When my daughter, A, was about 4 months old, she spiked a high fever. Her first fever, actually. It was late on a snowy Sunday night, so after waking my husband from his deep sleep, we decided to call...
Holding a cup.

Maximize Your Mommy Time

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It's hard to find the time to take care of your needs when you have your children to take care of. Every mother knows that the health and well-being of your children often trumps our own health and well-being...
A midwife's scope of practice encompasses prenatal care, gynecological care, primary care, intrapartal care (labor and birth), and postpartum care.  While all of these areas have redeeming qualities, any midwife will tell you that they have a favorite area...
I read something funny the other day that said showing a teacher back to school commercials in July is like showing a cross to a vampire. For all you educators out there, you know what I mean!  Usually, I...
a baby climbing a rope at gym class.

Bringing Up Bebe

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Last February, while listening to NPR, I heard an interview with a journalist named Pamela Druckerman.  She was promoting a new book about her experience as an American mother raising children in Paris.  Bringing Up Bébé sounded like a candid, sharp, and humorous...
I'm not the kind of woman who dreamed of being a mother. I never really spent time with small children, certainly not wishing for one of my own, and I never longed to hold a newborn and smell its...
A baby getting into a drawer.

Baby On the Move

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Yesterday was Lizzie's 8-month birthday. As a present to mommy & daddy she decided that she was going to crawl! We watched in amazement as our daughter decided that she was ready to be on the move. My first...
An empty park bench.

The Kindness of Strangers

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In my last post, I wrote about the village of mommies I’m so happy to be a part of – about how grateful I am to have the help of a community when we are making decisions about raising...
Before I had my son, I had a lot of ideas about what kind of parent I was going to be: Loving and nurturing, but strict when it was called for; patient and fair; super fun, but also a...
Intro (The Barn Doors) The Great Danbury Fair was an agricultural fair that began in Danbury in 1869 and ran yearly until 1981. The Danbury Fair Mall was built on the grounds in 1986 and named in honor of...

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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...