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'My Gym' Holds Fundraiser for Toddler with Cancer

'My Gym' Holds Fundraiser for Toddler with Cancer

Recently, teachers at My Gym in West Hartford noticed that a little girl had stopped appearing at class.  Director Nate Perry picked-up...

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Pretty Darn Good Three Ingredient Cookies

When the kids are out of school for the summer, I tend to bring out my Suzie Homemaker persona and bake cookies and make lemonade. Soon I'll...

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Why I Waited to Have Kids

Why I Waited to Have Kids

I had my first child when I was 35.

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Where's Baby?

Where's Baby?

Sitting at a stoplight, I glanced over and saw a picture of a baby on a truck with the caption, 'Where's Baby?'

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Preventing the Summer Slide

My daughters last day of her first year of preschool is tomorrow.

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Disney Pixar's 'Inside Out' Sheds Light on True Form of Therapy

Disney Pixar's 'Inside Out' Sheds Light on True Form of Therapy

Heading to the movie theater this weekend to see Inside Out, Disney Pixar's smash hit...

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Free Summer Camp Teaching Kids Wrestling Honors A Young Fan Who Died Too Soon

Friends and family remember Colter's big heart and warm, open face. "He had this smile that was infectious," remembers his dad, Brian Abely....

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No Pain, No Gain?

With an ice pack on my foot and four Advils making their way through my blood steam, I'm now thinking about how stupid it was of me to...

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Summertime Downtime For Young Teens Not Always A Bad Idea

Summertime Downtime For Young Teens Not Always A Bad Idea

Thirteen-year-old boy available to work as mother's helper this summer. Children must be toilet trained and mostly self sufficient. Children...

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Time to Honor Dad: Father's Day Gift Ideas

For us, Father's Day is usually spent with family in the backyard, eating burgers and hot dogs as the kids run around.  That's how my...

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Celebrate 'Jurassic World' With Huge Lego Dinos!

I don't know about the kids in your house but mine are completely pumped to see

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Day 1 of Summer Vacation: Now What?

It's the first day of summer vacation.

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Summer Reading Programs

The library in my town is offering a summer reading program for children.  It encourages children to read as many books as possible...

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Chore List

Chore List

For as long as I can remember growing up, my siblings and I had a chore list waiting for us every morning. My mom would write K A or...

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UConn Grad Slowed By Lyme Disease Writes A Children's Book With Her Mom

UConn Grad Slowed By Lyme Disease Writes A Children's Book With Her Mom

Lauryn Wendus was 23 years old, working hard in private equity and corporate finance. "All of a sudden, I started to feel 'off' and I wasn't...

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'Be the Match' for a Person with Blood Cancer

'Be the Match' for a Person with Blood Cancer

About a week and a half ago, I attended a Be the Match

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CPR Week

CPR Week

It only takes 60 seconds to save a life!

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New Haven Mom's 'Clean Birth' Initiative in Laos is Growing

New Haven Mom's 'Clean Birth' Initiative in Laos is Growing

Kristyn Zalota is a Yale graduate, a trained doula and a childbirth educator who founded CleanBirth....

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Food Freebie!

Food Freebie!

Who wants to cook?

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Children Can Learn To Appreciate Nature During Connecticut Trails Weekend

Children Can Learn To Appreciate Nature During Connecticut Trails Weekend

Little ones love to get outside. "I can remember from Day One having those kids in a backpack and hiking, cross country skiing, sledding,...

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Fight The 'Summer Slide': Convince Your Teen To Read A Book

Fight The 'Summer Slide': Convince Your Teen To Read A Book

One-hundred-and-twelve pages filled with 12-point type sat collecting dust on my middle dude's bedside table last summer, mocking him from...

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Active Family Time: 'Sky's The Limit' When Hiking CT!

Active Family Time: 'Sky's The Limit' When Hiking CT!

This week, my DayTripper is about hiking...my Mommy Minute is about hiking...why not pen a blog post about hiking?!

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Teaching Children To Call 911

Teaching Children To Call 911

You don't want to think about it, but you have to as a parent, the what ifs.

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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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Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month.

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Prevention Week

"Always ask first if a dog is friendly."

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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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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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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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Family Vacation: Washington DC With the Kids

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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Pregnant Moms: Know the Signs of Preeclampsia

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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National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

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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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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