Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Last year I put together a Holiday Gift Guide but I wished I had done it sooner than I did. I put a note on my calendar on 10/31/20, reminding myself to start the list earlier and publish early in November so here it is. 1.

Westchester Woman Wednesday: The Modern Babe

In these trying times, we are seeing businesses change each and every day.  Some are closing, some are thriving and some are doing what they've always done, making safer and better than ever.  Ashley Lucien and Isabella Valenti learned and adapted very quickly this fall

Meet Artist Kim Stadin

You may have seen my social media posts of the most incredible pieces of art by abstract artist Kim Stadin.  I treated myself to an original piece last fall when I converted our spare room to a proper office.  Who knew that COVID would hit

Shopping with Stella James: FB Live 11/5

Hi! My name is Eve and I am a mom, wife, career woman and Owner of Stella James. I am an FIT Graduate and have been in the fashion industry for over 17 years doing everything from buying and merchandising to Marketing and E-commerce. I

Hike with Llamas at Clover Brooke Farm

If you're looking for unique outdoor experiences, look no further.  Clover Brooke Farm has a few of them.  They are outdoors and socially distant.   A group of Westchester women went up a couple of weeks ago and I had planned on going this past weekend

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Stephanie Newman

Since October is National Bullying Prevention Month, I figured it would be the perfect time to address this very important topic as it relates to moms.  The topic of bullying is not new to anyone so I don't expect that I am sharing anything you

Staycations + Day Trips in NY/NJ and PA

Summer 2020 wasn't a total loss. Our usual family travels did not take place but we found lots of local alternatives. Fortunately (and unfortunately) we live in a state that has lots of rules restrictions in regard to travel. I figured we'd be best sticking

Virtual Kids Fitness Training with Enduro Youth

What perfect timing for a guest blogger; the start of a new school year where kids might not be as active as in years past.  Or worse, their sports programs are not running due to state regulations.  Or that they need more athletic training or

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Corey Cook

It's back to school time and even though we are living through a pandemic, the first thought I have when I look at the school calendar in September is "travel."  On a normal school year, I map out where the school breaks and long weekends

10 Instagram-worthy Outdoor Dining Spots in Westchester

As you may recall, Shawna was the main "food and dining" writer for many years.  She's not writing as much due to the increased workload at her day job and she is now dining out less because she's cooking!  She never cooked and actually dined

My Summer Hiatus

I took an unplanned summer hiatus.  I'm not really sure why I did but I think it was a combination of things.  At the start of the pandemic, I was motivated to post about things that were helpful during a tough time.  It was my

Eating + Shopping My Way Through Quarantine

I'm making a list of some cool things that have kept me busy during the quarantine. I've enjoyed more food trucks and car parades than I can imagine. I'm tired of cooking all day but I have loved the time with my family.  Homeschooling started

Scout & Cellar: Clean-Crafted Wine

We have a new guest blogger! Meet Jen Mullen of @simply.livinglife. Jen is a mother of three with a mission of living a clean and balanced lifestyle. Today she is sharing her love of clean-crafted wine. Here is a Q & A with Jen: 1. What is

Westchester Kids

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

Pandemic Parodies

This post needs no explanation or text from me.  I found this artist on Facebook and had to share her work.   If you're a mom, you have read these books over and over and over. I believe she's making one per day, in watercolor.  If

Balcony Ballads in New Rochelle

New Rochelle was the first containment zone in our area in early March. A public battle between the Superintendent of Schools and Governor Cuomo took place, the one-mile radius was issued and it prompted the first school district closing, followed by Tuckahoe, who had a