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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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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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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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When grandma meddles

When Grandma Meddles…

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s your mother or your mother-in-law, you are told, “We did things differently when we were parents.” Unsolicited advice is hard to hear from anyone. It’s much easier to pooh-pooh the unwanted counsel at a grocery store from that stranger when your toddler is having one of “those” moments. But, […]

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Lazy Mama Manual: Baby Led Weaning

Confession time – lots of my practical parenting decisions are driven primarily by a need to simplify my life as much as possible.  I feel no need to martyr myself to motherhood.  Breastfeeding? Easier than making bottles.  Babywearing? Faster and less annoying than pushing a stroller. So when my son started to become interested in […]

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