Bored kids laying on the couch.

Winter Break Blues

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As the most wonderful time of the year comes to a close, we sadly watch as unused wrapping paper is rolled up and stored away, holiday trinkets that adorned every shelf or table are being brought to the garage...
A mom working next to her son.

Even the Pros Aren’t Perfect

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Professionals and professional organizations are constantly updating guidance on child-rearing practices to align with the latest research. This leads to more parenting musts and must-not than I could list here. Suffice it to say; there are a lot. Combine...
Whether you’re “into music” or not, your musical tastes will probably help inform your offspring, which is why I try to provide my boys with a wide range of songs, styles, and genres. Since birth, they’ve heard everything from...
A mother hugging her son.

Hold On to Hope

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As the morning sun gently cascades the bed and the flickering light washes over me, I am reminded of the hope in the new day.  Hope holds onto my hand, letting me know I’m not alone on my journey of...
The following statement is obvious, but it bears repeating; being a mom is a full-time job—one with none of the pay and atypical benefits. Your average career will offer weekends off, paid vacation (hopefully), and maybe some health benefits...
Children are asked to write a wish list for gifts they hope to get each holiday season. They are told to focus on their wants and the consumer goods that will make them happy. As parents, we allow our...
It is important to state upfront that this essay is the opinion and experience of one mother. Gender stereotypes and sensitivity on who raises our children is a sensitive topic. Maybe that’s why more mothers aren’t shouting this fact...
Motherhood is defined as the state of being a mother. Well, I wish it was that easy because a true definition of motherhood could take up an entire page in Webster’s Dictionary. Being a mom is the most rewarding...
As a 20-something and young 30-something, I spent my life living as a carefree woman thriving in the dynamic energy of NYC. A lifelong fashionista, the city, and all its activities were the backdrop to the outfits I spent...

How Hard Can It Be?

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                                        How hard can it be? It is a conversation that is often had or avoided early on in a relationship....

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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...