Melissa Jacobowitz is a Bronx native who moved to Westchester County after she and her high school sweetheart got hitched in 1997. She and her husband currently live in Mount Kisco with their two children, Corey (15) and Mia (12). Melissa spent many years working in Human Resources for a legal services organization in Manhattan. She currently works for Bright Horizons as an Enrollment Counselor. Melissa is a two-time survivor of Postpartum OCD. In order to raise awareness for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, she volunteered for Postpartum Progress, which was a peer-to-peer organization to support women with maternal mental illnesses, and is an active member of the Westchester Postpartum Support Group. Melissa initially became interested in writing to just share her journey with Postpartum OCD, but has found that writing is newfound aspect of her life that she thoroughly enjoys. She was also a contributing writer with Suburban Misfit Mom and you can find her stories at Melissa is also a featured writer in the book “A Dark Secret,” which is a compilation of where 15 women share their stories of maternal mental illness from diagnosis to recovery. Melissa is excited to write with the Westchester County Moms Blog team and hopes that you’ll enjoy her stories of the trials and tribulations of a born-n-raised city girl raising a teenage boy and tween daughter growing up in Westchester.
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Say Cheese! You’ll Be Thankful Later

Earlier this year, one of my childhood friends passed away. He was 5 years younger than me, so it's not like we were best buds, but when you grow up in a community as...
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The Normalcy of Modern Family

During these past months of quarantine living, we’ve been binging on past episodes of Modern Family. The show was never part of our prime-time repertoire, but we’ve certainly made up for lost time! We...

What Happened to Wednesdays?

In “normal” times, the busyness of Wednesday afternoons is a running joke in our family. After a day of work, our family schedule typically looked like this: 3:00 p.m.:  The kids come home from school. 3:45...
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Local Libraries to the Rescue: Online Programming for Families

Schools are closed, as are most daycares, children's programs, and preschools. You may be wondering where to find some appropriate activities, and it might be as easy as just logging on to your local...
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Essential Workers in the Time of COVID-19 Deserve Sincere Thanks

The whole COVID-19 pandemic has turned many of our daily lives upside down. We’ve had to adapt to changes in just about everything, including the way we “9 to 5ers” are used to working....

The Big Five OH!

1970 babes! This is it boys and girls – the year we turn 50. The 50th birthday. Before we go any further, let’s get the cliches out of the way. G’head...get them out of...
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Small Gestures + Little Happenings = Life’s Meaningful Moments

Oh, the daily adulting life. Rise and shine early in the morning hours, make breakfast, rush kids to the bus or school, go to work, come home, cook dinner, shower, and maybe a bit...
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The ABCs of the Master Bedroom

Last night, as I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep, I started looking around my bedroom and realized that this room is the focal point of our home. Many families congregate in...
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Nurturing Talent at Hubbels Music School

Hubbels Music is a music school located at 20 Babbitt Road in Bedford Hills, just walking distance from the Metro North station. Hubbels Music is owned and managed by Miss Kate, who after working...

Fun Games for Holiday Gatherings: No Electronics Required

The holidays are fast approaching. Not sure how that happened so quickly! But, nonetheless, here we are. Festive celebrations with family and friends are starting to fill our calendars. It's often a heartwarming time...