An innocent comment at the playground has plagued me for a few weeks. A woman and I started a conversation as our kids - her son and my daughter – played together. As it turns out, they were both almost...
May is Speech-Language-Hearing Month. I've been a speech-language pathologist (SLP) for ten years and always believed that my patients are my greatest teachers. Recently, though, I learned how much this work has changed my life for the better. I was...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is the month when we can work super hard at removing the stigma around getting help for your mental health when needed. But how do we keep our children’s mental health strong?...
They say parenting is the hardest job you will ever sign up for. Right from the beginning, you are thrown into caring for someone around the clock, making difficult decisions, and establishing boundaries. You often figure it out as...
I’m done buying $25+ water bottles. We have Stanleys and Cirkuls, Gatorade and Simple Modern, and many others.  Or, as I should say, we used to have all of these. Like socks, water bottles have been disappearing at an alarming rate. I’ll...

To My Fiercest Child

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To my fiercest child, You know who you are. You are the one who pushes buttons your father and I didn’t even know existed. You are the one who knows how to work EVERY system. You are ALL the forces...
A couple on a date.

Date Night, Please

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Any mom out there can tell you that she's tired. Not just yesterday, but pretty much every single day. Ask her how many carrots her toddler threw on the floor, how many times her newborn woke up last night,...
My social media feed has been taken over by tradwife influencers. What is a tradwife, you ask? A mom who stays at home with their ever-growing brood of children. Definitely, all homeschooled, birthed at home, and fed homemade meals...
I am turning 40 this month. There's this whole aura of hype surrounding turning 40, like it's the grand milestone that's supposed to shake up your existence completely. But honestly, when I stroll down memory lane through the last decade,...
  I’ll be the first to admit I cannot stand the taste of alcohol, but I love a gorgeous drink. Sitting on our back patio with an amazing mocktail in my hand is probably one of my favorite feelings, but...

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Why You Should Take Your Family to These Pride Events

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Happy Pride Month! June is a month for showing support to the LGBTQIA+ community, and Fairfield County has several events going on. I choose...
Summer cocktails.

Cheers to Summer ’24