February 2017
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Winter Sun

Even if you’re not heading south for a vacation in the sun, winter is no time to bypass protective measures for your skin. When we think of the effects of cold weather on the skin, we tend to think about frostbite, chapping and windburn. But many people aren’t aware that the sun is as damaging on the ski slopes as it is on the beach. In fact, winter sun can be even more harmful, in part because we don’t feel the heat and don’t perceive the risk but also because the sun’s rays are stronger at higher altitudes and when they reflect off snow. Read more…

No Siblings? No Problem

Parenting an only child comes with plenty of perks. Just ask Hope Austin. She has plenty of time and energy to play with her 3-year-old daughter Grace, she isn’t drowning in childcare expenses, and she knows Grace will have more money for college. Read more…

Eaglefest

The bald eagle is the U.S. national emblem, in part, because of its long life, great strength and majestic appearance. Yet few citizens can say they have actually seen a bald eagle up close. Good news! At EagleFest 2017 you can introduce your children to bald eagles and other wild birds of prey. Read more…

Liberty Science Center

Science becomes a hands-on learning adventure at the Liberty Science Center (LSC) in Jersey City, N.J. About an hour’s drive from Southern Westchester, the LSC is easily recognizable with its cool IMAX dome structure. Once you park (for a fee), head inside and choose your admission ticket. I bought Combination Passes for myself, my husband, and our two kids because it allowed us to choose an IMAX film in addition to seeing nearly every exhibit. Read more…

10 Fun Activities for Kids on Valentoine’s Day

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about romantic love. Show your kids how much you love them by doing some of these fun V-Day activities. Read more…

Date Night

February 14th may be Valentine’s Day, but let’s face it, romance can happen any day or night of the year. Many parents find setting aside one night a week – or even one night a month – is critical to keeping their grown-up bond alive and thriving. Read more…

4 Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only day of the year we express our love. There are a million little ways to let your child know you love them every day of the year. Consider these four categories as a way to express your love on a daily basis. Read more…

Montessori Education: A Mindful Approach

Young children aren’t usually known for intense concentration. To the contrary, kids are expected to bounce from one activity to another even though they don’t have much of an attention span. That’s why parents are surprised by what they see when they tour Eton Montessori School in Bellevue, Wash. Children as young as 3 happily engaged in independent, focused work for long stretches. Read more…

Pediatric Dentists: Good for Kids and Parents

Many parents select a pediatric dentist for their child’s oral care. What’s so special about a pediatric dentist? A pediatric dentist has advanced dental education and experience in child behavior. They specialize in treating children and are devoted to creating an examination and treatment process that is kid-friendly. Read more…

Encourage Self-Learning

One skill essential to children’s academic success is the ability to learn on their own. While teachers and parents play a key role in a child’s development, educational activities that encourage self-learning are equally important. Read more…

Kids’ Night on Broadway

Yes, Kids’ Night on Broadway® the annual New York City event that allows kids ages 18 and under to attend a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult, sells out fast. But be sure to check for last minute tickets this month as there are a few left. Don’t miss this chance to introduce your children to live Broadway theater for free. Read more…

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!