Passionate About Central New York
and the Moms Who Live Here

Adventures in Mom-Dating

My first foray into dating as a mom was pretty awkward. I’m pretty sure my palms did not sweat, but my voice definitely shook, so it didn’t help that I was probably talking a little too loudly, as if to convince myself that I was doing something normal. Because all married women ask other married […]

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The Struggle Is So Real

It’s a hot and lovely Central New York day. We are trying to decide where to go get ice cream. A treat to ourselves because it’s so unbearably hot. “Sno Top or Gannon’s?” I ask. “Deciding between the two? The struggle is so real,” he says. We say it all the time, jokingly, and we laugh. […]

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"How long are you going to breastfeed?"

“How long are you going to breastfeed?”

At 33, I have a pretty solid crew of childless friends and colleagues. It’s fun to share perspectives on parenting with them, especially when it comes to “hot button” issues like discipline, sleep training, and of course, breastfeeding. If you visit us at home, chances are, if you stay long enough you’ll get to witness […]

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Finding Peace After Miscarriage

I had already experienced pregnancy before my miscarriage. I had experienced a little one who kicked, hiccupped, and squirmed. A baby who responded differently to my voice than to my husband’s. I felt a sweet boy lulled into dreams by my daily motions and experienced that same child practice his martial arts routine as I tried […]

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Top 12 Kirkland Signature Items at Costco

Syracuse Moms Blog received free product in exchange for this post, however all opinions are our own. Before I had children, I was a bit of a food brand snob. When my husband and I were newlyweds, we would head to the grocery store 3-4 nights a week and pick out whatever we felt like for dinner that […]

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Bad Moms

Calling All Bad Moms

I feel like the parental equivalent of a Sour Patch Kid. First I’m sour. Then I’m sweet. But I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the kids’ fault. As the mother of any teenager knows, you’re going to hit a breaking point. For me, that was last night. I was one layer of face cream […]

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To The Man Who Gave Up Everything

To The Man Who Gave Up Everything

To the Man Who Gave Up Everything, It’s no secret to anyone in my world what you are at your core. You’re a good guy. Caring, hard working, funny…and these are the reasons that I fell for you. What you turned into on the surface was nothing short of a monster. I don’t know if I’ll […]

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Thoughts on Maternity Leave in Central New York

Maternity leave in the United States is a highly contentious topic today. According to American Pregnancy Association, Maternity leave refers to the period of time that a new mother takes off from work following the birth of her baby. This ‘time off’ (I write chuckling at the thought of maternity leave as time off) looks different for […]

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Forever Loved

In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month […]

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Introducing: Syracuse Moms Blog Neighborhood Groups

Our primary goal in launching Syracuse Moms Blog is to bring the mothers across Central New York together in a positive and supportive community, and to provide opportunities to connect offline to cultivate meaningful friendships while getting to experience all that our area has to offer. We are thrilled to introduce our Neighborhood Groups, which will […]

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Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches in Syracuse

Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Abbott’s Farm 3275 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville Store & Farm Grounds: Monday – Thursday: 10:00am to 6:00pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm. U-Pick: Monday – Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm. Night-Time Maze Hours: Friday and Saturday: 6:00pm to 9:00pm Adams Acres 7047 Sevier Road, Jamesville Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm Beak & Skiff Apple […]

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