Homepaired: Live-in childcare reinvented

The only online marketplace connecting families with American students If you have followed me long enough, you know that I've hosted au pairs for the past 4 years. I have loved the cultural exchange and I feel that my kids have learned SO

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Noreen Bello

Noreen Bello, fashion influencer @noreenstrendycorner Last month, I attended a Westchester Blogger Babes event and met Noreen Bello. She's a Westchester native and a White Plains mom of three. Like me, she's a former elementary school teacher who is now home raising her

My Week on Social Media and Netflix

So last week I had some "elective" surgery. Nothing bad, but it left me resting at home with LOTS of time to spend online. I flipped from one social media account to another, downloaded some apps, binge-watched shows on Netflix and read a

Trendmat is Open!

Trendmat is Westchester's newest, cutest and smallest shop! Located in Millwood, in an old Fotomat kiosk, it's filled with all of the trendiest accessories for girls, tweens and women. Even cuter is Westchester native (and Chappaqua mom) Sarah Shapiro who is the

Guest Blogger: Jerome Strauss, Drone Photographer

Jerome Strauss Event & Drone Photographer Born and raised in France, I have lived in the United States for the past 23 years, first in the Midwest, and now in Eastchester, with a one-year stop in Hungary. By day, I specialize in analyzing customer data for some

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Rachel Chan

Each month we feature a woman in Westchester who falls into one of our preferred categories:  eat, shop or play.  This month we are featuring someone who falls into the "play" category, mostly for kids.  Rachel Chan is certainly our youngest Westchester Woman Wednesday yet. 

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland

If you're looking for a fun family day in Westchester, check out the Winter Wonderland at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.   In it's fifth year, they have added lots of new things for this season.    I'm guilty of always thinking the only holiday fun is

Guest Blogger: Peach Stylist Danielle Dachik

I'm thrilled to be a guest blogger for Emma Westchester this month.   I'm an elementary school teacher and a Peach stylist-- and I want to share this amazing brand with Westchester Women.  “Trust yourself!”       “Go for it!”      “You can do it!” These are a few

Recipe: PB&J Smoothies

  The ultimate comfort food---Peanut Butter & Jelly!  What is it about this classic combination that feeds the body and soul? This nostalgic slice of Americana just never goes out of style. The average child will eat 1,500 peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches before he or she graduates high school. What?!?  That’s

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Nicole Steinthal

  This month's Westchester Woman Wednesday is Nicole Steinthal.   She's a lifestyle blogger as well and she's got one foot in Westchester and one foot in Greenwich.  She's a supermom to her college-aged son, TJ and two daughters, Daisy and Peyton.   She posts on her blog daily

Westchester Ninja Warriors

This week, we are lucky to have a guest blogger.  His name is Noel Reyes and after talking with him I realized there's no way I could write this one up on my own.  He's an accomplished American Ninja Warrior and he's brought "Westchester Ninja

Our Etsy Shop

Your business isn't complete until you have a website;  And Facebook page, a Twitter Account and an Instagram.  A pinboard on Pinterest is on the back burner right now

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Kimberly Giannelli

Earlier this week, I had my monthly in-person meeting/interview with this month's Westchester Woman Wednesday choice, Kim Giannelli. I usually do my best to fit the person's schedule and honor their restaurant (and meal) of choice. For some women, lunch is easier; for others, getting

Bunk 9’s Guide to Growing Up- Book Review

This is a book I wish my mom had given me at about 12 years old.   Having my own 12-year-old daughter, I am happy to have it so I can educate her in a way she can understand, by reading a book that appears like

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Shannon, Lori & Christine

I'm thrilled to share this month's choice for Westchester Woman Wednesday.   In fact, I should say "women" because it's a trio of talent that has taken The Dance Gallery in Tuckahoe to a new level.   The Dance Gallery had been previously owned by Stephanie Urbina

The Truth About Hosting an Au Pair

I'm a SAHM and I have an au pair.  People ask me, "Why?"   My reply, "Why not?"  When I resigned from teaching full time, I never expected that I would be in the house with my kids 24/7/365, waiting for my husband to get home

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Lauren Ferrara

We're slowly getting back into the routine of weekly posts but we never want to miss the chance to highlight a Westchester Woman.    Lauren Ferrara is an aesthetician at Precision Spa in Harrison. About 18 months ago, I went for a routine brow shaping at