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Wish You Were Here: It’s Wine-O’Clock … Everywhere

It's five minutes past five o'clock and already I'm ready to throw in the towel. There's a measuring cup...

Wish You Were Here: Hold Onto Your Horses if You’re Free-Ranging Your Children (and Watch Out for that Sword)

Every so often I let go of the reins. Not really. Horseback riding is for sure right up there...

Wish You Were Here: A Day at the Home Spa (Ha!)

When it comes to relaxing, I'm pretty much incapable. It's not that I haven't tried but in fairness, isn't...

Wish You Were Here: Racing Over in the Rain

Last October, the day before Halloween, I received what I can only describe as a very urgent phone call....

Wish You Were Here: The Shape of a Pumpkin

Our house is haunted. I'm sure of this, so sure in fact that two years ago on Halloween after...

The College Process: How to Cope with Uncertainty and Support Your Teen

Uncertainty is but one of the many challenges that naturally accompany the college process. Yet the pressure associated with...

Wish You Were Here: One Random Tuesday

I had a plan. One random Tuesday, my plan was to stay home, have a quiet day with as...

Wish You Were Here: Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-T-as in Tween

Tweens should come with a warning label or, at the very least, some sort of contingency plan. Really, it seems...

Wish You Were Here: “This is Your Brain … This is Your Brain on Kids”

"I'm sorry, what did you say?" It's a Friday afternoon and I'm standing outside of Village Market in a prolonged...

What to Do Now That TikTok’s “Devious Licks” School Vandalism Challenge Has Hit Wilton

Vanessa Elias is a Wilton parent and founder of Thrive with a Guide, LLC. She's a certified parent coach, speaker,...

OPINION: Sheryl Knows Best

There are few places I've avoided more over the years ... the dentist, the gynecologist, family dinners with my...

OPINION: Riding Shotgun — Everyone Else is Doing It

"Everyone else is doing it." I hear it in my sleep. In fact, if I had a dime for every...