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A Love Letter To My Son’s Caretakers

My husband and I were very fortunate that when the decision to find full-time childcare for our son needed to be made, our family stepped up. My mother-in-law is his primary caretaker, with other family, including my mom, sister-in-law, sister, plus various aunts and cousins stepping in to fill in gaps and help out when […]

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Holiday Angst, Part 2: Are You Worried Your Little Elves Are Getting S-“Elf”-ish This Holiday Season?

This post is the second of three in an “Ask The Expert” Series on holiday emotions. Coren Schwartz, LCSW is a practicing psychotherapist in Westchester County. For more information, visit www.psychotheraphyinwestchester.com. Do you have a question you’d like Coren to address? Let us know!Naughty or Nice? Each holiday season, children are asked to write a […]

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Tweens and Cell Phones: An unavoidable combination

Tweens and cell phones can give you added responsibilities and headaches, on their own or together. If my daughter read this, she would correct me and say, “Teens and cell phones, mom.” She is right.  She is 13 years old and thankfully, a happy teen.  I am not happy, but that is for another story. […]

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Holiday Angst, Part 1: How Not To Get Snowed Under An Avalanche Of Emotions At Your Holiday Family Dinner

This post is the first of three in an “Ask The Expert” Series on holiday emotions. Coren Schwartz, LCSW is a practicing psychotherapist in Westchester County. For more information, visit www.psychotheraphyinwestchester.com. Do you have a question you’d like Coren to address? Let us know! The holiday season is filled with the joys of home cooking, […]

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Our Childhood Cancer Story : GioStrong

I am so very new to this whole blog thing, but here is our story about childhood cancer.  My name is Lauren, and I am a mother to 3 amazing boys, Giovanni (4), Armani (3), and baby Lorenzo (1 ½ ).  My life was very much like every other working mother until June 24, 2016. I noticed […]

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Why I Left The Tablets Home

Not long ago, I took a little road trip with my kids.  Nothing new there, as we are always on the go.  Yet this trip was different.  This trip was an experiment.  One that could have led to the loss of my sanity.  One that could have led to some very cranky travelers.  One that […]

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