August 2018
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First Home: Lesson 101

First Home: Lesson 101

Home Improvement: Congratulations, you just moved into your new home! Boxes are everywhere and a new life is just ready to begin, but before you even begin to unpack, there are six important things you should know about your home. Read more…

Pretty as a Picture

Pretty as a Picture

Home Improvement: So you purchased your dream home. Congratulations! Now you’ve got a to-do list a mile long to get through before you’re officially moved in and hanging family photos on the wall. One task that may seem like it will be easy to check off is painting. But while a fresh coat is a relatively simple way to change and personalize your new space, completing a paint job efficiently and correctly is not as simple as just throwing a sheet on the floor and slapping some color on the wall. Read more…

Organize!

Organize!

Hot Topics: Moving is chaos!” So says Katy Winter of Katy’s Organized Home – and millions of homeowners who have experienced a move. Moving to a new home brings both excitement and challenges. Some of Westchester’s best professional organizers offer advice to limit the stress and enjoy your new home sooner rather than later. Read more…

New Kid on the Block

New Kid on the Block

Education: Jessica Rogers loved traveling and wanted to see the country, so while her two children were young, she and her husband Jeff moved across the country several times. That meant that the kids would have to start new schools several times. Read more…

Teaching Children with Autism

Teaching Children with Autism

Autism: Alex is a 12-year-old boy with autism and an intellectual disability. He often holds his hands in front of his eyes, a few inches from his face, with his fingers splayed and rapidly moving back and forth. Sometimes he makes a humming noise while he spins round and round. Alex speaks about 50 words and is usually able to make his needs known to his parents and teacher. He requires constant attention and supervision. Read more…
Tweens: Casey and the Missing Teacher” is the tale of a little girl in kindergarten who must solve the mystery of why her teacher disappeared. Worried Casey looks everywhere for her teacher – the […] Read more…
Hot Topics: Does your kid have, “IT”? I’m referring to that little word that is commonly used to describe major talent chops in showbiz. Have you been stopped on the street, playground, supermarket by strangers cooing over your child’s cuteness factor? Do any of your kids mimic lines incessantly to their favorite Nickelodeon show or are they likely to be found hamming it up with their hairbrush in front of the mirror? “IT” is also the acting bug (no cure known, sorry). I’m here to help you figure out, “IT”. Read more…
Hot Topics: When my children compile their summer bucket list, I know they will include one outing that gives me a nervous twitch. They always want to go to the water park. Read more…
Feeding Your Family: Teach your child that fruit doesn’t grow in plastic containers at the supermarket. Take them berry picking for a little education, some good exercise and a yummy treat. Blueberries, raspberries and peaches are perfect for picking from mid to late summer. Note: It’s always wise to call ahead and confirm crop conditions. Read more…
Join Daniel Tiger and his friends on an epic adventure in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe with the all-new Crayola Tree House Play Set from Amloid! Enter to win this set featuring sturdy building blocks, super cute stickers and assorted crayons. Little ones will be busy for hours with building and coloring activities while developing creative skills. Gently remove packaging from around the tube to discover coloring fun on the backside of the wrap with several illustrations, along with instructions on how to build the Tree House in five simple steps! The 32-piece set includes 3 block fit figures, 8 Crayola crayons, 1 decal sheet, and 20 bright and durable Kids@Work building blocks. Available at Read more…

Historic Submarine Nautilus

Historic Submarine Nautilus

Activities: Almost every child’s toy collection at one time or another consists of a submarine or some similar submersible. At the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, Conn., kids can experience what life was like onboard the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered vessel launched in 1954. Operated by the U.S. Navy, the museum is a straightforward drive west on Interstate 95 and is easily found off Exit 86. Read more…

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