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 (, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts.
weeknight meals

Easy Weeknight Meals for Busy Families

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

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

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

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...

Spotlight on Westchester :: Chappaqua

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...

Spotlight on Westchester :: Armonk

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...

Great Spring Printables for Kids

Looking for new resources to keep your child learning and having fun at home? The teachers at Westchester County Mom have you covered! We are offering select printables, FOR FREE! Yes, 100% free and for...

Spotlight on Westchester :: Pleasantville

We all love our own little cozy 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”...
cookie-cutter resolutions

No Cookie-Cutter Resolutions: How 2020 Inspired my 2021 Resolutions

Thank goodness 2020 is in the rearview mirror—sort of. I’ve written previously about why 2020 was, in some ways, a good year for my family. There were parts of 2020 I was grateful for....
allergy family

Why 2020 Was a Good Year for My Food Allergy Family

Social distancing has a lot of downsides. From not seeing family to trying to work from home, missed social opportunities for my toddler, to having to take time off from working on my Ph.D....