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Picky Eater, Picky Parents

Frustrated with your kid for not eating any vegetables? Stressed out that your kid is not having a well balanced diet? Well, don’t look too far for the culprit and take a good hard look at yourself! There are lots of articles written about how to get your kids to eat healthier and to have […]

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A Marvelous Milestone: Ideas for 1st Birthday Parties in Westchester

This spring we celebrated my baby girl’s first birthday. It was a lovely occasion, filled with family, friends, and fun. However, there are some things that make this milestone birthday a bit harder to plan than the others.   For one, a baby’s first birthday party tends to have a longer guest list than subsequent celebrations. […]

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The One-Two Punch

Recently, I gave birth to my second baby. I didn’t expect that going from one to two kids would be easy. 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, “The first […]

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One, Two, Threenager

Long before you become a parent you learn about the “terrible twos.” The tantrums and volatility of toddlerhood earns our two year olds this “terrible” nomenclature. But in my experience there’s nothing terrible about two. That is unless you expect your child to shirk normal human development in favor of adult social norms. They can’t […]

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Camping vs. Glamping

Camping or Glamping? That is the question. Most of us know what traditional camping looks like. I actually googled “camping” and a few things came up: Camping is the activity of spending a vacation living in a camp, tent, or camper. Camping is to lodge temporarily, especially in an inappropriate or uncomfortable place. For most of my […]

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How to Boost Your Child’s Language Skills – Tricks of the Trade!

As a speech pathologist for almost nine years, I am constantly reflecting on how I can use every opportunity with my kids to boost language skills. Parents always ask me how they can help facilitate good communication skills. As a mom I get it, the paranoia is real! “Does my child say enough compared to […]

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