Attention World! I am no longer single. I am in a happy and committed relationship … at last. Which makes me wonder why I ever settled for less. So in an effort to help all the single ladies, these...
Last night, as I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep, I started looking around my bedroom and realized that this room is the focal point of our home. Many families congregate in the kitchen. For us, it’s...
I’ve only been a mother for five years. That’s less than fifteen percent of my life, and yet when someone asks me to define myself (I’m a teacher--we do lots of identity processing), the first thing I will list...
Max and James, By the time  you're old enough to read this, you'll probably think that anything that has to do with romance is gross, especially if it has to do with your mom and dad. That's OK, but I...
Seasoned. The first time I heard that word was at my son’s parent-teacher conference describing his very experienced second grade teacher. I always thought it was such a silly word, mostly used in the kitchen when preparing a steak...
Although the holidays are behind us and we've finally taken down the Christmas tree, I can't help but think that I have helped decorate and enjoyed the company of over 50 beautifully adorned Christmas trees in my lifetime. But so...
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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...
The cold weather is here, which means most of the outdoor sports activities are on hiatus until the spring. My fourth grade daughter played softball this fall, as she had been since the spring of second grade. Fall softball isn't heavy...
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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The Man Cold

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The sneezing. The coughing. The moans and groans. The man cold has entered our home, and my husband can’t leave our bed since he is too weak and tired. He is completely down for the count. I walk into our...

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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...