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Meet the Team

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Meet Your Fairfield County Team

Amy

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Founder and Co-Owner

Meet Amy, our founder and co-owner. In addition to Fairfield County Moms Blog, Amy teaches 6th grade at a local middle school. She married her husband Brien in June of 2009 and is mommy to Dean {May 2012} and Tyler {October 2014}. The family lives cozily in their Westport home with two small dogs and one large cat. Amy has lived in Fairfield County her whole life and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Besides spending time at home with her family and spending her school days with 12 year-olds, Amy loves to day dream about traveling across the globe, she’ll read pretty much anything that comes recommended, and is probably the world’s messiest cook. Email Amy at [email protected] or connect on Instagram {@amyjones112}.

Michelle

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Editor, Co-Owner

Michelle is the Co-owner and Editor of Fairfield County Moms Blog and Westchester County Moms Blog. She has spent her entire life in Fairfield County, growing up in Norwalk and now residing in Fairfield, CT. Michelle married her husband Chris in October of 2008. Before motherhood, she thought she was busy, but now life with her son Shane (March 2011), twins, Blake and Brynn (June 2013), and Carl the French bulldog; the meaning of hectic has been redefined! Michelle is also a working mom, teaching at a local public school. When she’s not doing laundry, creating lesson plans and picking up toys, Michelle enjoys hosting her book club, watching Bravo TV, eating dark chocolate and enjoying an extra large glass of wine. Email Michelle at [email protected].

Aarika

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Aarika is a full-time working mom who just moved to Trumbull in May 2014 with her husband Kris, daughter Emmy {July 2013}, and Shiba Inu furbaby, Meiko. She is expecting her 2nd daughter in December 2015. She has lived in Fairfield County since 2010, but is originally from Ulster County, NY. Aarika and Kris fell in love at a UConn football game in October of 2005, married in June of 2012 and expanded their duo to a threesome in July of 2013. In addition to being a mom, she is a CPA by day, as well as enjoys being a health and fitness coach, amateur chef and baker, and binge watching TV shows on Netflix.

Shannon

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Shannon has lived in Fairfield County, CT for most of her life and currently lives in Monroe. She has a daughter L {September, 2008} and a son B {May, 2012}. Shannon balances being a wife and mom with working 186 days out of the year as a special education teacher. Thank goodness for vacations, summer break, and snow days! You can be sure that she fills those days with as many amazing activities and outings that she can think of to make up for the time that she is at work. In a distant life, way before babies, Shannon was an aspiring actress and musician. You can sometimes still find her leading sing-a-longs with her guitar at the kids’ playgroups or at her daughter’s school.

Maria S.

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Meet Maria! She’s a full time mom/teacher/wife/daughter who feels pulled in too many directions! Her older son Michael took over 24 hours to be born, and at 6 months old was diagnosed with allergies to dairy, eggs, soy, shrimp and wheat… all after exclusively nursing because she was SO SURE that would help him be a healthy kid. Luckily at age 1, he began to outgrow some of his allergies. Fingers crossed the others will soon follow because that plus a husband who doesn’t eat any veggies and Maria always battling her weight makes for 3 meals to prepare every night. Luckily Christopher, her younger son is a cooperative eater…so far! Unfortunately sleeping, however, is minimal with a baby these days. No wonder she’s so dang tired! It’s a good thing she loves to cook and doesn’t require more than 7 hours of sleep since she often gets far fewer than that. She is addicted to Scandal, Nashville, How to Get Away with Murder, most cooking shows and Jane the Virgin. Most nights she’s content to surf Pinterest and pin way too many crafty pins she will never do.

Megan

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Megan is a full-time mom, and founder of Camp By MaMa, a creative motherhood blog. She married her husband Joseph in August of 2008 and is mommy to Ava (May 2010), Gianna (Oct 2012), and Nico (Sept 2016). She lives in Stamford. Megan enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, traveling, shopping, and going out to dinner with friends. To learn more about Megan, visit her website campbymama.com and follow her on Instagram campbymama!

Alison

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Alison is the staff sleep specialist at The Center For Advanced Pediatrics and has a private practice –  Sleepytime Coach, Sleep Solutions for Babies and Children. She is a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Happiest Baby Educator, and member of The International Association of Child Sleep Consultants. Alison lives in Norwalk with her husband Michael and 14 year old son Dylan (who wasn’t always, but is now an excellent sleeper!).

