November 18, 2019
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Pre-Schoolers

Hot Topics: 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…
Tweens: Try these fun outings for the kids to keep summer happy and exciting. They are also all free! Read more…
Tweens: Rain happens ... be prepared! There’s no need to call any day a rain out this summer. In Westchester there’s always something fun to do! We dare you do get thruogh this activity list! Read more…
Elementary: Try this 18-hole miniature golf course in Playland Park then stroll the boardwalk where you can grab an ice cream cone or play old-fashioned arcade games. Read more…

First Day of School Jitters

Child Development: First day of school jitters? Picture book to the rescue. Read this adorable tale to calm everyone’s nerves - your included. Read more…

Summer Fun in Westchester County

Tweens: You don’t have to go far to have fun this summer because there’s a wealth of family-friendly activities and venues right here in our county! Read more…
Toddlers: Yoga is a great way for moms to connect with their babies, increase their physical fitness and emotional equilibrium as well as meet other like-minded moms. These yoga studios cater to the newborn and mom yoga experience. Please make sure to call or visit their website to confirm class time and sign-up requirements. Read more…

Sesame Place

Sesame Place

Travel: Go Before They Grow” is the slogan of this toddler-centric amusement park, and it couldn’t be truer. Sesame Place is nothing short of magical for children under 6. Featuring gentle rides, choreographed shows, carnival games with a generous prize policy, and a waterpark to splash and slide, it’s a place parents will miss when kids graduate to the more extreme parks. Read more…
Child Care: Choosing a preschool for your child can seem overwhelming. Yet breaking down the task into bite-sized questions can help make the experience less daunting. Your goal is to find a preschool that suits your child and your family. What works for you might not be appropriate for another family, so acknowledge that this is a very personal decision. Read more…
Hot Topics: 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!

Hot Topics: Meet Blair the American Girl Doll of 2019. She’s our neighbor! Learn more about this adorable redhead. Read more…

‘Help Me to Do it Myself!’

Toddlers: How do Montessori programs foster independence in toddlers? From a very young age, children are supported in learning to do things for themselves, rather than having things done for them. Montessori teachers give toddlers “just enough help.” In this way, the environment helps toddlers develop confidence by actually learning how to do things for themselves. Read more…
Hot Topics: 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…
Camps: For the theatrically inspired kid there’s nothing like a summer spent putting on a show! Your kid doesn’t have to be interested in booking a national commercial or acing a Broadway audition. Any kid can benefit from the camaraderie, dedication, courage and communication skills required for this amazing art form. Read more…
Tweens: The largest free kids event is coming to Pace University’s Goldstein Fitness Center on Saturday, March 23rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be plenty of activities for all members of the family to enjoy! Read more…

How to Choose a Dance Studio

How to Choose a Dance Studio

Tweens: The number of dance studio options can easily make any parent feel overwhelmed. A good place to start is to consider your child’s unique interests before selecting a studio. This can help you narrow down the choices, as there’s no uniform “right” studio. Local studios offer a multitude of dance class choices including theater, modern, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, Bollywood, improv - you name it! Read more…

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