Amy

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Amy is a Hudson Valley native and educator working in New York City schools. She has two little kids and one little dog. Before moving to her current home in Ossining, Amy attended college on Long Island and then spent most of her 20s in Brooklyn and Queens. New York is truly home for her, and she’s thrilled to be living closer to her hometown of Garrison and her extended family. As a mom, Amy believes in empowered parenting, and she’s passionate about raising her kids to be partners in the fight for social justice. When she’s not working or trying to figure out nap time, Amy loves hiking, yoga, swimming, and relaxing with her family.
bath time essentials

Bath Time Essentials

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Bath time is a very beloved activity in our house. It gives my kids a chance to play, and I get a few moments to enjoy them at the end of the day.   We have...

Healing Hands Maternal Spa: Skincare for Moms

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Motherhood can take its toll on your skin, am I right? I have definitely developed lines and wrinkles since having my kids. Let me be clear - I am not ashamed of my smile...

Absurdimals Books

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"There's no such thing as too different, there's only new-different."  Reading books with my kids has been a great way to introduce them to new concepts and help start wonderful conversations. Recently, we've been reading...
Briarcliff

Spotlight on Westchester: Briarcliff

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We all love our own little cozy corners of Westchester. There are so many things to do and see, places to eat, parks to visit. We love exploring the county and “finding” the kid-friendly...

Parenting as Social Justice: Telling the Truth about Thanksgiving

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It's Fall ya'll. The chill has sunk into the air and the apples are ripe. In my house, we find ourselves making plans for my all-time favorite holiday - Thanksgiving. Turkey Day is sacred...

Spotlight on Westchester: Croton

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We all love our own little cozy corners of Westchester. There are so many things to do and see, places to eat, parks to visit. We love exploring the county and “finding” the kid-friendly...

Parenting as Social Justice: A Culturally Responsive Columbus Day

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"What we committed in the Indies stands out among the most unpardonable offenses ever committed against God and mankind..."  Bartolome de las Casas School is back in session and I've been thinking a lot about...

Grand Opening: Macy’s Backstage

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Macy’s welcomed Macy’s Backstage to its location in Cross County Shopping Center, this past Saturday, August 18th.  Macy’s Backstage offers fashion-loving customers another way to shop at their favorite store by providing a store-within-store...
1st birthday

A Marvelous Milestone: Ideas for 1st Birthday Parties in Westchester

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This spring we celebrated my baby girl's first birthday. It was a lovely occasion, filled with family, friends, and fun. However, there are some things that make this milestone birthday a bit harder to...

Spotlight on Westchester: Ossining

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We all love our own little cozy corners of Westchester. There are so many things to do and see, places to eat, parks to visit. We love exploring the county and “finding” the kid-friendly...