A Day in

Travel: Ridgefield is rich in history and abounds in shops, restaurants, and cultural outlets. The excellent educational system, wide Main Street and proximity to New York City are just some of the factors that make it frequently featured as the number one small town to live in Connecticut. Read more…

Astronomy Activities for Kids

Technology: While almost every child can recite this poem by heart, for many, their knowledge of astronomy ends there. That’s a shame because stargazing has so much to offer. “Astronomy is a great hobby that’s rich with opportunities. Children learn how to observe, describe and interpret the world around us,” says Katie Moore, astronomy educator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Wondering how you can introduce your family to the wonders of astronomy? Then, read Read more…

Out & About (Apr 2011)

Travel: The Food Bank for Westchester, which has been fighting hunger for more than 20 years, received a donation of $10,000 from Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart, Inc. Jennifer Logan, of Middletown, N.Y., came to the Food Bank’s Millwood location to present the check from Sam’s Club. The donation will be used immediately by the Food Bank to fight hunger in Westchester. Read more…

A Piece OF Cake

Holidays: Even a veteran parent can be unnerved by the thought of planning a birthday party for their child. Most parents are crazy busy and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the possibilities. Entertaining a group of kids happily for a few hours can make the most accomplished adult uneasy. Even a simple home party needs planning and organization to ensure that it goes well and makes a lasting impression that will be cherished by friends and family and most of all, your child. Read more…

A Household Word (April 2012)

Technology: My son Lewis is trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life. As I parent, I know it’s my job to support and encourage him in his field of choice. So tonight, when he walked into the kitchen and announced that he had discovered his destiny, I was ready to embrace his dream. Read more…

Health Notes (April 2011)

Hot Topics: • At night, Sam, a junior, lies in bed, staring at the ceiling, thinking about his grades, college applications and his girlfriend who is pressuring him to be more fun. Sleepless, he works himself into a knot, often resorting to online chat rooms for an hour or so before finally going ba Read more…

Good Stuff (April 2011)

Hot Topics: After all that cake, you need to clean those choppers! This party favor cup comes with a toothbrush and a timer. It’s fun for kids, and practical for parents. They are available in blue, green and purple and can be personalized. $3.99. www.outrageouspartyfavors.com. Read more…

Let's Go To...(Apr 2011)

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