I love making lists in the first few months of the New Year! And here’s a great list to start tackling: 30 Things to do with your Kids in and around Fairfield County before They Grow up.
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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.
So…you’re thinking of moving to the New York City suburbs and you keep hearing about Fairfield County, CT. Great! We look forward to welcoming you here. But which town, you ask, would best suit your lifestyle?
There are a lot of factors to consider, especially if you desire a town that is easily commutable to NYC. Eight years ago my husband and I debated these issues for months. After many glasses of wine, several arguments, and some hand wringing, we packed up our things and moved from Boston to Fairfield County with our then 1 year old. While we were apprehensive about moving to such an affluent county, we have been tremendously happy with the many wonderful people we've met, the ease with which we can get into Manhattan, and the incredible (free!) education our children are getting.
Read more to find some insights on a few popular Fairfield County towns:
The Year of the Dragon is upon us! Those born in this auspicious year will be predisposed to being innovative, brave, quick-tempered and passionate (good luck, parents of Dragons!)
Chinese New Year is a great way to celebrate Chinese culture – whether you are of Chinese heritage or not. In China, the 2-week long New Year's celebration (this year it runs from January 23rd - February 6th) features traditional dances, feasts, and fireworks. The emphasis is on honoring one's family, and beginning the New Year with good fortune. Here in Fairfield County, CT, there are many fun ways to usher in the Chinese New Year with your kids.
Wait just a second. I’m still eating Christmas cookies (the stale ones, anyway) and I’m getting camp brochures in the mail? I’m thinking sledding, not swimming! But around here, it pays to think ahead about summer camps. The right camp can make for happy summers kids…and happy summer moms. Here are just a few great summer camps in Fairfield County to choose from:
In theory, Christmas break in my house will begin with my three children sleeping late, thoughtfully allowing me time to enjoy my coffee. A peaceful 90 minutes of reading would follow, after which my husband would return from the office (I know, it’s only 11am, but this is my fantasy, after all…) and I would take a leisurely run. Heaven.
In reality, my children will awaken at 6:30am on the first day of vacation (that’s right – an hour earlier than I drag them out of their beds on school days - ) and the arguing will commence at 6:31. By 6:35 I will be throwing back my third cup of fully caffeinated coffee wondering how on earth we’ll make it to New Year's and the blessed return of school days. The only hope for peace in my house? Getting out of my house. We need some school break activities! A few events we will be checking out: