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 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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Good Morning, Sunshine!

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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...
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Self-Care Isn’t a Moment

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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Find Stillness and Then Start

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Imagine driving down the road at 100 miles an hour, keenly aware of each turn, every obstacle, and laser-focused on your destination. All of a sudden, you come to a screeching halt. You’re shocked...
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No Extra Points

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There are no extra points for being a martyr.  Some things are hard, like really, really hard, and it’s an accomplishment to make it through. But some things aren’t, they don’t need to be, and...
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Feeling Helpless? Help Someone

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Eleven years ago, I found myself sitting in a fundraising committee meeting for an upcoming event that would benefit the childcare center my daughter attended. I was 28 years old, pregnant with my second...
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The Journey We Don’t Know We’re On

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I had no idea that a journey of self-discovery and personal development would lead me to sobriety. I had no idea the amount of clarity and confidence I’d glean from looking to myself for...
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Ask the Questions

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I don’t know about you, but my kids ask questions all the time. ALL.THE.TIME. They’re curious, and they feel no inclination to hold them inside. It never occurs to them that they should simply accept...