October 23, 2017
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Wild Blueberry Whole-Grain Scones

Feeding Your Family: School has started and parents are back to the hustle and bustle. As a working mom and nutritionist, Scarsdale resident and mother of three, Toby Amidor knows how difficult it can be to carve out the time for healthy home cooking. In her book, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab, and Go, (Rockridge Press, 2017) Amidor shares her tricks and tips to efficient and enjoyable meal preparation. Following her instruction makes it possible to enjoy fresh and flavorful meals on even the most hectic days. Read more…

Why a Healthy Food Supply Means a Healthy Body

Feeding Your Family: You are, quite literally, what you eat! Every food and drink we ingest either becomes synthesized into our cells or “filtered” through our natural detoxification system – the liver, kidneys, intestines, respiratory tract, skin and lymphatic system. Read more…

How to Get Rid of Lice Without Going Crazy

Hot Topics: One of my most vivid childhood memories is of sitting in a chair in the middle of my backyard in the heat of a Florida summer with a towel wrapped around my head. Under the towel my hair was coated in mayonnaise. And, of course, the kids next door came over to see what I was doing. Read more…

Stuttering

Tweens: School is back in session and teachers have become acquainted with their students. Most children have some sort of challenge in the classroom and for some that can be stuttering. Being knowledgeable on how to help the child who stutters is critical for their educational and social development. Read more…

Mohonk Mountain House

Travel: For the last 140 years Mohonk Mountain House has become a legendary family travel institution. Originally, Albert K. Smiley acquired a 10-room inn along with 280 surrounding acres of exquisite grounds. Since then, Mohonk Mountain House has become a National Historic Landmark. The resort has been owned by the same family all these years, which is what’s at the core of Mohonk’s emphasis on embracing family closeness and unity. Read more…

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Therapies: Ask 5-year-old Ethan Pimentel who his favorite doctor is and he’s sure to shout – Dr. Smith! Ethan, who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, began seeing pediatric pysical therapist Dana Smith a year and a half a go and he’s made excellent progress. Visit the offices of Smith on October 19th as she holds her OPEN HOUSE. 929-335-4378. westchesterpediaricpt.com. Read more…

Central Park Dance Celebrates 35 Years of Dance Education!

Tweens: Under the direction of husband and wife Mario LaStrada and Maria Bai, Central Park Dance opened its original doors in 1982 with just one teacher and a few dozen students. Co-founder and Artistic Director Maria Bai offered classes in ballet, tap, jazz and creative movement in the basement of Dobbs Ferry’s Zion Episcopal Church. Read more…

Westchester Family Party Guide

Parties: A child’s birthday is extra-special and many parents will do all they can to help make their child feel extra-special on their very own day. Planning a birthday party can be as simple or as involved as you wish. Either way having vendors and party pros on hand to help can make a huge difference. Here are some experts who can help you make your child’s day extraordinary! Read more…

The Perfect Pumpkin

Holidays: Throughout October, many farms let you scour the fields for your ideal pumpkin, and pick it right off the vine. Some offer more than just a pumpkin patch, with fall festivals featuring live music, natural and delicious food, hayrides, spooky haunted houses and more. Picking your own pumpkin is the perfect fall activity that the whole family will enjoy! Read more…

Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Tweens: The Hoff-Barthelson Music School (HBMS) was founded in 1944 by Virginia Hoff and Joyce Barthelson, two gifted musicians who believed that music, and the skills to perform it, should be available to everyone. Since then the school has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its leadership in education, performance and outreach. Read more…

All About Ear Infections

Tweens: Ear infections are the number one cause for pediatric visits in the United States. With an estimated 15 to 20 million trips made annually to doctors nationwide, it’s important for parents to know the symptoms, treatments and tips for prevention. Read more…

Generations of Gymnasts

Tweens: Katie Shopkorn Finkelstein walks into the bright, kid-friendly, clean space that is Jodi’s Gym – a gymnastics and movement education center that provides safe, fun, developmentally appropriate gymnastics – and she instantly feels at home. Read more…

Whole Grain Apple Waffles

Feeding Your Family: These nutritious waffles are dense and packed with flavor from vanilla and apples. The recipe can easily be doubled and any leftovers reheated in a toaster oven and served with yogurt, nuts, fresh fruit or unsweetened apple butter. Read more…

A is for Apple

Nutrition: Everyone is heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean family outings must stop. Keep learning your ABCs when you literally take on A is for apple at your local orchard. Read more…

Watermelon Granita

Nutrition: This icy treat makes the most of rich ripe watermelon. Melons can vary in flavor quite a bit, so taste the mixture before freezing and add more honey or lime if desired. Read more…

The Hidden Risks of Heavy Backpacks

Hot Topics: Going back to school may make children feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. After they pile their lunch, binders, books and extracurricular gear into their backpacks, the amount of weight that children lug around daily could be potentially dangerous. Read more…

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