Hudson Valley Parent

HVP December 2019

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n December 2019 In this issue FEATURES 8 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Author, business-owner and enrichment instructor, Sandy Bastien makes an impact by serving others while forging her path and raising five kids BY PAUL SMART 10 Me Time: Just for Women Color and décor solutions, vintage furnishings and organization tips help keep your home in top shape before and after the holidays. 14 2019 Favorite Docs announced HVP's annual guide of parent-recommended doctors and healthcare professionals highlights more than 380 medical professionals named by the people who use them 29 Winter fun for families Creative projects, volunteerism, outdoor fun and other cold-weather activities keep kids engaged and keep families close BY PAM MOLNAR 30 Moms of multiples Three moms share their joys and insights on raising siblings born at the same time. BY KAREN MASERJIAN SHAN 32 Calendar There's plenty of festive fun in the Hudson Valley this holiday season from holiday lightings to Santa sightings, gift shopping, seasonal crafts and more 42 Boss Lady After homeschooling her three daughters, Nicole Langlois cofounded One Epic Place, a coworking center that caters to business, wellness and creative pros HV PARENT CHAT Holiday hassles putting you off-kilter? Here are a few of the favorite ways the team at Hudson Valley Parent un- winds, before, during and after the festivities. • Hanging out and watching TV or a movie with one of my kids. • Putting records on the jukebox and dancing. — Leslie Cortes Executive Assistant • Taking an herbal bath with can- dles, incense, fresh linens; my kitty and a clean house waiting for me. • Yoga, deep stretch and exercise time melt away stress and anxiety - and extra pounds. — Kathleen Merz Director of Business Development • An occasional dinner out with friends. I live a very simple life these days. — Mary Zak Media Advisor • Giving myself a facial massage, applying a face mask and peeling away the day's stresses. • Journaling, creating a to-do list, and writing self-affirmations to ease anxiety for better sleep — Kaitlin Magno Promotions Manager • Early mornings in my comfy club chair with a steaming cafe au lait and great novel. • Watching home improvement and cooking shows on TV. — Karen Maserjian Shan Editor • A glass of wine (ok, I'll accept cof- fee), playing scrabble with my kids and grandkids around me. — Terrie Goldstein Publisher 25 Years & G r o w i ng ! 1994 - 20 19

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