My feeling of comfort associated with cooking was discovered as a college student preparing a meal after a particularly rough week of exams. I remember whipping up steak and mashed potatoes with carrots. The problem was that I overcooked...
Being a single mom is hard. It is, without a doubt, the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I am so lucky to be surrounded by amazing friends and family members who want to help me, encourage...

Online Love, Nerdy Edition

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Nowadays, when most people say they met their spouse “online,” it really means on a dating site/app, or they reconnected on social media. My husband and I, aren’t like most people. We are nerds, gamer nerds. Since it’s February,...
(Overheard at the kitchen table) Husband: Is that a tear in your eye? Me: It’s almost September, and another school year. They’re just growing up so fast. Husband: Oh Lord, here it comes… Yes, Husband, here it comes indeed! I’m a mom as...
Ah, how I fondly remember the olden days, 20 to 25 years ago. Well, sort of... I was old enough to be in the workforce, young enough to enjoy my twenties, and to realize when a gentleman was a...
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What Having a Family Means

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I grew up surrounded by a huge family. My father had a crazy large family on his mother’s side in Cairo. He even had a bigger one on his father’s side in Upper Egypt. He had eleven siblings on...
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...
I’m a stay-at-home mom. For me, this means that my day startsaround 6:30 a.m. when the baby wakes up. Oftentimes, my day starts earlier, if the baby wakes up at 4 a.m. and I can’t fall back to sleep....
It has to happen at some point, maybe a birthday party or school event for your child. For us, it was during a dance recital. My son has taken hip hop classes for a few years, and, of course,...
The fire that destroyed my family’s home in September 2018 fortified my bond with my husband and daughter and taught us the value of embracing change. If only just one of us had picked up our daughter from school instead...

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A Guide to Beauty & Pampering in Westchester County

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Moms do it all, and that often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Carving out me-time seems impossible, but we not only deserve it,...