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Raising Reluctant Readers

My Daughter’s Journey First, let’s start with this fact: I’ve taught in an elementary school for over a decade. In my classroom reading is encouraged, supported, and abundant. Teaching a kid to love to read will eventually lead to a kid who reads well and ultimately becomes a well read adult. I believe this wholeheartedly. […]

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Indoor Playgrounds: The Best Westchester Spots For Kids

Winter days can get awfully long for us mamas when the kids are stuck inside. When kids can’t get their energy out, each minute can feel like an eternity. Luckily, Westchester is full of awesome indoor playgrounds for kids to get that energy out. Whether your child likes to climb, slide, or simply run around and […]

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Whatever Happened to the Basement Party?

Let’s put the simple back into birthday parties.  I remember homemade cakes, party bags filled with plastic toys, magicians, and screaming friends in basements. Birthday parties have always been filled with fun and joy for the special birthday child and their friends and family. But lately, the parties are replacing bowls of chips and twisted […]

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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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