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...
Across our country, dating violence is a concern and an issue we need to bring to the attention of not only our teens but parents and teachers as well. We owe it to our teens, to come together, to...
I have a confession. Though I’ve been ‘momming” for almost 10 years, a lot of the time I have no idea what I am doing. Do you feel this way too? Please tell me you feel this way; otherwise,...
There is an ease and comfort in exes. That is why, on occasion, I have gone back to an ex. When the prospect of putting myself out there to meet someone new was too much to handle, but I...
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...
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Mom Friends

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Finding and keeping mom friends can be hard. There I said it. Many things can ruin or even prevent a friendship from happening once you are a mom. Instead of diving into those reasons, I want to say a few...
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Family Fridays at the Diner

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Growing up, my immediate family of four - my mother, my father, my younger sister and myself - went out to dinner every Friday evening with my maternal grandparents. We ventured out of the Bronx and headed north (all...
I turned 31. Lucky for me, I was invited out to celebrate with a gentleman I’ve been seeing. We’ve been dating each other for a few months, and, as I am sure many single NY ladies can attest to,...
Let’s face it, as moms, we are under a tremendous amount of pressure raising our little ones in the hopes they will be happy, healthy, and well adjusted. Some of us are stay-at-home moms (been there), while others are...
For the past few years I've jokingly referred to my husband as the traveling salesman.  He actually is not in sales, but he his job does require business travel often.  He's been with his current company for a little...

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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,...