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Less Is More — Local parenting experts weigh in

Parents, stop hovering over your child or mowing down every obstacle. According to three local parenting gurus, the latest parenting trend is “less is more.” That means a reduction in rescuing/coddling, fewer activities, and even fewer items in your home.… Read More

Healthy Chompers–Cleaning Your Dog’s Teeth Is a Must

Have you brushed your dog’s teeth today? The few times I tried it with my Labs, they ate the toothpaste and wouldn’t let me get the brush in. Epic fail. Whether you brush, give them dental chews, or pay a… Read More

Ten Minutes with–a Notable Fairfielder in politics and real estate–Jill Kelly

Jill Kelly is a lifelong resident who now lives in Sturges Ridge. Kelly enjoyed a 26-year career in both local politics and real estate. She has been engaged in the community in many roles, including being a member of the… Read More
Healing the Mother Daughter Relationship

From Tension to Tenderness — healing the Mother Daughter relationship

It’s been said that one of the toughest relationships in the world is the one between mothers and adult daughters. I can vouch for that. My daughter, Laurie, and I love each other but in the past I drove her… Read More

Four-Legged Fosters–Helping shelter animals from their forever homes

Fostering a shelter animal can be a life-changing experience—not only for the pet, but for you as well. Shelters and adoption centers use fostering for a variety of reasons: to free up space, allow an animal recovery time from an… Read More

Our Fur Babies

The bond between humans and their pets is a strong one. Science has proven that we love our pets in a way that eerily similar to the way we love our children. When a pet gazes at its owner, oxytocin… Read More

Learning for Life–Pushing past fear for lifetime enrichment

The first time Gini Fischer stepped into a four-person shell as part of a rowing crew, she was 54 years old and not entirely confident. “At first it was disconcerting,” she says. “No one knew what they were doing.” Fischer… Read More

Cheers! Experts Weigh in on Cool Weather Wines

“In the summer months, no one wants a big cabernet with a watermelon and feta salad,” says Fairfielder Robert Bradshaw, wine educator and president and COO of Cape Classics wines. “But as we roll into the fall and start to… Read More

Ten Minutes with a Travel Show Executive Producer

Mercedes Velgot was born in Chicago to a doctor father and a nurse mother, both of whom were immigrants from the Philippines. Her father instilled in her a love of travel and adventure from an early age, which serves Velgot… Read More

Dog Paddle – A Wilton dog shares his swimming story

My name is Duncan aka Dunkie-doo. I’m a dog. A yellow Labrador, to be precise. Okay, full disclosure, I’m really a Labrador mix from a shelter in South Carolina. My human mom, fell in love with my picture online seven… Read More