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Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

I’ve lived in the Syracuse area for most of my 32 years of life. The only exception being four years in college, but Binghamton is not much different when it comes to winter weather. So after 32 years, I should be used to our long winters. Slippery roads. Below zero temperatures. Icy winds whipping snow […]

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12 Days of Christmas

A Syracuse Moms 12 Days of Christmas

I would guess that just about everyone here is familiar with the classic Christmas song “The 12 Days of Christmas”. It’s one of those songs that gets stuck in your head all day after hearing it one time. While it’s definitely a classic, it’s really not very relatable, is it? When is the last time […]

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baby co-sleeping with mother

Coming Clean about Co-Sleeping

When you have a new baby on the way, your doctor will talk to you repeatedly about the “ABCs of Safe Sleep”. This stands for “Alone, on their Back, in a Crib”. While preparing for the arrival of our first son, we had every intention of following the ABCs. Like most first time parents, we […]

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13 Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes

Hot and humid summer days are melting away, and in their place, the cool, crisp days of fall are slowly creeping in. All across CNY, kids have gone back to school, and families are spending their weekends at apple orchards and pumpkin patches. For many people (like me), this time of year draws us back […]

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Liverpool Public Library Used Book Sale: September 21-23

It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall in Syracuse, the season of apples, pumpkins, foliage, and … books? For this Liverpool native, the season wouldn’t be complete without attending one of my favorite events of the season: Liverpool Public Library’s Annual Book Sale. LPL’s Used Book Sale Down Under is so named because it’s […]

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How to Make Time for Old Hobbies as a New Mom

“So do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do for fun?” I was recently asked this question at a barbecue we hosted at our home. The person asking was the fiancé of one of my husband’s friends whom I had never met before, and we were chatting and getting to know each […]

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