October 2018
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Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops

Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops

Parties: It’s October and that means it’s time for pumpkins. Whip up a batch of Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops for your Halloween party or any seasonal get together. They appeal to kids and adults too! Read more…
Hot Topics: October is officially the start of the sweet season. The candy craze kicks off with Halloween and continues throughout the remaining holidays when kids are obsessed with candy. Since you’ll be looking for the sweet stuff, here’s where to go to get your share. Read more…

An Escape Room

An Escape Room

Entertainment: As my kids get older, it’s harder to find indoor entertainment for the colder months that doesn’t include movies or bowling alleys. We recently discovered two escape rooms -each within an hour’s drive - and they’re still raving about them. Read more…
Health: When Barbara Vinciguerra, the owner of Ardsley-based fitness studio Fit House New York, found out she had breast cancer in her early 50s she was shocked. As an avid exercise enthusiast and award-winning fitness instructor, healthy living was a way of life for her. She thought that it would inoculate her from cancer. That’s why when she went for her yearly mammogram she was surprised to learn that she had an aggressive form of cancer. Read more…

Nipple Reconstruction

Nipple Reconstruction

Health: Modern techniques in mastectomy and breast reconstruction offer women many options. Read more…

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

Health: Last spring, my vacation was ruined when my doctor called with the news — I had stage two triple negative breast cancer and needed to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The diagnosis shattered my world. It meant hair loss, fatigue and other side effects, but I was determined to fight hard and knew I would have a strong support system around me. Read more…
Homework: Whether parents hope to have their early learners reading before kindergarten, are looking for a little extra help for their struggling student or want to give their children a competitive advantage in the classroom, there are many reasons why parents seek out academic enrichment programs. Read more…

Breast Cancer and Fertility

Breast Cancer and Fertility

Family Issues: Imagine the young woman who has just heard the dreaded words “breast cancer” from her physician. She is reeling from all the implications of this diagnosis - including, but not limited to, the physical and emotional impacts on her life. Her future family building may not even be in the top five of what this patient, or her doctor, is thinking about at this moment. But it certainly should be part of the conversation. Read more…

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Support

Health: Support comes in many forms. As a patient you can join a support group, attend exercise classes designed especially for breast cancer, sign up for a meditation workshop or reach out to others. As one who is looking to give support you can participate in a breast cancer walk, volunteer at a cancer support organization, drive patients to treatments, deliver meals or just be there to listen and encourage someone fighting breast cancer. Read more…

Sibs of Kids with Special Needs

Sibs of Kids with Special Needs

Family Issues: Parenting one child is hard enough and parenting multiple children increases the stress level - even more so when one child has a developmental disability. There are dedicated groups and resources to support parents of differently abled children, but typical siblings (Sibs) may get lost in the chaos of their sibling’s immediate, and sometimes severe, needs. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win this award-winning, travel-friendly hedgehog that helps children with their fine motor skills. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win this stunning children’s book by the Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Westchster resident Jerry Pickney. It’s the perfect bedtime story. Read more…

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