One of my favorite hikes

This past weekend, the weather was near perfect! It was a slightly humid, sun filled, July afternoon. We drove to our favorite nature preserve with one of the few local waterfalls; Rennsealearville Falls. This is the cute little town where Andy Rooney grew up (remember him from CBS 60 minutes?). The preserve is also a research … Continue reading One of my favorite hikes

The working mother’s dilemma

Nine months of anticipation, weird food cravings, a body that morphs in ways you never imagined, and waiting to meet your newest child. No matter how we deliver our babies, we find ourselves in a whirlwind of emotion, a soup of hormones, and steeped in the love drug – oxytocin. Thank God we are, or … Continue reading The working mother’s dilemma

No “Special” Meals for Toddlers

Oh, those tiny humans of ours! We LOVE them sooooo much!  The day comes when you have meal planned and want to serve pasta with sauce for dinner, but your 2 years old wants "Mac & Cheese". And...hear comes the crying, full on tears of an upset two year old."I WANT MAC AND CHEESE, WHAAAAAAA". … Continue reading No “Special” Meals for Toddlers

Buying Kids Clothes for Less Part 3:Thrift Store Shopping

I have posted previously about different ways to obtain an amazing and functional wardrobe for your children while spending very little money. So far I have covered hand-me-downs, end of season sales, and consignment shopping. So now it's time to dig deeper and spend even Less! Enter the thrift store... The most well-known thrift store … Continue reading Buying Kids Clothes for Less Part 3:Thrift Store Shopping

Family dinner: Should you take it personally?

To take something personally "interpret a remark or action as directed against oneself and be upset or offended by it, even if that was not the speaker's intention." - Dictionary.com I don't know about you but I am a full-time working mother of two little girls, one step-daughter, and two fur babies. I am also … Continue reading Family dinner: Should you take it personally?

The growing trend of stay-at-home moms

In my region of New York State (120 miles north of NYC), we have seen a fairly steady job market and it's not uncommon to have one working spouse and a stay-at-home mom or dad. I belong to a hiking group and honestly, I am one of the very few moms who works out side … Continue reading The growing trend of stay-at-home moms