Mary Beth Lawlor

Mary Beth Lawlor

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Mary Beth Lawlor

After fulfilling a childhood dream of one day living in a high-rise building in a big city (eight years in L.A. and 10 in Manhattan), Mary Beth is now partially fulfilling another childhood dream. As a kid, she envisioned her four gorgeous children running through the idyllic countryside while she created pottery in her studio. Well, fast forward 30 years and there is no pottery studio and only two kids but she has the idyllic countryside part down. After studying business and art, and then working in corporate marketing, graphic design as well as event planning and development, Mary Beth is now happily blogging. Always thrilled to find a great family-friendly event to share, being the editor of CT Mommy Poppins is right up her alley.
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Latest posts by Mary Beth

Help Us Choose Our BESTIES: Vote for Your Favorite Spots and Win!

How do we love Connecticut? Help us count the ways! We know that Connecticut is one of the best places to raise kids, but even the best has its best. So we're counting on you, our Mommy Poppins readers and the most savvy parents we know, to help us pick Connecticut's BESTIES. The best play spaces? Connecticut's got 'em. Family restaurants? We've got those, too. Swim classes, dance classes, and baby 'n' me, along with the coolest theaters, museums, camps—heck, even our dentists are the best. But only you can tell us which is the best of the best, so we're asking you to help us show our best local businesses the love and vote for your favorites in all of these categories and more.

Our Escape from Trap't in Stamford

If you haven't attempted an escape from an escape room lately, I'm here to say you should try it! Trap't opened a few months ago in Stamford. Located in the back of an office building complex, you'd never expect to find a place like Trap't. Admittedly, When I learned we'd be in the abucted room I was apprehensive at first. I was fearful I'd be running for my life through dark tunnels while being chased by someone with a chainsaw. Once I arrived with my brood, my fears were quickly dismissed by the warm and friendly business owners. The experience was nothing like I expected, thank goodness! I loved how everyone instantly got into the challenge and worked together to figure things out.

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Winterfest, Nature Outing, Toddler Art, January 9-13

The weather has been unusually warm this week, but if you want to keep it indoors, we have loads of suggestions in our Indoor Family Fun Guide. This week you can enjoy outdoor ice skating at Winterfest or if indoor roller skating is more your speed, check out one of these great family roller rinks. Your teen can take a teen nutrition and cooking class, and there are some nature inspired events for toddlers and families. Follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you don't miss a thing! For even more things to do, check out our frequently updated Event Calendar and Winter Guide.

January GoList: The Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

The new year is here, and it's time to rest, right? Wrong. The kids have other ideas; but don't worry, we are here to help.  Enjoy learning about whales, a full moon hike, ice fishing, winter camping, and a whole lot more this month! You'll find 20 of our best picks for you and your family this January. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events. Happy New Year!

January GoList: The Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

The new year is here, and it's time to rest, right? Wrong. The kids have other ideas; but don't worry, we are here to help.  Enjoy learning about whales, a full moon hike, ice fishing, winter camping, and a whole lot more this month! You'll find 20 of our best picks for you and your family this January. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get a list of each week's highlighted events. Happy New Year!

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Trains, Menorah Lighting, and Nature Craft, December 26 - 30

We hope that you are having a lovely holiday season. It's hard to believe that we'll be ringing in the New Year next week! Now that the presents are unwrapped it's time to get out and play. This week enjoy classic toy trains at the Eli Whitney Museum, a Menorah Lighting in Norwalk, and go panning for gold in Montville. Ring in the New Year with one of these family events in Fairfield County or New Haven. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you don't miss a thing! For more things to do, check out our frequently updated Event Calendar and Holiday Guide for all sorts of fun. Happy New Year!

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Trains & Holiday Lights, December 12-16

Now that it is December, the local villages are decked out, Christmas trees are on top of cars, houses are lit up, and lots of fun events are happening. This week there's a candlelight tour, a train show and a reading of Clement Moore's classic Christmas story, along with other fun things to do. For more options check out our frequently updated Event Calendar and Holiday Guide for all sorts of fun. Have a great week!

December GoList: The Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

The holiday season is in full swing, and those in Connecticut looking for family fun don't have to look far this December.  You'll find lots of great shows, holiday festivals, Santa Claus visits, reindeer, and holiday strolls in our GoList. So many that we've rounded up 20 of our favorite events. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, where you'll find a list of each week's highlighted events as well as information for great giveaways. And for even more holiday fun, including where to find that perfect Christmas tree, be sure to check out our CT Holiday Fun Guide. Happy Holidays!

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