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10 Screen-Free Activities Kids Will Love!

10 Screen-Free Activities Kids Will Love!

  Winter with kids can be tough. Short days and colder weather can keep us inside, and being cooped up too long with small kids can lead to tantrums, messes and other general destruction and mayhem. Around the middle of January is when the sheen of new holiday...

Meet a Mom: Hayley Marcous

Meet a Mom: Hayley Marcous

Meet Hayley Marcous, the mother of two behind Darien After School. After volunteering for her children’s school to create enrichment activities, she was inspired to start a company with similar offerings that are “fun, easy, and accessible for the students and their...

Creamy Mushroom Noodle Soup

Creamy Mushroom Noodle Soup

Try this yummy Creamy Mushroom Noodle Soup, courtesy of Jo Keohane from The Family Food Kitchen. It’s a family crowd-pleaser!

The Play Space’s Tips for Socially Successful Playdates

The Play Space’s Tips for Socially Successful Playdates

Playdates can be a source of anxiety and worry for parents of learners who encounter social barriers that prevent them from being socially successful with peers. Setting up a playdate, however, is extremely important because repeated social exposure and practice is...

Tips for Painting Your Baby’s Nursery

Tips for Painting Your Baby’s Nursery

While choosing the paint color or color combination for a baby's nursery is an exciting way to prepare for the arrival of a new baby... it can also quickly become overwhelming! There are just so many shades, tones, brands, etc! So, we turned to our friend Clarissa...

6 Cookbooks To Try in 2023!

6 Cookbooks To Try in 2023!

  If one of your New Year's resolutions for 2023 is to cook more and rely less on takeout, we have you covered. Below, you'll find six of 2022's most popular cookbooks, which will have you eating better, creating memories around family meals and saving money on...

Our 2023 Ultimate Camp & Program Guide

Our 2023 Ultimate Camp & Program Guide

Spending part of summer living independently from Mom and Dad is one of those amazing experiences that will stay with your child forever. Use our Camp & Program Guide to learn about some of the top sleepaway camp options throughout the United States as well as...

Meet an Artist: Sue De Chiara

Meet an Artist: Sue De Chiara

A former lawyer, design blogger and mother of three, Sue de Chiara grew up around artists. “It greatly influenced my love for good design,” she says. Transitioning into a new career, she is now an abstract artist and loves the creative expression. Read more about Sue’s process and her path to painting.

Meet a Mom: Katharine Gray Bunoski

Meet a Mom: Katharine Gray Bunoski

Meet Katharine Gray Bunoski, a Darien native who moved back to town after getting married. She is a mom of two young children and a real estate agent at Douglas Elliman. A member of The Jennifer Leahy Team, Katharine loves sharing snippets of daily life in Darien,...

Eat the Rainbow Board from The BakerMama

Eat the Rainbow Board from The BakerMama

  If one of your goals for the New Year is to add more fruits and veggies into your family diet, this Eat the Rainbow Board created by The BakerMama may just help you check that off your list. Assemble it at the beginning of the week to set out at dinner for a...

New Year’s Eve Celebrations for Families!

New Year’s Eve Celebrations for Families!

Check out this list of family celebrations for NYE, courtesy of our sister site, Stamford Moms. Ring in 2023 a little early so the kids get to bed on time! Plus, read about some fun ways to celebrate at home!

Meet A Mom: Haley Davidson of F45 Norwalk

Meet A Mom: Haley Davidson of F45 Norwalk

Meet Haley Davidson, a Norwalk mom and personal trainer who moved here from New York City. She started her health journey when she was getting in shape to pursue a dance career. Fitness became her “new passion,” so she got her personal training certification and...

Hannukah Latkes!

Hannukah Latkes!

Mike Geller of Mike’s Organic shares his favorite recipe for Hannukah.

Meet A Dad: Anthony Crowder of F45

Meet A Dad: Anthony Crowder of F45

Meet local dad Anthony Crowder, a personal trainer who lives in town with his wife and 5-year-old son, Roman. While working in finance, Anthony pursued his passion for fitness and received his trainer certification. Now he’s a trainer at F45 in Fairfield, which is “a...

Meet a Mom: Michelle Schwartz of F45

Meet a Mom: Michelle Schwartz of F45

Meet Stamford mom Michelle Schwartz from F45. A personal trainer who lives in town with her husband and one-year-old son, Austin, Michelle is a former soccer player who has always been involved in some form of exercise. After overcoming an eating disorder, she started...

Growing Resilient: What Your Child Needs to Get Through Tough Times

Growing Resilient: What Your Child Needs to Get Through Tough Times

Resilience is the ability to overcome serious stress or difficulty, and bounce back stronger than ever. With increasing pressures academically, athletically and socially on kids these days, being resilient is critical. In this series, Connecticut Children’s pediatric experts share keys to resilience, and how to help your child be resilient.

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