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Westchester guide to april

The Westchester Mom’s Guide to April

Welcome spring!  With the weather getting warmer, the Westchester Mom’s Guide to April includes lots of outdoor family fun activities.  April also includes lots of Easter egg hunts and visits with the Easter bunny! *Please check your local library for free family events and activities for card holders. *Many area high schools have their musical performances […]

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The Westchester Mom's Guide to March

The Westchester Mom’s Guide to March

Welcome to Westchester Mom’s Guide to March.  We have rounded up a list of local events in Westchester to help you plan this month’s family fun!  There are lots of family-friendly performances at local theaters, as well as maple sugaring events, the WHUD Kids Fair, an open mic night for kids, Westchester Knicks basketball and lots more! Check […]

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February break activity guide

February Break Activity Guide

We’re not even half-way through February, but winter has finally arrived!  For those of us with school-age children, February break will soon be here.  For some of us, this means having to entertain the kids for two days.  Other families in Westchester County have the whole week off.  Have no fear though, I’ve created a February […]

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4 tips to become a more financially aware mom

4 Tips to Become a More Financially Aware Mom

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 own personal situation. As a busy mom, paying the bills, remembering to give your kids lunch money, and paying for all of the extracurricular activities probably pushes […]

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A Tree Full of Memories {Our Christmas Tradition}

This story begins back in December 2001.  Before we were married, and dating a little short of a year, my husband and I had spent an afternoon baking cookies in preparation of Christmas.  We had such a fun (and delicious!) day.  If you ask me what I got him that year for Christmas, the only thing that either […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Westchester County Families

  November is here and it’s time to start thinking about holiday gift giving…..and receiving.  I’m starting to write out my list of family and friends that I need to buy presents for.  I’m also preparing my answer to the often asked question of, “What do you want for Christmas?”  If you are like me, your house is […]

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why I finally caved and let my son play pokemon go

Why I Finally Caved and Let My Son Play Pokémon Go

I tried to hold off as long as possible, I swear.  My eight year old son has always been a big Pokémon fan, with a collection of hundreds (thousands?) of cards to prove it.   But after he watched his younger cousins playing Pokémon Go and saw the game in action, he was relentless in asking if he could […]

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Fall HVRW 2016

It’s time once again for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week!  I think many moms, myself included, don’t get the opportunity to get out often enough.  HVRW is a perfect time to schedule a date night or a girls night out.  From November 1-13, over 200 restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley are offering a three-course prix fixe […]

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8 Tips for Motivating Reluctant Readers

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 necessary and important skill.  Homework most nights includes reading for 20-30 minutes.  And with Common Core standards, even math requires students to read word […]

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