Manos Family Awarded

Health: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter celebrated its 2015 Light The Night® event with an Awards Celebration that took place on January 28th at Crowne Plaza in White Plains.  Read more…

Nominate Your Teacher!

Hot Topics: We understand that in order for our teachers to continue to offer inspiring lessons to our children, they too have to be inspired. Read more…

Mitzvah Projects

Hot Topics: When you hear the word “mitzvah” two things typically come to mind – the word “commandment” as well as an act of kindness or a good deed. The Jewish community prides itself on doing good deeds, and by doing a mitzvah project, youngsters learn to follow in their parents’ footsteps and take on the communal responsibility of being a man or woman. Read more…

The Latest B’nai Mitzvah Trends

Hot Topics: If you are a bar mitzvah veteran like me, then you’ve probably seen it all. From bands to DJ’s, photo booths to game rooms, and all those sweatshirts, it can be incredibly tough to be ahead of the curve and break new ground on your child’s special day, but trust me, it can be done. Read more…

Backyard Bat Mitzvah

The Benefits of Using Probiotics

Hot Topics: Parents today do tons of research to find the best ways to protect their children against illnesses and enhance their overall health. Recently, the use of probiotics has come to light as being extremely beneficial for children – they’re not just for adults anymore! Read more…

Tips for Runners

The SeaGlass Carousel at Battery Park

Travel: The Battery’s newest attraction, the SeaGlass Carousel, is nothing like you’ve seen or experienced before. Forget the old-fashioned horses and carnival music that come to mind when you think carousel, and get onboard for a unique aquatic adventure. Read more…

Zika, West Nile and Lyme Disease

Vacations: With the warm weather upon us, parents and kids alike are eager to revel in the outdoors again. Yet given all the recent media reports over mosquito-borne diseases like Zika and West Nile – not to mention the continuing threat of Lyme disease – should parents be taking extra precautions? Here’s what you need to know. Read more…

Every Family Needs a Digital Detox

Technology: On the morning of her fifth grade moving up ceremony, we presented our rising middle-schooler with her first phone – a hand-me-down device with a sliding keyboard. She would be able to call home and text a bit with her friends. The phone had no bells or whistles and its role in her life was simple – she could reach us and we could reach her. She was thrilled. Read more…

Birthday Party Etiquette

Hot Topics: Navigating the world of children’s birthday parties can certainly be overwhelming. Do I have to invite every kid in my child’s classroom? I love the ease of Evite, but is it rude? I love that my child is invited to so many parties, but what if I don’t have the cash for all those birthday presents? Don’t fret, here’s a roadmap for avoiding birthday etiquette potholes. Read more…

The Best Nature Centers in the Westchester Area

Travel: This Rye City-owned facility offers environmental programs on 47 acres of wildlife preserve. There are more than two miles of hiking trails, ponds, and streams. Be sure allow time for kids to explore Nature's Playground. This outdoor playground, enhanced with natural elements, is ideal for young nature enthusiasts. The Center offers weekly classes, public events, school programs, and camps. It's also a place for kids birthday parties! Read more…

Organizational Strategies for your ADHD Child

Hot Topics: As students with ADHD progress through school, they often struggle with the rising organizational demands. Help your ADHD child build stronger organizational skills with these ideas. Read more…

Consumer Product Testing

Working Moms: How many shampoos have you used over your lifetime? How many skin creams have you tried? Probably quite a few. Are you interested in testing cutting-edge cosmetic, skin care and personal care products? If so, here’s your opportunity to get paid for being a tester and sharing your opinions at the BASF Tarrytown Consumer Testing Center (TCTC) in Tarrytown. Read more…

Tinder and Your Child

Technology: Tinder is quickly edging toward infamy as one of the hastiest online dating services around. Read more…

Katonah Art Center Moves

Hot Topics: Here’s some good news. The Katonah Art Center (KAC) has moved to a huge and newly renovated space. And better yet, it is just five minutes north of the former location in a charming 1912 Schoolhouse. Parents will be happy to find more parking and a Parent Lounge. Read more…
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Zootopia Movie Review

The Buzz on Mosquitoes

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Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle

Participate in Westchester Family’s Family Favorite Contest and be entered to win a 4-day/4-night family vacation for four to Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont! Watch the video below to find out more about Smugglers’ Notch!