School's out for the summer! The end of the school year is upon us. And whether it's making you feel joy, sadness, stress, relief, or a combination of all of the above, we got through the last ten months...
May 1st is an important day for a college-bound high school senior like my son. It's known as National College Decision Day - or more commonly referred to as "Commitment Day." This is the deadline to choose what college...
The television show “The Goldbergs” played in the background one night while cleaning up from dinner. I can’t say that I was really listening, until the end of one of the episodes when I caught the main character saying,...
Tweens and cell phones can give you added responsibilities and headaches, on their own or together. If my daughter read this, she would correct me and say, “Teens and cell phones, mom.” She is right. She is 13 years...
The winter months are hard, especially when many indoor activities are unavailable. But being stuck inside doesn't end with spring. In comes the rainy, still somewhat chilly season. And then there is quarantining. All in all, we are spending...
Confession time - lots of my practical parenting decisions are driven primarily by a need to simplify my life as much as possible. I feel no need to martyr myself to motherhood. Breastfeeding? Easier than making bottles. Babywearing? Faster...
As the sun creeps in and I scroll through my Facebook feed, I am startled to see another post publicly shaming a local teen. I think to myself; we are better than this. We can do better. We have...
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I Miss Band-Aids

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I miss the days when band-aids fixed all. When my kids were young, it seemed like a band-aid was the cure for everything that ailed. Pick a size, any size. We got them all!   Plus, some band-aids have cute characters...
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Our Teens Need Us

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Isn’t it funny how society has portrayed teens?  In movies and books, teens are often seen as aggressive, obnoxious, and downright hard to deal with, and some days it’s true… But most days it’s not. While in the mix of currently raising...
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No Go for HoCo

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According to the Collins online dictionary, homecoming (aka HoCo) “is a day or weekend each year when former students of a particular school, college, or university go back to it to meet each other again and go to parties and...

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2023 Date Night Guide {the best restaurants in Westchester County}

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We feel lucky to live in Westchester County, where there are many options for awesome date nights. But sometimes, the sheer number of places...