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     New Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Law in Connecticut

New Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Law in Connecticut

A victory for several Connecticut mothers, working tirelessly to raise awareness about CMV (Cytomegalovirus) - a common virus that can...

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National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week

Substance abuse and mental health are the focus of National Prevention Week.  Every year, during the third week of May, the...

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National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.  A time when teenagers are out and about, later than usual, for proms and...

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Mom-Centric Website Is A One-Stop Directory

Mom-Centric Website Is A One-Stop Directory

Here's an understatement: We moms are busy. Between work, cleaning and carpools, there isn't much time to devote to ourselves. A Suffield...

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Father Creates Children's Picture Books Around The Principles Of Martial Arts

At 5 years old, Isabel Kessler began taking classes at Green Hill Martial Arts in Killingworth. "It's self-defense," she explains. "Also, it...

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Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month.

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Family Vacation: Washington DC With the Kids

For April vacation, we hopped in the car - a la the Griswolds - and embarked on our own family vacation to Washington DC!  We had a...

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#Just10BucksToEAT: Local Moms Raise Money For Food Allergy Research

May is Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month and statistics are...

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Downsizing the Baby Gear

I started downsizing the baby gear.

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Prevention Week

"Always ask first if a dog is friendly."

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Pregnant Moms: Know the Signs of Preeclampsia

During a long labor, delivering my first son, Sam, I developed preeclampsia.  The news was scary during an already emotional time and I...

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CT Moms Fight for CMV Legislation

Attention, Moms: a pregnant women shouldn't kiss a toddler on the mouth.

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When to Spend the Most on Your Child's Education

When to Spend the Most on Your Child's Education

A Stamford author and Trinity College

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Princess Charlotte

The hype started when we learned the Duchess of Cambridge was expecting baby number two.  The curiosity then turned to speculation...

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Shelton Teen Stricken With Brain Disorder Working To Raise Awareness

Shelton Teen Stricken With Brain Disorder Working To Raise Awareness

Anna May was a senior at Shelton High School flourishing academically, playing tennis and working at a popular retail store. In January...

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'Let's Not Meet By Accident' Teaches Prom & Graduation Safety

'Let's Not Meet By Accident' Teaches Prom & Graduation Safety

Prom and graduation season is here.  So, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in...

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Will We Ever Place A Dollar Value On Stay-At-Home Parenting?

Will We Ever Place A Dollar Value On Stay-At-Home Parenting?

My BFF is presently putting together her resume, which sat in a drawer for the past seven years, while she cared for her two young sons....

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

It's a subject no one wants to talk about, but unfortunately the conversation is a necessary one.

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Local Author Dreams Up Story About Imagination

Local Author Dreams Up Story About Imagination

My 9 year old son loves to imagine.

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Don't Panic, Ticks are Out!

Don't Panic, Ticks are Out!

Don't panic, but it's already warm enough for ticks!

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Mother Starts Clothing Line To Make Dressing Easier For Children With Autism

Mother Starts Clothing Line To Make Dressing Easier For Children With Autism

Lauren Thierry worked for CNN, reporting on financial news. Then, her 2-year-old son, Liam, was diagnosed with autism. "I was doing a lot of...

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The Autism Center at Hospital For Special Care Grows & Evolves

The Autism Center at Hospital For Special Care Grows & Evolves

Hospital for Special Care in New Britain is growing, emerging as a nationwide leader in autism care.

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'Bowl For Life' Raises Awareness About Organ Donation

'Bowl For Life' Raises Awareness About Organ Donation

Sunday is a very special day for a Stratford boy named DJ.

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Playground Safety Week

Playground Safety Week

An important reminder for parents and caregivers as the weather warms up and you head to the park with the children.

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Earth Day 2015

Last week I bought my very first case of bottled water. It nearly killed me. I also took this season’s first drink of water straight...

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Camp Week Round-Up: Tons of Useful Links for Parents

Camp Week Round-Up: Tons of Useful Links for Parents

Just finished-up year three of Camp Week, a special series I produce and host for Fox CT in April, during the...

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Best Friends Join Forces To Raise Awareness And Money To Fight ALS

Best Friends Join Forces To Raise Awareness And Money To Fight ALS

Memories. That's what Kelley Solomon and Kati Connors share, the result of a friendship that's lasted more than 20 years. "Her parents...

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Week of the Young Child: Take a Pledge to Give a Hug

Week of the Young Child: Take a Pledge to Give a Hug

In honor of the Week of the Young Child (April 12-18), the

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Give Me A Beat!

Give Me A Beat!

Tap, shake, sing and dance!

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Summer Camp Teaches Kids Chinese Language, Global Appreciation

Summer Camp Teaches Kids Chinese Language, Global Appreciation

Gone are the days that "camp" meant only swimming, kayaking and archery. Kids can participate in summer programs that revolve around...

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At What Age Should a Child Understand a Family's Budget?

I’ve never quite understood why parents are so reluctant to discuss finances with their kids. Knowing how much things cost compared to...

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Chicken Run

Chicken Run

The Strong Family Farm in Vernon is hosting a family-friendly tradition this weekend, the Chicken Run!

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New Study: Placenta Shows Arsenic Exposure to Mom & Baby

New Study: Placenta Shows Arsenic Exposure to Mom & Baby

According to a new study by researchers at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, the placenta can...

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When to Have 'The Talk' about Underage Drinking

When to Have 'The Talk' about Underage Drinking

Because research shows 2nd and 3rd graders are starting to weigh the pro and cons of underage drinking, M.A.D.D., or Mothers Against Drunk...

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Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk or Formula

Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk or Formula

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio are warning moms:  breast milk bought online may not be 100% breast...

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Hartford Mom Creates 'Autism Nanny Program'

Hartford Mom Creates 'Autism Nanny Program'

The upcoming Strut4Autism fashion show, created by Hartford mom, Carmen...

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Parents Of Children With Autism Can Get Help With Travel Plans

Parents Of Children With Autism Can Get Help With Travel Plans

Before heading to Florida with her 10-year-old son, Lisa Patnoe called the TSA to alert them that Benjamin is on the autism spectrum and has...

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Text To Connect

Text To Connect

If you can't beat them, join them, right?

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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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