School is back in session! As a former special education teacher, I know that this may not be a favorite time of year for many reluctant readers. However, as kids advance through school, being a competent reader becomes a...
This past month has been crazy. I love being busy; it energizes me and makes me happy. I also need periods of rest and me-time, which, for me, means at least an hour of crochet every other day. Crochet...
Eleven years ago, I found myself sitting in a fundraising committee meeting for an upcoming event that would benefit the childcare center my daughter attended. I was 28 years old, pregnant with my second child, and about to end...
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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

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In the whirlwind of September, fall has arrived, and if you're feeling anything like this, mama...you weren't prepared. Pull out those decorations, unpack your cool-weather wardrobe, and fill up your calendar with virtual dates with friends and family. From...
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Mexican Chicken Soup

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My mom says I skipped a generation because I enjoy cooking and homemaking. I want to share a very simple but delicious comfort food for so many Mexican families. We make chicken soup to heal the flu or any...
Being a curly-haired girl who has been home for the last few months, I decided to embrace my natural curls. I used to always blow dry my hair straight, and part of the reason was that I honestly did...
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As Easy As They Get Meals

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I am so insanely sick of the kitchen. How much cooking can one person withstand? In March, we were making fancy meals and posting them on the family blog with pride. Today, mealtime fills me with dread. Add to it...
I get a lot of flack for advocating games and gaming, but I come from a perspective that few ever consider. I’m a gamer and a mother of two. I wanted to share my love of gaming with you...
Summer is here, and us moms are ready to cool down and relax (or try to)! Whether you are traveling or simply relaxing in your backyard all summer, check out my favorite mom hacks that you need to keep...
As we continue to figure out how to navigate through this challenging time together, it is so important for us to provide you with the most useful and relevant information a soon as it becomes available. With many local...

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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...