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Bedtime Woes

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I love being a mom, but I also love my “me” time if and when I get the opportunity. As moms, we cherish the time we spend with our kids because we know the day will come when we’re...
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When Words Won’t Come

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The other day, my six-year-old was sitting at the table doing his “writing” homework. I was in the kitchen making dinner when I heard him yell, “Mama! I need help with my words. I have no words!” I wanted to...
Twelve days. Twelve days left wondering if I have done enough. Twelve days left, questioning if she will leave fully prepared and not forget to listen to the little whispers floating in the air. Twelve days left pondering the challenging moments and...
Are you curious? With constant access to the Google machine (that’s what I call my iPhone. I think I stole the phrase from Joe Scarborough), the HOW of pretty much anything is just a few clicks away. How do I…? Fill in...
Can't think of just one mom pet peeve? Don't worry; these moms had a hard time choosing, too! Who knew entering the motherhood world would mean acquiring so many new pet peeves?  "My life is more than happy Instagram posts,...
Ok. I'll admit it without shame. I let my children use iPads. They each have their own. And they're three and five. And I'll go one step further. They've had them for years. Years. And I'm going to get...
As a working mom, I always have thoughts about spending enough time with my children. However, I have to work, and so does their dad. I feel guilt every day when I drop my children off at their Grandma's...
I'll be the first to admit it. There haven't been a lot of opportunities for vacationing without kids since they've made their presence known in this world. And that's generally by choice. I want them to see varied cultures...
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The Maze of Motherhood

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During my study-abroad semester in Rome, my friend and I traveled to Marrakech because, well, why not? We were two girls from New York, and the idea of a trip to Morocco felt positively magical. A few days into...
Chronic conditions and chronic pain add an extra challenge to every task, relationship, and aspect of life, and parenting is no exception. I’ve always been “sick.” Since infancy, I spent much of my time at doctors’ offices and hospitals, drawing...

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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...