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A Moms’ Guide to Westchester County Events :: May 2018

Spring means beautiful blooms on trees, longer daylight hours, and if your family is anything like mine it also means shuttling kids around to practices, games and tournaments. Here’s some great May event ideas for taking a break from your minivan monotony!  Friday, May 4-6, Tarrytown: It’s the annual Spring Craft Show at Lyndhurst! Hundreds […]

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A Moms’ Guide to Westchester County :: March 2018

Welcome to Westchester County Moms Blog’s monthly round up of family friendly activities! March means increasingly warm weather, thank goodness. Just around the corner we can expect re-openings of seasonal venues, blooming gardens and bustling Spring festivals. Check out some of our favorite family friendly things to do around Westchester this month! Saturday, March 3, […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Westchester County :: January/February 2018

The winter can drive you crazy. Snow storms. School closings. Flu viruses. Sometimes it feels like getting out of your house is nearly impossible! Here are some great events to keep your kiddos active and entertained, while keeping yourself sane. Saturday, January 27, Yonkers: The Hudson River Museum offers a Family Studio Art program every […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Westchester County :: December 2017

Welcome to Westchester County Moms Blog’s December events calendar! Halls are decked, good cheer abounds, and our county has no shortage of festive family events to attend. And if you can’t get enough of Christmas lights, scroll down for a village tree lighting schedule. Nothing better than a beautiful light display you aren’t paying the […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Westchester County :: November 2017

Welcome to Westchester County Moms Blog’s monthly round up of family friendly activities! The leaves are turning, the weather is changing, and our favorite holidays are around the corner. That means November is loaded with great festivals, shows, tree lightings and more. Scroll through, and be sure to catch our “Over the River” recommendation. This […]

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My name is Ellen, and I am a Special Needs Mom.

It has recently come to my attention that I have a child with special needs. Well, not quite. Our youngest is adopted, and all adoptees in one sense or another are special needs kids. We are raising a child that has experienced trauma, that is dealing with grief, that has both medical and emotional needs. […]

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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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keeping my family's emergency medical information at my fingertips

The Best New Year’s Resolution I Kept (as a Mom): Keeping My Family’s Emergency Medical Information at My Fingertips

You’re a mom, and therefore a caregiver. Me too. I have three children. Three adventurous children. Sometimes, adventurous children get hurt. Or need hospitalization. My middle child, my son, is particularly adept at personal injury. One time our health insurance company rejected a claim from a hospital for X-rays because they argued the claim should […]

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