Jessica

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Jessica lives in Stamford with her husband and sons Ryan, 7 and Jake, 4. She has been teaching middle school social studies in Westchester for 15 years. She is a CT native, growing up in West Hartford and moving to Fairfield County when Ryan was only one month old. She enjoys traveling, going to the beach with friends, good music, a nice glass of Rose on a warm summer day, a book she can’t put down, and laughing and making memories with her boys.

Jana

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Jana is a stay-at-home mom, currently living in Greenwich with her husband, Iain, and daughters, Laila and Nora. Jana is originally from Westchester County, NY, met Iain at college, married in June 2011, welcomed Laila in December 2012, and welcomed Nora in August 2015. On any given day, you can find her playing, reading, or out and about running too many errands and taking advantage of some of the many perks that Greenwich and Fairfield County have to offer.

Erika

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Originally from Michigan, Erika moved to Chicago for undergrad, met her future husband and has moved back and forth between Chicago and Fairfield County ever since. Erika started out as a working mom in grad school, but along with a second relocation from Chicago to Fairfield County in 2013, she transitioned to staying at home with a 2yr old and 9mo old. Currently wrangling a 5yr old, 3yr old, and 1yr old in New Canaan, Erika does her best to stay sane playing at the park, running with the stroller, looking for more caffeine, browsing at the wine store, and leaning on fellow Mommy friends. You can follow her random Mommy musings on Facebook at Mommy Shark.

Gina

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Gina is passionate about spreading a little bit of joy and inspiration with people daily. She currently lives in Newtown, CT with her two children, husband, and dog. She is the founder of the lifestyle blog American Made Mama and professionally facilitates leadership development programs across the country. In her spare time she loves to coach others, mentor kids, and spend time with her family.

Elisabeth P.

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Elisabeth is a stay-at-home mom who lives in Fairfield with her husband Andrew and three daughters ages 7, 4 1/2, and 22 months. She grew up in Litchfield County and moved to Fairfield from Stamford 3 1/2 years ago. Elisabeth was previously an elementary school teacher, but now feels very blessed to be home with her children (although it’s not an easy job!). She loves to bake and cook, go to the beach with her family, and share a glass of wine with friends!

Hilary

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Hilary was born and raised in New York City. She moved to Connecticut after college to go to law school, where she met her husband Dan on their very first day. She now lives in Stamford with her husband and their two rugrats, a daughter C (born 2013) and a son L (born 2015). She works from home as an attorney, which would be completely impossible without coffee (for mom) and television (for the rugrats). She spends most of her free time drawing cartoons of her wacky family and writing about the ridiculousness of parenting, which you can see over at www.mymommydoodles.com and on Instagram @mymommydoodles.

Caitlin

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Meet Caitlin! She grew up in Fairfield, CT and after some time living in other places, she is ecstatic to call Fairfield home again. She met her husband, Matthew, in college, was married in 2009 and welcomed a daughter, Parker, in December of 2014. She works full-time in higher education and has been doing so for the past 7 years. While she was living in Santa Monica, California a few years ago, she adopted a vegan lifestyle, which she (and Matthew) still maintain. In her pre-mom life, she spent her free time at yoga, taking photos and coaching cheerleading.

Abby

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Abby is a full time middle school teacher and mom. She was born and raised in Fairfield County and despite a few attempts at moving out west to Colorado, she has always ended up back here in the tri-state area. She met her husband, Chris, in college, and they were married in 2008 in Norwalk. They welcomed their first son, Ben, in 2010 and their second son, Tommy, in 2012. Abby spends her weekdays working and parenting her two young boys and her weekends trying to relax with family. She enjoys running, binge watching Netflix after 8pm and trying to exhaust her kids at local playgrounds.

Daria

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Daria lives in Norwalk with her husband and their baby boy. She grew up in Connecticut (Hartford County) but spent most of her adult life in New York City until recently moving back to Connecticut with her husband to start their family. Daria is adjusting to life as a new mom while juggling a demanding full-time career in international education. When she’s not commuting to/from the city or spending time with her family, she’s daydreaming about where she’ll travel to next.

