October 2014
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Cranberry-Orange Sauce Recipe

Nutrition: You will notice this cranberry sauce has a little less sugar than the average recipe. I like my cranberry sauce tart but you can surely add another 1/4 cup of sugar, if you prefer it sweeter. The zest of the orange contains essential oils that add wonderful flavor. I like to stir in some chopped mint at the end for an unexpected twist on traditional cranberry sauce. It’s great on leftover turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving as well! Read more…

How to Take Better Smartphone Photos of Your Kids

Technology: When Smartphones first arrived on the scene, the inclusion of a tiny-pixelled camera seemed like a bit of a gimmick, but now the camera and its capabilities seem like a major consideration with each new model that is released. As the on-board camera capabilities improve, so do the photographs we take, and with all the hustle and bustle of our busy lives it seems like we depend more and more on our Smartphones to capture those important moments. So, how do you get the most out of your micro-sized Smartphone camera when it comes to taking photos of your kids? Read more…

A Birthday Sleepover Party

Parties: Birthday parties can be expensive, if you don’t watch your bottom line. And parties at home can quickly add up to the same amount you’d pay to throw a party elsewhere. But, surprise! You can throw a 24-hour slumber party for your child’s birthday that won’t break the bank or cause mom and dad to have a nervous breakdown. Here’s how. Read more…

3 Great Lake Hikes

Travel: We are fortunate in Westchester County to have access to so many beautiful places to enjoy nature and the outdoors. This month, let’s celebrate and give thanks for this abundant beauty with three relaxed hikes near some of the county’s prettiest lakes. Read more…

LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER Westchester

Vacations: There’s a destination here in Westchester that gives your family the chance to build some great memories together ... literally. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester, nestled among the shops at Ridge Hill in Yonkers, has attractions for kids of all ages. And, of course, there are millions of those famous childhood building blocks! Read more…

Preparing for Winter Sports

Child Development: As the weather cools, many young athletes are looking forward to the beginning of the winter sports season. Whether the sport of choice is basketball, ice hockey, skiing, track or wrestling – there are some important steps that can be taken to improve performance, reduce injuries and maximize the enjoyment derived from youth sports. Read more…

Evens or Odds?

Entertainment: On Wednesday, Nov. 26 (the day before Thanksgiving),  premieres its newest series ODD SQUAD. The live-action series, which starts with a special one-hour broadcast, follows two young government agents, Olive and Otto, who use math skills and collaboration to investigate weird and unusual phenomena. ODD SQUAD is designed to help kids ages 5 to 8 learn math through a math concept embedded in each of their cases. Integrated digital and offline content (games, parent resources, apps and more) will also be available. Read more…

Special Needs Expo

Special Needs: Kids can have fun while their parents collect essential information about making the lives of special needs families more manageable and productive. Families can meet with service professionals, watch product demonstrations and attend panel discussions and seminars geared to the parents and caregivers of children with special needs. Read more…

Fall Westchester County Home Show

Home Improvement: The Fall Westchester County Home Show is one of Jenks Productions newest regional home shows.The evnt happens November 8th and 9th at the Westchester County Center at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday  and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults and free for kids under 12. Read more…

Elsa's Icy Braid

Taming the Tattletale

Discipline: Tattling is all too common among families, especially those with children 5- to 10-years-old. Although parents want to keep an open line of communication, teaching youngsters to discern when to and not to tell can be complicated and confusing. To help children break the tattletale habit, experts suggest that parents start by exploring the motive behind the action. Read more…

Gratitude Games

Family Values: Let's face it, kids do not always feel grateful for everything they have. But just because they do not feel appreciative every minute of every day does not make them ingrates. Read more…

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