August 23, 2019
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Tweens: This Mother’s Day as a well-intentioned gift from my mom, I received the Marie Kondo bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She had seen my struggles with organization in a three-kid household and was tired of hearing me stress about lost trip permission slips or missing shin guards. I needed an organization overhaul and fast. Only problem was after reading a fraction of the book, I misplaced it somewhere in my house and couldn’t find it for months. It was time to call in advice from the pros and luckily, I knew just the person — Westchester-based Katy Winter of Katy’s Organized Home, a professional home organizer with clients throughout the county, New York City and Miami. Read more…
Education: I’m new to this school thing. My oldest is going in to second grade so I’ve only had one year of buying school supplies under my belt. I will tell you though that I was on it the first year. Waiting for that school supply list was like Christmas morning for me. I couldn’t wait to tackle the necessities needed for my son’s first year of school. I bought the best of the best and even tucked in a few sheets of “Bravo!” stickers for his teacher. Oh, you too? Read more…
We’ve all heard horror stories of kids dying from heat stoke when they were left in a car. It can happen so easily. So no judgement, let’s take a look at the facts. You need to know this! Read more…

Dear Alexa: I’m Sorry

Alexa, let me start. I know you never wanted this. Read more…

Mogan Anthony

Nutrition: There’s an old adage in the restaurant industry – “Never trust a skinny chef” but after meeting with Mogan Anthony, the almost 40-year-old restaurateur and chef behind several successful area restaurants, I’m ready to abandon that notion. He’s clad in a black T-shirt and skinny jeans and by all accounts is svelte thanks to regular CrossFit workouts and an emphasis on healthy cooking techniques. Read more…

Oh Baby!

Babies: Laura Wattenberg takes naming baby to an entirely new level. Check out her updated fourth-edition of The Baby Name Wizard (Harmony, 2019) for her research-driven, analytical approach to understanding names and trends. Read more…

Little Bytes

Media: STEM/STEAM education is all the arge right now and parents can help encourage their child’s interest by providng fun books and toys that encourage this learning style. We’ve found a few you should know about There’s also a family film perfect for the slightly older child that salutes the scicen geek in all of us can you might want to watch as a family. Read more…
Toddlers: As we inch closer to Mother’s Day, the whispers in the mom groups grow louder. It may seem like we’re joking, but what moms really want for Mother’s Day is time away from the kids. Why are so many women asking for a moment alone? Read more…

American Girl’s New Doll of 2019 Lives in the Hudson Valley!

Pre-Schoolers: Meet Blair the American Girl Doll of 2019. She’s our neighbor! Learn more about this adorable redhead. Read more…
Vote in the Family Favorites contest and be instantly entered to win a Family Getaway for Four to Great Wolf Lodge or a Family Pack of tickets to see a 2019 New York Yankees Home Game! Vote now! Read more…
Holidays: Mother’s Day is approaching - Sunday, May 12th - and since it’s one of the busiest restaurant days of the year we suggest you make your reservations early. This is a day set aside to pamper mom so getting her away from the stove will certainly be appreciated. Restaurant meal not your style - we’ve got you covered, see the list of really fun family events happening on Mother’s Day. Read more…

The Arts

Entertainment: Most parents have heard of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, but maybe not as many know about STEAM (science, technology, education, art and math) education. Some educators contend that adding the “A” for art is essential for a child’s full development and education. Read more…
Relationships: It glistened in the soft morning light, the single tear that fell from my 8-year-old daughter’s eye as she stood in our bedroom doorway. Read more…
As of Feb. 1, 2019 the Katonah-Lewisboro school district has received 100 percent of its electricity from wind generated by turbines in Texas. Read more…
Spread the word. In partnership with Westchestergov.com, Operation PROM™, a national 501c3 organization is once again giving away prom dresses and tuxedos so low-income students can attend their prom. Read more…

Living Coral

Living Coral

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs: When you are planning a special event little details can be huge. Read more…

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