It's mid-way through the first week in November—the days are getting shorter, and the holidays, if you can believe it, will be upon us in only a matter of weeks. Observe the golden leaves of the maple tree, the blossoms of frost on windowpanes and pumpkins, and you'll kno.... read more
It's been a sprint since September, wouldn't you agree? We plunged into the school year and have kept our heads down ever since, plowing through homework and instrument lessons, rehearsals and soccer season, birthday parties and curriculum nights, and that's just scratching th.... read more
Autumn is a time to be spent outdoors. The days are cooling off, and Mother Nature is decorating with glorious shades of reds, yellows, and burnt oranges. When it comes to entertaining the kids, outside is the place to be, especially when looking to save a few pennies.Pumpk.... read more
The pumpkins are plumping, there's a crispness to the air, and there's no denying that glorious autumn is back for another golden snuggle. And though there are few things that we love more about fall than cozying up with a mugful of cider by the fire, we're also quite fond of .... read more
Last year, on Columbus Day weekend, a motley group of our extended family gathered an hour north of the city, on a steep bank above the Hudson River. We were going for a hike. Our crew included four adults and five children in the six- to eleven-year-old range. The trail wa.... read more
Greetings to fall! We're so glad to see you again. And now that we're over the back-to-school hump, we are ready to welcome you with open arms. The little kids especially can't wait for you to start turning the trees from green to red, orange, yellow and brown. They are .... read more
When days are getting shorter and you need a sweater in the morning, forests turn crimson red, chestnut brown and golden yellow. It's time to plan a family trip to your favorite spot! While fall foliage in New England takes the cake in terms of spectacular displays, fall colo.... read more
Leaves are everywhere! That means freely available, beautiful materials for making seasonal crafts and decorations with the children. Even if you are not the crafty type, there is something irresistible about all of the red and yellow-tinged leaves floating down from the trees.... read more
Is it just us, or does food taste better in the fall? Crisp, sweet, tart apples, warm and spicy pumpkins, not to mention all of those Halloween sweets. Take advantage of the delicious offerings of the season with these ideas for cooking with your kids. .... read more
September's return to school has a way of sweeping families up in its path and depositing them in the midst of a highly scheduled, often hectic way of life. Just a few weeks ago, summer freedom was ours. How could we lose it so quickly?While the whole world's focus has shifted.... read more
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