When I entered college, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do. Yes, at a ripe old age of 18, I had 'direction'! Truthfully, as a child of my immigrant parents, you had to have...
Are the teenage years the best? Ideally, they should be, but a teenager faces so many changes, physically, mentally, and emotionally that if the parents of a teen are not in tune with them, their best years may actually be...
Summertime. Long days, the sprinkler, ice cream, BBQs, and endless hours outside with the kids. So when you think of summertime, I would say most of us don’t associate it with sleep! And with those additional hours of daylight...
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Ditching the Diapers

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When my daughter was around 18 months old, she started showing an interest in peeing on the potty.  I decided to buy her one of those cute infant toilets that resembled a big kid toilet, which had a flushing...
The sun is shining, the flowers are in full bloom, and we are all struggling to figure out the next best thing to keep these kids busy! Where there is a will there is a way mamas! Social distancing...
What does it mean to live in your home? Is it just the floor, the walls, the roof? And when you leave,  does it mean that your home is gone? What do you leave behind?  We decided to sell our...
That title contains two things that sound like polar-opposites; meditation and toddlers. One is centering, calm, and often quiet. The other is loud, messy, and could be described as a Tasmanian devil. I’ll let you guess which of those...
The pacifier. The paci. The binky. The soother. The nuby. The wubbanub. Whatever your family calls it, it is the baby item that causes many parents stress when or if the time comes to wean. My family happens to call...
After the last few weeks of life throwing curveballs, I've come to a decision. I don't want to be a grown-up anymore.  I've decided to give up on adulthood and be a child again. The sense of responsibility and daily...
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Sixty is the New Me

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This is what I know so far. Sixty is an extraordinarily tough year. Amidst Type A flu, the stomach bug, leap year, and now the coronavirus, I turned 60 years old. A midlife crisis hit me so hard this past decade....

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5 Free Outdoor Family Activities in Central Westchester

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Westchester County is full of amazing family activities and resources; after all, that is one big reason many of us choose to live here....