Westchester County Mom Top 10 Posts of 2023


A woman drinking coffee while reading on her computer.2023 was an amazing year for Westchester County Mom. As a locally-focused parenting resource for moms and families, we are passionate about parenting and our community. Westchester County Mom strives to connect area moms to relevant resources, local businesses, can’t-miss happenings, and most of all — each other!

Our contributors live, work, and parent in Westchester County and are excited about sharing real stories and honest experiences of parenthood.

We know it can be difficult when you are a new mom, new in town, or just looking for more ways to connect. It can be easy to get lost in the crowd in our area. This is our way to make the world feel a little smaller and parenting easier, more fun, and less lonely. We hope you get plugged into Westchester County Mom, chime into the conversation, and make yourself comfortable in our community, online and off.

Here is a list of our top 10 most-viewed posts of 2023! Make sure to read the ones you may have missed, reread the posts you were able to connect with, and share the ones you love!

A design trend kitchen and eating area.

1. Out With the Old in With the New Design Trends

“Trends will always come and go, and they are not something that needs to be followed. If you like something that isn’t considered “trendy,” I want to start by saying that’s ok! When it comes to our home, we choose to decorate it how we want. Our home is a reflection of us and our taste. I am not one to always follow an up-and-coming trend, but as a real estate agent, I enjoy the ever-changing trends within the market.”

cleaning up pine needles and decorations.

2. Dreading the Darkness After the Holiday Lights Come Down

“The start of a new year, or the end of the holidays, may bring sadness, dread, and apprehension for many. What feelings get brought up for you as you tuck away the holiday cards you’ve received and box up the ornaments?”

A mother with her two young sons.

3. The Youngest Child Syndrome

“Undoubtedly, by default, the youngest child gets more attention and affection than their siblings. I can’t explain why this happens, but it does.”

A couple on a date.

4. Sex and the Single Mom: Recycling Exes

“There is an ease and comfort in exes. That is why, on occasion, I have gone back to an ex. When the prospect of putting myself out there to meet someone new was too much to handle, but I wanted a plus-one, an ex seemed like the perfect solution.”

Girls at a sleepover.

5. The Great Sleepover Debate

“As a mother to three children, my eldest being eight, I needed to read and listen to the two sides of the sleepover saga. As with any hot topic, I had to take each article, podcast, and newscast with a grain of salt. Naturally, I understand that we no longer live in a world where kids (like I did) spend hours alone together, creating, pretending, being silly, and sometimes getting into trouble.”

A woman cooking.

6. Three Foods You Definitely Should Not Eat

“Over the last few years, words like diets, superfoods, toxic foods, clean eating, and detox have been overused, and as a result of all the craziness, parents seem to be shamed or feel guilty about their food choices for their families.”

Husband leaving for a business trip with his suitcase.

7. Feeling Disconnected: Managing Your Partner’s Business Travel

“I’m not asking for sympathy or empathy here. By no means do I believe our situation is the most trying. It’s just a newer part of our relationship to continue tackling. We’ll have to continue to make it work. Travel isn’t going to tear us apart, but there is no shame in admitting that it’s not all sunshine and lollipops. (And obviously, it’s much better than the alternative of no job.) It’s just a little taller of an order than initially anticipated.”

A woman wearing spring fashion trends.

8. The Most Wearable Spring Fashion Trends

“One of the best ways to prep for a shopping session is to know what trends are out there. Even if you don’t consider yourself trendy, knowing the trends will allow you to better navigate what you see, know if it’s for you in advance, and not be overwhelmed when you open that web browser next time. To simplify for all of you busy mama’s out there, I will break down this season’s most wearable trends. Some may surprise you!”

A mother dropping her child off at daycare.

9. Dilemma of a Working Mom

“Being a working mom makes for one complicated motherhood experience with a constant need to multi-task, compartmentalize, and live with a feeling of being pulled in two opposite directions. It involves pouring my heart into making the most of my time and energy at all times. And always keeping a mental self-imposed tally of work versus home.”

A woman with her head in her hands.

10. I’ve Attempted Suicide and Here’s What I Want You to Know

“I haven’t attempted suicide since, but the thoughts haunt me most of the time. I’m scared of them. They are persistent, urging, and sometimes overwhelming. I’m working on facing them. Is it my fate? I want to live a normal life free of fear.”

Westchester County Mom also provides busy parents with important information on local businesses, products, and services. Here are our top 10 most-viewed local resources.

1. A Date Night Guide {the best restaurants in Westchester County}

2. Where to Brunch in Westchester

3. A Guide to Birthday Parties in Westchester County

4. A Guide to Beauty & Pampering in Westchester County

5. A Guide to Local Bakeries in Westchester County

6. 2023 Summer Camp Guide

7. A Guide to Local Westchester County Photographers

8. A Guide to Daycares, Preschools, Private Schools, & Tutoring Services in Westchester County

9. A Guide to Fitness, Health, & Wellness in Westchester County

10. Our Favorite Local Nonprofits in Westchester County

Thank you for following along with Westchester County Mom. Stay tuned for what we have in store for 2024! What topics would you love to read this upcoming year? Comment below!

If you are interested in reading more great content on motherhood, explore our sister site in Connecticut – Fairfield County Mom.


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