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In a perfect world, parenting would have a guide for every situation. So, without a parenting handbook, what’s a parent to do? Welcome to Fairfield County Mom! Our team consists of over 30 contributors with diverse backgrounds and family dynamics, sharing a wealth of experiences and parenting wisdom.

Parenting wisdom is often gained through experience, but it can also be shared. At Fairfield County Mom, we value the uniqueness of every child. Qualities like patience, empathy, and active listening are crucial for parents, along with setting boundaries and routines. Perfect parenting is a myth; it’s the simple, everyday moments that truly matter. Parenting wisdom lies in adapting and growing alongside your child, guiding them with love and resilience through each development stage. This wisdom shapes the child’s journey and enriches the parent’s path.

Fairfield County Mom provides parenting wisdom for all stages of motherhood, sharing tales of daily life and the joys and challenges of motherhood. We talk about the household and how to budgeting can help your marriage. We offer advice on bedtime routines and sibling room sharing tips. We also tackle difficult topics like helping children cope with grief and advice for navigating divorce.

Parenting in Fairfield County presents unique challenges and rewards. As a mother in this area, we nurture our children in a region known for its beautiful landscapes, rich cultural scene, and tight-knit community. Fairfield County fosters a supportive environment that encourages togetherness and strength. Whether you seek advice or parental wisdom, Fairfield County Mom is here to support you on your parenting journey.

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...
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...
Say what you want about Taylor Swift, but that girl can write. I was excited for her new album because I knew a few lyrics would hit me right in the gut. A few standouts from her most recent album,...
How do we motivate someone to naturally, intrinsically, want to do the things necessary in a given day? Jennifer Aniston’s famous line to Vince Vaughn in The Break Up, “I want you to want to do the dishes!” comes...
April is Autism Awareness Month or, as I prefer to call it, Autism Awareness Acceptance and Inclusion Month. As I reflected on what I would like to bring to light to support my son, the word "community" came to...
A mom working from home with her kids around.

Every Mother Works

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I’ve dipped my toes in all the working mom waters within the past ten years - full-time with children in daycare, part-time with children in daycare, full-time stay-at-home with no outside employment, and full-time work-from-home with a babysitter as...
Emotional regulation has a lifetime of experience within us. How we regulate our emotions comes through learned history, pairing, routines, and so much more. Are the ways we regulate our emotions working for us? Are they healthy or not?...
It happened. I got the “You love her more than me” statement from my oldest, who angrily shouted at me. Growing up an only child, I never felt slighted by my parents. If I felt terrible, it was just plain “You...
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Troop Beverly Hills 2.0

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I honestly never thought that out of all my kids, my daughter would be the one to get involved in scouts. My oldest son is all about living on the land, survival strategies, and being in the woods. On...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and it is important to highlight how we can best educate and empower ourselves and our children. Early education around sexual trauma is key in giving children the knowledge that will protect them...

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