During my childhood, school was a safe haven. It was easy, and I knew exactly what to do to succeed. No surprise then that at 21, I became a teacher myself. What was a surprise, and remains one, is...
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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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The Wonders of a 2-Year-Old

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Most of us by now have hit the reset button in our lives in an almost post-pandemic world, maybe even unintentionally. In my case, I stopped working part-time, and my daughter started a new full-time job a few months ago....
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To Sleep Train or Not?

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My baby is 10.5 weeks old, which is crazy to think, considering I feel like I just had her.  She is a pretty lax baby, mainly crying when she is hungry or tired, and otherwise very happy. She makes...
threenager

One, Two, Threenager

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Long before you become a parent, you learn about the "terrible twos." The tantrums and volatility of toddlerhood earn our two-year-olds this "terrible" nomenclature. But in my experience, there's nothing terrible about two. That is unless you expect your...
My son and my husband walked a few feet in front of me. As I watched my son walk, ironically, I stopped in my tracks. We are on a college campus...for him.  My son is a junior in high school....
As a teacher-mom, I live for the summers! The weather is beautiful, the days are longer, and the pace is slower. But the kids are home, and we need to keep the learning alive to avoid that summer slide....
Looking for new resources to keep your child learning and having fun at home? The teachers at Westchester County Mom have you covered! We are offering select printables, FOR FREE! Yes, 100% free and for immediate download. Why no strings...
Hi Girl, In a year with so much angst and turmoil, one positive thing was wrapping up the year with a milestone birthday for you! You turned 13! Three years ago, when your brother turned 13, I wrote him a...
This year held so much promise for celebrations across the globe – weddings, graduations, milestone birthdays, new births, etc. Then COVID-19 came along, and everything ground to a halt. Even as many regions, including Westchester County, have successfully flattened...

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We Can Do This – Finding a Vaccine in Westchester County

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Our ultimate goal as moms is to keep our families safe and healthy. With COVID-19 vaccines now available for children 5 years old and...
Men and women in a running club.

A New Year to Run