For 8 years, I have tried to keep this blog focused on things just for moms. There are so many websites and resources for Westchester Families and Westchester Kids so I wanted it to keep it as a space moms, even women without kids, but really a little escape from being a mom. Moms all want a minute away from being “mom” for a little while, so this blog was intended to focus on things that weren’t all about “momming in Westchester.” I don’t overshare pics of my own kids or even myself. It’s not about me. It’s about everything out there that women like me want to know about. It’s classified as a lifestyle blog, more than a mommy blog for this reason.
Of course, I knew I would be tempted to share things for kids at times, so I started a Facebook Group Page called Westchester Kids.in 2014. It would keep me honest on the site and give me an outlet for those things that had to be shared. I’d say I spend 90% of my time on the EmmaWestchester site and FB group and 10% on this secondary group page. It’s really for the overflow of content that doesn’t always fit into my eat/shop/play categories. I’ve even added some trusted admins/contributors to the page so they can share their content, as it’s valuable information that should be shared. Andrea from BabyGotChat posts frequently, as does Melissa from WestchesterMomsNY.
I truly believe in collaboration and will happily consider adding admins, as long as their content is not “spammy” or driven by their own small business. I’m actually considering monthly guest submissions on mom topics, but I will not write them, as I am not one of those moms. Each mom has their own experience, background, values, and beliefs on raising children. I’ve always stayed away and kept my mommy opinions to myself and have not wanted to expose my own children’s lives to anyone who visits my page. I do think that moms should hear from other trusted moms at times so I share articles (written by experts) for people to read regularly.
Here’s the link to the Westchester Kids FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/centralwestchesterkids/
Some recent posts on the page are activities and videos that are on topics that families would enjoy. Click on any of the links below for more information.
Wizarding World mastermind J.K. Rowling has unveiled a new website, Harry Potter at Home, in an effort to provide a mystical escape from current events in the muggle world.
Caring for Each Other– resources and videos brought to you by Sesame Street.
Taken from Screenagers, Tech Talk Tuesday newsletter.
Free educational content for students stuck home due to coronavirus
Made possible by Google, AT&T, HP and PwC Charitable Foundation, the new TIME for Kids digital library will be available for free for the remainder of the school year.
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