Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Leslie Josel

This month's Westchester Woman Wednesday is Leslie Josel.  She's quite possibly one of my most incredible finds here in Westchester, and she's not even from my usual type of eat/shop/play categories.  She fits more into my "mom life" category and she's someone I had to

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

I was so excited to hear that White Plains was getting a Fogo de Chão in Westchester.  My family has visited their locations in San Diego and Miami while traveling and it was always a favorite. I have picky eaters in my household, so a

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Communities Dining Together While Staying Apart

There is nothing I love more than a great story, especially when it involves women working with other women to support the businesses in their community.  In this time of serious crisis and uncertainty, it's the little things that get us through. While restaurants are

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Melissa Tomlin

This month's Westchester Woman Wednesday is Melissa Tomlin.  There's only one word to sum her up:  she's the ultimate connector.   About 4 years ago, maybe even longer, a friend told me she met this really nice woman in a Japanese restaurant in Elmsford.  She said,

Bra Shopping with Laura: Fit By Burke

Every January I have my annual mammogram.  It's also the month that I get rid of my old bras and buy myself new ones.   Year after year, I would say the same thing to myself in January.   "This is the last year I am buying

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

[envira-gallery id="9302"]   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

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 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