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and the Moms Who Live Here

Santa Sightings

Hoping to get that perfect holiday photo? Kids need a few minutes to chat with the Big Guy? Here’s our list of the places to visit Santa this year. Photos with Santa Adventure to Santa, through December 24, times vary, Town Square at Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY What to Expect: This […]

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Holiday Performances, Movies, and Shows

It’s no surprise that Westchester County and the Hudson Valley are full of talented performers, but that’s never more apparent than during the holiday season! Here’s our list of where to find the best holiday performances, movie showings, and shows. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, now-January 2, times vary, Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue […]

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Holiday Happenings

From Winter Wonderlands to North Pole experiences, Westchester and the Hudson Valley offer tons of opportunities to soak in the holiday magic. Here are some of our favorites: One Day Only: Snowflake Festival, December 2, 5pm-8pm,  North Front Street, Kingston, NY What to Expect: This annual festival boasts horse drawn carriage rides, live music, the […]

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Craft Fairs, Markets, and Pop Up Shops

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping. Here are some fun ways to shop locally from local artisans, jewelers, merchants, and crafters! Holiday Boutique at the Desmond Fish Library, November 26-December 11 (Thursdays-Sundays), hours vary, Desmond Fish Library, Route 9D, Garrison, NY What to Expect: The boutique includes jewelry, knit items, ornaments, home decor, photography, and […]

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Tree Lightings and Decoration Displays

Is there anything more magical than counting down until the tree lights appear? Here’s our list for tree lightings and fantastic decoration displays.   Holiday Light Parade, November 26, 6pm-8pm, 10 Spring Street, Wappingers Falls, NY What to Expect: This family event has a parade (with trophies for best floats!), followed by the tree lighting and a […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Modeling Dialogue

Last month, I was thinking about writing an essay on establishing dialogue and discourse with kids at various age groups.  Well, that one will have to wait because right now what I really need to work on is doing dialogue with other grown folk.  I want my kid to see me (now and always) being open, […]

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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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Costco Mom Hour: Event Recap

A special thank you to Costco for sponsoring and hosting our Mom Hour event!On November 4, Westchester County Moms Blog and Costco in Port Chester hosted Costco Mom Hour: A Holiday Shopping Event. Costco opened its doors one hour early exclusively for WCMB readers and their guests. Moms (and dads) who joined us were greeted […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Westchester County Families

  November is here and it’s time to start thinking about holiday gift giving…..and receiving.  I’m starting to write out my list of family and friends that I need to buy presents for.  I’m also preparing my answer to the often asked question of, “What do you want for Christmas?”  If you are like me, your house is […]

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