“Unity at Our Core” – Townwide Event Starting Tomorrow!

Earlier this week, Newtown Public Schools announced a town-wide event called “At Our Core”, launching tomorrow Friday May 29th. The purpose of this event, lasting through all weekend, is to give the school community a chance to recognize and celebrate hard...

Parenting A Special Needs Child During Quarantine

Sara Hood has met many challenges over the course of her life. Born into a Sudanese refugee camp, she recovered from a heart attack at age 23 after the birth of her first child, Josiah, with NFL player Ziggy Hood. Now 9, Josiah has autism, and she is a fierce advocate...

Memorial Day Recipe Round-Up!

There’s no disputing it, Memorial Day weekend will look a bit different this year. But that doesn’t mean the next two days aren’t great excuses to try some new recipes with your family. Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite barbecue recipes...

Your Guide to Outdoor Dining

Today is the day Connecticut enters Phase One of the re-opening, which includes restaurants opening for outdoor dining. I  know the decision to head out to enjoy a meal at your favorite restaurant during this time is an incredibly personal one. If you do feel...

Newtown Set to Open Parks on 5/20

Earlier today, Newtown Parks & Recreation announced Dickinson Park and Treadwell Park will reopen on Wednesday. The town recognizes the importance of the ability to be outside in open space, especially during this time. The Parks & Rec department is working...

7 Tips for Pediatric Telemedicine Appointments

One of the many new experiences we’ve had during quarantine (aside from cutting our spouse’s hair and homeschooling our kids…) is telemedicine visits. In many ways, telemedicine is incredibly convenient, particularly with kids—you don’t have to wrangle littles...

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