The Case of the Silvery Carpet

Entertainment: It was a quiet Thursday evening – just me and a sink full of greasy pots and pans. I wasn’t looking for trouble but that’s exactly what came looking for me. The 9-year-old walked in as if she owned the joint. She tossed her hair over her shoulder and let out an audible sigh. She looked at me with those big brown eyes and began to tell her story. Read more…

Your Money: Time To Get Smart

Work & Family: Once there was a doctor who married a lawyer. They had a wonderful life together, traveling the world, living in a lovely home, driving beautiful cars. They made money (lots), they spent money (also lots), but they didn’t talk about money. Read more…

How to Deal With Homesickness At Camp

Vacations: Worried about the effects of homesickness on your child’s camp experience this summer? While homesickness isn’t unusual, a proactive approach now can minimize homesickness hardships later. Amy Gragg, a licensed clinical social worker, offers tips to prepare your child for a fun, positive camp experience. Read more…

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester

Vacations: I never met a Lego I didn’t like, so I was thrilled when it was announced that LEGOLAND Discovery Center was coming to Ridge Hill in Yonkers. And many people I know feel the same way! Westchester Family was invited to a tour of the new venue so we could give you an update on what’s in store for Westchester families. Read more…

Party Games for Tweens

Parties: Tweens and young teens may have outgrown party activities such as Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Musical Chairs, but they still enjoy group activities. Here are six creative game ideas guaranteed to entertain the guests at your next bash. Read more…

Scoliosis: Early Warning Signs

Child Development: Some parents are shocked to hear that their child (usually an adolescent girl) has scoliosis. They ask, “Why didn’t we notice it? Was there something we could have done to stop it?” They feel helpless and guilty. Read more…

What's New - April 2013

Travel: Bombinizz™ Pillow CarrierWhen Pelham mom, Maria Rosell’s children headed out the door for a sleepover she cringed to see how the pillows, on which little heads would soon lay, were thrown helter-skelter picking up plenty of dirt along the way. Plus all their other sleepover necessities were packed into a mish-mash of bags. Read more…

Tips for Allergy Season

Health: Spring is here, which is enjoyable to many, but for more than 50 million Americans, it triggers sneezing, stuffiness, runny noses and itchiness in the throat, back of the mouth and ears. Read more…

New York Aquarium Reopens

Entertainment: Great news for New York Aquairum lovers! Read more…

Just for Toddlers

SPCA Walkathon & Pet Fair

Family Values: Take your favorite pup for a walk and raise money for animals in need of a home. Live music makes it festive and food is available from vendors, as are many pet-themed items. 10am-2pm. $20 admission fee, or raise money from sponsors. Registration required. FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights. 941-2896. spca914.org. Read more…

Helping Hands

SPRING FAMILY FAIR

JOIN THE CIRCUS!

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WJO performs Latin Jazz with Paquito D'Rivera

Entertainment: Eleven-time Grammy winner Paquito D'Rivera brings his extraordinary musicianship to the final concert of the 10th WJO season. This program is an exhilarating program of music from Brazil, Argentina and Mr. D'Rivera's native Cuba. Read more…

Helping Families Plan for Their Special Needs Child

Special Needs: Attend a free webinar presented by Sheryl Frishman, Esq. and Amy O'Hara, Esq. of Littman Krooks LLP on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from noon to 1pm. The webinar is designed for aprents and grandparents of children with special needs. Sheryl and Amy discuss a variety of topics including:• Why planning for the future is necessary• When to plan• Planning tools available• The role of public benefits  Registartion is required. You will be given instructions for logging Read more…

How to Raise a Giving Child

Family Values: Whether it’s volunteering time, starting a fundraiser, or just dropping change in the red bucket, you can inspire your child to help others. Read more…

Mother's Day Art Project

Holidays: Contact Paper Suncatchers Read more…

Spring Nature Strollers

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester

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What Children Can Learn from Gardening

Outdoor Living: I cannot remember a time in my life when not surrounded with growing things. As an adult, I absolutely adore my garden and I’ve taught my children the same. Each of them began their gardening careers on the sidelines in a playpen. From there, they not only learned gardening but math, language, science and home economics — all while growing our food. Read more…

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