Bena

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Bena is a a wife and mom to a little girl born in July 2017 and another little girl born in April 2021. Her and her husband, both born and raised in Long Island, randomly ended up living in New Rochelle, Westchester when they fell in love with the downtown area, which had the best of two worlds, walking distance to parks, coffee shops, great restaurants and a short drive away from great hikes and nature. Since then they have moved a hop, skip and away to Pelham, which is an adorable little town. Mostly, Bena is just trying to figure out how to do this mom thing, while also working a full-time job. After a few years of the juggling act, she feels a little more confident, but everyday there are new challenges, especially when #2 arrived. When she is not momming, she is usually lawyering, working out, cooking, running errands or somewhere out exploring nature and the world (pre-covid, of course)!
farmers' markets

Farmers’ Markets in Westchester County

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Fall is my absolute favorite time to visit local farmers' markets. When I first moved to Westchester, I was so excited to try them all out. The first one I ever went to was...

Spotlight on Westchester: New Rochelle

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We all love our cozy little corners of Westchester. There are so many things to do and see, places to eat, and parks to visit. Who doesn’t love exploring the county and “finding” the...
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To Sleep Train or Not?

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My baby is 10.5 weeks old, which is crazy to think, considering I feel like I just had her.  She is a pretty lax baby, mainly crying when she is hungry or tired, and...
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How I Had a Successful VBAC

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A few months ago, I wrote an article about finding a supportive VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) provider. Well, I GOT MY VBAC, and I am here to tell you how I could get...
from one to two

Going From One to Two

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  As I enter my last few weeks of pregnancy, I feel so many different emotions. Excitement to meet the newest addition to our family, but also a little bit of apprehension.  I have been a...
vbac providers

Finding Support for My VBAC

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After having my first baby via c-section because she was breech, I switched provider practices to one I originally thought was more VBAC friendly. Unfortunately, as I was about to enter my third trimester,...
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Preparing for a VBAC Even With a Breech Baby

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As I enter into the third trimester of my second pregnancy, I am starting to contemplate my birthing plan. My first baby was breech; therefore, I had a c-section. At that time, during my third...
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Saying Goodbye to 2020

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I am sure many are excited to say their goodbyes to 2020 in a heartbeat. By reflecting on this year, there was a lot of bad, but there was also a lot of good. 2020...
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The Holidays are NOT Canceled

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It seems that almost everything this year has been put on hold, but the holidays are not canceled! Our Thanksgiving ended up being quite different than what we expected this year. Normally, we head to...
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Spirituality in a Pandemic

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Growing up, I was religious. I went to church weekly and regularly participated in Sunday School, youth groups, choir, and church activities. In fact, my closest childhood friends to this day are from my...