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FCMB Goes Back to School :: No Fly Zone {Why to Resist Being a Helicopter Parent}

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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FCMB Goes Back to School :: Homework Battles – The Who, How & Why

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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Love Needs No Words- Autism Awareness

What is Autism? April is National Autism Awareness Month. According to Autism Speaks, Autism Spectrum Disorders are complex disorders of brain development, characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Breaking free from stereotypes Raising two children with autism is definitely not anything I had imagined. We had a long journey […]

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The Uninspired Parent

Stuck in a Rut: The Uninspired Parent

The one constant about parenting, is that your life/goals/challenges/successes/failures are always changing. Life for a parent ebbs and flows as your children learn new skills, tackle new problems, and generally change as human beings. So as parents, we’ve all experienced the mountain peaks of joy as well as the valleys of despair….but what about life in […]

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