The Best Westchester Mommy Bloggers On The Net

Whether you’re an anxious mom-to-be, a parent of twin tweens, or a pro caring for five, there’s a Westchester-based “mommy blog” that will get you thinking, crying, and laughing (sometimes all at once). Here’s to breakfast in bed and a little extra time to read come the second Sunday of this month. 

Dagmar Bleasdale

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Katonah’s Dagmar Bleasdale, a social-media consultant and writer/editor by day, shares her journey of raising her 7-year-old son in a “loving, compassionate way.” In addition to info on attachment parenting (extended breastfeeding, bedsharing, and natural childbirth), check in for tips on frugal, eco-friendly living; DIY decorating how-tos; and vintage-y crafting. 

Donuts, Dresses, and Dirt 

Check out landscape designer, Brooklyn transplant, and remarried mom of three (ages 4, 17, and 22) Sheri Silver’s Irvington-based blog on living a “well-tended life…at any age,” a compilation of often touchingly personal posts on life transitions, as well as great finds in New York City, favorite things (like multi-purpose ginger syrup), and gardening tips for non-green thumbs.

Wee Westchester 

Three mothers with professional writing, advertising, and PR backgrounds author and curate this go-to source, including a comprehensive calendar of countywide, family-oriented events, such as farm tours and story times; easily accessible outing, birthday party, and craft ideas; child-friendly restaurant listings; and a breadth of parenting advice tailored to local moms. Plus, they’re on the pulse of cool-mom boutiques, fitness trends, fashion finds, and openings in town.  

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Organic farmer and biologist mama Marcie Cuff of Irvington delivers “the dirt on raising healthy kids,” focusing on “slowing down, simplifying…getting dirty…mudpies…and all things handmade.” Find novice-friendly tutorials on making candied citrus peels and felted wool finger puppets; expert gardening advice; and suggestions for connecting to the outdoors, and each other.

Cuddles and Chaos

Don’t expect any sugar-coating as Jen Garry of Cortlandt Manor chronicles the hilarious (in retrospect) ups and downs of motherhood, and shares parenting-crisis solutions—like how to get permanent marker off the wall—on this “judgment-free zone” of a site. Get a father’s perspective in guest posts by Garry’s “Bad Dad” husband on Valentine’s Day and how to avoid a Halloween nightmare.

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