christine

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Christine was born and raised on Long Island and now calls Westchester home. She and her husband Marc have lived in Hawthorne since 2014. With a background in PR and Marketing, she's now a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom of two. Christine loves to travel, read (when she has the time!), practice yoga, and try out new recipes (that she hopes her kids will actually eat).
A child with cancer dressed in a mask and yellow cape.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is an important opportunity to speak with our kids about the disease and how they can help others that may be affected by it. Each year my...
Goodbye summer written in the sand.

An Ode to the Joys of Back to School

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Ahh, those lazy August days. Lounging at the beach or pool, hanging out at the amusement park, eating ice cream for dinner. We all love the summer, but alas, at some point, it is...
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Global Forgiveness Day

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If you've read some of my past posts, you'll see that I often like to find special days of the month to write about like Wear Your Tiara Day or I Am in Control...
Kids running out of a school building.

School’s Out for Summer

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School's out for the summer! The end of the school year is upon us. And whether it's making you feel joy, sadness, stress, relief, or a combination of all of the above, we got...
A woman wearing a tiara.

Wear Your Tiara Like the Queen You Are

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Did you know (and if you're like me, I'm sure you didn't) that May 24 is also known as International Tiara Day? Now, I'm not saying go around all day with a bejeweled crown...
A woman laughing.

Take Some Time to Laugh Today

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The kids are arguing again, the house is a mess, and what's for dinner tonight? It's moments like these when we feel like we might scream. But what if you took a step back, took...
A girl hugging her mom from behind.

I Am in Control (Day)

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We all get that feeling of losing control, sometimes multiple times per day. Whether at home, work, in the grocery store, or anywhere else, it happens to all of us. Maybe the kids are...
A woman sitting on the couch drinking coffee.

Moms – Give Yourself a Random Act of Kindness

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My daughter received a calendar called "Every Day's a Holiday," featuring a special event for each day of the year for Christmas this year. I just glanced at it and saw that February 17th...
A boy reading a book in the library.

For the Love of Reading

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My house is full of readers. Since taking them home from the hospital, my husband and I have read to our kids every night. And I truly believe this sparked not only a love...
A woman decorating a Christmas tree.

Keeping Traditions Alive

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This is a very personal post, so please bear with me. After losing my mother this year, each holiday celebration has been somewhat difficult (to say the least). But although I'm grieving her absence, I'm...