I live in...

When I Catch Myself Wondering about You

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Sometimes I catch myself wondering about your future self. I wonder if you will have crushes on or date any of the children who’ve...

Transitioning From Nap Time To Quiet Time

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Is your preschooler’s nap starting to unravel? Is it taking them longer and longer to fall asleep, or is their nap getting shorter and...

Parenthood: An Endless Cycle of Decision-Making

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As a mom, a wife, and a teacher, I am constantly making decisions that primarily concern the people in my life, not just me....

I’m Not Just a Stay-at-Home Mom…I’m Raising Human Beings

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When I meet someone new, the inevitable question comes up, "What do you do for work?" After two years of shrugging and quietly saying,...

Ask a Pediatrician: Keeping Healthy During Fall & Winter Months

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Doctor Nicholas Mongillo is a Shelton Pediatrician with decades of experience keeping infants and children (including my rowdy toddlers) healthy. He graciously took the...

Explore Fairfield County :: Sherman

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"Explore Fairfield County" is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse...

Driving Off Into the Sunset (No Minivan Required)

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In the early days of being pregnant with my second child, my husband and I had joked that we were just at that point...

Your Sour Patch Kid: A How-To Guide

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Three and four-year-olds are best described as sour patch kids. They draw you in with sweet cuddles and kisses and an “I love you...