Breastfeeding is one of the most “natural” things that we as mammals do. But chances are if you ask any mom (especially a first-time one) if breastfeeding came naturally to her, you’re likely to hear a resounding NO! It’s...
Productivity Trap

The Productivity Trap

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Hustle culture tells us that we should be running, sprinting even, at an all-out pace…all day, every day. It tells us that if we aren’t where we want to be and don’t have the job, wealth, lifestyle we want...
It’s exciting and memorable to see a show on Broadway, watch a sporting event at MSG, or attend a pop concert at MetLife Stadium. However, these tickets aren’t always affordable or optimal for young kids. We are so fortunate...
October 15th marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Sadly many mamas have suffered the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies, stillbirth, or other infant deaths. The loss of these babies is felt, whether it’s marked...
Fall is full of apple picking, festivals, football, and delicious treats. There are many local family-friendly outdoor events planned this month, and there are still virtual events to attend right from your home. Please feel free to let us...
We have all had moments of mom guilt for losing our patience and maybe even behaving out of character in front of our children. I would say that we are all human, and losing your cool is a part...
I’ve only been a mother for five years. That’s less than fifteen percent of my life, and yet when someone asks me to define myself (I’m a teacher--we do lots of identity processing), the first thing I will list...
words matter

Words Matter

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Words matter, but you can change them. Have you heard of the 75Hard Challenge? It’s fascinating when you dig deeper into what it actually is, but it can be a little intimidating on the surface. I’ve seen this challenge posted and...
As school begins, I have one thing on my mind. Not school supplies or outfits, will the kids like their teachers?…oh no, nothing as simple as those mundane thoughts. What I’m thinking about is way more important. What I’m...
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First Days for the Next 13 Years

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You saw it coming. You imagined it. You felt it with nervous but somewhat euphoric anticipation. And instantly, it’s here, your child’s momentous first day of kindergarten. This feeling will go on for the next 13 years. After putting each...

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Spotlight on Westchester: Peekskill

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We all love our cozy little corners of Westchester. There are so many things to do and see, places to eat, and parks to...