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Meet Melissa: Completing the Puzzle

Wow, here it is, my first post as an official contributor for Fairfield County Mom! It feels surreal. I have been guest blogging for about a year, and I feel so lucky to be part of a team of strong, intellectual, amazing women. When I became a mom 7 years ago to an amazing little […]

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grandmas

Grandmas: The Unsung Heroes

Who would I be as a mother if it weren’t for my mom and mother-in-law? How would I survive? Who would I lean on? My mom, who my kids affectionately call “Lolli” and my mother in law who lovingly goes by “Grandma” have truly been my anchor since some days I feel like I am floating […]

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siblings

For the Love of Siblings

I have two siblings. I am the oldest. I am four years older than my brother, and he is four years older than my sister. It seems so perfectly planned and well spread out. My mom was a stay-at-home mom until my sister went to Kindergarten, and with the four-year space between us, she got […]

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last words from my dad

Last Words From My Dad

“You know, being a parent isn’t as easy as you think, you’ll see.” Those were some of the last words my dad ever spoke to me during a heated conversation. If anyone has met me, you might understand how a motorcycle driving, leather vest clad man and I never saw eye to eye. My dad […]

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Grandparenting Joy

One of the unexpected delights of parenting for me – and I think for my husband, too – has been seeing how much joy our children bring to our own parents. Before having kids, of course, we assumed that our parents would adore their grandchildren, but once you actually get to witness the sheer joy […]

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family choice

Family Choice: Navigating COVID-19

It’s been several months since Governor Lamont first encouraged us to “Stay Safe, Stay at Home.” Schools changed to distance learning, non-essential employees began working from home, and many local businesses temporarily closed their doors. As we’ve done our part to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, many parents have felt the physical, mental, and emotional […]

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dogs

Everyone’s Best Friend

Frederic the Great nailed this one for sure, dogs are a man’s best friend. But I truly believe they are everyone’s best friend! On top of being loyal, smart, and protective, they are also proven to reduce stress. Of the 135 million pets in homes across America, 60.2 million are dogs. In our home, we […]

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Learning to Draw

I am not an artist. Drawing has always been a weakness of mine and something I have never enjoyed. Even as a kid, I was never proud of my artwork. I always felt it just was not one of my talents, and no matter how much I tried, you could never tell what my art […]

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dads are parents too

Dads Are Parents Too

It was an innocent omission: “Hey Moms…let’s schedule a lunchtime Zoom story!” I read the email from a fellow school parent quickly, with the newborn on my boob, knowing that my husband would add the event to our (suddenly sparse) calendar. My husband came downstairs for his second cup of coffee on a break from […]

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