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gratitude and learning

A Time for Gratitude and Learning

As parents, we are certainly navigating uncharted territory right now in light of the global situation we are facing due to the coronavirus. We all want to do what’s best for our children and our families. We’re all confused and scared. That being said, we can use this time as an opportunity to teach our […]

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women's history

National Women’s History Month: Books and Activities to Celebrate

March is National Women’s History Month, and it is an excellent opportunity to celebrate important women with your children by reading, engaging in fun activities, and learning about family history. Numerous books teach about important women in our Nation’s history. Here is a short list of ten books that my family particularly enjoyed: 1. Good Night […]

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social distancing

Embracing Social Distancing

With the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) upon us, you are likely practicing social distancing. I will be perfectly honest that when I first accepted the NEED to stay home with my family of four for what may be weeks on end, I felt utterly and totally overwhelmed and anxious. How are we going to make […]

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quiet

Someday It Will Be Too Quiet

Someday it will be too quiet. Someday I will miss the noise. The constant clamoring for “mom!” The stories that go on and on and don’t really have a point. The giggles that turn into tears and back into giggles again. The enthusiastic babbling from the backseat of the car and sing-alongs to “Wheels on […]

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toddlerhood

Leaving Toddlerhood

We all have that one pivotal moment in our life where everything changes in a moment. For me, it was August 2015. It was one of those mornings where it was already 80 degrees in New York City by 9 a.m. and the city smells, well quite honestly, like a toilet. My severely nauseated brain […]

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Leanne

Meet Leanne: My Meant to Be

Do you ever pause, take a step back, and look at your life from the outside? Lately, I do this quite often. Never, in a million years, did I imagine that I would end up settling down with my husband and three kids in the little shoreline town that my husband and I grew up […]

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big kid milestones

Unexpected Firsts

One recent weekend my children had a first. It wasn’t something I was looking for like I had when they were babies. It was something that struck me as we were in the moment and filled me with joy. We went sleigh riding. It was something we had never attempted due to lack of equipment, […]

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rock bottom

The Rock Bottom of Modern Day Motherhood

These days, more than ever before, we hear about the challenges of motherhood. And with good reason. There’s a seemingly endless list of obstacles that moms face in raising their kids today while simultaneously juggling careers, managing households, caring for spouses, and the (often invisible) list goes on.  The “village” is as elusive as ever. Current […]

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