We have all had moments of mom guilt for losing our patience and maybe even behaving out of character in front of our children. I would say that we are all human, and losing your cool is a part...
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Words Matter

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Words matter, but you can change them. Have you heard of the 75Hard Challenge? It’s fascinating when you dig deeper into what it actually is, but it can be a little intimidating on the surface. I’ve seen this challenge posted and...
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The Kindness of Strangers

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The other day I was strolling my cart through the grocery store, minding my business, just trying to get through the mundanity of my weekly shopping trip. To my surprise, as I was about to grab a bag of...
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I’m Not Ready For School

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I will say, “I’m not ready for school to start.” I never was and I never will be. To me, the first day of school is the saddest day of the year. I like having my girls around. I’m not...
My kids are curious. They have questions about everything. Often, I can answer their questions, rely on Google, or just fake it. But every now and then, they genuinely stump me. We've talked about death, and they have even encountered...
My kids' grandparents are awesome. They're active (they rode the Gran Fondo New York), supportive (they were nothing but encouraging when we chose to move from Canada to New York), and love spending time with their grandkids (they always...
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Picture This: Meet Jessie

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Picture this. I was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I went to high school in the city. I went to college in the city. First, second, third jobs and the same number of apartments, you...
Even though I spend a lot of time fussing or giving my children reminders to do their homework or complete their chores, I try to relate to them as much as possible. I'm not always going to be popular as...
I watched a TED talk on YouTube recently (I love TED talks and YouTube). Dr. Rick Hanson reminded me of a very important lesson that can easily be forgotten in our often demanding days as parents. He asked, “What’s...
The number of decisions we have to make as parents is astounding. For me, it's not the big ones that seem to weigh on me like a ton of bricks. Whether to breastfeed, which daycare to use, or when...

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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...