AUGUST 2013 EVENTS AT HILLTOP HANOVER FARM

Entertainment: Farm Stand – Fridays 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. […] Read more…

Grown Ups 2 : Movie Review

Entertainment: The sequel to the 2010 blockbuster, Grown Ups 2 follows Lenny, Eric, Kurk and Marcus after they start their new lives by moving back to the town where they grew up. The film takes place over the course […] Read more…

5 Back-to-School Traditions You Can Start Now!

Education: The stores are stocked with every school supply imaginable and sometimes there’s a hint of autumn in the air. Is it that time of year again? Celebrating back-to-school with special family traditions is not only fun, it can also boost your children’s confidence and help ease the transition from summer break to the start of another school year. Read more…

How to Protect Baby’s Skin from the Sun

Child Care: There is nothing to compare to a sunny day to beckon new families to outdoor fun. But according to N.Y. dermatologist Joshua Fox, M.D., F.A.A.D., with Advanced Dermatology PC, “parents need to be particularly cautious to protect their babies’ delicate skin from the sun while doing so.” The skin may be more prone to sun damage and early genetic damage. Fox advises that parents follow the guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and ta Read more…
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QUICK WORKOUTS AT HOME

Health: Sometimes getting to the gym can be tough. Luckily there are ways you can grab a quick workout at home. Gaiam has introduced the Total Balance Ball Kit that comes with an instructional DVD so you know you are working properly. It’s just like taking a class. Learn more about this and other new items that can help keep you fit all year long. Read more…

Need a Laugh?

Hot Topics: If you need a laugh take advatage of the free Kindle download abvailable this Friday, July 19th. Former Westchester Family contributor Lois Podoshen has written Trying on Bathing Suits & Other Horror Stories. In a been-there-done-that tell-all style Podoshen gives you a slice of life in 22 stories that will make you laugh and realize you are not alone. Laugh with her as she laughs at herself. It's a perfect summer read. Read more…

Free Cooking & Tasting

Feeding Your Family: All sessiopns held at the Westchster Italian Cultural Center located at One Generoso Plaza, Tuckahoe. Demonstration and tasting fre of charge. Registration required, space limited. 771-8700. Sponsored by Del Verde Pasta.Wednesday, July 17th 11am to noon.  Wednesday, July 17th 1;30pm Wednesday, July 17th, 2 to 3pmThursday, July 18th, 4:30-5:30pmThursday, July 18th, 6-7pm Thursaday, July 18th, 7-8:30pm. Register at http;//westchesterexperience.eventzilla.net Read more…

Snake Charmer

Over the summer the biggest fear I have is that my sun-kissed children will turn into lazy beach bums whose idea of using their “noodle” is to throw the Styrofoam floating device into the pool. So I am constantly looking for ways to make my kids use their brains. With this in mind, I told my tween-age son that if he wanted me to even consider the idea of getting a new pet, he should put it in writing. Much to my surprise, he did. I found this note sitting on my bedside table. Read more…

Hiring a Nanny

Safety: Everyone agrees that thoroughly vetting a nanny before leaving your child in her care is a critical step in the hiring process. You may have a laundry list of what you are looking for in a caregiver, but a clean background should be at the very top of that list. Read more…

Autism

Child Development: As parents, many of us monitor our child’s development. While the typical course of skill acquisition has been observed through much research, there is indeed variability amongst individual children. Parents are told to “not compare” their child to others; however, this is exactly what many of us do. While this sometimes leads to undue worry, this behavior may also help us recognize that something might not be quite right in our child’s development. Read more…

The Family Pet

Pets: A few months ago, my daughter attended a friend’s birthday party held at the SPCA of Westchester in Briarcliff Manor. For two hours she, along with a dozen of her fellow pre-tweens, was surrounded by adorable puppies and kittens – each bundle of joy in need of a new home. When my wife arrived to pick our daughter up, they first took another tour of the cages of sweet, sad, innocent pets-to-be before arriving home and announcing that we were all heading back up there the next day to adopt a cat with whom they’d fallen in love. Read more…

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