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Saying Yes to Less

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I asked fellow working moms what their priority is in the New Year, and the resounding answer was around setting boundaries and saying “no” to opportunities in the spirit of self-care. Why do women have a hard time saying...
  Someone asked me yesterday about what it feels like to have a teenager. It caused the corners of my mouth to lift into a smile. You see, it wasn't just one emotion that I was feeling. Having a teenager...
One of the many challenges of parenting is teaching our children how to help make the world a better place. The world and all the people in it need our care. Many problems feel too big to solve, but...
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More and Less

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The start of a new year has always felt like a big pressure to make grandiose changes in my life. I've spent years making resolutions that quickly fizzled by mid-February. Last year, I established monthly habits, which were more...
It's important to say YES to yourself as a person and do things that make you happy. But sometimes, you need to say NO to calendar overdrive in order to preserve your happiness.  I yearn for warmer weather, outdoor activities,...
I read an article recently about the stress levels of moms being directly correlated to the amount of stuff they have in the home. I had an epiphany. I was visually overstimulated with the amount of things lying around the...
Between all the organized chaos that is ensuing around us this month, it can feel like our heads are in a tangled blur of holiday lights when the kids start uttering those dreaded words, "Mom, I'm hungry!"  In the midst...
Whether you have one or multiple children, keeping track of all the things is overwhelming. Especially at this time of year with all of the classroom, school, group holiday celebrations, school spirit days (pajamas, ugly sweaters, hat days, etc.),...
I have loved photography for as long as I can remember. To me, there is something magical about capturing and, if done well, evoking the mood or spirit of a moment, demonstrating in two-dimensional form some aspect of an...
It's no secret that being a mom is a full-time job in itself, and when you add the responsibilities of running a small business, life can become quite overwhelming. I've been a mom for 16 years and owned a photography...

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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...