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…

Watermelon Granita

Nutrition: This icy treat makes the most of rich ripe watermelon. Melons can vary in flavor quite a bit, so taste the mixture before freezing and add more honey or lime if desired. Read more…

Meet Stella the Therapy Dog

Pets: Puppies certainly impact your lifestyle, but years ago when Marissa Levy, a lawyer form New Rochelle, told her mother she was getting a puppy she had no idea just how this simple decision would change everything. Read more…

4 Fantastic FREE Activities

Tweens: So, you think nothing is free? Think again. Just when you need a summer activity to keep the kids occupied, here comes this list of four outings that can tame the boredom monster. Read more…

Summer Pizza: Make It on the Grill

Nutrition: The only way to make pizza even better: grill it! Not only does grilling pizza result in a delightful, lightly charred crust, it’s also a perfect meal solution when it is too hot to turn on the oven. Tip: Use tongs or two spatulas to move the pizza easily on and off the grill if needed. Read more…

Croton Gorge Park

Tweens: Croton Gorge Park is one of my most favorite places to spend a day when the weather is nice. As you enter the park, you will see the impressive cascading waters of Croton Dam. We like to take our bikes, a picnic and shoes we don’t mind getting wet so that we can spend the whole day. Read more…

4 Best Water Parks In and Around Westchester

Vacations: When the temperatures soar there’s nothing like a refreshing dunk. A visit to a water park means the kids are entertained all day and it’s even pleasurable for adults. Read more…

4 Great Places for Ice Cream in Westchester!

Feeding Your Family: You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Summer means it’s time to celebrate this cool, creamy treat. Stop by these local ice cream shops and turn getting your indulgence into a family outing. Read more…

Hersheypark and Hershey Park Hotel

Travel: A famous person once said, “I never met a chocolate I didn’t like.” Read more…

My Journey with My Son and Autism

Autism: The old saying is that if you have met one person with autism, then you have met one person with autism. I believe that statement to be true … I have never met anyone like my son AJ. 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…

4 Great Bike Rides

Tweens: May is National Bike Month! So get out your bikes and hit the trail. Biking is great family and outdoor exercise. Check all your equipment before taking off and make sure your child’s helmet fits properly. Take along water and a snack and have fun. Try biking at these area locations. 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…

A Dozen Egg-cellent Ways to Use up Your Easter Eggs

Holidays: Your children convinced you it was a great idea that they should each color a dozen Easter eggs. It was fun, but know the refrigerastopr is bursting to the seams with eggs that no one wants to eat. Try these creative solutions for some egg-cellent meals. 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…