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The 2017 Summer Whine Down

Have you ever seen the commercial of the father back to school shopping with his children? He’s prancing through the aisles and the kids are walking slowly behind him with their heads down and frowning. All the while the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays in the background? I’ve been thinking […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Back to School in Fairfield County

It is time for back to school! Moms everywhere have mixed emotions about the summer ending. Bye bye pool days and hello school work! The transition back to more structured days filled with new learning isn't easy. Go out buy all the school supplies, pack those lunches, and get ready for all the homework! It's [...]
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A Media Mom’s Take on Cord Cutting: Is It Right for Your Family?

There is a question that has been circulating throughout both my personal and professional life lately…. Is cutting the cable cord the right thing to do!? At work “Cord Cutting” is akin to a dirty word. The decline in subscribers is not good for the Cable Advertising Business. Our clients buy ad time directly from […]

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Playing Around Fairfield County 2017 {a summer play date series recap}

Can you believe that summer is slowly coming to a close? We can’t either! We just don’t want the fun to end. Especially since we had such a fantastic time Playing Around Fairfield County with so many of our readers in part of our third annual summer play date series! We had the opportunity to explore local […]

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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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SUMMER Slide

Summer Slide

Summer slide is a term commonly used in the world of teaching to describe the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains over the summer that they made during the previous school year. This is my fifth rodeo as a “summer parent” and I must admit that my parenting skills also suffer […]

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Fairfield County Events August 2017

A Mom’s Guide to Fairfield County :: August 2017

August means that it is the last month to take advantage of lazy summer days! Can you believe that it’s almost time to get ready for back to school!? While we love the summer, we also love that cooler fall days are on the horizon…just not yet! Here is a list of family fun events to […]

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