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…


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…

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 f 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…

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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…


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