Disclaimer: I am not a financial professional. This post is meant to be informational only and is solely my perspective. Please speak to a trusted financial advisor regarding your situation. As a busy mom, paying the bills, remembering to give...
Do you know how to tell how long someone has been teaching? Look in their cabinet and see how many mugs they have. I get at least one every year. As a teacher, I always appreciate the well-intentioned thought...
The kids are arguing again, the house is a mess, and what's for dinner tonight? It's moments like these when we feel like we might scream. But what if you took a step back, took a deep breath, and laughed...
There are so many things that we as mothers do daily that I never thought I would ever have to do. We function on three hours of sleep, put breast milk in coffee, shave just one leg, and even...
A mother and daughter working on a college application.

Senior Year

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My firstborn is graduating from high school this spring and is off to college. He has decided where he will spend the next four years; luckily for him, he had no less than nine schools to choose from.  Our...
Do we need to be cooking daily and preparing three daily meals while disorganizing the kitchen space every single day?  The answer is no. There are ways to make our cooking activities more efficient and organized, reduce the daily stress...
  Disclaimer: This post uses identity-first language to adhere to the preferences of the community being discussed, as well as evolving scientific, professional, and journalistic standards. I suspect most people who participate in Light It Up Blue genuinely care about the...
Tying up hockey skates next to a hockey bag.

Hockey Mom 101

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“I want to learn to ice skate.” These are seven words I never thought I wanted to hear from my son. Why not? It can only lead to one thing - I was about to become a hockey mom.  The...
Over the past two years, I have been earning my master's degree in Educational Studies with a major in Literacy. Most of my work these past years has been around multilingual/multicultural children. I have a personal interest as my children...
A boy reading a book in the library.

For the Love of Reading

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My house is full of readers. Since taking them home from the hospital, my husband and I have read to our kids every night. And I truly believe this sparked not only a love of reading in both of...

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Family-Friendly Hikes Near Westchester :: The Catskills

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This is the second installment of Westchester County Mom's Hiking the Hudson Valley feature. You can read the first in the series (and get...