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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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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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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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5 (Sanity-Saving) Habits for Moms

5 (Sanity-Saving) Habits for Moms Who Never Stop

Hey, Moms… can we all agree that motherhood is by far the hardest thing we’ve ever done? Sure, everyone tried to warn us about the “big” things, but, in our defense, there are about a million little things that we weren’t warned about and are figuring out on our own every day. Some nights, after […]

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Stopping the Summer Slump

Engaging Your Child’s Brain When School’s Out For school aged children, summer can be a joyous time of the year.  Carefree hours of fun swimming, playing outside, and doing anything but school work.  But, did you know that many school kids, especially those from low income families, can lose valuable amounts of knowledge over the […]

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