Growing up in Westchester County, I didn’t imagine that after college, living in Manhattan for many years and getting married, I would settle down in Westchester again. But here I am! My husband Brian and I decided on Goldens Bridge, New York to raise our family and move away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. We never looked back!
We moved here fifteen years ago to raise our daughters, who now range in age from thirteen to sixteen. Don’t worry, there is a set of identical twins in there. Four girls in three-and-half years! And, fun fact, all of their names start with M: Madigan, Molly, Megan, and McKenna!
Before having my eldest daughter, I was an English teacher. I decided once I had all of the girls that it was time to resign and essentially “teach” at home. Life moves fast, and time flies by before we even recognize it is happening. I remember moms with older kids, telling me this in Target while I walked around aimlessly, caffeine in hand, with two in a stroller and two holding along the side for dear life. I just thought they were a bit sentimental, but in truth, they were right all along.
So, as life keeps moving, I keep going forward. I keep writing, spending time with family, taking long walks, meeting up with friends to share our trials and tribulations as moms while laughing, crying, and maybe drinking some wine. I recognize how important a community is in raising our children.
Although we all have our own perspectives, the common experiences we encounter are what creates a neighborhood or brings an online community together. The resources, ideas, and talents, we as women and moms all bring to the table and share is what enriches all of our lives and helps us learn something new each day. I just can’t wait to learn from all of you. Thank you for allowing me to begin to share with you!