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Ask Me if I’m Anxious

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Ask me if I'm anxious... Apparently, most of us from all different age groups will respond yes to this question at some point in our lives, with about 18% of the general population being diagnosed with a specific anxiety disorder...
For my daughter's 2nd Birthday Party, we went for a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme and had an amazing time. I love throwing birthday parties for my kids. It's fun to find a theme and get crafty. I never really have...
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Lunchbox Blues at School

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We all know that we need to eat for energy. A long day at school requires good nourishment but some kids struggle with eating lunch and snacks while at school. My son often comes home with a barely touched...
Winter is knocking on our door. The outdoor activities have dwindled down to a slow drip from the faucet. "Its cold out." Its raining." "Its dark out." "I'm tired." "I have to bring the kids to their activities." "I...
Halloween is a time when many kids (and adults!) like to engage in scares for fun. Haunted houses, spooky costumes, scary movies, and being terrified is part of the seasonal festivities for many. But for some kids and parents,...
Shower? Check. Clothes that aren’t meant for working out? Check. Babysitter? Check. “Where do you want to go?” “I don’t care. Where do you want to go?” Sound familiar? We feel pretty lucky to live in Westchester County, where...
Motherhood can take its toll on your skin, am I right? I have definitely developed lines and wrinkles since having my kids. Let me be clear - I am not ashamed of my smile lines. I have earned them...
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Crazy Stupid Tired

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“I’m sorry I can’t. I’m having a crazy tiring day.” That’s what I found myself saying all too often as I collapsed on the couch before the dishes were done, and the lunches were packed, and the permission slips...
As a young speech pathologist, I had no problem encouraging parents to have their children undergo ear tube surgery (tympanostomy) when deemed necessary by a doctor because it was the “best thing for them.” In fact, I had seen...
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Get Sleeping!

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Getting enough sleep is just as important as healthy eating and exercise. Sleep is an incredibly important part of keeping healthy and performing well in school. Lack of sleep has been connected to a greater risk of obesity, diabetes,...

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Spotlight on Westchester: Peekskill

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We all love our cozy little corners of Westchester. There are so many things to do and see, places to eat, and parks to...