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Do You Know First Aid To Help Someone Experiencing A Panic Attack?

Do You Know First Aid To Help Someone Experiencing A Panic Attack?

As new parents, we prepare for the worst in terms of our babies' health and safety. Before we even give birth, many of us spend a Saturday...

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Mom Creates New Career Option And Arts Studio For Kids

Karla Kress-Boyle loves hip-hop, jazz and ballet. "I've danced my whole life, since my aunt gave me tap shoes when I was a baby in the...

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10 Hands-On, But Not Hand-Held, Toys For  Holidays

10 Hands-On, But Not Hand-Held, Toys For Holidays

These days, even the toy aisle for babies seem to be full of electronics. But there are choices out there that still have a more basic, old-...

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Financial Aid for Dummies

There's no reason that figuring out your family's college financial aid situation should be so complicated. But it is. We're approaching...

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Winter Coats & Car Seats Don't Mix

It's freezing out. Gone are the days of running out of the house without the big, bulky winter coat, hat and mittens. But, if you've got a...

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How to Throw An Awesome 'Magic' Party!

Each year, I channel my inner "party planner" when preparing for my sons' birthdays.  I love it...I find it creative and super-fun.&...

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Cooking with the Kids: Thanksgiving Ideas!

Cooking with the Kids: Thanksgiving Ideas!

Are you hosting Thanksgiving? Or maybe you're one of the...

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Save The Bright Spot

"I don't trust many people with my child, and she treats each child like their hers" says...

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Type 1 Diabetes Increasing As Medical Teams Shrink

Type 1 Diabetes Increasing As Medical Teams Shrink

In the 15 months since Brian Lybeck's Type 1 Diabetes' diagnosis, the seventh grader and his family have worked with four different diabetes...

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Time Out!

"You need a time-out!" I've now said to my 3 year old daughter several times. Sometimes we're home, so my husband or I are the only...

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Tattling versus Telling: Deciphering the Gray Area

This summer, I talked with a dad on the beach.  He told me how his 10 year old son was at sleepover camp.  Something happened......

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Movie Theater Provides Jobs And Hope For Adults With Disabilities

Movie Theater Provides Jobs And Hope For Adults With Disabilities

When Kris Mann steps-up to the podium to welcome a packed house to the Prospector Theater in Ridgefield, he speaks with a strong, clear...

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An Inconvenient Time to Be Pregnant

I was on bedrest during a portion of all of my pregnancies. My doctor's advice wasn't something I could choose to ignore.

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Meet a Connecticut Military Family in Honor of Veterans Day

Rhea Fernholz is one of thousands of Connecticut Veterans who have served our country.  She joined the U.S. Army&...

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McDonald's Hello Kitty Recall

McDonald's Hello Kitty Recall

Check the toy box if you've bought the kids a Happy Meal recently.

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Navigating The Magnet-Open Choice Lottery System

Navigating The Magnet-Open Choice Lottery System

The Sheff vs. O'Neill lawsuit of 1989 created many diverse public education options for local families. Now is the time to investigate...

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Acts of Kindness to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Acts of Kindness to Celebrate Thanksgiving

I've been trying to teach my children to be thankful for their blessings. 

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Raising Impatient Kids: Simple Strategies To Make 'Waiting' Fun

Raising Impatient Kids: Simple Strategies To Make 'Waiting' Fun

There was a long line of slow-moving cars, waiting to enter our favorite beach in Newport on July 4th.  Rather than join 'em, we got...

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Explaining Election Day to Your Kids

Explaining Election Day to Your Kids

"Who are you voting for?" "What's a Governor?" "Can I race?"

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Rare Intestinal Disease Is Life Threatening For Preemies

Rare Intestinal Disease Is Life Threatening For Preemies

Morgan Vaughan's 4th birthday celebration was all about Lightning McQueen and family joy. "Morgan is a character," smiles his grandmother,...

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Choosing a Preschool

Choosing a Preschool

Choosing a preschool feels a little like the college application process these days. A lot of options, paperwork and deadlines. ...

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Aaaah!  You've Been BOOed!

Aaaah! You've Been BOOed!

We were enjoying a cozy Sunday evening.  The boys were in their jams and I was cleaning-up dinner.

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Affordable Ideas for Kids Play

Affordable Ideas for Kids Play

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures cooler.

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Family Therapist Fighting For Bully-Free Communities

Family Therapist Fighting For Bully-Free Communities

For Elizabeth Shulman, life has come full circle. "Growing up, I was overweight," says this native of East Hampton, now 32, who felt...

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'Teal Pumpkin Project' Gaining Steam In Food Allergy Community & Beyond

'Teal Pumpkin Project' Gaining Steam In Food Allergy Community & Beyond

A new Halloween tradition is gaining in popularity...one that is all-inclusive, easy and fun.

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Math App

Math App

Math: Love it or hate it, at some point, our kids will likely need help wth their homework. What if I can't figure it out?  I...

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Unity Day 2014

Unity Day 2014

"Make it orange, and make it end." It's the theme beyond tomorrow's Unity Day, a time set aside to stop bullying.

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Mom Creates Unique Business With Champagne

Mom Creates Unique Business With Champagne

To properly open champagne, shield the top while turning the bottle, not the cork. The smaller the bubble, the finer the luxurious...

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Miracle League Plans Tricks and Treats for Kids of All Abilities

Miracle League Plans Tricks and Treats for Kids of All Abilities

Pumpkin carving, face painting and lots of goodies are on tap for the Third Annual "Trick-or-Treat Miracle League Style" coming-up on...

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Going to School Sick

Going to School Sick

When I was working full time outside the home, I was allotted 5 paid sick days a year.  I generally didn't use them all before I was...

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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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