A few weeks ago, the Internet was treated to this Instagram selfie of Jennifer Garner, looking beyond exhausted. The caption read: You’ll never need coffee more than the day after “Yes Day!” In addition to the awfully brave and honest depiction of motherhood, the photo generated attention for its reference to Yes Day, a children’s book and concept pioneered by author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, in which you say “yes” to all your kids’ desires for just one day (within reason, of course).I found the idea of doing a Yes … [Read more...] about Would You Say Yes to “Yes Day”?
This October, the National Fire Protection Association launched a campaign in an effort to bring fire prevention into the spotlight. The campaign, Two Ways Out, emphasizes being prepared with an escape plan that includes two ways out from every room in your home. The team at Advocate Brokerage would like to encourage all of us to take a few moments to create a Two Ways Out plan.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1N8e8zk-8EBelow is a step by step guide as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association: … [Read more...] about Sponsored Post: October is Fire Safety Month
That scary moment when you transfer your baby out of a crib and into a toddler bed is no longer so scary. Two Canadian moms invented this cute little monster monitor to hang on your child's door. Now, if your child wakes up and leaves the room, the monster will detect the movement and alert your smart phone.The moms invented the next phase toddler monitor because one of their toddlers actually got out of the house in the middle of the night -- without either parent hearing anything. They said it can be … [Read more...] about Friday Find: Next Phase Toddler Monitor
My friend Meredith is always baking: turtle bars, cookies, brownies, cupcakes. In fact, one shelf in her pantry is stacked with so many flavors of boxed cake mix that it makes my mouth water just staring at it. There's always a plate of something on her counter, and it's always something you think about for days.After lunch at her house the other day, she brought out her latest concoction: a carrot cake cupcake with homemade cream cheese frosting, which I quickly gobbled up. The cake, so moist, the frosting, so … [Read more...] about Baking Addictions + Recipes
Maria Montessori once said, “The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self....To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely."At Whitby School, their Children's House teachers are continuously working to set their youngest learners up for success by guiding them to become self-reliant, confident and independent. A few of the strategies they've used as a school over the past 60 years have been to establish routines for children, give them … [Read more...] about Sponsored Post: How to Build Your Child’s Confidence and Independence
It’s a gorgeous time of year to layer up the family and go for a walk on one of the county’s dozens of scenic trailways. Westchester shines in the fall, offering unmatched leaf-peeping and spectacular foliage. Here are a few of our favorites paths, all paved so that even the youngest can come along in their strollers or push-handle trikes, and the older ones can bike.Bronx River Pathway (pictured above) You can spy the 18-mile Bronx River Pathway as you drive down the parkway, but actually walking on it is a … [Read more...] about Best Fall Strolls in Westchester