A few weeks ago, I met up with some friends in the city for a girls' dinner. We ate at a Korean restaurant in K-town, and after the meal, one of my friends pulled the rest of us into a brightly lit store adjacent to the restaurant, called The Face Shop. She told us that she's been buying these great face masks to wear before bed at night and wanted to pick up more. Upon entering the shop, we were faced with an expansive wall of packets containing single-use mask sheets that purport to do various things for your skin, … [Read more...] about The Busy Mom’s Facial
Many of us want to have conversations with our kids about building confidence, standing up to bullies, fostering resilience. But how? Monthly subscription box Wonder Crate takes the guess work out of some of the more challenging conversations in parenting by inspiring kids (ages 5 to 8) and grown-ups alike with a box of goodies. It works like this: A dozen empowerment projects will arrive at your front door once a month, each with its own dedicated theme, like empathy or mindfulness. As you unpack the items inside and … [Read more...] about The Wonders of Wonder Crate
Spring break is coming up next month, and if you’re itching to go somewhere but haven’t made any plans, here’s the answer: New York City. Think about it – people from all over the world pay thousands of dollars and fly thousands of miles just to visit a city that’s only a MetroNorth ride away for us. Maybe you don’t take advantage of it because, well, it’s always there. But you should! Here are 10 slightly off-the-beaten path activities that we love to do with our kids around the city. 1. Dine at a fun theme … [Read more...] about 10 Things to Do on Your NYC Staycation
My son, Harper, lost his eighth tooth yesterday biting into an apple at lunch. Pretty textbook. Well, not so textbook is how much the tooth fairy was going to slip under his pillow. When he lost his first two teeth -- they had to be pulled because the new ones were growing in too fast under them -- the tooth fairy left a sympathetic twenty dollar bill. Which my husband and I realized was overkill when he came home from school that day bragging that the tooth fairy left most of his friends only a … [Read more...] about What’s the Going Rate For the Tooth Fairy?
I love Easter, if for no other reason than because it signals the beginning of spring and warmer temperatures. It’s finally time to get outside and visit the local nature centers and farms again! If the weather doesn’t cooperate, though, we’ve also got some indoor ways to celebrate. Hunt for Easter Eggs In addition to the local egg hunts going on in many Westchester towns, some nature centers are also holding events; check out the classic ones at the Greenburgh Nature Center (March 25) and Hilltop Hanover Farm … [Read more...] about Easter Fun in Westchester
We find any excuse we can to head into the city with the kids, so when my sister told us about Evolution, a museum-like art shop that displays hundreds of animal skeletons, authentic meteorites, fossils and dinosaur teeth, we immediately planned an outing. First, we lunched at Lavagna in the East Village, an intimate (but casual) Italian restaurant with food so authentic that patrons around us were gushing over it...in Italian. Then we walked ten minutes west to Evolution. The curious shop is a feast for the … [Read more...] about A Tour of Evolution in Greenwich Village