When I was younger I never understood why my parents didn't go out on Friday nights. I mean they didn't have to work the next day and there was no need to wake up early. My mother would say that it had been a...
Following the success of its Wicked workshop, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center (ChappPAC) is gearing up for another can’t-miss event this November. The 425-seat theater, recently dubbed Westchester Magazine’s 2018 Best Musical Venue, will host a Musical Theatre Technique and...
For school-age children, summer can be a joyous time of the year. Carefree hours of fun swimming, playing outside, and doing anything but school work. But, did you know that many school kids can lose valuable amounts of knowledge...
Summertime. Long days, the sprinkler, ice cream, BBQs, and endless hours outside with the kids. So when you think of summertime, I would say most of us don’t associate it with sleep! And with those additional hours of daylight...
Confession time - lots of my practical parenting decisions are driven primarily by a need to simplify my life as much as possible. I feel no need to martyr myself to motherhood. Breastfeeding? Easier than making bottles. Babywearing? Faster...
This spring we celebrated my baby girl's first birthday. It was a lovely occasion, filled with family, friends, and fun. However, there are some things that make this milestone birthday a bit harder to plan than the others.   For one,...
Hey Friends! After surviving temps in the single digits right after the snow squall, it seems like winter is finally here. I bet you are wondering what new and exciting things you and your family can get into in...
Halloween is an awesome holiday. You get to dress your kids up, take the obligatory “Halloween” pictures, and then go off to visit neighbor’s houses, see the holiday decorations, score some candy, make some nice conversation, and sometimes score...
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Our Teens Need Us

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Isn’t it funny how society has portrayed teens?  In movies and books, teens are often seen as aggressive, obnoxious, and downright hard to deal with, and some days it’s true… But most days it’s not. While in the mix of currently raising...

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A Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools in Westchester

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Education might be the most valuable thing we can provide for our children. With so many options out there, it’s hard to know what...