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Checking out the octopus at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things … Non-Toy Gift Alternatives For the Holidays

The holidays are stressful.  I know, statement of the obvious.  The hustle, the bustle, the expectations, the gift buying, the cooking, that pesky elf … even if you love any one of these things, at some point it can all be a little overwhelming.  What stresses me out most, however, is what may not be […]

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Children and Charity: Three Ideas for Teaching Your Children Giving Rather than Gifting Around the Holidays

It’s that time of year again.  The polar vortices are threatening to descend upon on; all of the holiday music that has been playing and the Christmas decorations that have been out since August finally seem relevant; and people are strategizing their Black Friday deals (is it really Black FRIDAY anymore?).  It is also a […]

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My “Little Farmer” at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center

For the past 8 weeks, my almost 2-year old daughter and I have taken an adorable, not to mention fun, art and nature class at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. I was lucky to find out about “Little Farmers” just one week before SM&NC’s fall session began, and of course, signed us up! Here are some examples […]

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Holiday Meal

Give Thanks by Giving Back: Thanksgiving Food Drives

Throughout the year, my family likes to support local organizations and/or drives. The holidays are especially a time when we feel it matters more to someone else than us. This Thanksgiving, we are fortunate to have so much to be thankful for… a healthy, happy family with a roof over our heads, food in our refrigerator, and multiple invitations for Thanksgiving dinner. […]

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Lazy Money Saving Tips

It’s hard to believe the holiday shopping season is upon us. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, or just have a lot of family events coming up, wouldn’t it be nice to trim money off the usual bills? Sometimes, the little things really do add up to big savings, and I’m not talking […]

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