A Westchester native, Rachel is a lover of all things DIY, food, and Harry Potter. After graduating from Mercy College with a Masters in Education, she moved to Orlando in 2012 to teach, only to find there is no place like home. Rachel is the wife to one amazing Chef, Lucas, mommy to 2 beautiful baby girls, Lana and Harper, and a very handsome fur baby, Levi. Rachel is excited to raise her kids where she grew up and continue the traditions she was raised with, especially going to Yankee games in the summer. When she is not juggling family and teaching, you can find her exploring all Westchester has to offer.
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Restroom Accommodations: Things Parents Do to Use It

There are so many things that we as mothers do daily that I never thought I would ever have to do. We function on three hours of sleep, put breast milk in coffee, shave...
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The Storm Before the Rainbow

This post is not for the faint of heart. There will be no happy ending in this story. I will share information with you about something that happens so often but is spoken about...
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Lactation Boosters: Foods that Help Your Milk Supply

Don't get me wrong, breastfeeding has been amazing for my daughter and the bond she and I could create, but it is like a second full-time job! Doctors might tell you breastfeeding will help...
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Pumping Essentials

Going back to work after a long break is hard. Going back to work after maternity leave is harder, especially if it's your first time. I remember it vividly, going back to teaching after...

Dating from the Couch: Fun Date Night Ideas You Can Do in Your Sweatpants

If you are anything like my husband and I, date night is rare. And when we do get out, it is quite a momentous occasion. Let's face it, date night can get pretty pricey,...
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Potty Training 101: It Stinks!

Once upon a time, I lived in a beautiful home with brand new carpets... Allowing your toddler to be free in your home is one thing. But don't forget the mess you will need to...
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The Best and Worst Parenting Advice I Ever Received

The first time you have a baby, every person you meet wants to give you their opinion on raising your child. They want to tell you what to do while pregnant, how to give...

There’s No Place Like Home: Why I Love Westchester

Westchester County is home to many amazing things to do, see, taste, and feel. Aside from being located so close to the Big Apple, the county on the Hudson has incredible views with endless...
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Pregnancy Cravings

Growing a person is a TON of work. No wonder pregnant women are always hungry and have pregnancy cravings. Being pregnant has its perks. Although there is the unexpected weight gain, where none of your...

Move Over Elsa. There is a Queen of Isolation

 Motherhood is tough enough, being judged 24/7, but the first few months as a new mom can be even more isolating. Much of the first few months of my child's life had been spent...