April 23, 2018
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Elementary

Vacations: It’s quick, it’s easy and it could win you a family vacation for a family of four! It’s Westchester Family’s 2018 Family Favorite Awards. Read more…
Tweens: Less than a mile away from the Merritt Parkway, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center (SM&NC) offers an oasis of nature in one of Connecticut’s largest cities. It is certainly worth a short trip this spring as the Center goes into high gear with a bevy of activities to choose from that’s sure to please the whole family from your animal-loving toddler to adventure-seeking ’tweens. Read more…

Supplemental Needs Trusts

Supplemental Needs Trusts

Legal: If your child has a disability and is expected to need government benefits to help support her during her lifetime, then a supplemental needs trust may be appropriate. Read more…
Tweens: It’s Westchester’s largest kids event so make sure you don’t to miss it! Read more…
Tweens: April’s a great time to fly a kite in Westchester. The wind is good: according to weatherspark.com, the six months between late October and late April are the windiest in our area – great for getting kites aloft. Read more…
Parties: Birthdays are milestones that mark another year of growing, another year of change. But for many parents, these milestones are more like millstones when faced with the daunting task of putting together their child’s birthday party. The following 10 tips can help. Read more…
Behavior: Why is it that just when it’s time to go to sleep, kids suddenly have endless questions? A friend of mine says his son turns into “an affection-starved, dehydrated, renaissance philosopher-student” whenever it’s time to go to sleep. Does this sound familiar? Read more…
Mental Health: With the advent of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, children today are exposed to tragedies at alarming rates. Whether it be a tragic fire in your neighborhood, a shooting at a local movie theater or the death of a grandparent, knowing your child’s developmental stage and keeping the lines of communication open about these events is key. Read more…

Danbury Duckpin Bowling

Danbury Duckpin Bowling

Entertainment: Is there anything greater than bowling as a fun indoor family activity when the weather is less than cooperative? We recently found out about a different type of bowling that’s even better for young kids – duckpin bowling. It’s an old sport, and there aren’t that many duckpin alleys left, but there is one in Danbury, Conn. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win the latest PAW Patrol DVD. In Sea Patrol Nick’s pups are back to save the day in these six nautical adventures. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win SmartGurlz, the more-than-a-toy that helps your child learn all about coding in a practical and fun way. Read more…

SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants

Entertainment: Yes, this is a show children and parents can enjoy – even adults on their own. For 18 years on Nickelodeon – and I admit to having never watched an episode – the animated television series never generated the buzz of its immediate predecessor South Park, which was aimed at a more adult audience. Nonetheless, it has spawned two movies, a video game and now a Broadway show. Read more…

Bilingual Education

Bilingual Education

Tweens: Progressive parents who wish to give their children a global education are bucking the conventional public school route and enrolling their kids in schools that offer a bilingual education. Read more…

Westchester Kids Rock!

Westchester Kids Rock!

Entertainment: Most parents think their children are pretty special. Who can argue with that? However, as a community Westchester County has produced a multitude of kids who, either on Broadway, the silver screen or television, have fulfilled their promise of star potential including Vanessa Williams, Jason Bateman, Denzel Washington and Rooney Mara. Read more…

Choco-Story New York:

Choco-Story New York:

Holidays: With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to visit Choco-Story New York: The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres. The museum, adjacent to the Soho outpost of renowned master chocolatier Jacques Torres’ eponymous shop, traces the history of chocolate from bean to bar. Read more…

Chocolate Dipped Anything

Chocolate Dipped Anything

Holidays: If it’s Valentine’s Day or any other day, be sure to invite your sweethearts to help in the kitchen as you let your imagination run wild dipping all manner of goodies in rich, velvety dark chocolate. Dried and fresh fruits work great, but so do nuts, chips, crackers and cookies. Serves 8 Read more…

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