Lauren Schwarzfeld

Lauren Schwarzfeld was born and raised in Yorktown, and aside from college in Boston and a few months living in New York City, she has spent her entire life in Westchester. She has lived in Mt Kisco with her husband Karl since 2006, where they have three kids, Mia (2008), Jacob (2009), Abigail (2012), and two dogs, Edna (a four-year-old beagle) and Felix (a one-year-old pitbull-lab mix). Lauren is a writer, coach, and leader in community engagement. She helps women rediscover their strengths, passion, and confidence to reclaim their spot in their life and step outside the box of perceived expectations. Her goal is for women to create a future that is authentically and unapologetically their own. As the Chief Operating Officer at (914) Cares, a local non-profit, she combines her business background with a passion for volunteer work and desire to care for the community around her. Connect with Lauren on Facebook or through her website!
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Parenting By Design

Have you heard of Human Design? It’s like if a personality test and horoscope had a baby… but a really interesting and insightful baby! Recently I’ve heard a few podcast episodes and seen some posts...
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You Are What You Read

You know the saying, “You’re like the five people you spend the most time with.” I like to think that applies to all kinds of influences - not just people, but situations, settings and...
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I’m Not A Boss Mom

I’m a boss (sometimes). I’m a mom (all the time). However, I never call myself a Boss Mom.  I’ll preface this by saying that I make no judgment about the titles that fit for anyone...
Productivity Trap

The Productivity Trap

Hustle culture tells us that we should be running, sprinting even, at an all-out pace…all day, every day. It tells us that if we aren’t where we want to be and don’t have the...
words matter

Words Matter

Words matter, but you can change them. Have you heard of the 75Hard Challenge? It’s fascinating when you dig deeper into what it actually is, but it can be a little intimidating on the surface. I’ve...

Good Morning, Sunshine!

Not all morning routines are created equally. As a general rule, I tend to reject “hustle culture” as a way of life. I had some inclinations about this pre-COVID, and the result of the last...

Self-Care Isn’t a Moment

Self-care isn’t a moment. It’s a lifestyle. The simple, idealistic way to approach self-care (the way it’s portrayed in the media and casually discussed in real life) is to spend time on yourself – get...
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Mothering the World

What if we changed the way we approach mothering? And I don’t just mean women or those who’ve birthed babies; I mean all people. What if we loved our friends and our communities the...
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The Other Side

My stomach sank with an unfamiliar panic as I read that my kids would be home from school for THREE WEEKS. 2021 me says Oh honey… to that girl who was horrified that these...
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Parenting Without Ego

When I dropped my ego, I found my place as a parent and realized what each of my kids needed from me.  I’m fascinated by birth order, though admittedly largely in an anecdotal way. My...