August 18, 2019
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Tweens

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…

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodome

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodome

Teens: Lately when I mention the idea of a family outing, I am usually greeted by at least one ‘tween giving me an eye roll. This is not a proud parenting moment as I am trying to keep my three children (with an age gap of five years between the oldest and youngest) entertained and educated this summer. So when I mentioned a family outing to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodome complete with air shows featuring antique biplanes, their collective antennae went up. All of my kids love flying and with the extra bonus of seeing 40 vintage vehicles from 1900-1940 onsite, their curiosity was piqued. Read more…
Toddlers: Try these fun outings for the kids to keep summer happy and exciting. They are also all free! Read more…
Toddlers: 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…

Summer Fun in Westchester County

Toddlers: 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…

Heads-up Parents:

Safety: As a mom of two curly haired girls I am always a bit dismayed when they get their haircuts and they ask to have their hair blow dried straight. Why can’t they just learn to accept their luscious locks and go au naturel? Luckily blow-drying their hair straight occasionally doesn’t cause any significant damage or involve chemical processing but if you are considering a keratin treatment for your daughter, you should be aware that there are a number of health risks. Read more…

Kids & Sports Injuries on the Rise

Safety: Sports participation in the pediatric population has grown dramatically over the years. Watching your child participate in competitive sports is one of the great joys of parenthood. There are obvious benefits for children too. Athletics improves physical fitness, coordination, and self-discipline and also teaches valuable lessons about teamwork and goal setting. 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…
Pre-Schoolers: 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

Pre-Schoolers: 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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