Fairfield County Mom’s Top 10 Posts of 2023


Fairfield County Mom turned ten this year! Over the years we have helped moms everywhere feel a little less alone and more empowered to tackle the challenges and triumphs of motherhood.

Our contributor team has grown to represent 35 local moms living throughout Fairfield County. They are opening up and sharing about their lives as mothers (the good, the bad, and the tantrums), hoping that at least one mom feels a little less alone.

Fairfield County Mom has grown to be a locally focused parenting resource for moms and families. We are connecting area moms to relevant resources, local businesses, can’t-miss happenings, and most of all — each other!

Here is a list of our top 10 posts of 2023! Make sure to read the posts you may have missed, reread the posts that you could connect with, and share the posts you love!

A heart drawn in the sand.

1. Love Again

“My heart, now broken, has been cracked to let more love in. My grief knows no end, just as my love knows no end. I grieve because I loved. And now I love again.”

Making dinner from Instagram influencers.

2. 5 Summer Recipes from Insta Famous Moms

“I’m here to share some of my favorite IG accounts and five tried and true recipes to help shake up your recipe rut! These fabulous women inspire their followers and bring yummy, innovative, or plain comfort food to their tables weekly. I’m a big foodie and love to recreate recipes or restaurant items at home. I’ve tried dozens of recipes from these ladies and am happy to share some of my favorites for your next picnic or regular weekday meal!”

Travel agent Kate

3. Why Using a Travel Agent is the Best Decision You Will Ever Make 

“As a mom, I understand the importance of crafting a vacation that everyone in the family will enjoy. From Disney vacations to all-inclusive resorts, European adventures, cruises, and more, I love to bring that knowledge and planning expertise to other busy families!”

Grandparents sitting on the couch with their grandchildren.

4. Learning to Grieve While Guiding My Children Through Their Own Grief

“Learning to grieve while guiding my children through their own grief isn’t easy. There is no right or wrong way, but simply what works for us. We don’t grieve in a synchronized manner. We all go through ebbs and flows and have suffered immeasurable losses in the last two and a half years.”

A gymnast performing.

5. Youth Sports Are Dangerous, Let Them Play Anyway

“And that was when I understood why I let my kids play the sports they love. Because these sports teach them not to fear the world but to trust themselves, they teach them how to stay calm in a crisis, not hide from challenges, and approach them as strategically and safely as possible.”

A beautiful tween girl.

6. Yes, I Tell My Daughters They’re Pretty

“No, I am not erasing pretty from my girls’ lexicon. Rather, I’m wrapping them up in as much praise as I can before I send them into a world I cannot control.”

A sad woman holding her head.

7. But She’s Still Your Mother

“This small piece of unsolicited advice that would creep in throughout our various ebbs and flows started to become a recurring offering from people when they would ask about her. I would respond that we were no longer communicating, “But she’s still your mother. You only get one.”

Kites soaring in the sky.

8. Children Are Like Kites

“Motherhood is exactly like flying a kite. I bumped and crashed through the early years and continue to as we reach new obstacles and stages of growing up. Navigating the dramas of early elementary school and fighting between three sisters has caused me to do lots of comforting and patching to skinned knees, bruised egos, and hurt feelings.”

A woman exercising on a treadmill.

9. Forever Struggling with Weight

“I cannot remember when I first began to struggle with being overweight. I recall being a ‘bigger-boned’ girl in late junior high and high school. I developed quicker than some of my peers, and at times, I remember being ashamed of this. I look back at high school photos, and while I definitely wasn’t the smallest one in my circle of friends, I seemed pretty average.”

A couple with their backs to one another.

10. I Left a Bad Marriage

“Only one thing could survive. I could either stay married and end my life. Or I could leave my marriage and live my life. I chose the latter.

Fairfield County Mom also provides busy parents with important information on local businesses, products, and services. Here are our top 10 most-viewed local resources.

1. 2023 Date Night Restaurant Guide

2. Where to Brunch in Fairfield County

3. A Guide to the Best Bakeries in Fairfield County

4. 2023 Summer Camp Guide

5. Where to Donate Used Toys in Fairfield County

6. A Guide to Birthday Parties in Fairfield County

7. A Guide to Beauty & Pampering in Fairfield County

8. Indoor Play Spaces in Fairfield County

9. 2023 Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools in Fairfield County

10. Best Wings in and Around Fairfield County

Thank you for following along with Fairfield County Mom. Make sure to stay tuned for what we have in store for 2024! What topics would you love to read this upcoming year? Comment below!

Are you interested in reading more content on parenting experiences and perspectives? Be sure to check out our sister site in New York – Westchester County Mom.


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