Melissa was born and raised in Fairfield County. She currently lives in Stamford with her husband and their three children. She spends most of her free time driving her children to various activities and making sure they are living the dream! She does make time for solo Starbucks and Target runs because self-care is important! You can also find her on Instagram @the_storied_mind, where she creates posts in the hopes of helping others and breaking the stigma for people to reach out for help regarding their mental health.
A woman eating a slice of pizza.

National Pizza Day

National Pizza Day has me thinking about the quote, “One bite, everyone knows the rules.” This line has had me discover a love of pizza I didn’t know I had. For the majority of my...
An assortment of Asian food.

My Favorite Asian Food Restaurants in Fairfield County

Asian cuisine has become one of my favorites to indulge in when we go out to eat. There are many excellent restaurant options within Fairfield County. When it comes to Chinese food, Ginkgo Sichuan and...
Explore Stamford, Connecticut, Fairfield County.

Explore Fairfield County :: Stamford

“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....
A girls softball team in a huddle.

The Rules I Wish Every Travel Sports Parent Would Follow

House league sports are great. They are competitive without being over the top. You can sit back and enjoy the game without fistfights breaking out (this literally happened during the baseball season) or harsh...
A mom and daughter shopping for school clothes.

Back-to-School Shopping: Fairfield County Edition

Whether we are ready or not, it's back-to-school shopping season in Fairfield County! Back-to-school time is an exciting time in children's lives, and one of the things that they look forward to the most...
Kids eating at a restaurant

Kids Eat Free (or almost free) in Fairfield County

I love going out to eat! With my family’s busy schedule, a lot of the time, it is easier to go out because there is no time for me to prepare anything. With a...
People at an outdoor concert.

Outdoor Concerts in Fairfield County

  After my family, music is one of my true loves. Along with the summer season come many opportunities for outdoor concerts in Fairfield County. Many nearby towns have great outdoor concert venues with various...
Summer festivals

2023 Summer Fairs and Festivals in Fairfield County

As soon as June hits, it’s my favorite time of year! Not only is it the end of the school year, the start of the summer season, and when everyone’s mood starts to shift...
A child being examined by a doctor.

A Guide to Pediatricians in Fairfield County

One of the most frequently asked questions when becoming a new parent or a parent new to the area is; Can anyone recommend a pediatrician they love in the area? Yes! The Fairfield County Mom contributor team...
A woman who feels free.

Being a Mom Doesn’t Fill My Cup

Molly Sims recently summed up my feelings on motherhood. She said, “My two favorite things in life are being with my kids and not being with my kids. It’s complicated.” This statement truly summarizes...