August 2013
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KIDS FIRST! Review: Planes

Entertainment: Planes:  A Visual Spectacle and a Wonderful Family Film! Read more…

Back in the Saddle Again

Health: I read this incredible exposé the other day about an 86-year-old woman who decided she wasn’t ready to just spend her life listening to audio books or counting the teaspoons in her silverware drawer. “I can die falling off a horse or in front of daytime television. And I know which way I’d rather go,” she told the author of the article. And just like that, this woman got out of her rocker and back into the saddle. Read more…

Let's Go To... Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Travel: All aboard for a family trip down memory lane! Just a two-hour drive from lower Westchester, The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat transports you back to 1892 on a relaxing journey through the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. Read more…

Common Core: How It Affects Your Child’s Education

Education: Closing the achievement gap has been the mantra of education officials for decades, but a new form of education standards in math and English Language Arts, known as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), promises to reform the system like never before. Read more…

Mommy to Bee Expo

Pregnancy: It's the 4th Mommy to Bee Expo for new moms and moms-to-bee! Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dunwoodies Golf Course in Yonkers. Register at http://mommytobe4eventbrite.com.Registering in advance will get you into the EXPO faster and you can aviod the crowds! Tickets start at $10. Read more…
KIDS FIRST COMING ATTRACTIONS

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Four Fabulous School Lunch Recipes

Nutrition: Here are four fabulous school lunch recipes that provide the yum factor plus a good balance of protein, fiber and healthy fats to keep your children going until the next meal – or an at least until their after school snack.  Read more…
KIDS FIRST REVIEW

“The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec"

“The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec" - A Female Indiana Jones Type Tale That Takes Place in the Early 1900s Read more…

20 Shades of Blue

5 Tips for Step Parents

Step-Parenting: “I am glad my stepdad never tried to be a father to me. So, we didn’t have to get into any power struggles. He became an adult friend and mentor. He was generous with his time; he listened a lot and gave love freely,” Dave shared. Read more…

Labor and Delivery: You Have Choices

Today there are many online resources that allow couples to follow a pregnancy week-by-week, providing information on what to expect at each stage of pregnancy. Many of these websites also cover labor, labor management, and delivery choices. After reviewing this material many couples come into their doctor or birth provider requesting a written birth plan. Read more…

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Education: If your child is heading off to kindergarten next month you have probably asked yourself if she’s ready. Even if day care and preschool were a part of her regular schedule today’s kindergarten classroom is different than the one many parents remember. It is no longer just about blocks and a play kitchen. There are new expectations and standards.  Read more…

Community Tag Sale

KIDS FIRST! Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Review

Entertainment: Based on the hugely popular book series by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is the sequel to the 2010 film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) , the son of the Greek god Poseidon embarks on a journey with his friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece to save their training ground, Camp Half-Blood. They must travel to the Sea of Monsters, and find the challenges that may await them. Read more…

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