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Explore Fairfield County :: Ridgefield

“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse in that it includes big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms, and busy highways. It covers a large geographic area and, because of this, it has a lot to offer families! To […]

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Autism Mama

My eldest child, Elle*, was diagnosed with autism at age three and a half. Oddly enough, I was relieved. As a teacher, I couldn’t figure out how I could manage a classroom filled with twenty children, but was unable to manage my only daughter. With a diagnosis, I could begin advocating for Elle. I’d experience […]

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The Reason for the Season: Teaching Young Children about Compassion During the Holidays

Ever since I can remember, my parents participated in sponsoring individuals or families in need around Christmas time. We would all go shopping for necessities such as jackets, gloves, socks, and toiletries. From a very young age, I can recall thinking it was awful that some people didn’t have the basics that I so easily took for […]

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Kindergarten Jitters

Kindergarten. This one word has been the forbidden topic around my five-year old all summer long. In fact, she decided during a conversation with an innocent passerby to declare “I won’t be going to Kindergarten!” Hmmm.  “What’s wrong with Kindergarten?” I asked. “I don’t want a new school. I like my four year old one. And I […]

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Hidden Gems: Part 1– Bali Thai Imports and Knapp’s Landing, Sniffen’s Lane, Stratford, CT

The city of Stratford is filled with wonderful hidden gems, and being a native has given me the opportunity to explore and delight in all these little out-of-the-way places. From time to time here at Fairfield County Moms Blog, I’d like to share the wealth and highlight some of those finds in a series called […]

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The Kindness of Strangers

In my last post, I wrote about the village of mommies I’m so happy to be a part of – about how grateful I am to have the help of a community when we are making decisions about raising the Little Monkey.  But what happens when strangers assume they’re part of my community and share […]

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