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...
Am I Really a Good Mom? I’m sure each of us, at some point, has asked that question. And honestly, if you have, you most likely are. I remember something my religious education teacher said when I was in elementary...
We get 18 delicious summers with our children. This is one of your 18. If that is not perspective, I don’t know what is. - Jessica Scott This quote floats around the internet each summer and strikes me harder with...
Let me start off by acknowledging the confusion and fear that many of you are experiencing. As the world watches the rise of our Black Lives Matter movement, people are shocked, hurt, and most of you are looking for...
Getting the Conversation Rolling We all get it: the dreaded "fine" response. When you ask, "How was your day, sweetie?" you are not hoping for a quick grunt of approval, are you? In your head do you imagine a thoughtful response...
My grandmother was a songbird of a woman. She was always full of laughter and stories. This explains why the front door to her home, opening into the wide, dark entry way was never used. Instead, every one would...
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...
My kids have taught me a lot about myself that I didn’t previously know or acknowledge. I never before realized, for example, how much anxiety I was experiencing. The reason I never understood my anxiety was simple. Before children,...
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Quiet is Not a 4-Letter Word

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Quiet is not a 4-letter word. Yet, some think it is. Not in the sense of “Shh…be quiet” like in a library setting or to a student speaking out of turn in class. I’m referring to quiet more as in...
I give single parents the ultimate respect. It is the hardest job I've ever had, and one that, unless you're in it, you can't fully understand. And if I'm totally honest here, even writing about it is still hard...

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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,...