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Shearwater Coffee Bar: A Place to Savor Coffee

Mamas, there’s a new-ish bar in the town of Fairfield that you must try. Come alone, come with kids, come with friends, whoever. Just come to Fairfield County Moms Blog sponsor, Shearwater Coffee Bar. This lounge meets work-space, meets art gallery, meets hang out spot is a perfect spot for us moms. Why, you ask? […]

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It’s Not JUST a Name

My daughter’s name is Abbie, not Abigail. My son’s name is Charlie, not Charles. Their names are not just Abbie and Charlie. Their names are real and full, and they are the names my husband and I chose for them. They are the names that define their very existence. So please respect their names as […]

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FCMB Goes Back to School :: Let Gratitude Shine This School Year

As mothers, we understand one of the most critical components to our children’s young lives is their education. Since it’s time to ring in a new school year, the contributors at Fairfield County Moms Blog wanted to share some tips, tricks, and words of wisdom to help you through this exciting, yet stressful time. Be […]

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The Love That’s Overlooked in Second-Born Children

There’s been A LOT of talk regarding the volatile behavior of second-born children (boys in particular) due to the recent research findings of an MIT economist, Joseph Doyle. My sister-in-law, a second-born herself, was the first person to bring it to my attention. I read the details and wasn’t alarmed. Within the next week, several […]

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A Letter To My Graduate

To you, my first graduating child, This June, you will graduate from pre-school. You will perform as Dory and sing your heart out, do a costume change, and march back out in your cap and gown to receive your diploma. I will most likely be crying. I will definitely smile until my cheeks hurt and […]

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Sipping on Summer

It may not officially be summer, but we’ve hit summer temperatures. Frizzy hair, don’t care. Sunscreen, overly prepared. Shaved legs, a few nicks here and there. What excites me most about warm weather, you ask? Easy answer: sipping sweet, refreshing summery drinks. If you’re anything like me, sipping on summer is best when you’re not […]

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A Simple Way to Stop a Foul Word

Why Words Matter I’m an English teacher, so words really matter to me. Their meaning, their tone, their flow in a sentence, all contribute to their overall impact upon their audience. As a mom, teaching words is an even more complicated job. I’m not talking about language acquisition or building a love of literacy. I’m […]

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