Michelle is the Owner and Editor of Fairfield County Mom and Westchester County Mom. She has spent her entire life in Fairfield County, growing up in Norwalk and now residing in Fairfield, CT. Michelle married her husband, Chris, in October 2008. Before motherhood, she thought she was busy, but now life with her son Shane (March 2011), twins, Blake and Brynn (June 2013), Hank the Lab, and Bruce the Frenchie; the meaning of hectic has been redefined! Michelle is also a working mom, teaching third grade at a local public school. When she’s not making lists, chauffeuring the kids, and doing laundry, Michelle enjoys standing along the sidelines cheering on her kids, lounging with a good book, eating dark chocolate, and sipping on some tequila.
A mom driving her son in the car.

The Summer Chauffeur

As a teacher, I live for summer vacation - the season of sun, relaxation, and endless possibilities. But reality hits, and I realize I’m a mom. Instead of lounging on the beach with a...
Shopping on Amazon on your phone.

Amazon Fashion Finds

As the owner of Fairfield County Mom (and Westchester County Mom), I make every effort to shop small and support our local small businesses. However, the benefits of a Prime Membership and same-day delivery...
The Fairfield County Mom contributor team.

Fairfield County Mom Turns 10!

Fairfield County Mom turns 10! Ten years ago, Fairfield County Mom launched as Fairfield County Moms Blog with the simple goal of connecting local moms. My best friend from elementary school founded the site, and...
Alchemy the Salon.

Alchemy, The Salon

Once you become a mother, you realize EVERYTHING changes, even your hair! From my thick luscious locks while pregnant to hair loss and lack of time and energy after my babies were born, my...
Volvo XC90

The XC90 Makes a Long Commute Worth the Drive

In addition to owning Fairfield County Mom and Westchester County Mom, I am a third-grade teacher and have a long commute to work. What’s even more frustrating is that what should be a 25-minute...
Football players reaching for a football in a hudle.

The Future for Football is Youth Sports

I am a football mom. I love the game and all the skills and life lessons my family is learning. Football has also been a fantastic way to bring my community together. Whether you...
A mom with her arm around her son on a football field.

The Future for Football from a Football Mom

I am a football mom. My boys live for football. My oldest plays sixth grade tackle, and my youngest plays fourth grade modified football. My husband coaches both teams, and my family is always...
Mother helping son with homework.

Help! Homework!

If you have school-aged children, I’m sure you are slowly getting back into the swing of things. As a teacher, I have to admit; I’m having a more challenging time adjusting than I thought...
Grandparents carrying their grandchildren on their shoulders.

Things Only Grandparents Can Get Away With

Grandparents are the best! When I recently asked my parents what it’s like to be a grandparent, my mom responded, “It’s the best thing in the world; you feel so much love that you...
A Volvo XC90.

But How Does it Drive?

Mamas, I've hit the sweet spot of parenting! My kids are young enough to still want snuggles and laugh at my jokes, yet they are big enough to play independently and get their own...