Top Nature Centers for Kids

Unplugged Activities: Enjoy Nature

Outdoor Living: After being cooped up all winter, how about taking a healthy family hike? Get some exercise and make memories as you take in Mother Nature.A Spring StrollAfter a short, steep hike up a wooded trail located […] Read more…

All The World's A Stage

Travel: In honor of Mother’s Day this month, we are shining the spotlight on moms who have made it their mission to immerse children in the world of performing arts. If, as Shakespeare famously wrote, “All […] Read more…

Tips & Support for Single Parents

Hot Topics: Growing up, life seemed perfect. Mom stayed home with us, dad came home to us and everyone looked out for everyone. The perfection, or at least the image, was enough to fill my head with the notion that […] Read more…

Parenting Delay

Child Development: Here’s a new phrase in parenting lexicon – “Parental Delay.” What is parental delay, and more importantly, are you practicing this style of parenting with your children? There has been much discussion of the “helicopter parent,” and various other types of parenting, such as  “The Authoritative, Authoritarian and Permissive Parent. It’s important to understand how each of these parenting approaches affect our children’s independence and readiness to “take on the world” in an appropriate manner at an appropriate time. Read more…

Happy Kids, Healthy Tummies

Safety: “Mommy, my tummy hurts!”How many times have you heard your child say this in the past week? Everyone has stomach pain from time to time, but the biggest question most parents have is “when […] Read more…

Broadway Review: Disney Aladdin

Travel: When Disney first arrived on Broadway, the theatrical community held its collective breath. Slow to gain recognition, the mouse’s first entry, Beauty and the Beast, won only one Tony Award (for […] Read more…

Great Getaway: Hersheypark

Travel: While the details of my first kiss are fuzzy, I remember my first chocolate kiss like it was yesterday. I was 5, and visiting Hershey, Pa with my family. At the end of the Great American Chocolate Tour […] Read more…

Family Travel Tips

Travel: ·    Try to travel when lines and airports are not busy so you are not rushed with the kids. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the best days to travel. The lines are shorter and fares may be cheaper. Read more…

Go the Distance Walk and Fun Day

Health: Join Dream, the 2014 Grand Marshall of the Maria Faria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center annual Go the Distance Walk & Family Fun Day, as she represents the thousands of children […] Read more…

A-GAME SPORTS Launches Summer 2014 with Innovative Baseball Training Day Camp

This summer, New Rochelle dads, coaches and former finance mavens, Darin Feldman and Kevin Plein will be trading in their Bloomberg terminals for baseball pinstripes.  The pair, who together have coached baseball, softball, basketball and football games in Westchester County for over a decade, have launched A-GAME SPORTS, a business for and about kids who love sports, but are in need of proper training and positive reinforcement to take their game to the next level. Read more…

JCC of Mid-Westcehster Annual Gala

Family Values: The JCC of Mid-Westchster hosts its Annual Gala on Thursday May 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Westchster Hotel, 80 West Red Oak Lane, West Harrison, New York. Robert Arnow, Honorary Gala ChairmanRoger Kahn, HomoreeAlison Singer, Community Service Award7 p.m. cocktails and dinner plus entertainemnt and a silent auction. Dietary laws observed.Festive attire requested.RSVP: http://www.jccmw.org/jccmwgala2014/reservations.php Read more…

MHA (Mental Health Association) on the Move

Family Values: On Sunday, May 4th, you have the opportunity to go the extra kilometer for mental health in our community. Whether you run or walk or volunteer, your participation helps raise the money that makes mental health services more accessible to community members who need it most. With the data now showing that 1 in 5 live with a mental health condition, more effective help and better resources are essential. Read more…

Safety at Summer Camp

Safety: Did you know 2,400 New York day camps are unregulated by the Department of Health and may not meet basic safety standards?  Read more…

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