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Amber is a stay-at-home mom who lives in Trumbull with her husband, Kevin, and two very active boys. After moving from Queens, she can't imagine living anywhere else. As a homeschooling mom and habitual list-maker, she's learning to savor a slower pace of life, and making memories along the way, even if it means not getting everything done.
A woman dragging a suitcase along a boardwalk to a hut on the ocean.

Vacationing the Winter Blues Away

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As the winter chill settles in, I don’t know about you, but it makes me grumpy. After living in Florida for ten years, the gray days, the bundling up to survive outside, the endless lost...
A grocery bill under $150 dollars.

Tightening the Belt

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It’s the new year, and I’ve more than blown our budget. Between presents, donations, new Christmas lights and decor, tubing, and city visits, it’s all got me slightly overwhelmed as the bills keep rolling...
Chicken Pot Pie

Simplifying Dinner: 30-Minutes Meals

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Between all the organized chaos that is ensuing around us this month, it can feel like our heads are in a tangled blur of holiday lights when the kids start uttering those dreaded words,...
A family decorating for the holidays.

Keeping It All Together: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Sanity Through the Holidays

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  We've made it through Thanksgiving and are officially in the Holiday Season. From plays to winter sports, class parties, work parties, or just hosting for the big day, the holidays can bring out the...
A mother homeschooling her daughter.

Homeschool: Daring to be Different

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Living in Fairfield County usually comes with the expectation that you send your kids to some of the best schools around because, after all, "Isn't that what you're paying taxes for?" When we tell people...
A pumpkin spice latte.

Cozy Cafes for Fall: Fairfield County’s Best Spots for Hot Drinks

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Welcome to our caffeinated journey through Fairfield County’s most enchanting cafes, where the aroma of espresso mingles with the scent of crisp air and falling leaves. Whether you’re a devoted coffee connoisseur or a...
A mom homeschooling her daughter.

5 Organizational Tips to Make Your School Year Smoother

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As a homeschool mom, we spend much time in our home. The only secret to success for our family is order. For me, an organized, clean home is a happy and functional home. Here...

Mama, You Are So Important

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As I was driving down the Merritt on the way to our Fairfield County Mom headshots and group photos, alone, ahead of schedule, and only five minutes from my destination, I received a frantic...
A woman cleaning a mirror.

7 EASY Mom Hacks to Keep Your Home Spring Clean

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We know that with the start of spring, we are all looking for that spring clean feeling, and let’s face it, even if you’ve got a weekly housekeeper (or you are the housekeeper), the...
Two boys doing their school work at home.

Meet Amber: A Mom Trying to Live in the Moment

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Hi, I’m Amber! I’m a listmaker, “getter-donner,” and SAHM who likes few things better than sitting down at the end of a full day with a content sigh, knowing I’ve crossed everything off my list....