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The 5 Stages of Preparing for Back to School

As a teacher, August seems like a perpetual Sunday.  If you are like me and often face the “Sunday Scaries,” then you should know what I am talking about. August is like a countdown back to schedules, to packing lunches, fighting over getting homework done, running from activity to activity, and of course all of this […]

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Survival of the Fittest? Sibling Rivalry At Its Finest

I grew up the second oldest in a family of four. I have two brothers and a sister and we are all four years apart. Growing up we were pretty close and shared so many fun memories of family trips, weekly dinners and our 1980s basement antics complete with Nintendo 64, VHS movies of “Goonies” and […]

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Everything WAS Awesome!

My family and I had the opportunity to check out Fairfield County Moms Blog sponsor, Legoland Discovery Center in Yonkers at the Ridge Hill shopping center.  We had been there once before when our kids were little, so they barely remembered it. This time, my boys being 7 and almost 5, they were in awe! […]

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Oh, the Exotic Places You Can Go {tips for traveling with kids abroad}

Before I was married, I rarely traveled. The first time I went on a plane, I was 21! Going to Argentina for my honeymoon and traveling to Paris twice while I was in college, gave me the travel bug and introduced me to the joy of exploring.  But, traveling the world doesn’t always work out with […]

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All: What’s With the Pokemon Craze?

I remember when I was in college I would hear about these Pokemon cards that all the kids were playing with. I immediately was brought back to memories of Garbage Pail Kids and how I obsessively collected them all, desperately searching for the “Juicy Jessica” to add to my collection. The Garbage Pail Kid craze didn’t last […]

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