Boys coming off a hockey rink.

An Ode To My Boys

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For the month of love, here’s a poem to my two boys and all my fellow boy moms. I’m a proud boy mom, hear me roar! Dump trucks, Magna-Tiles, and Legos galore Hockey equipment, boxer briefs, and dirty socks Noises coming from the...
“Love grows best in little houses, with fewer walls to separate. Where you eat and sleep so close together, you can’t help but communicate. And if we had more room between us, think of all we’d miss. Love grows...
The trendy thing, the hot new item, the status symbol. These are not new concepts. Millennials had the white Louis Vuitton shoulder bag (fake from Canal Street because we were 13), then before kids, the Goyard tote (because remember disposable...
It is 26 degrees. There is frost on the cars. A wind whips through the bare trees. My fourth-grade son barrels down the stairs. He is dressed in shorts, knee socks, and a t-shirt, ready to start his day. My...
How many of us have been complimented for having it all together? I’d imagine the number is large, and the pressure from such a belief can feel overwhelming— at least for me! It’s kind of others to compliment my...
I knew almost instantly when I became pregnant for the second time. Call it mother's intuition, but I swear I knew. I also knew instantly I was going to have another little boy. Again, maybe it was just intuition, but...
Brushing teeth in a mirror.

New Routines For the New Year

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The New Year is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and determine the areas we’d like to grow in. While typical cliche New Year’s resolutions are associated with signing up for a gym membership and making...
It had all been theory until now: Spending the holidays with only my kids and me. When we decided to separate just after Christmas last year, we devised a plan for the time we would have with our children,...
Drawings on a backyard grave.

Is Heaven in Our Backyard?

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It was a cold winter day when we found Eleanor, one of our two goldfish, hovering toward the bottom of our tank. The discovery was both shocking and expected. Eleanor had been sick on and off for weeks. That night,...
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 dreams. Neither of us grew...

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Going Out to Eat with Kids: Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Fairfield County

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Maybe not nearly as relaxing as the days before having kids, but going out to eat is still a great family activity. Fairfield County...