Rachel lives in Bethel, CT, with her husband, daughters (2007, 2009) and son (2011). She is a portrait photographer and has owned her business, Forty Seven Moments Photography (47moments.com), for 16 years. When she isn't photographing or driving her children around to all of their activities, she is daydreaming about her next adventure. She loves spending time outdoors whether it's in the mountains, on the beach or in her own backyard. She enjoys traveling, spending quality time with her family and connecting with friends both old and new.
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Organizing Your Photographs And Storing Them Safely

It's amazing how far technology has come, especially in the world of photography. With most of our photographs in digital format, it's easy to stockpile hundreds, if not thousands, of images without an idea...

Budgeting Improved My Marriage

When my husband and I married almost 20 years ago, we were both in our early twenties and right out of college. We had our first "real" jobs and a lot of hopes and...
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Where to Donate Used Toys in Fairfield County

Giving back is something everyone should do as they are able. An easy way to do this is by offering gently used toys your children have outgrown or no longer use. Consider donating them...
A mom business owner.

Maintaining a Successful Small Business as a Busy Mom

It's no secret that being a mom is a full-time job in itself, and when you add the responsibilities of running a small business, life can become quite overwhelming. I've been a mom for 16...
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Tips For The Best Holiday Card Photos

Fall is officially here, so the holidays are right around the corner! As a professional photographer and small business owner, this is my busiest time of year. Many of my clients hope to get a...
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Ideas For Connecting With Your Child After School

At the end of a long day, finding ways to connect with your child after school can be a challenge. Not all kids are ready to tell you every detail of their day; even...
20 Creative and Inexpensive Date Ideas

20 Creative and Inexpensive Date Ideas

Fun and interactive dates are important for any relationship, but sometimes it’s difficult to think of something original to do. A good date doesn’t have to be overly complicated or expensive. It just needs...
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Teaching My 16-Year-Old How to Drive in CT

When my daughter turned 16 and got her learner’s permit, I knew it would be life-changing for all of us, but in reality, I had no idea what to expect. She’s independent and holds a...
family-friendly bike trails

Family-Friendly Bike Trails in Fairfield County

One of the best activities to do with your family is taking a bike ride together. Spring, late summer, and early fall are ideal seasons for family bike rides because of the comfortable temperatures...
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Supporting Your Injured Child During an Emergency

We all hope never to find ourselves in the midst of a traumatic situation, but there may come a time when supporting your injured child during an emergency is necessary. This recently happened to...