(Jun. 03, 2008) - Gone are the old days when museums were stuffy, boring places for children. This summer, many local museums are offering outdoor events, concerts, play spaces, and exhibits.
(Feb. 05, 2008) - I grew up and realized that I wasn't always right just because I was an adult. The fact that I still struggle with, though, is that being wrong isn't a bad thing: It's a human thing. But I don't want my kids to struggle with it. So I have vowed to handle things differently with my children.
(Jan. 16, 2008) - When I look at the growing trend of teens and pre-teens packing Starbucks coffee shops after school and grabbing caffeine-filled “energy drinks” to help them through the day, I shudder to think how this is impacting their growing brains.
(Dec. 13, 2007) - Ah, the ignorance of youth. I remember, when I was in my twenties, wanting to be in my thirties so that I would have things all figured out...
(Dec. 03, 2007) - This is the time when most adults are thinking about the upcoming holidays, and I, for one, start brooding over all the things I have to do in preparation. How often do you feel, no matter how much you accomplish, that you wish you had time to do more?
(Dec. 01, 2007) - NYMetroParents editor selects best holiday happenings in Rockland County.
(Dec. 01, 2007) - See what's fun for the whole family in Westchester this hoilday season!
(Nov. 07, 2007) - A game would be a great way for my niece’s family to spend their “down time” together, I thought, and it would free me from all that commercial nonsense and brand deciphering. A win-win situation! Boy (or girl?), was I wrong.
(Oct. 13, 2007) - Ah, the lazy days of summer. Kids eagerly await these two months of leisure, when they can finally be “free” from books, homework and classrooms. But a study at the University of Missouri shows that those lazy days will take their toll when school starts up again in the fall
(Oct. 11, 2007) - Imagine a way to collect and recycle, rather than just dumping, the rainwater that collected around your yard. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to make use of it instead of worrying about it being a breeding place for mosquitoes, or adding to flooding problems?
(Sep. 19, 2007) - The famous pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock used to tell parents, “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” It seems that today’s parents have taken that advice a step further, behaving as if they can only trust themselves...
(Sep. 05, 2007) - Just as some people keep the television on during the day as background noise, I like to have the radio on in my house.
(Aug. 29, 2007) - Budding astronomers can learn these facts and more when they blast off to the outer reaches of the universe at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s latest exhibit, Heavens Above: Photographs of the Universe from the Hubble Space Telescope.
(Jul. 11, 2007) - The last time my parents came to stay with us, my 4-year-old, Ben, wandered into the guest room and found a bunch of my father’s change on the nightstand.
(Jul. 03, 2007) - Moving? Redecorating? Get rid of your old furniture while helping out someone who needs it. Furniture Sharehouse, which just opened its warehouse facility for the collection and distribution of donated furniture, collects gently-used or new home furnishings from homes and businesses in the community, and redistributes them free of charge to those in need.
(Jun. 20, 2007) - I recently learned of parents who pay their kids for scoring goals in team sports, finishing all of their vegetables, picking up their toys, and behaving themselves in public.
(May. 10, 2007) - A guide to volunteer opportunities for youngsters in Westchester.
(Apr. 25, 2007) - What has become of the sanctity of the library? Am I just a blind devotee to the magic of these places, or have things changed?
(Apr. 25, 2007) - This year marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, America's first permanent English settlement.
(Apr. 04, 2007) - Like changing diapers, saying ‘no’ is one of those jobs of parenting that is never fun and that none of us really wants to do.