We've all had this moment. It's dinner time, and you call your child. You faintly hear a call back for "five more minutes." It suddenly dawns on you that your child has been sucked into the vacuum of gaming...
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No Extra Points

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There are no extra points for being a martyr.  Some things are hard, like really, really hard, and it’s an accomplishment to make it through. But some things aren’t, they don’t need to be, and making them seem harder doesn’t...

A 20-Second Hug

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We are only a few weeks back to school, and I’m already overwhelmed. Work is piling up, my house is a mess, the laundry is overflowing, and keeping up with distance learning is near impossible. I feel like I’m...
All three of my kids are great, healthy eaters. But I know for many parents, mealtimes are a struggle. I don’t have to sneak vegetables into my children’s foods. I am not spending hours in the kitchen, cooking a different...
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5 Rainy Day Hacks for Kiddos

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As a mom to four kids, I have weathered my fair share of rainy days, and I know it is not always an easy task. So, after many years of rainy day encounters, I have compiled a list of...
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...

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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,...