Parenting is stressful. Being anxious is normal. But what happens when it’s something more? Shortly after my first child was born, I became convinced that I was screwing up his sleeping/feeding/everything. So I confided in my beautiful and wise best...
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I Am in Control (Day)

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We all get that feeling of losing control, sometimes multiple times per day. Whether at home, work, in the grocery store, or anywhere else, it happens to all of us. Maybe the kids are having a meltdown, or we're...
You can feel it. Building up. Somewhere deep inside. It starts with your room looking like a hurricane went off. Laundry everywhere. You keep telling yourself you'll get to it eventually, but then another week goes by, and another pile is added to the...
As parents, we must understand that one of the most lasting influences we can have on our children is helping to develop and shape their eating habits. It is our responsibility to foster healthy attitudes so our children can...
Generations of women have carried the burden of pregnancy and silently endured the trauma of childbirth. Books have been written about how much nature demands of a new mom when she nurtures another life. But despite reading all the...
Let’s face it, we all want to feed our kids the nutrients they need to grow into healthy, strong, and resilient people. I don’t think there’s a parent out there who would say otherwise. Yet in this information-packed world...

Dental Care Timeline

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Good oral hygiene is critical – especially for children. But, quite often, many parents don’t know when and where to begin when it comes to their children’s dental care.   According to The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, you may...
I am a mommy who works full-time, runs a household (with help from the Hubs), and is in the process of changing my health habits to release my excess weight. I am choosing to work on myself to become...
As the weather gets colder and the pandemic seems to be heating back up (gah!), I feel grateful for one of my 2020 quarantine discoveries: YouTube exercise videos. Back in March of 2020, with more time at home and...
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A New Year to Run

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I have been a runner for over ten years now, but I did not start that way. Growing up, I never really ran for more than two miles at a time for a workout. But being someone who regularly...

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Family-Friendly Hikes Near Westchester :: The Catskills

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This is the second installment of Westchester County Mom's Hiking the Hudson Valley feature. You can read the first in the series (and get...