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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.

One thing I have learned in my eleven years as a mother and six years as a mother of three is that decisions are hard—so hard. Every child is different. Each of my children is unique. What they require...
The leprechaun is here, and there is no busier time for an Irish dancer than St. Patrick’s Day. My daughter and her school are hired to dance in pubs around Fairfield County to bring smiles and Irish pride to...
In our town, most extracurricular activities in our intermediate school are held before school starts. As a dual-working household, we cannot get our son to any before-school activities. I felt awkward asking other parents for help, even though their...
What are we teaching our children if they think they can get everything they want just because they want it? Forcing our children to share has become a very controversial issue. We are being warned by a previous generation (or...
A tired mom.

I Am Tired

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I am an Aries. I am determined, ambitious, high-energy, yet easygoing. But mostly, I’m an impulsive “yes” girl. In my life at home, as a professional, and even with my kids, there is not much I say no to...
A mom laying on the floor playing blocks with her daughters.

Play Time: The Last Mile

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As anyone with kids knows, changes can come slowly, and changes can come fast. Suddenly, your child grows assertive and refuses pants. Suddenly, there is a fever, and the world comes to a halt. Slowly, their teeth come in, and...
I haven't exactly been quiet the past few months about getting divorced last year. It was initially challenging to discuss in a forum as public as this one, but now that I'm moving out of that phase and fully...
As recently as one month ago, the most common words our kids uttered between 8 and 9 p.m. were “one more.” One more snack, one more story. One more snuggle, one more glass of water. And the most terrifying...
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...

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