Jana McQueen

Jana McQueen
Jana is a stay-at-home mom, currently living in Greenwich with her husband, Iain, and daughters, Laila and Nora. Jana is originally from Westchester County, NY, met Iain at college, married in June 2011, welcomed Laila in December 2012, and welcomed Nora in August 2015. On any given day, you can find us playing, reading, or out and about running too many errands and taking advantage of some of the many perks that Greenwich and Fairfield County have to offer.
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Out of the Holidaze

I won’t be the first or last person to say that Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is a whirlwind of celebrations, get-togethers with family and friends, and road trips. And, because there’s never a...
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Warmer Weather Toy Wishlist

I don't know about you, but my family has enjoyed this warmer weather! On sunny days, we try to get outside as often as possible. Fairfield County has great parks, playgrounds, and beaches. We...
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How (Not) to Teach Your Baby Sign Language

When my daughter was six months old, I began to introduce some baby signs to her. I picked a handful of words that I thought would be helpful for her to communicate to us:...
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Staying Sane as a Stay-at-Home Mom

I love being a stay-at-home mom to my one-year-old daughter, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. It took me a while to find balance, but once I did, I was much better able...
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DIY Farm Felt Board

The other day, I finally made a farm felt board for my one-year-old daughter. This idea had been in my head for too long, and of course, I had already looked for ideas and...
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Connecticut Day Trips

I love that Fairfield County has so much to offer my family, but there’s also so much more to see and do throughout Connecticut! Due to social distancing, be sure to look into the...
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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...

Ultimate Postpartum Guide

Motherhood. It's something many of us dream of, but once it happens our lives are forever changed. As much as we try to prepare it's best to take it one day at a time....

Family Favorite Outdoor Toys

As warmer weather finally arrives, and social distancing has us all spending more time at home in our own backyards, I thought I’d share some of my family’s favorite outdoor toys. Over the years,...

Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most amazing things we can experience as women. Growing a human child is miraculous hard work! Through the morning sickness, food cravings/aversions, exhaustion, and more, we strive to feel...