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Meet Caroline

Here I am, about to write my first blog post for Fairfield County Moms Blog and I’m a little in awe as I’m trying to do this while making sure my three little girls stay calm, cool, and collected.

I am so excited to be chosen as a contributor since a friend gave me a gentle nudge to apply! Part of why I wanted to join this amazing group of women is because I have had a very unique parenting experience over the past five years and I want to share some of that with other moms who can relate.

I grew up in Westchester, went to college outside of Boston (met my husband there), then we moved back to Westchester and finally settled in Wilton. I was working at a software company in New York City before I became a stay-at-home-mom in 2011. We welcomed beautiful baby boy D in 2011 and unfortunately he passed in 2014 (you will most definitely learn a lot more about him). We were also fortunate to welcome H in 2013 and twin girls just this past February, A&M. I feel incredibly grateful for all my children and what they have taught me so far on this journey, and I have to say I’ve learned A LOT !

(Photo by Moments By Andrea Photography)

(Photo by Moments By Andrea Photography)

In our house there has not been a typical day since D arrived, but most days just revolve around feeding little people.  I had extremely long feeds with D and he ended up with a G-tube. Currently, I’m trying to feed a toddler and nurse two babies; feeding is exhausting! Oh, and I also have to feed myself, my husband, and our tiny pup Lola Rae. But between all the feedings, I like to make sure H has some sort of activity whether it be pre-school, music, sports, or a play date. The babies are still so new we’re just trying to figure each other out and I’m on the verge of getting a good nap routine down. I also try to make some time for “ME (more on “ME” time to come)!

A & M at 1 month old

A & M at 1 month old

I always try to get some time to myself during the day, even if it’s 15 minutes to the grocery store or grabbing a coffee (I LOVE coffee). I’m just getting back into tennis at a local club, I played in high school and found it very therapeutic after D passed. I also try getting in some reading (not too hard when your nursing so much) for my book club that meets once a month. I do a lot of research on activities in the area for my local moms club which I’ve been involved with for a few years now. I am also a big advocate for congenital heart defect awareness, Ronald McDonald Houses (especially the one we’ve stayed at in Valhalla, NY) and STAR Inc. based in Norwalk. I am a grocery store junky and visit three to four a week! I love to cook and bake so it makes for many trips. I have yet to venture to a store with the three girls though, I’m sure that will be some adventure!

I am looking forward to sharing many of my parenting adventures, successes, and maybe a few failures with you!

Lola Rae as the " Big Bad Wolf" for Halloween

Lola Rae as the “Big Bad Wolf” for Halloween

 

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3 Responses to Meet Caroline

  1. Jessica June 12, 2016 at 7:45 AM #

    Hi Caroline! (It’s Tara’s cousin jess) love this blog…one of my mom’s from school writes for it…looking forward to your blogs!! Welcome!!!

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    jessicag June 13, 2016 at 4:16 PM #

    Thank you for sharing your personal story and looking forward to getting to know another twin mama in town. Also met my husband in Boston and worked in tech. Small world!

  3. AnitaD June 13, 2016 at 7:58 PM #

    Thank you for being so candid and sharing your story. I look forward to reading your blog entries and I’m sure they will help me through this journey, as well as many other moms.

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