Gina A.

Gina A.
Gina is a licensed clinical social worker and photographer in Fairfield County. Gina is also a single mother by choice (SMBC) and aims to provide support to women who are just beginning their journey to motherhood, however it may look. Gina lives in Fairfield County with her two daughters. In her "free" time, Gina enjoys photography, reading, catching up with friends and spending time out in nature.
Sisters sitting in a top bunk bed.

Love Grows Best in Little Houses: Sibling Room Sharing

“Love grows best in little houses, with fewer walls to separate. Where you eat and sleep so close together, you can’t help but communicate. And if we had more room between us, think of...
A mom trying to do it all.

The Illusion of Having It All Together

How many of us have been complimented for having it all together? I’d imagine the number is large, and the pressure from such a belief can feel overwhelming— at least for me! It’s kind...
Two sisters smiling and holding each other.

My Children Are Perfect

Luckily, my girls have lots of time to grow and develop into who they’re meant to be. Perfection in this context is a belief; it’s a part of connection and understanding! If you don’t believe...
Explore Stratford

Explore Fairfield County :: Stratford

“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....
Kids doing Halloween fun crafts.

Halloween Fun for Little Ones

My kiddos are 2.5 and 7 months old, and we are SO excited for Halloween fun this year. Here are some Halloween-themed activities for even the tiniest goblins to enjoy! You are guaranteed a...
A little girl laying on a hospital bed next to Elmo.

Advocacy as a Solo Parent

As an LCSW, I have spent a lot of time advocating on behalf of my clients and their families. When I worked in foster care, I felt compelled to honor the wishes of the...
An upset toddler girl.

SOS: Entering the Toddler Years

SOS! I’m new to life with a toddler. It is NOT for the weak! My eldest daughter is loving, smart, empathetic, and oh, so sassy! She is two going on twenty-two, and I’m here...
Two best friends taking care of a baby.

Growing our “Framily”

As a solo mama, I can easily enforce my independence. I’m quick to decline a helping hand and often do things the hard way to avoid asking anyone for help. I know this quality...
A family celebrating together.

Holidays as a Non-Traditional Family

Our family is special. We are a non-traditional family. We have value, and we also have values. We like to celebrate all of the holidays presented before us; most recently, Memorial Day, Father’s Day,...
A toddler holding her newborn sister.

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until They’re Grown

I’m a single mother by choice to two darling little girls. Both were born on the same date in March, exactly two years apart. During my time at home, I have been reflecting on...