August 19, 2017
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Family Favorite Winners 2017

Let’s face it, who do parents ask when they want the truth about a neighborhood shop, an afterschool class or a party entertainer? Other parents of course! Read more…

Here Comes the Sun

Safety: As we look forward to summer and fun in the sun, it’s important to remember how to be sun safe. Good sun habits can prevent a vacation-ruining sunburn and also keep your skin and your kids’ skin healthy, younger and cancer-free. Non-melanoma skin cancer is probably due to cumulative sun exposure over one’s life, so it is never too early to start some of these protective measures. Read more…

Seasonal Allergies

Allergies: Spring is here! The weather is warming up and flu season is almost over! This is the time of year for sun, fun, and relaxation. Unfortunately, as the snow begins to melt away and the flowers begin to bloom, we start to see influx of children suffering from runny noses and watery eyes. Read more…

Free Lead Testing for Westchester Residents

Tweens: Westchester residents who are concerned about potential lead in their drinking water can now take advantage of a free testing kit available through the Westchester County Department of Labs and Research. All residents are eligible whether they are served by a private well or a public water system. Read more…

Fabulous Nature Centers

Green Living: Our rubber boots squelched along the banks of the Cross River as warm, spring mud oozed out from beneath our footsteps. It had taken a while for the weather to turn warm this season and the purplish-green fronds of the skunk cabbages that dotted the wetland had just begun to unfurl. We were at the tail end of a morning hike – a hike that would culminate in a visit to the Trailside Nature Museum at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. It was our plan to join that afternoon’s family program, Amphibians for Kids, after a quick picnic lunch at the sun-warmed picnic tables nearby. Read more…

Celebrate National Library Week

Schooling: Authors, illustrators and publishers around the globe are producing innovative, beautiful, educational and exciting books every year with one thing in mind – your children! These books allow children’s imaginations to soar, introduce a multitude of new concepts, world views and different perspectives and at the same time provide entertainment! That’s no small feat! Read more…

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Diagnosis: They say timing is everything, and that’s especially true when it comes to identifying and treating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This neurodevelopmental condition characterized by a broad variety, or “spectrum,” of presentations, including delays in communication and social interaction and atypical behaviors is often accompanied by general developmental delays. ASD affects one in 68 children, according to the latest estimates. Read more…

Birthday Parties

Entertainment: Throwing an economical birthday party in Westchester doesn’t mean giving up all the bells and whistles when it comes to having a fabulous party; it just means scouting out the perfect venue, getting a little creative or thinking outside of the box. In order to save you some time, we’ve done the research for you. Here are nine fun ideas for economical parties that any kid (and parent) would love! Read more…

4 Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them

Tweens: 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…

Winter Sun

Tweens: 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…