The Struggle of Secondary Infertility

Hot Topics: Having a baby is one of the most meaningful events of one’s life. Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones and easily became pregnant with your first, but now, completing your family and giving your little one a sibling is not as easy as you expected or experienced with your first. Frustration increases as friends and family frequently ask, “so, when are you going to have another one?!” As if this is not what your intention has been month after month, negative test after negative test. If you are experiencing feelings of guilt and sorrow, you are not alone. Read more…

Timely Tips for School Anxiety and Avoidance

Child Development: According to experts, school anxiety and avoidance have increased in recent years. Some estimate that 28 percent of students may suffer from school avoidance at some point in their educational career. Read more…

Preschool Burnout

Child Development: When Amy Capeci was a little girl she said she remembered her pre-school as a place of wonder and discovery so when she began to search for a pre-school for her own child, she was very surprised at the competitive landscape that had replaced the magical classrooms she remembered. Read more…

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site

Vacations: My son and I strolled carefully through the wooded glen. A light mist hung in the air, a combination of morning dew and the smoke of several small campfires. Sunlight pierced the canopy of green leaves overhead in diagonal shafts. Ahead of us, we could hear the sounds of many feet stomping through the moist underbrush. The sounds of men shouting commands in clipped words carried over the foggy air. Then, one final command and a thunderous peal tore through the early morning calm, followed by applause. Read more…

Relax: It’s Just Lice!

Safety: Don’t be surprised if your children bring back more than good experiences from camp. Heads up – they may be sporting lice. Read more…

Cherry Ice Pops

Nutrition: Kids love these sweet, cool and creamy homemade popsicles. You'll love how easy they are – just three ingredients! You can also enjoy the peace of mind that you’re not loading your kids up on sugar or artificial flavors and colors. Read more…

Chill Mama!

Hot Topics: Summertime can be challenging for moms. While everyone else in the family is focused on fun, mom is juggling schedules and making to-do lists just like during the school year. And in many places, summer days get scorching hot and uncomfortable. So moms are often so busy trying to keep everyone chillin’ that they forget to relax a bit themselves. When is it mom’s turn to recharge during the summer? Read more…

Childcare: Choose Wisely

Working Moms: The quality of childcare children receive between birth and age 5 has a lifelong impact on literacy, math skills, social/emotional and physical health, career success and earnings. Children who receive quality early care are more likely to be ready for kindergarten, graduate from high school on time and attend college, and less likely to engage in risky behavior. Read more…

4 Reasons Why Your Kid Needs After-School Classes

Child Development: We realize it is August, but before you know it you’ll be putting the kids back on the bus. Pause and enjoy the rest of summer, but start thinking about what after-school classes your children might enjoy this year. Why sign up for any at all? Here’s why. Read more…
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The Legend of Tarzan Movie Review

Movies: This latest installation of the Tarzan mythology follows Tarzan who has acclimated to life in London and is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Harmony M. comments, “Alas, Tarzan lovers rise to the continuation of this legendary story, but take a seat because this film is disappointing.” See her full review below. Read more…

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