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A Show of Support - A Fire Safety Awareness Event in Fairfield County, Connecticut

After the recent tragic house fire in Stamford that left 3 beautiful girls and their grandparents dead, CT-moms has decided to host a Show of Support, a county-wide fire safety awareness and fundraising event, that will take place on Saturday, February 25th at 10am. The informal, family-friendly one hour event is open to the public and will simultaneously occur at participating fire stations between Stratford and Greenwich. It's designed to allow local residents to show, through attendance and improved fire safety education, their solidarity with families like the Badgers who have suffered fire-related tragedies as well as their support for their local fire stations.  It’s important to clear up any confusion about fire safety in our homes and with our families.

Stepping Stones Museum's Winter Wonderland Children’s Ball Family 4 Pack Ticket Giveaway

Stepping Stones Museum will be transforming into a snow-kissed wonderland on February 25th.  Dress up in your best and be part of a magical evening for the entire family. Stroll down the red carpet with your little princes and princesses. Make crowns and winter wands, learn ballroom moves from Robin Poska’s Ballroom Magic of Norwalk, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and more.

The Prize: A family four-pack of tickets to go to the Winter Wonderland Children’s Ball at Stepping Stones Museum, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk February 25, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m..  Value: $48

Free and Fun Things to Do with The Kids This Weekend in CT: Monster Jam, Jump Fest, and Valentine's Day Feb. 11 & 12

This weekend there's tons to do all over the state. One of our favorite family outings is bringing our cowbells out to the annual ski jump fest in Salisbury each year. Watching contestants soar 200 feet through the air on skis always grabs our attention! We've been doing a giveaway for Monster Jam tickets at the Hartford XL Center and it's finally here. If you didn't win the giveaway, take $5 off your ticket price when you use our code: MOM5. For music and dance there are quite a few good events this weekend. Learn about handmade traditional instruments at the The Institute for American Indian Studies, enjoy a hip hop family concert brought to you by NHSO, listen to historical music dating back to the Civil War and the War of 1812, see one of the most popular and unusual dance companies in the world, Pilobolus, perform for ASAP, and or listen to Maori singer-storyteller Ataahua Papa brings Polynesian culture to life through music and storytelling.

Celebrate Valentines' Day with a Teddy Bear Tea party at Stamford Museum and Nature Center or enjoy a Valentines Hike and Dessert at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Read about more Valentines' Day Events in Hartford and Fairfield Counties.

This week we continue our 4 Ticket Give Away to see Wizard of Oz on a giant IMAX screen. You have a great chance to win so don't be shy. Did you read our list of things to do in Fairfield County before your kids grow up?  Also, if you are thinking of moving to CT or know someone who is check out the post we did about moving your family to Connecticut.

Please LIKE us on Facebook and share us with your friends. We are always twittering away too, so if that's something you are into, follow us!  Stay tuned for our next big give away, 4 tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters at the XL Center and a lovely Stepping Stones Museum giveaway too!

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Moving to Connecticut? A Few Tips on Moving with Your Family

Moving with kids is challenging from start to finish.  Surprisingly, 2 year olds are not that helpful with packing.  And while they are infinitely more helpful with unpacking (paper everywhere), sometimes they can be a little too helpful (broken china everywhere…). On the up side, moving with kids is never dull!  If you’re moving to Connecticut from out of state, or even from within the state, there are a lot of ways to make the transition easier for both you and your kids.

Monster Jam Family 4 Pack Giveaway!

Where can you watch Monster sized trucks (12 feet tall and 12 feet wide) fly 35 feel up into the air and over 14 lined up cars? Monster Jam is a three hour show meant to wow and thrill you and the kids. Trucks can go up to 100 mph on top of 66 inch tires! A lucky Mommy Poppins CT subscriber will take a family of 4 to the show of their choice Feb 11th or 12th for FREE!

Free and Fun Things to Do this Weekend for CT Kids: 2/4-2/5 Tanglewood Marionettes, Bear Hunt and Ice Skating

This unusually warm weather has definitely thrown us for a loop. Instead of sledding, snow shoeing and snowboarding we are hiking, skateboarding and riding bicycles this winter. Not to complain, however it's a bit strange not to have a blanket of snow over everything now that it is February! Speaking of February, there's lots of fun stuff to do this weekend. Feel like a show? The Cinderella Marionette show is sure to be a fun and entertaining outing as is Oliver at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Learn how to survive the winter outdoors at the New Canaan Nature Center or go on a bear hunt at the Roaring Brook Nature Center. Check the events below for more fun things to do this weekend.

The Wizard of Oz Giveaway! 4 Imax Theater Tickets at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk

I am so excited to offer this giveaway to our weekly newsletter subscribers. What a treat to experience the visual eye candy that the Wizard of Oz is famous for on a super duper big IMAX screen! This show will sell out and The Maritime Aquarium has reserved 4 tickets to a lucky Mommy Poppins CT subscriber. Due to high demand, please don't enter if you won't be able to attend the show. They want to share this experience with every possible human who can fit into the theater. Showtime is March 4th at 2pm.

Bento Box Lunches for Kids, Part 3

Now that you know what bento boxes are and what supplies you’ll need, you may be wondering: What goes in them?

The short answer is whatever your kids will enjoy – virtually all their favorites can be worked into a bento box. One of the great things about bentos is that they let you present food in a fun, appealing way -- so your kids may even try something new. Here are some specific ideas:

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