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Back To School

Transition Tips From a Teacher For teachers, parents and students alike those three words, back to school, can either be exciting or anxiety producing.  There’s so much to do to get ready and such pressure to make the beginning of the year go smoothly.  The following tips are meant to help ease the transition from […]

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Why Isn’t Your Child The Same As You?

Raising My Biracial Daughters In A World Where People Say Whatever They Want My family portrait may be a little unconventional.  There are only three people in it, my two daughters and myself.  My girls have beautiful, thick brown hair and skin the color of a caramel latte.  I, on the other hand, have skin […]

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Keep Them Young…At Least For a Minute

When my son was in kindergarten at a local Catholic school, a reading teacher of his stopped me in the hallways to let me know that she thought that I ought to let him watch “older kid shows” on the Disney channel and Nickelodeon, instead of letting him watch The Backyardigans or Power Rangers, as […]

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Still summer

Hold Up! Not All Parents are Ready for School to Start

By the time August rolls around, most parents seem to be willing the days away and begging for school to begin.   The gist of the pictures and comments on social media parents basically read – “When are the kids returning to school?! Ahh!”  Maybe you’ve seen this recent article and picture?! http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/24874-mom-takes-hilarious-swimming-pool-photo-to-celebrate-kids-returning-to-school Admittedly this picture made me snort laugh, however […]

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The One-Two Punch

Recently, I gave birth to my second baby.  I didn’t expect it to be a picnic to go from one kid to two. Throughout my pregnancy I was adequately warned by lots of people I trust. “With two kids you’re now fully immersed in parenting,” said the midwife. Friends with two kids said things like, […]

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Spotlight on Westchester: New Rochelle

Longing for the big city feel without leaving Westchester?  New Rochelle may be the place for you.  It is the seventh largest city in New York state, which means lots of opportunities for fun!  Here are a couple of great places to visit while you are there. What To Do Family Fun:  I’d be remiss […]

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In Defense of Older Moms

The other day a pregnant friend told me she’d been strong-armed by her ObGyn into submitting to invasive genetic screening due to her “advanced maternal age.” She’s thirty-six. I’ll leave the rant about being bullied by physicians for another post. This post is about being a woman of so-called advanced age—which, when you’re pregnant, is […]

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The Worst Four Letter Word: LICE

One Mom’s Harrowing Journey To A Bug Free Head A few months ago I sat watching a Disney film for the millionth time with my daughters and noticed my little one scratching a lot.  “Dry scalp,” I thought.  More scratching. “Man, she needs a shower.” More scratching.  Little did I know that the scratching was […]

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