Westchester Women Wednesday: Meet Debbie and Erica

For the first time, I am sharing two Westchester women for Westchester Woman Wednesday.   In my travels, I meet some really fabulous women;   Erica and Debbie are two of the best.    I was visiting an in-store event at Quatre Filles in White Plains last

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Sue Wald

  I met Sue Wald about 5 years ago when she was the General Manager at Westchester's only Athleta Store.  She was the first person to introduce me to skinny jeans.  I will never forget it.   I was trying on clothes and she brought me a

Alamo Kids Camp: Choose Your Ticket Price

It's officially summer. I start off each year with a list of things to do with my kids and find myself scrambling in late August trying to accomplish everything I had planned. Both of my kids are enrolled in camp but

Homepaired: Live-in childcare reinvented

The only online marketplace connecting families with American studentsIf 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 @noreenstrendycornerLast 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

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 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

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

We’re Back!

In case you haven't noticed, we took a brief hiatus.   At the end of 2017, Shawna and I decided we'd take some time "off" from the blog and resume posts in the new year.  A couple of factors contributed to this decision.  Shawna's day job

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Diane Clehane

With the Royal Wedding just a few days away, I felt that this week was the perfect time to feature, Westchester's own, Diane Clehane.  Well, I still consider her a Westchester woman. I met Diane about 12-13 years ago when she was living in Scarsdale,