If there's one item I couldn't have lived without in the last couple of years, it's a baby carrier. Being able to wear my babies has been an absolute joy and necessity. I have a stroller, but I do not...
My son is a freshman away at college. A few days before moving him to school, I started having trouble falling asleep at night. My mind raced with things to include on his college packing list. I made additions...
Pregnancy is a time of so many important decisions. Which birthplace should you choose? How do you pick your birth team? And an important choice to make is desired mode of birth.  With more awareness about the pelvic floor and...
Let me paint a little picture for you. It's a beautiful, unseasonably warm Saturday, and hundreds of girls are in brightly colored t-shirts, running up and down the fields. Moms and dads are in those folding beach chairs cheering...
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is an important opportunity to speak with our kids about the disease and how they can help others that may be affected by it. Each year my town (Mount Pleasant) puts on...
A girl refusing to eat her vegetables.

The Food Files

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Dinnertime can be defined in many ways. It can be a time to connect with family, try a new recipe for the first time, or enjoy your weekly favorite. Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday?! Nevertheless, nine times out of ten,...
A mom hugging her daughter before she gets on the school bus.

The September Reset

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I know as a teacher, I’m not supposed to say this, but I love September. I think of that old Staples commercial where the dad is prancing through the aisles of school supplies as the holiday song “It’s the...
My 10-year-old just learned how to make balloon animals. She bought a bunch of balloons and materials with her own money. She was so excited to acquire a new skill, and in a matter of hours, she learned to...
Kids holding doughnuts over their eyes.

Doughnuts and Life

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“Can we get doughnuts tomorrow morning, Mama, and eat them on the beach?” “Of course, sweet girl! Sounds good to me.” As we sat on the dewy sand, enjoying a doughnut date with the seagulls, I was reminded of the...
As the last few days of summer are winding down and we are getting ready for a new school year, parents (usually moms) are running around trying to get last-minute school shopping done, figuring out which activities to enroll...

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Family-Friendly Hikes Near Westchester :: The Catskills

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This is the second installment of Westchester County Mom's Hiking the Hudson Valley feature. You can read the first in the series (and get...