October 15, 2019
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We aked Westchester Family readers to vote on their family favorites and the votes have finally been tallied. Look who the big winners are in the 2019 Family Favorites contest. Best Ice Cream? Best Birthday Party Place? Best Dance Studio - learn the answers to that and much more ... Read more…
Contests: Enter to win Laurie Berkner’s new CD, Waiting for the Elevator. This new collection of songs will delight kids as only Berkner can. Read more…

The AKC Museum of the Dog

The AKC Museum of the Dog

Tweens: What better way to celebrate the four-legged members of our families than at the American Kennel Club (AKC) Museum of the Dog? Returning to midtown Manhattan after 32 years in St. Louis, Missouri, this unusual museum is all about — yes, dogs! The museum’s new location in the Kalikow Building is an easy two-block walk south from Grand Central Terminal. Read more…

Breast Cancer Survival: One Woman’s Story

Health: In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we talked to Larchmont resident Mary Olson-Menzel, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. Olson-Menzel is now six-years cancer-free, but at the time of her diagnosis she had to juggle her family, treatments, and her job (she runs her own business). She took us through getting the initial diagnosis, what helped her through her journey, and tips for others going through this experience. Read more…
Activities: The air is crisp, the sun is shining and it’s still comfortable to be outdoors all day long. Here’s a list of our favorite places in Westchester and the surrounding area that offer tons of fall fun. Note that pumpkin patches generally feature a vast display of pumpkins off the vine. It’s Instagram heaven to get a shot of your little ones with huge pumpkins! Take a look at who has pumpkin patches, hayrides, and corn mazes this season! Read more…

Has Your Kids’ World Gone Gray?

Hot Topics: Like many mainstream trends, it started on TV. HGTV, to be specific. While deciding whether to Love Or List that Flip or Flopped Fixer Upper, we watched as optimistic couples and their designers tore out the wood tones and beige neutrals of their ‘90s rooms and swapped them with the latest chic color palette: cool gray in every shade. Entire homes seemed to slowly drain of color. Gray cabinets, gray tile, gray furniture, even gray hardwood floors and concrete countertops. Picking out a pattern? How about a sleek gray-and-white geometric print? Read more…
Activities: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF started in 1950 when girls and boys across the United States collected coins in hand-painted milk cartons to help children affected by World War II. Since then, generations of children in the United States have gone door to door on Halloween with the signature orange collection boxes, calling out, “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!” The funds help UNICEF with their goal of providing health care, immunizations, access to safe water and sanitation services, basic education, and emergency relief to children around the world. Read more…

9 Tips for Handling Picky Eaters

9 Tips for Handling Picky Eaters

Feeding Your Family: Parenting comes with a variety of challenges. While it’s one of the most rewarding jobs, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to what may be viewed as a simple task – feeding your toddler. As babies grow into toddlers, children begin to let you know how they feel about things and this is likely to include their dislike for certain foods. As they are exposed to a wider variety of foods, they may not want to eat what you’ve prepared, or they may develop preferences for certain foods. While it can feel impossible to get toddlers to eat at times, there are a few tips that can help make mealtime go more seamlessly. Read more…

Get Into the Zone

Education: Parenting can be stressful, and guess what, so can childhood. Margie Ferris (speech-language pathologist) and Melissa Wassil (teacher and preschool director) are looking to remedy that with their Zen Zone Sensory Gym. Read more…

52 Free Things to Do for FREE in Westchester

Activities: Whether you’ve just moved to Westchester (yes, moving can be expensive) or have been here for a bit, entertaining the family can be costly. Fear not, there are so many absolutely great things to do here that cost nothing. That’s right - zero, nil, nada, all for free! Read on for these thrifty, keep-everybody-happy, finds. Read more…

Lazy Lunchbox 101

Feeding Your Family: School is starting and yes we all want our kiddos to eat healthy during the school day. We know it’s best for their physical and mental health. Sending a lunch box is a good way to offer healthy foods. We also know that we are all overextended, plus tired and groggy at 7 a.m. Let’s get a realistic take on the lunch box — let’s even get a wee bit lazy. Read more…

A Little Book of Big Magical Stickers

Contests: Enter to win A Little Book of Magical Stickers that includes 20 huge designs and more than 150 mini ones! The book features everything magical and mysterious - perfect for this time of year! Read more…
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