8 Benefits of Soccer for Toddlers

Last spring, Liam joined Soccer Shots, a wonderful soccer program for little ones between the ages of 2-8. We chose Soccer Shots because of how professional they are (every coach must complete a comprehensive training program, are routinely evaluated, and are selected not only based on their soccer abilities, but also ability to engage and inspire […]

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The No TV Challenge: A Day With No Screen Time

Let me be honest for a sec, here. Between winter and Noah’s birth, Liam watched way more television than I’m comfortable with in the past few months. But, to be perfectly honest, it’s really all about survival the first three months. All moms know that. And that’s what we did… Survived. Now that spring is […]

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Surprise! It’s a…

Hi guys! We’ve been so incredibly busy this week with Liam and appointments (so sorry for being MIA!), but it was so worth it. We found out some incredible news 🙂 and couldn’t be happier to finally know the gender of our little baby to be! When I was pregnant with Liam, my husband was adamant on […]

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Liam Turned Two (dles!)

This past month has been all about brainstorming, planning, ordering, list-making, and errand-running, so please excuse me if the blog has looked a little sad lately . . . Our little man turned two this past Monday and, to celebrate, we threw him a Mickey Mouse-themed birthday party. This Mama worked her butt off, let […]

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To My First Born, On Mother’s Day

A mother doesn’t become a mother overnight – she evolves, adapts, shedding skin after skin. The day those two pink lines appeared, so literally, matter-of-factly, before my eyes, I met the woman I’d soon become. You made me me, and I thank you for it. . . .  You know you’re a mom when your […]

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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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Your Baby’s Rice Cereal: The Shocking Truth

I recently had a conversation with a new mom about when to start solids. She was surprised to hear that I started Liam at 6 months with a wide range of foods (pretty much everything but honey, nuts, and shellfish!), and not 4 months with rice cereal only. Current recommendations indicate that “breast milk or formula […]

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Baby Eczema: 5 Simple Changes You Can Make to Soothe Your Baby’s Skin

Around the 18 month mark, Liam started developing baby eczema. He never had particularly sensitive skin, diaper rashes, or reactions as an infant, so we were a little surprised to hear from our pediatrician that it was, in fact, a mild case of nummular eczema. The reality is that about 20 percent of babies and young […]

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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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What to Expect With the Terrible Twos

Let’s be clear about one thing: we’ve only gotten a glimpse of what the terrible twos have in store for us. Liam started acting out around the 18 month mark and it caught us a little off guard at first… where was all this attitude coming from? How could someone so cute and small give […]

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8 Genius Mom Hacks for Life With a Toddler

Life with a toddler isn’t always easy. Some days are better than others, sure, but in the end, we can all admit that we’re exhausted when bedtime comes along (or, what I call it, Mommy Happy Hour!) I’m not going to deny that I count down to bedtime sometimes, and literally do my happy dance when […]

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Baby Picasso: Bringing Out the Artist in Your Toddler

I love encouraging Liam to be artistic. As a Pinterest addict, I love reading about different sensory play activities for babies and love to adapt them to Liam’s maturity level to keep challenging him every day. He loves to try new things and I think I’m just as excited as he is every time we […]

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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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