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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Hang in There Mama

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Hang in there mama…you are enough. Some days the exhaustion and anxiety of not being enough just seem to envelop one’s soul. But hang in there mama…you are enough. There may be Legos covering every inch of the floor from the previous...
With over 30 schools in Westchester and Putnam Counties, Kindergarten at a Catholic School engages kids in learning while having fun in class. Apply Now! Take Advantage of Available Financial Incentives Financial assistance is still available: the earlier families apply,...

The Big Five OH!

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1970 babes! This is it boys and girls – the year we turn 50. The 50th birthday. Before we go any further, let’s get the cliches out of the way. G’head...get them out of your system. It’ll make you...
Sometime in the past few years, I graduated from “mom” to “mom of older kids.” I have one in high school and one who’s almost out of elementary. I don’t run around after anyone. I don’t heat up chicken...
I don't know about you, but when I hear my kids fighting, the sound is as blood-curdling as fingernails on a blackboard! I just want to shut it down as fast as I can. My knee-jerk reaction is to...
My middle-school-aged kids have almost everything I wished I'd had at their age. Mostly, I feel they have stability and support. I don't know what I expected heading into this phase of parenthood. But I suppose I wanted them...

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A Guide to Pregnancy Resources in Westchester County

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The journey through pregnancy is full of exciting, joyful, nerve-wracking, tired, and unique moments. From the moment you see those two pink lines, you...

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