Alisa

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Alisa is a psychotherapist, life coach and mom of two little ones. Alisa is a native of Fairfield County and lives with her husband (a New York transplant), daughter (October 2012) and son (January 2015). Following the birth of her second child, Alisa left her full-time job and pursued her dream of starting her own private practice by founding Balanced Being Counseling, LLC and Balanced Being Coaching, LLC (abalancedbeing.com). Her office is located in downtown Fairfield where she works one-on-one with young women and moms to find their balance, drop the stress and give them confidence when they need it the most. Alisa started a new mom support group in the community and created the Facebook Group, Balanced Mama, a non-judgmental space for moms to feel inspired, gain support and come together among the chaos. Alisa is passionate about motherhood, supporting women, buffalo chicken and a good margarita.

Elisabeth F.

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Wife, mother, recovering technologist, spending this year challenging myself to get back in touch with my creative roots. Follow our family antics on IG @sexhugsandcinnamonrolls.

Kate S.

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Kate S. is a full-time mom at home in Fairfield with her kids 4, 2, and another on the way. A former English teacher, she keeps in touch with her passion for childhood literacy by running book drives, book fairs, and shopping events for Usborne Books. Kate can be found out and about exploring with her kids, cleaning her house, or laughing with other moms at the chaos of life with littles.

Caroline

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Caroline is a mom of four D (who left us too soon), H 3 years old, and A&M 3 months old. Originally from Westchester, she and her husband settled in Wilton in 2010. She became a stay-at-home mom after D was born. She enjoys reading, tennis, cooking, baking, and you just mind find her in any grocery store in Southern Fairfield County!

Stefanie

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I’m a mother of two kids. Kayli who is my 7 year old daughter and my son Jackson who will be 2 in July. My husband and I will be married for 10 years in October. I’m a stay at home mom and looking forward to sharing my thoughts.

Maria

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Maria F. is a high school English teacher who naturally finds herself reflecting upon the beautiful struggles that accompany the routine and randomness of each day as a working mommy. She relies upon humor and some sort of chocolate treat as survival tactics, at home, at work, and, of course, in her beloved dream car, a minivan. She and her husband live in Norwalk with their daughter, Abbie (born 2012), and son, Charlie (born 2014). Maria F. loves exploring all that Fairfield County has to offer, and as a native New Yorker, she will continue her search for a true good slice of pizza…

Nikki

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Nikki has called wonderful Fairfield County her home, her entire life. Growing up on a campus of a private school in Greenwich, CT Nikki swore to her educator parents that she would never be a teacher. Well life has a way of repeating itself and now Nikki and her amazingly supportive husband are happily working at a different independent school in Greenwich. A recovering “type a” perfectionist she is learning to let go of her color coding, alphabetizing ways and embrace the mess. Helping her enjoy life’s everyday messes are her two precocious girls Sofie (11/15/11) and Keira (9/7/13). Nikki loves all things mommy cliché including but not limited to walks on the beach, running, reality TV, organizing closets, wine, chocolate and having her kids help her out in the kitchen.

Kate M.

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Kate is a working mom who is constantly trying to balance the chaos of a full time advertising career with caring for 2 toddlers. She is a New York transplant who’s fallen in love with the CT shoreline she now calls home. Kate lives by the beach in Fairfield with her husband and boy/girl twins. When not working or chasing her kids you can find Kate sweating it out at a Bar Method Class or watching reality TV with wine in hand! Having it all may be a myth but Kate is trying her damnedest to live a balanced life. She hopes you can relate as you follow along on her crazy journey through motherhood!

 

Stephanie

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Stephanie lives in Bethel, CT with her geeky husband, preteen daughter and 2 loveable but crazy cats. By day she is an Architectural Project Manager for a high-end furniture retailer and by night she is an avid true crime watcher. She advocates for mental health as she is a long time sufferer of Depression and Anxiety and her daughter has an Anxiety diagnosis as well. She loves to hike and snowshoe, read, do word searches, write and vows she cannot survive without coffee.

Lisa

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Lisa is a middle school English teacher who lives in Stamford with her husband (who she met when she was on a teen tour) and her son, Emmet (born 2008). Lisa is also a stepmom to three teenagers. She grew up in Trumbull and, after stints in Boston and NYC, is happy to be back in Fairfield County where there is much better parking. She also started her own college essay coaching gig, ACCEPTional Essays, where she helps seniors in high school make their college essays pop out of the pack. She does a lot of volunteer work within the Stamford community at her synagogue and various organizations. She loves to play tennis and cook, and she hates doing laundry and anything with mayonnaise. Her quest continues to find the best sushi in Fairfield County.