As far back as I remember as a child, we always planted a vegetable garden in the spring. I have incredible memories of my dad spending hours turning the soil, then planting tomatoes, cukes, lettuce, zucchini, and so much...
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On Turning 17

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When your kid is 15 years old, they still need you. They are still not old enough to do many things on their own, and they still have that same face since they were six. You still need to...
I’m good at other things. I say this a lot, usually around parenting and domesticated type things that I resist or am terrible at (baking, cleaning, ensuring my children shower regularly). I say it with a bit of humor, giving...
A big brother kissing his baby sister.

Becoming a Big Sibling

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To my first baby, It was just us for so long. And then, one day, we knew it wouldn't be like that anymore. You were going to be a big brother. Mommy was going to be the mom to two...
Dear Single Mothers, In case no one ever tells you this… I see how hard you work. Not just the typical 9-5, I mean those double shifts and overnights, followed by early mornings. I mean, the work it takes never to...
A mom apologizing to her son.

Say Sorry

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“Say sorry!” It’s a common phrase we say to children, but how often do we say it to ourselves? We expect our kids to constantly be aware of wrongdoings and be ready, willing, and able to apologize. Sometimes rightfully so,...
Invisible Hands is a community of volunteers providing free delivery of food, medicine, and other essentials to those most in need. In particular, we deliver to those experiencing food insecurity and the elderly, sick, homebound, and people with disabilities....
Some moms love hard. Some moms love harder. But all moms have a heart full of love. Some moms are calm and flexible. Some moms are anxious and filled with dread. But all moms have a heart full of love. Some moms yell...
I've lived in three different countries and have friends from many other cultures. I have learned so much from them, and our friendships have helped shape me as a mom.  From the Dutch moms, I learned routine is important. Dutch...
It’s not like I got amnesia when I became a mother, and yet I got lost in the translation of me as I journeyed into motherhood. I felt like a part of me died, and I guess it did,...

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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...