Passionate About the Westchester County Area
and the Moms Who Live Here
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My name is Ellen, and I am a Special Needs Mom.

It has recently come to my attention that I have a child with special needs. Well, not quite. Our youngest is adopted, and all adoptees in one sense or another are special needs kids. We are raising a child that has experienced trauma, that is dealing with grief, that has both medical and emotional needs. […]

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A Toast to the Mundane Milestones

I was grabbing a dish out of a cabinet and noticed the bowl that I had previously designated as the soaking bowl for bottles and breast pump parts was back in its rightful place, ready to be used again for mixing and prepping food. And it hit me that this is a sign, a small […]

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Shame Versus Guilt and WHY Words (especially with children) Matter

When your child does something wrong that needs correcting, what words do you choose? As I’m entering my age of awareness, I’m becoming increasingly sticky with words, because words matter. They carry with them an energy that’s directly conveyed to the recipient. When the message is positive, it enlighten’ s our senses and brings delight. […]

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6 Life Lessons I’m Learning From My Two-Year-Old

My son will be turning two this month and boy am I getting a glimpse of what’s to come! Every day Liam pronounces new words, masters a new skill. Every day we discover facets of his developing personality: determined, loving, and oh so funny. But… with these developments come many, many challenges. My job, as a mom, is no longer […]

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Please Stop: Your Kind Advice Is Not Helping Me

I’m a mom. I get advice. A lot of it. There was a time when I was a first-time mom, and I solicited it quite often. I didn’t care who they were. If they had something to say, they had my ear. Truth be told, even after my third, I still seek it out (though I’m perhaps more selective […]

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