Erin

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Erin is the mother of one sweet, rambunctious toddler and wife to a talented chef. Professionally, she is a former special educator and preschool teacher, and is currently a cognitive neuroscience researcher and Ph.D candidate in Cognitive Science in Education with specializations in neuroscience, cognitive development, and neurodiversity/autism. She holds masters degrees in cognitive science, and neuroscience in education, from Teachers College, Columbia University, and undergraduate degrees in special education (with an additional concentration in elementary education and a minor in English) and early childhood education. As the wife of a chef, food is a huge part of her family culture, and she enjoy both cooking and baking. Some of her other hobbies include hiking, traveling, jogging, meditation, animal rescue, playing piano and guitar, crafting, reading, and of course, writing. You can follow her parenting journey and pick up tips on great kids activities here on Westchester Moms Blog, as well as her website (www.themindfullyscientificmama.com), Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts.
food allergies

How to Manage Food Allergies this Holiday Season

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The holiday season is filled with opportunities to partake in delicious meals and treats. Many traditions revolve around the food; Christmas cookies, latkes and donuts at Chanukah, etc. But when you are managing food...
gratitude

The “Month of Gratitude” is Utter Nonsense

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The month of gratitude is upon us, and with it, everyone on our social feeds sharing their gratitude lists, their shout-outs to the people they are grateful for, and their humble brags. I’ll admit,...

When You are No Longer My “Only”

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Mommy is going to have another baby! You are going to have a sibling! This time is so exciting for your father and me, but what about you? I know that you don’t fully...
ode to autumn

An Ode to Autumn as a Mother

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Maybe I'm basic, but I prefer to think I'm right; autumn is the best season. I've been a fall fanatic since I was a child. The excitement of new beginnings at school, playing in the...
weeknight meals

Easy Weeknight Meals for Busy Families

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With the start of the school year around the corner, there is a major change in schedule for many families. With extra-curricular activities, sports, and homework, evenings are jammed with things to do. And...
ate a donut

My Kid Ate a Donut, and It’s a HUGE Deal

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Disclaimer: This post does not provide medical advice. Please always speak with a medical professional about concerns, including those about food allergy treatment.  What do you see when you look at these photos? Just a...

5 Free Outdoor Family Activities in Central Westchester

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Westchester County is full of amazing family activities and resources; after all, that is one big reason many of us choose to live here. With the arrival of the warmer months (and many indoor...
allergy awareness

An Average of Two Kids in Every Classroom Have this Life-Threatening Condition

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That headline grabbed you, didn’t it? Sorry, not sorry! Allergy awareness should make you stop and think.  May 9th-15th marked Food Allergy Awareness Week in the United States. Even though 1 in 13 children manages...
Chappaqua

Spotlight on Westchester :: Chappaqua

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The Akin|Pinkas Team knows that buying and selling homes is extremely personal, which is why individual attention and care are central to their work. The team provides every client with a high caliber of service...
Armonk

Spotlight on Westchester :: Armonk

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The Akin|Pinkas Team knows that buying and selling homes is extremely personal, which is why individual attention and care are central to their work. The team provides every client with a high caliber of...