I woke up the other day, and from the moment I opened my eyes, I knew. My pulse was racing, and my skin felt tingly. My heart was beating faster than usual, and everything seemed off. I was having a...
Flowing sundresses, dripping ice cream cones, sandy toes...yes, summer is in full swing! Summer brings many pleasures, and chief among them, in my humble opinion, is the beautiful bounty of sumptuous summer fruit. Berries abound, bananas beam their sunshiny hue,...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as a mom and a woman, I am no stranger to the fact that America is in the midst of a mental health crisis. One in five adults battles with a mental...
A woman crying on the scale.

Leaving Bulimia Behind

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Trigger Warning: Eating Disorders Growing up is such a layered experience for us all. I feel like I’ve had so many opportunities to view life from different perspectives. My mother made a lot of money and flaunted it on clothing and...
Well before I even thought about becoming a mother, I heard the term 'post-partum depression.' In the 80s and 90s, post-partum depression was not too prevalent as it was rarely diagnosed and unfortunately not treated properly. Women were taught...
I have suffered from postpartum PTSD and anxiety and consider myself a warrior and now an advocate. At the time, like so many other families in our area,  I didn’t know about perinatal mental health and all the wonderful...
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 has the answers! We found that...
I cannot remember when I first began to struggle with being overweight. I recall being a 'bigger-boned' girl in late junior high and high school. I developed quicker than some of my peers, and at times, I remember being...
I need to vent.  I know my family is not the only ones going through this season of life. I know that things could be far worse. I am thankful for modern medicine, healthcare providers who care about my children,...
Prenatal yoga.

Prenatal Yoga

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I firmly believe in the positive benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. Most of the time, I run, swim, or strength train, but I am always open to trying new things. There is one form of exercise that...

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Cozy Cafes for Fall: Fairfield County’s Best Spots for Hot Drinks

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Welcome to our caffeinated journey through Fairfield County’s most enchanting cafes, where the aroma of espresso mingles with the scent of crisp air and...