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Spotlight On Westchester: Larchmont

If you are planning on spending some time in lower Westchester, a great little village to explore is Larchmont.  Ok, so technically it is a part of the town of Mamaroneck, but it really has it’s own identity.  The main “town” is charming and studded with unique shops and eateries.  There are plenty of opportunities […]

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The power of planning parenthood

The Power of Planning Parenthood

I have a 22 month old son and a daughter on the way, but I’ve been pregnant three times.  I didn’t miscarry a baby, I terminated a pregnancy. In my early 20s, I got pregnant accidentally, and I exercised my legal right to an abortion.  That decision shaped me in ways that make me a better […]

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Friday Night Lights: Our First Experience with Team Sports

Friday Night Lights: Our First Experience with Team Sports

An other-worldly thump-thump-thump-thumping swells in the atmosphere. Cries & shrieks can be heard throughout the event. They’re meant to be jubilant but come across as ghoulish in a moment so pregnant with anxiety. More ghoulish still is the theme to John Carpenter’s horror opus – Halloween – blasting forth from the surround-sound speakers. This is going to […]

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Surviving the Overwhelming World of Fundraisers

Surviving the Overwhelming World of Fundraisers

As we entered my favorite fundraiser of the year, Girl Scout’s cookie season, my regular customers began to ask when the order forms would be coming.  This was way before the campaign officially began.  If only all fundraisers would stir this much excitement, I thought. I have three school aged kids who are very active in extracurricular […]

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What to say or not to say to adoptive families

What to Say, or Not to Say, to Adoptive Families

I want to preface this blog post by telling you that this is the hardest topic for me to talk about or write about. I have three children. My youngest is adopted. Obviously so; my adopted daughter and I couldn’t look more different. She has the gorgeous, luminous brown skin of her Ethiopian ancestors, while I have […]

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The Seven Emotional Stages of Vacationing without Kids

The Seven Emotional Stages of Vacationing without Kids (x2)

I’ll be the first to admit it: There hasn’t been a lot of opportunity to travel without my children since they’ve made their presence known in this world. And that’s generally by choice. I want them to see varied cultures and become global citizens, so I’m always seeking out trips that can happen with them. But […]

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There is No Mommy, Only Zuul

There is No Mommy, Only Zuul

Back in my single days, I would leave when I wanted, do what I wanted, and not have to answer to anyone. If I felt like going to White Castle at 11:37pm, I’d do it. I’d be pretty scared and drag my 6’4″ male friend with me as a body guard, because I’m sure all […]

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