Holiday Boxes for Valentine’s Day

Have you seen my posts about Boxed Holiday?  I shared some pics online in December but never got around to posting them on here. I realized that most of us had our holiday decorations up by that point so I made a note to circle

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Sara Davidson Johns

It's hard to believe that this is my last Westchester Woman Wednesday of 2020. I'm wrapping up 4 years of these monthly posts with this one and it's actually very fitting that this month it would be Sara Davidson Johns. As women, we are constantly

Top Five Picture Book Recommendations

Since I posted my top book picks, I decided I needed some titles for kids too. As a former teacher, I know hundreds of titles and themes/lessons to accompany them. I've learned a lot along the way with my own kids too- but there's nothing

My Top 10 Books for 2020. Please buy them in stores!

When I published my Books, Books & More Books List in 2019, I had no idea that the devastation of 2020 was around the corner.  In late 2019, small independent book stores were likely hurting due to online competition. Looking back, I shared a list

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.

White Plains Holiday Market

  The White Plains Holiday Market is a City of White Plains event in partnership with 914PopUps. This COVID-aware market will feature 40+ vendors and artisans in individual open-air booths in the heart of White Plains on Waller Avenue. The event will run from December 3rd

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

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

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

Fresh Produce Delivery in Westchester

I love the power of the Facebook Moms Groups.   I saw a post a couple of weeks ago about a local company making produce deliveries.  The company, based in Yorktown, apparently supplied restaurants mostly; but when restaurants started to cut back on their weekly orders,