Passionate About the Westchester County Area
and the Moms Who Live Here
Surviving the Overwhelming World of Fundraisers

Surviving the Overwhelming World of Fundraisers

As we entered my favorite fundraiser of the year, Girl Scout’s cookie season, my regular customers began to ask when the order forms would be coming.  This was way before the campaign officially began.  If only all fundraisers would stir this much excitement, I thought. I have three school aged kids who are very active in extracurricular […]

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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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The Seven Emotional Stages of Vacationing without Kids

The Seven Emotional Stages of Vacationing without Kids (x2)

I’ll be the first to admit it: There hasn’t been a lot of opportunity to travel without my children since they’ve made their presence known in this world. And that’s generally by choice. I want them to see varied cultures and become global citizens, so I’m always seeking out trips that can happen with them. But […]

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There is No Mommy, Only Zuul

There is No Mommy, Only Zuul

Back in my single days, I would leave when I wanted, do what I wanted, and not have to answer to anyone. If I felt like going to White Castle at 11:37pm, I’d do it. I’d be pretty scared and drag my 6’4″ male friend with me as a body guard, because I’m sure all […]

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How I Met Your Father Over and Over Again

How I Met Your Father: Over and Over Again

Max and James, By the time  you’re old enough to read this, you’ll probably think that anything that has to do with romance is gross, especially if it has to do with your mom and dad. That’s OK, but I think we have a pretty cool little story here, so I’m at least going to share […]

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For the Love of Chocolate

For the Love of Chocolate

There’s nothing quite like the high of love. Blissful, comforting, and satisfying, love makes us feel good. But did you know that chocolate can yield us some of the same effects? I’m sure this comes as no surprise for all you chocolate lovers out there. Why else does it lure you in for repeated encounters? […]

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February break activity guide

February Break Activity Guide

We’re not even half-way through February, but winter has finally arrived!  For those of us with school-age children, February break will soon be here.  For some of us, this means having to entertain the kids for two days.  Other families in Westchester County have the whole week off.  Have no fear though, I’ve created a February […]

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How I met your father, luck or destiny

How I Met Your Father: Luck or Destiny?

It’s been awhile since I’ve thought about how we met, but it’s still an amazing story to me about how a small opportunity can present itself and how life can change so suddenly.  I met your father in 2010 on Match.com.  At the time, I was a single mom of a 4-year old boy, your […]

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