With so many places offering Baby & Me classes, it can be hard to choose. Here’s a great one for free! Music Conservatory of Westchester of White Plains is giving Westchester County families a chance to experience their bilingual (English and Spanish) early childhood music education program, First Notes/Primeras Notas, for FREE. It’s free Baby & Me – for music! The introductory First Notes/Primeras Notas early childhood music classes will be held at libraries in White Plains, New Rochelle, Greenburgh, and … [Read more...] about Sponsored Post: Where to Find Baby & Me Music Classes for FREE!
This is the time of year when all I can think about is going somewhere much, much warmer. Just looking at pictures of tropical places makes me feel better. And I'll admit that sometimes -- just for fun -- I peruse the listings on One Fine Stay, an online vacation home website that caters to those who have big budgets and sophisticated tastes. Think: HomeAway.com for the Style Set. On my bucket list is Mykonos, Greece, and this house is one of the coolest houses I've ever seen. Look at this pool. And the … [Read more...] about The Vacation Homes of My Dreams
This post is brought to you by Laura Sheppe Miller of Houlihan Lawrence. (Image above is of her current listing for 16 Ridgecrest West, Scarsdale.) Laura Sheppe Miller, a top-producing real estate broker for Houlihan Lawrence in Scarsdale, grew up in town and moved back to Scarsdale to raise her family. Miller says the 3 major factors that brought her back were the “great schools, easy commute and walkability of the Village. I love that you can walk a dog or stroller for miles without hitting a main road.” We asked … [Read more...] about Scarsdale’s Best of Everything
When we found out that three local professors wrote a new book about organizing school age children, we reached out to one of the authors for tips. Elana Spira's and Jennifer Rosenblatt's The Organized Child: An Effective Program to Maximize Your Kid's Potential -- in School and in Life covers how to give your kids organizational skills to last a lifetime. With my son in second grade, I often wonder how much responsibility I should give him when it comes to school, what is too much, and honestly, what is generally … [Read more...] about Organizing the Disorganized Child
My daughter, almost 9, recently asked to trade in her old room décor for new, “less babyish” furnishings. She had very specific ideas of what she wanted: A gray and smoky-pastel palette with pops of bright color. Furry bean bag chairs. A lava lamp. Lava lamp? Half the requests would’ve never occurred to me. But apparently she’s been scouting out her friends’ rooms and mentally redecorating. It’s true that a lot of the things in her room (the dollhouse, the play tent, the kid-size armchair) were too young for her now. … [Read more...] about Decorating the Tween Room
Picture this: A friend calls you crying. She's upset and launches in to what happened. Do you listen for a bit and then try to offer solutions -- or do you simply listen? Because while reading Kelly Corrigan's powerful collection of essays Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say, I realized just how often I try to help my friends (and even my kids) solve their problems, rather than simply listen and empathize. Corrigan, who has been called "the voice of her generation" by O: The Oprah … [Read more...] about Tell Me More: Learning to Say the Right Things