Why Thanksgiving Has a New Meaning When You Have Kids

Happy Thanksgiving, Mamas! Hope your bellies are full (mine certainly is) and that you spent the day with those you love. Check out my Thanksgiving post for Westchester County Moms Blog!

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“Time Out”: Will It Traumatize My Child?

I never thought that “time-out” would be my thing until that one play date where Liam, my almost two-year-old, decided to experiment with hitting and pulling other kids’ hair. There was literally nothing I could do to stop him – he was in that kind of mood, a feisty, assertive mood I had never seen him in […]

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5 Things Moms Should Stop Doing Right About Now

Moms always mean well (duh!), but sometimes, even with the best intentions in the world, we end up enabling some bad habits… Sound familiar? Check out my new post on Westchester County Moms Blog!

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Should I Discipline My One Year Old?

Liam may be the sweetest 90% of the time, but he does have those occasional moments when Joe and I both look at each other and go, Uh oh, how the hell are we supposed to handle this one? In the last few weeks, I really started thinking it was time to set some clear boundaries. At a […]

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When Will My One-Year-Old Learn to Walk?

Liam is a budding talker, expert ring stacker, future So You Think You Can Dance contestant (I swear I have no idea who he got those dance moves from!), and major hug lover. But our smart, 30 pound, 13 month old is not interested in walking yet… at all.  He stands and cruises along furniture to grab […]

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Why I Love the Idea of Slow Parenting

After reading this post in the Boston Globe, I realized that this “thing” I could easily describe to friends and family actually has a name: slow parenting. These lines from the article really stuck with me: I encourage parents to take some time to just watch their children, whether they are playing, doing homework, or eating a snack,” Duffy […]

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Why I Look Forward to Baby Number Two

Once you’ve had your first child, the second baby conversation starts to happen… often. You think about timing, age difference, and things like “is our home big enough?” or “can we really handle two kids?” But let’s be honest: now that the hard part is over, you just wonder how in the world you can go […]

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Road Trip With Baby (The Easy Way!)

  Hi guys! We’re back from our mini getaway in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and Mama’s happy because she’s unpacked, showered, and relaxing on the couch writing this post while baby’s out for the night 🙂 Oh, the simple things in life. We had such a good time exploring the cute little Newport wharfs, devouring raw oysters & clams, […]

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Please, World, Do It For Our Children

In the wake of the atrocities that took place in Nice last night, I can’t help but feel powerless – as a mother, but also as a human being. I cry for those who were torn from us, bleed for the families that mourn their losses. It could’ve been anyone of us last night, taking a late […]

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8 Things I Will Never Do Again Now That I’m a Mom

  Long gone are the days when I would roll out of bed at noon and spend the rest of the day  on the couch watching reruns of Vanderpump Rules. If I’m lucky, I get to sleep in until 8am. If I’m not, then 6:30 it is. Moms don’t have the luxury of sleeping in, and […]

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Letter to My Clingy, Cranky, Teething Child

I knew I shouldn’t have gotten used to the 12 hour nights, perfect, clockwork naps, and how amazing you were doing with independent play in the past few months… I knew that. But I did… I sort of took it all for granted. That’s how well you were doing! Until, of course, that nasty molar […]

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Why I Don’t Believe in Soulmates & Love at First Sight

  Little girls always fall in love with Prince Charming from their favorite Disney film. They daydream about their beachfront colonial, two kids, and golden retriever when they’re in their teens, and later, nearing their 20s, search for “the one” at every grimy college bar, every keg party, never giving up hope, never losing  sight of that perfect ending they’ve been […]

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No One is an Expert at This “Motherhood” Thing

I had a conversation with an old friend the other day and he said, “when I look at your pictures, it looks like the whole motherhood thing is a breeze for you.” I was flattered of course, but kept thinking about what he’d said later that day. And the next… Don’t get me wrong: I’m […]

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What Pregnancy Really Feels Like, Trimester by Trimester

It’s hard to explain why, because I didn’t particularly feel any different. No tingling, bloat, or weird dreams or thoughts. Nothing. We were sitting eating dinner in our little one bedroom apartment in Yonkers, New York, and I told Joe I was thinking about taking a pregnancy test. He laughed and told me it was […]

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Why I Wasn’t Ready To Be a Mom

We were out in New York City with friends when we decided we were ready. A packed bar downtown, the kind of place you forget. We’d both had way too many nights like this one: too many watered down vodka sodas, nights spent shoving through the crowd, competing for the bartender’s attention. This wasn’t the […]

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Helping Our Babies Through Daylight Saving Time

Here we go again… After perfecting Liam’s schedule and having some much appreciated consistency in our lives, it’s time for yet another time change. In terms of what to do to facilitate the process, there are a lot of different methods out there. Some sleep experts say you should get your baby used to the […]

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