In “normal” times, the busyness of Wednesday afternoons is a running joke in our family. After a day of work, our family schedule typically looked like this: 3:00 p.m.:  The kids come home from school. 3:45 p.m.:  Leave the house to...
As we continue to learn about the current coronavirus pandemic, one of the facts that appears frequently (no matter which news sources one consumes) is that women are suffering fewer negative health consequences as a result of the virus...
As twisted as it may sound, I was glad to hear that we would have to stay home because I thought it would allow my husband and I to spend time with one another. You can imagine the heartache...
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You’re Not Alone

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We don't have to do it alone. We were never meant to. - Brené Brown. When I left my corporate job in June of 2009 it was for some very practical reasons. My husband and I made the decision that I...
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Mom Friends 101

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Feeling a sense of real emotional connections with other women has been crucial to my adult survival as a mom, wife, and woman trying to live my best life. I have always entered friendships with little expectations, and when...
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Laundry: Friend or Foe?

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Laundry, so often a dreaded word in a bustling house full of four teenage girls. I am truly amazed at how much laundry, in one day, starts to take over the hamper and overflow into the hallway, as if...
Relationships are truly put to the test during challenging times. Whether the obstacles are personal, financial, or environmental, the stress of any conflict can make it easy for us to put a wall up. However, I have realized that...
I must have been told by my kids a thousand times, "You never admit when you are wrong! You never say you are sorry!"  I wonder if it is their filtered perception (which is, of course, is their reality), or...
I know, the title's a bit confusing, let me rephrase: I Wish I Was A Grandparent Because I'm A Toddler Mom.  Before you think I'm planning some sort of toddler arranged marriage and stop reading this, let me explain. I LOVE...
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...

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A Guide to Pregnancy Resources in Westchester County

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The journey through pregnancy is full of exciting, joyful, nerve-wracking, tired, and unique moments. From the moment you see those two pink lines, you...

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