Setting up a nursery for your baby can be a fun project and opportunity to flex your creative muscles--from picking out furniture to choosing a theme and decor. Make sure your space doesn't just look good, but is functional...
There is a box in my closet that is full of treasures. It is filled with drawings, hand prints and many cards of crayon-drawed hearts with scribbles of "Mom". My younger son, you are quite the card maker. Every...
As someone who did not grow up in New York, it still feels odd to me that Winter Break happens in February instead of having a second week of Christmas Break, but I may be getting used to it....
At Rochester Mom Collective, we started 2024 off with intentionally building up positive habits that will help our well-being and allow us to build up our families and homes too. Each month, we are going to share and challenge...
Valentine's Day seems to be one of those holidays that people either love or find a major inconvenience. Admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of Valentine's Day. However, I have two children, and I feel a bit of...
An estimated 10-15% of babies require a NICU stay. My son was one of them. Our time in the NICU felt isolating and overwhelming. At the same time, my husband and I felt incredibly loved and cared for by...
Upstate New York is a beautiful place to live and people come from all over to experience the fall foliage. Yet, many who love here during the winter tend to struggle. Not only is there cold and snow, but...
Dear Homeschoool Mama, First of all, take a deep breath. And then slowly exhale. Recognize that you've just completed the 2023 portion of your homeschooling year!!! This is huge. I pray that your holidays were peaceful and brought a measure...
The Harley School is a college preparatory, independent day school located in Brighton that started in 1917. Today, over 500 students are enrolled from age 3 through 12th grade and the school continues to offer excellence in education and...
Change doesn't happen overnight. It happens gradually - day by day, week by week, month by month. And now a new 12 months stands before us. We are going to start 2024 off with intentionally build up positive habits that...

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What You Really Need For A Second Baby

Preparing for a second (or third) baby can feel a lot less daunting than the first time around. You likely feel confident in products...

Comparing Different Routes To Adoption

Have you decided to pursue adoption, but are not sure what exact route to take? This decision will likely take layers of soul-searching, research,...

Autism Acceptance Month: Two Moms’ Perspectives

You know that feeling you get when you meet someone who has something niche in common with you? Like loving the same rare book,...

Making Cartoon Saturday For Our Kids

Do you remember waking up on Saturday and getting to turn on the tv and watch cartoons all morning? My husband and I do....

Reflections On Weaning My Baby

It's official. As of mid-January, my baby is now 100% weaned from breastfeeding. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how I feel about...

Spring Activities

April Events Calendar Printable

We have so much planned for this Spring and Summer, we can hardly keep it all straight! So we put everything together in one...

Park Playdates

Thank you to our Spring Park Playdate Sponsor! At Chick-fil-A Henrietta, we have the breakfast cravings you have been looking for! Stop by our store...

Coffee Shop Hop

Say that three times fast! We are having a Coffee Shop Hop on Friday mornings at 9:00am at different coffee shops around Rochester and...

Ultimate Guide To Spring Fun In Rochester

Spring is a time of renewal as we shed those snow coats and boots. There is so much to celebrate in spring in Rochester...

50 Things To Do During Spring Break

Spring Break is coming to Rochester! Need help keeping kids busy? Here are 50 Things To Do During Spring Break. Make your plans for the...