October 2013
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Impact100

Hot Topics: Impact100 Westchester welcomes members, prospective members, and friends to a special Meet and Mingle event featuring Molly Penn and Deborah Flood. This fall event will provide an opportunity for those who are interested in learning more about Impact100 Westchester membership, the grant process, and the local nonprofit community. The event will take place on Monday November 18th, 7:30pm, at the Lounge in 1 City Center, White Plains, NY.  Read more…

Head Lice: Myth Busters and Solutions

Health: Our local lice experts say the peak times for head lice problems occur when children return from summer camp, families return home after vacations and during the first semester of the school year. However, if kids are in close contact with one another, lice are possible, if not probable. Yet have no fear, the lice myth busters and helpers are here!  Read more…

5 Halloween Candy Alternatives

Holidays: My daughter always attends several festivals, parties or other celebrations prior to Halloween. By the time the big day comes, she already has tons of candy. We are going to skip trick-or-treating this year and hand out goodies at my sister’s house instead. We’ve been collecting non-candy treats for months now. Here are some fun candy alternatives that children will actually be pleased to receive on Halloween. Read more…

Merry Hanukkahmas

When my husband and I first started talking about getting married we briefly touched on the subject of how we would raise our children when the time came. While hubby came from a Catholic upbringing and I was raised Jewish, neither one of us were what you would call religious people. It was decided that we would expose our children to both and when the time came we would allow them to choose what they wanted. We would create a sense of family and traditions for our future kids, after all that was what we valued the most!  Read more…

Light the Night Walk

Family Values: The Light the Night Walk sponsored by the Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter takes place at Playland Amusement Park, Playland Parkway in Rye on Nov. 2, 2013 at 5 p.m. Read more…

Halloween: Impress for Less

Finance: According to a recent survey from the National Retail Federation, Americans plan to spend about $2.6 billion on Halloween costumes this year. Though pop culture has provided plenty of inspiration, most families are sticking to classic characters like witches, vampires and zombies as their costumes of choice.  Read more…

Texmati Rice for Breast Cancer Month

Nutrition: October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are planty of products and programs working to help spread the word. You'll be seeing plenty of pink ribbons slashed everywhere. If you happen to be in the food store consider purchasing Texmati Rice, it's a healthy choice to feed your family and the company is working to give back the the National Breast Cancer Foundation.   Read more…

KIDS FIRST! Film Review: Gravitiy

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Call for Film Critics: Does Your Kid Have What it Takes?

Entertainment: Julianna Noone is a 13-year-old film critic from Orange County who has walked the Red Carpet four times and met celebrities such as Jada Pickett, Chris Rock and Ben Stiller. Read more…

Playdates: Keeping the Peace

KIDS FIRST REVIEW

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”

Entertainment: See some of your favorite foods come alive Read more…

Weight Gain? 5 Tips for Busy Moms on the Go

Nutrition: According to a 2011 University of Texas study, parenthood is associated with significantly more weight gain over time. Women were shown to gain more while raising more than one child, which researchers attributed to the biological effects of pregnancy added to the daily constraints and responsibilities of parenting. Read more…