Women Behind The YW

The W makes the difference at the YWCA Darien/Norwalk

TV or not TV….

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That is the question (of the week). When I was expecting my daughter, I proclaimed boldly that we would not watch television in our home. (I also thought she’d sleep peacefully for many hours a day while I busied myself with numerous productive activities, but that is another story…) My proclamation quickly crumbled when I […] [Read More]
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Can you imagine Darien High School without athletics for girls?

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Happy 40th birthday to the law that changed the playing field for women’s athletics, education, and more! On June 23, 1972, Title IX enforced that girls should be allowed to participate in all educational activities which of course includes sports. The law states in part, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis […] [Read More]

Relocation

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An Australian friend recently moved back home to Sydney from London. “How are things going?” I asked her “Same old, same old, really,” she answered. I got it–you can move halfway around the world, and in many ways things remain the same– go to work, shop, cook, care for your children, tidy the house…. Same […] [Read More]
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Who needs therapy when you have “book club”?

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I say this fully admitting that I have yet to actually finish one of our selected titles. Until my 6-month old is on a regular sleep schedule and work stops intruding, I’ve come to accept that I’m not going to have time to read for pleasure. So I nearly didn’t go to book club the […] [Read More]
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Recognizing Volunteers

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The YWCA Darien/Norwalk has been lucky to have over 150 fantastic women (and even some men!) volunteer for us this year. We recognized their dedication of time and support at an event at Tokeneke Club last Wednesday night. The uplifting event inspired some of our Newcomers to volunteer for the upcoming year as well. We’re […] [Read More]
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Tired much? Why Sleep Matters and 5 Tips to Help Get a Better Night’s Rest

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Most women are quick to dismiss sleep problems as an inevitable part of their hectic lifestyles – juggling work, family and household responsibilities not to mention volunteering and keeping some semblance of a social life. The fact is women – many of whom are already overextended (sound familiar?) – are twice as likely as men […] [Read More]
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Jubilation

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As you probably know, Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations just wrapped up this week, after a long weekend of ceremonies, concerts, and other festivities. Feeling a bit homesick, I kept my radio tuned to the BBC coverage to hear all about it.  In the meantime, here in Darien we had a great time attending another […] [Read More]
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Is Social Media on Our Side?

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A few days ago, a good friend from college posted a nice “Happy Birthday” message on my Facebook page which caused a chain reaction of more birthday posts.  It was so nice to hear from people and know they were thinking of me.  The funny thing is, my birthday isn’t for another week. This experience […] [Read More]
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Lazy Summer/Crazy Summer

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“Mom, I just want to do nothing and have some playdates for a while.” a friend’s daughter said to her the other day. Another friend has sworn off all classes and camps this summer for the first time. After a crazy, busy school year filled with sports, dance, music, or whatever your children’s activities are […] [Read More]
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