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Food, Glorious Food (Or Not…)

I anticipated the Little Monkey’s entry into the world of solid food with a mix of great excitement and total dread.  On the one hand, I am a long-time lover of food.  I’m rarely picky, anticipate mealtimes happily, and love to try new things.  If I know I am going to a new restaurant I’ll […]

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Back(pack) to School!

The first day of school is just around the corner! Whether your little Einstein is headed for pre-school or hopping on the bus for elementary school, they’re going to need a sturdy backpack to carry all their educational essentials.  Beatrix New York specializes in sturdy carry-alls that are embroidered with original, super-cute characters.  Their PVC […]

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Dinosaur jaw

Making Memories at the Bronx Zoo

Some of my all-time favorite childhood memories took place at the Bronx Zoo. My father took me there all the time, starting at the age of three. I remember when the children’s zoo first opened; watching the sea lions swim in their beautiful art-deco pool; the monorail ride, which felt to me like we were […]

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(view of the store when you walk in)

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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First Flight!

Globe Totters

Travel: to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; to travel for pleasure. Baby: A newborn or recently born child; infant; the youngest member of a family, group, etc.* These two words usually conjure up happiness and excitement. However, when used together, these same two words may invoke anxiety, stress and worry! I’m pleased to tell you, traveling with your baby can be a rewarding experience, filled with…dare I say…FUN! It’s true! Have no fear, Mommy Jenn is here!  I’ve always loved to travel. […]

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My happy boy!

Tell Me Why My Son is Crying…Please

If you’re not familiar with the Tumblr page titled Reasons My Son Is Crying, you are missing out on a particularly spectacular parenting gem. A dad named Greg Pembroke thought it would be funny to post photos of his son crying for all of those magical reasons why toddlers cry – all of those rational, logical […]

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Maternity Leave or Not to Leave

I read something funny the other day that said showing a teacher back to school commercials in July is like showing a cross to a vampire.  For all you educators out there, you know what I mean!  Usually, I am right there with you guys but this year is a little different.  I have decided […]

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Back to School Bedtime

If your house is anything like my house, the chances are that your children’s bedtime has crept a bit (or a lot) later over the summer. Since the last school bell rang in June, my 11 year old’s nightly pleading for “5 more minutes” has turned into “another 5 minutes” and “just 10 more minutes”, […]

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Enjoying a moment for myself!

The Baby Boohoos: Tips to Help with the Baby Blues

The first few weeks with a newborn can drive any person crazy. The lack of sleep alone makes you cranky, but add raging hormones to the mix and most mommies will experience the Baby Blues. For me the second time around has been more like the Baby Boohoos. I have found myself crying over everything […]

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