Charity is a newly-single mom of three with a son born in 2012 and identical twin daughters born in 2017. She lives in Monroe and has been writing for Fairfield County Mom since 2019. Charity is a full-time speech-language pathologist, working with patients all across the lifespan. She is also an intuitive medium. In her life before children, Charity was a professional stage manager, working in theatres throughout Fairfield County. Charity is passionate about her family, career, ballet (which she began at 39 years old!), musical theatre, and her amazingly-supportive friends as she begins a new chapter in her life. She firmly believes that you are never too old to stay stuck in a situation that is causing you pain. You can follow her on Instagram at @charityferris.
A divorced woman settling into a new home.

“Nesting” During Divorce: What Is It and Is It Right for Your Family?

I haven't exactly been quiet the past few months about getting divorced last year. It was initially challenging to discuss in a forum as public as this one, but now that I'm moving out...
A woman sitting on a couch next to a Christmas tree.

My First Holiday as a Single Parent

It had all been theory until now: Spending the holidays with only my kids and me. When we decided to separate just after Christmas last year, we devised a plan for the time we...
A family posing in coordinating outfits.

The Perfect Family

I’ve been repeatedly told that someone thought we had the “perfect family.” Or that my children looked so “well behaved.” Or they didn’t know how I seemed to “do it all” and keep it...
Sprinkling flour on bread dough.

Baking Bread and Finding Myself Again

Few smells remind me of my childhood more than freshly made bread. For the first few years of my life, my mom stayed at home with us. She cooked everything we ate, made our clothes...
A woman sitting in a rocking chair.

When a Mother Sits Down

I have words swirling around in my head all the time, mostly mock conversations between friends and co-workers or replaying my children’s antics. There was one particular day this summer (oh, let’s be real...this...

Explore Fairfield County :: Sherman

"Explore Fairfield County" is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse, including big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms, and busy highways....
Twins looking at pumpkins.

Satisfying the Curiosity: Answers to All the Twin Questions I’m Asked

I have identical twins. People stare and smile at us whenever we are out and about. And while twins aren’t really such a rare thing, even as a twin mom, I still smile at...
Calm-down spot

Managing Big Feelings: The Calm Down Spot

I don’t keep it a secret that all three kids have big personalities. They are intense, and it has always been challenging for me to manage their big feelings. Hour-long tantrums where we forgot what...
A couple fighting with a little girls standing between them.

Preparing to Talk to Children About Divorce

When my husband and I finally decided to divorce three months ago, we felt a lot of relief. But we had concerns. What are we going to tell the children? How are we going...
A woman holding her daughter and dog.

Are Intuitive Mediums Exempt from Grief?

As an intuitive medium, I’m often asked if we, as a group, are exempt from the grief process because we understand what is on the other side. I think it’s an interesting question to...