January 2015
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Valentine’s Day Sugartooth Tours

Hot Topics: Looking for something sweet to do with your honey this Valentine’s season? Locally owned entrepreneurial company Sugartooth Tours is kicking off its popular Sweeter than Sugar Valentine’s Tour. What better way to get in the Valentine’s Day spirit then with a fun and festive excursion of NYC’s greatest sweet treasures with your sweetheart? Read more…

What to Look for in a Summer Camp

Strange Magic Movie Review

Entertainment: George Lucas has turned his charms onto the tale, Strange Magic, a new animated film, that is a madcap fairytale musical inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Keefer B. comments, "The animation and design are exquisite. The character designs look exactly like something George Lucas would create." Read more…

Chocolate Cups with Fresh Berries

Nutrition: Is there anything more simple or elegant than berries and chocolate? If you are looking for the perfect treat to make for your Valentine, or a fun project to do with the kids, this is it. Read more…

5 Great Date Night Ideas

Hot Topics: With hectic travel schedules, long work hours, crammed social calendars and endless children’s parties, classes, sports practices and games, many couples are hard pressed to fit in some alone time. But making room for a regular (if not frequent) date night is an important way for couples to decompress, connect and have a little fun. Keeping the spark in a relationship is crucial for all couples but is essential, and most challenging, for overscheduled parents. Read more…

Visit to Washington D.C.

Vacations: “Are Sasha and Malia in there right now?” “How come FDR didn’t want anyone to know he was in a wheelchair?” “Do you think that guy with the umbrella could be a spy?” “Why is everyone so excited to see that diamond?” These are some of the questions that spilled from my three girls throughout a recent visit to Washington, D.C. and their curiosity continued to be piqued all weekend. Read more…

12 Tips for Selecting an Effective Dual Language Program

Hot Topics: Today with bilingual education rising and New York developing as the capital of bilingualism in the United States, parents are looking at ways to distinguish an effective dual language program. Read more…

Bilingual Education

Hot Topics: There’s no denying that we live in a global world today. As different societies and cultures increasingly collide, speaking more than one language has its advantages. But it’s not just about talking to other people. Bilingualism has many other benefits, and that means a lot of parents are now saying “oui” to a bilingual education for their children. Read more…

The Strong Silent Type

Hot Topics: Your child often takes (what seems to you) a long time to respond to a query. Read more…

4 Great Ice Skating Rinks

Entertainment: Open seven days a week, Westchester Skating Academy is a National Hockey League twin rink facility featuring youth and adult hockey leagues. There’s also a Learn to Skate program as well as public skate times and birthday party opportunities. Rental equipment is available. Read more…

10 Tips to End Potty Mouth

Child Development: At one time or another parents may have to censor their child’s speech. When cursing or other inappropriate language becomes a problem, consider these 10 tips. Read more…

Paddington: A great Adventure!

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Why Fathers Matter

Work & Family:  Are you having a hard time balancing work and family? Join the club.  Do you wonder what is expected of you as a dad in 2015? You are not alone. How do you share parenting responsibilities with a parent whose style is so different from yours? It’s not always easy, but fathering and mothering can – and should – complement each other. Read more…

7 Ways to Encourage Your Spouse’s Dreams

Hot Topics: During a date night in the Ikea cafeteria I discovered a new way for my husband and I to express our love for each other. I asked him if he had any goals for the next few years – something new he’d like to pursue. Tentatively he shared an invitation he received to run for a position in a sporting organization. After discussing how it would impact our family time, we agreed when the time came, he should go for it. It was one of our best date night conversations since our eldest child was born. Read more…

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