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

October Go List: Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

October, one of the most beautiful months of the year here in Connecticut. Leaf peeping will hit it's peak mid-month. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and apple picking orchards are all in full swing. Our Halloween and Fall Fun Guide and event calendar include even more great events happening this month. Below you'll find fun events happening in each region. Check out the Faerie Village in Old Lyme, go to a parade, or check out one of the many festivals occurring this month. Here are 32 of our top Connecticut picks for you and the kids this October. Add them to your google calendar by clicking through to the listing. Happy Autumn!

Weekday Picks: Corn Mazes, Apple Festival, and the Beginning of Halloween Fun: September 25- 29

These beautiful warm days throw a wrench into the fall wardrobe plans, but no bother, it won't last long. Now that school is back in session, we're settling into our school routines and with homework and swim practice, there are only so many hours in the day for fun. We've made a plan for the week ahead and hope to see you at some of the following activities, whether on a non-scary pumpkin adventure, finding our way through a corn maze, or checking out a life-sized beaver lodge.

If you've got apple picking on your mind, the weekdays  can be a great time to beat the crowds. Check our guide to find the perfect place for your next picking adventure (always double check the picking conditions/hours before heading out).

Be sure to find all things Halloween and Fall in our guide and click over to our frequently updated Event Calendar for even more suggestions. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to be sure you're never out of the loop.

40 Fun Things to Do This Fall in Connecticut

Once all of the back to school frenzy is behind us it's time to take a breath and savor CT's autumn glory. Making leaf piles to jump in, finding that perfect pumpkin, going on fall hikes, driving through "leaf showers", going apple picking, getting lost in corn mazes, going to Fall Festivals and carnivals, and let's not forget Halloween! So much Northeastern autumn fun can be  too much to handle sometimes! Here's a fall list based upon our ever popular 120 Things to Do with Kids in Connecticut Before They Grow Up. It's filled with great places to visit and fun things to do all over the state this fall. Enjoy every second of it before the trees go into dormancy and the snowy blankets return. 

Weekday Picks: Four Town Fair, Berlin Fair, and Bubbles: September 11 - 15

Like most of us, you are probably still trying to figure out the school year routine this week. If you're still debating extracurricular options, take a peak at our Classes and Activities Guide. In between the homework and the soccer practice and the band rehearsal, there's still fun to be had: experiment with bubbles, head out for country fun at the  Four Town Fair, and at the 69th Berlin Fair. And on Monday, let's not forget 9/11. Check your town for any memorials that may be planned. 

Read on for the best bets for this week, and be sure to click over to our frequently updated Event Calendar for even more options. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to be sure you don't miss a thing.

September GoList: The Best Things To Do with CT Kids this Month

Just because the kids are back in school doesn't mean all of the fun has to come to a screeching halt. September brings with it apple picking, fall fairs, hayrides, festivals, and many other fun outings. Our event calendar is a wonderful resource full of fun events happening all over Connecticut. Many of our picks are mostly free or inexpensive. Here are 27 of our top picks of fun things to do with kids in Connecticut this September.  If you click through to the full listing you can then add them to your google calendar. Have fun planning!

Weekday Picks: Summer Concert, Summer Fairs, and Beluga Whales: August 28-September 1, 2017

For many parents this is it, the moment we've all been waiting for: most public schools in the state are back in session this week. But never fear! Even as we send the kiddos off with freshly sharpened pencils and nutritionally balanced lunches, there's still plenty of fun to be had in the evenings and afternoons. If you're still looking for extracurricular activities for the fall, you will want to check out our Classes and Enrichment Guide. Bid summer a fond farewell at one of these annual summer fairs or enjoy this last summer concert of the year in Shelton.

The Event Calendar is continually updated with free events, activities, and the best things to do in CT so check back often and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to be sure you don't miss a thing.

Weekday Picks: Kids Opera, Family Concert, Summer Fair: August 14-18

Summer fun is slowly coming to an end and CT kids will be heading back to school in the next few weeks. Thankfully, there's still time for some last blasts of summer fun; our end of summer bucket list has 25 excellent ideas on how to end summer on a high note. This week enjoy a free opera for kids, a sunflower maze, and an old fashioned country fair

The Event Calendar is continually updated with free events, activities, and the best things to do in CT so check back often and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to be sure you don't miss a thing.

Best Parks to Visit This Fall in Fairfield County

Nothing compares to the beauty of New England Falls: the breathtaking colors of the foliage with the reds, oranges, yellows and browns cannot be found anywhere else. A beautiful, sunny October day is the perfect time to head out to explore one of Fairfield County’s many, beautiful parks. We have many favorites and look forward to nice autumn weekends to be able to visit them all. Check out our complete Fall Fun Guide for more ways to savor the season. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and don't miss out on any fun this season!