Lauren Schwarzfeld

Lauren Schwarzfeld
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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 Executive Vice President of Operations 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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Nits Happen

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As a general rule, anytime I have the opportunity to either make my kids feel ashamed and embarrassed or confident and secure, I will always choose the latter.  There is enough nonsense out there that...
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Teaching Our Kids to Feel

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The other day I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a quote. I read it but didn’t think much about it at the time. I was getting ready for work, put my phone down,...
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Thrive, Survive, Maintain

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In what feels like a past life, I was a labor and postpartum doula. I helped couples navigate their way through the early days of parenthood. What’s been striking to me lately, is how...
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Sober Mom…Even During a Pandemic

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I don’t drink… not even during a pandemic.  On an ordinary Saturday in November of 2017 I got black-out drunk. Still in bed the next morning, with my head spinning, I checked the sent items...
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You’re Not Alone

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We don't have to do it alone. We were never meant to. - Brené Brown. When I left my corporate job in June of 2009 it was for some very practical reasons. My husband and I...
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“Home School” as an Under-Parenter

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The world seems to have changed overnight. But I haven’t. My kids haven’t. My family dynamic hasn’t. We’re adapting to this new reality, but doing it in a way that stays true to who...
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Where the Person Meets the Parent

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As a person, I’m messy, a little lazy, kind of selfish, I procrastinate, and can bounce around from task to task. As a parent, however, I’m the fixer. I find solutions, I’m efficient, I bring...
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Compassionate Under-Parenting: Meet Lauren

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As a parent, I’ve always felt confident in myself and in my ability to make the choices best suited for each of my kids. I’ve never been one to seek approval for my parenting...