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Minister Hopes Homelessness Awareness Nights Will Inspire Teens

Minister Hopes Homelessness Awareness Nights Will Inspire Teens

No doubt, we take our thermostats and down comforters for granted. That's why a group of congregants from churches in the Connecticut...

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Science Center Hosts Sensory-Friendly Day

Science Center Hosts Sensory-Friendly Day

Families with children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities are invited to the Connecticut Science Center's...

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5th Graders 'Ski Vermont' for Free!

Hey, Parents of 5th Graders: have you heard about this great program?

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The Miracle League of CT Is Looking For Buddies

The Miracle League of CT Is Looking For Buddies

Families are now able to register - through April 1st - for the Miracle League of Connecticut's spring baseball programs.

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Dedicated Girl Scouts Bring Dog Park To Bethel

Dedicated Girl Scouts Bring Dog Park To Bethel

An idea is becoming a reality for a group of Bethel Girl Scouts, proving kids can...

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Immune-Boosting Foods

Boogie Wipes, Kleenex, cough drops, honey, soup, Tylenol, a humidifier... All things my family has had to keep on hand...

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Wallingford Girl Being Honored

Wallingford Girl Being Honored

Chelsea Fitzgerald of Wallingford is having a good week.

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Tinky-Winky: Where is he now?

My oldest dude was an impressionable baby when those crazy Teletubbies first appeared on our TV screens in the late 1990s. Mother and son...

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The WIP Moms Open Second Gym in Avon

Get in, get out, get on with life.  That's the idea behind Work In Progress Group...

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Smartphones Not Smart For Sleep

I was never allowed to have a TV in my room growing up.

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Mom friends

Mom friends

I can relate to this...

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Amber Alerts on Facebook

Starting today, you can expect to see Amber Alerts in your news feed.

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Mother Who Lost Daughter Joins 'Thumbs Up, Phones Down' Campaign

Mother Who Lost Daughter Joins 'Thumbs Up, Phones Down' Campaign

We've all done it. Reached for the phone to chat, check email or text while operating a car. But Bernice Plourde of Southington says, "Stop....

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Parents Create Cookie Dunking Device

Think hamburgers and ketchup, mac-n-cheese, hummus and carrot sticks. Some foods are meant to be together, which is the concept behind a...

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New Year's Babies

New Year's Babies

As a journalist and former TV News Producer, I've spent many New Year's mornings awaiting press releases from hospitals announcing the first...

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New Study: Playing Music Improves Kids' Brain Development

New Study: Playing Music Improves Kids' Brain Development

No real surprise but affirming and important to hear.

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Children And Parents Can Make Fitness Resolutions

Children And Parents Can Make Fitness Resolutions

Seems you're never too young for a New Year's resolution regarding exercise. "Adults are doing it, why shouldn't kids?" asks Amy Morganson,...

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New Year's Eve With The Kids

New Year's Eve With The Kids

What are you doing for New Year's?

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Comfort and Maybe Even Joy

My column appears in print today,...

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Surviving Divorce: A Baby's Happy Face Made That Day Bearable

Surviving Divorce: A Baby's Happy Face Made That Day Bearable

Hartford's Family Court waiting area was nearly standing room only. Exactly zero people looked anything like me, with my crazy blonde hair...

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"I Didn't Make the Team"

"I Didn't Make the Team"

In 7th grade, I tried out for the field hockey team.

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Don't Forget the Books!

The line at Kohl's today was a lot like the line I stood in at Town Hall with my mom in 1976 to get a swine flu shot. But unlike the...

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Author Creating Special Poems For Reach Out And Read Connecticut

Author Creating Special Poems For Reach Out And Read Connecticut

After Mystic author, Tish Rabe, penned more than 150 tales for tots, many stories about Clifford and Curious George, she wanted to create...

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Moms, Admit It: Do the Holidays Make You A Grinch?

Moms, Admit It: Do the Holidays Make You A Grinch?

It was about 7 o'clock in the morning.  I had a batch of holiday biscotti, intended as a gift for teachers and neighbors, baking in the...

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What do Teachers Really Want?

What do Teachers Really Want?

As the last day of school approaches before winter break, I wondered, what do we get my daughter's teachers?

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Bristol Girl Donates Toys, Shows True Holiday Spirit

Bristol Girl Donates Toys, Shows True Holiday Spirit

Amelia is a Bristol kindergartner with a big heart, showing everyone that a little throughtfulness goes a long way during the holiday...

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Tipping Etiquette for Your Nanny or Babysitter

Tipping Etiquette for Your Nanny or Babysitter

You trust them with your children, so what do you get them for the hoidays to show your appreciation?

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Hartford Has It. Really!

I finally got around to checking out the free ice skating at...

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Classic, Simple Toys Are Better For Young Children

Classic, Simple Toys Are Better For Young Children

What's in the shopping bag for your small child this holiday season? A blinking gadget? "So many parents want to buy the big fancy thing,...

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Trust the Tiny Toy Testers

Trust the Tiny Toy Testers

Still stumped about what to buy your kids this holiday season?

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Don't Get Stuck!

Don't Get Stuck!

I've been there.

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Tips To Keep Cool While Ordering A Holiday Card

Tips To Keep Cool While Ordering A Holiday Card

Perhaps you're like me...late to the party this year.

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Car Seats Expire Too!

Car Seats Expire Too!

It's a beautiful thing. You've got questions, they've got answers. 

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Moneta Moments Bakery Owners Like To Surprise Strangers With Treats

Moneta Moments Bakery Owners Like To Surprise Strangers With Treats

Throughout December, the owners of Moneta Moments, an allergen-friendly bakery in Windsor, take-on a merry mission. "We go to a specific...

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Let There Be Light!

Let There Be Light!

I used to dread it.

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Nothing Is Sweeter Than A Letter To Santa

Nothing Is Sweeter Than A Letter To Santa

Every year, the boys write a letter to Santa Claus.

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On Education


Sarah Cody
My boys have expanded my world in many, many ways. I know I'm supposed to discourage potty humor but, truthfully, I find it pretty funny, too. Read more…

Teresa M. Pelham
I am a freelance writer and mother of three boys. Unless you have three boys you can't imagine how oddly people react when they hear that. Read more…

Kristin Callinan
For 15 years, I spent my days rushing to make deadline. Now the most important thing in my world is my children. Read more…
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