December 17, 2017
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Win Two Adorable New Books: Enter Now!

Contests: Enter to win two new adorable books from Running Press and settle down with your child for a lovely winter afternoon of reading fun. Read more…

Win This Crayola Gift Set, Enter Now!

Contests: Wouldn’t your child love a 3-foot tall Crayola Crayon Tube? Little ones can fuel their imaginations with these stackable building blocks in iconic Crayola colrs. Read more…

Burns: What You Need to Know

Burns: What You Need to Know

Safety: What’s the best way to deal with burns? Read more…

4 Ways to Create a Sensory-Friendly Holiday

4 Ways to Create a Sensory-Friendly Holiday

Tweens: The holidays can be stressful and over-stimulating for anyone, but particularly so for children with autism. Here are four tips and strategies that may help lessen your child’s anxiety and increase your family’s enjoyment during the most wonderful time of the year. Be sure to follow your child’s cues, as every child is different. Read more…
Entertainment: Kids and teens see Broadway shows for free! Read more…
Hot Topics: Everyone is looking for a bargain these days, especially families on a budget. Forget online deals, we found two local shops that are well worth pulling yourself away from the computer. Lil Chameleon in Tuckahoe and Girl AGain in White Plains are where real savings can be found. Read more…

15 Tips for Safe Shopping

Hot Topics: 1. Streamline your wallet. Leave anything you don’t need, such as your Social Security card (you should never carry it in your wallet), your library or wholesale club card and excess credit cards at home. Only take the credit cards you plan to use. Read more…
Parties: As my tween daughter’s birthday was approaching, I asked her if she wanted to have a party with some friends. “I guess,” she answered in her typical non-committal way. She thought she could have a killer party by just inviting friends, ordering pizza and plugging her phone into a speaker. I knew they would spend much of the party concentrating on their phones instead of each other. Read more…

Train Now for a Healthy Ski and Snowboarding Season

Train Now for a Healthy Ski and Snowboarding Season

Tweens: Colorful leaves falling from the trees means only one thing to die-hard skiers and snowboarders: the snow season isn’t far behind. Many people don’t realize this but training early is imperative for a healthy, injury-free ski season, even for young kids. However, it is particularly important to keep the strength training fun and to vary the exercises to include biking, swimming and other conditioning. Training early is key to a fun, healthy and injury-free ski season. Read more…

Help, I’m Tweeting!

Help, I’m Tweeting!

Technology: I put it off for a long time, but I finally took the plunge. I dragged myself kicking and tweeting into the Twitterverse. Read more…

Banding Together

Banding Together

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs: Ethan Cohen was only 7 years old when his 3-1/ 2-year-old brother Andrew was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer that afflicts approximately 650 children every year in the U.S. When Andrew complained he was having trouble walking, his parents, took him to the doctor and their normal lives were shattered by the news their youngest child was battling stage 4 cancer. Read more…
Travel: As soon as the weather begins to cool in the northeast many families start dreaming of sun and sand. This year, in the wake of multiple hurricanes, some destinations can’t be considered. Not so for Captiva Island, an island in southwest Florida, located near Fort Myers just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and often associated with the neighboring Sanibel Island. Hurricane Irma did pass by, but the area has been restored and is ready for visitors. Read more…

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Holidays: It’s a classic holiday tradition – visiting “the Tree” in Rockefeller Center. It’s the perfect outing to get you into the spirit; don’t let the crowds dissuade you. Yet, there’s more to do than just snap selfies, you can spend an entire day in and around Rockefeller Plaza. Read more…

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