Women usually get the “all clear” for sexual activity at the 6-week postpartum visit. They are told that the area is healed, and they can return to pre-pregnancy levels of activity. Working with new moms every day in my...
I love the fall, especially apple picking. However, there are only so many Macs a girl can eat before the thought of one more apple makes your eyes cross. They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away,...
Fall is my absolute favorite time to visit local farmers' markets. When I first moved to Westchester, I was so excited to try them all out. The first one I ever went to was in Pleasantville by the train...
For many years my husband and I had talked about going on a cross-country trip. Yet, it seemed that "talk" was all it would be. I seriously raised the topic again this past spring.  Our son will be a...
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I’m Not Ready For School

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I will say, “I’m not ready for school to start.” I never was and I never will be. To me, the first day of school is the saddest day of the year. I like having my girls around. I’m not...
Nothing says fall like spending a day at the apple orchard or pumpkin patch. It's a Westchester County fall family tradition to go apple picking and pumpkin picking. Luckily, Westchester and the Hudson Valley area have lots of fantastic farms and places...
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Suicide Prevention Resources

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please get the help that you need!  For information about warning signs and resources available in New York:  Suicide Prevention Center of New...
My kids are curious. They have questions about everything. Often, I can answer their questions, rely on Google, or just fake it. But every now and then, they genuinely stump me. We've talked about death, and they have even encountered...
My kids' grandparents are awesome. They're active (they rode the Gran Fondo New York), supportive (they were nothing but encouraging when we chose to move from Canada to New York), and love spending time with their grandkids (they always...
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Picture This: Meet Jessie

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Picture this. I was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I went to high school in the city. I went to college in the city. First, second, third jobs and the same number of apartments, you...

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Farmers’ Markets in Westchester County

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Fall is my absolute favorite time to visit local farmers' markets. When I first moved to Westchester, I was so excited to try them...
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Suicide Prevention Resources