August 2015
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The Busy Mom’s Diet Do-Over

Nutrition: There could be many reasons behind your lack of energy – and your doctor can help rule out other causes – but one significant possibility could be what is on (or missing from) your plate. Read more…

Bring Tennis to Your School

Child Development: According to the American Heart Association, playing tennis is an excellent way to engage kids in regular physical activity to help them live longer, healthier lives. Although many school districts or recreation departments would like to offer a tennis program, it can seem financially out of reach. But the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has a program that can introduce children to tennis that’s easy and affordable. Read more…

Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off

10 Tips to Build Your Toddler’s Vocabulary

Hot Topics: Every parent wants to give their toddler a head start with regard to speaking, and experts suggest it’s easier than most people think. “You don’t have to spend a bundle on DVDs or flashcards,” says speech-language pathologist Amy Nelson. “Language acquisition is birthed through face-to-face interactions and by engaging your child in everyday activities and experiences.” Following are 10 simple suggestions on how to build your toddler’s vocabulary. Read more…

Back-to-School Eats

Nutrition: Back to school is such an exciting time for young culinary chefs in the making. Read more…

The Van Wyck Homestead Museum

Hot Topics: Living in Westchester and the Hudson Valley region we are surrounded by the history of the early settlers and the Revolutionary War. In many cases these historic treasures have been paved over or lost as modern life has developed around them. The Van Wyck Homestead Museum is one excellent example of the dynamic between development and preserving history. The homestead sits unexpectedly between an interstate overpass and a once-bustling shopping center. Yet it may have been one of the most pivotal and strategic locations in our war for independence. Read more…

Childhood Scoliosis

Child Development: Damon DelBello, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital specializing in pediatric orthopedics, spoke with us to help us understand scoliosis in children, including its long term dangers, possible causes, and treatment options. Read more…

Pick-Your-Own Apples

Feeding Your Family: Everyone is heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean family outings have to stop. The top fun-for-all activity in September is apple picking. Yes, you can easily get apples in the food store but here in the Northeast pick-yourown is the perfect activity. It allows your whole family to get outside, get moving and have fun. And when kids pick apples, they tend to eat them too! So be prepared, they are bound to polish off these nutritious beauties in no time. Read more…

Make it With Clay

Child Development: Mamaroneck has a brand new art center devoted to helping your child unleash their creativity. At MADE: My Design + Art Experience, kids (and adults too) can paint on pottery and canvas as well as create mosaic and fused glass art works. There are hundreds of projects to choose from plus art workshops, after school programs and birthday parties. Read more…

SoWe Music Festival

Hot Topics: The Southern Westchester Music Festival (SoWe) at Harbor Island Park on Sept. 19 in Mamaroneck promises to be an exciting day of music, food trucks, wine and all around family fun! Read more…

5 Tips for Installing Car Seats Safely

Safety: September is Child Passenger Safety Month and a good time to make sure your child’s safety seat is installed properly. Don’t assume you know how to install the car seat. Here are five tips to help you. Read more…

The Entitlement Epidemic

Hot Topics: Entitlement happens in every family. Every one of us feels entitled to something on some level – whether it’s a stuffed animal we’ve slept with since birth, our smartphone or simply a good night’s sleep. These entitlements are all good things, and we might not be able to imagine life without them. If we think about them, we’re grateful for them – but there’s no question there are some things we take for granted. And our kids do, too. Read more…
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Fantastic Four Movie Review

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Ricki and the Flash Movie Review