Happy Day, Westchester! We have a lot to be thankful for.

Westchester, we have a lot to be thankful for. We are living in a stunningly beautiful corner of the world.

On one side of us, the Long Island Sound sparkles in the sun…on the other, the majestic Hudson River flows from the mountains above us to the ocean below. In between, there are countless magical places- parks, gardens and horse farms; Continue reading

Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills- a beautiful hike, a beautiful mission, a beautiful sunset

Yes, the cold weather has arrived, Westchester!

This past Saturday there was a definite chill in the air, but the sun was out, and we weren’t ready to start hibernating for the winter. So, we fought the urge to hunker down inside, threw on our chunky wool scarves, and headed outdside to enjoy the last few vestiges of fall – but where to? Continue reading

Get your creative juices flowing: A Maze in Pottery Studio

Let’s suppose it’s one of those rare days when your family has a few hours of unscheduled free time, just waiting to be filled up with something deliciously fun. Who gets to decide which fun thing you’ll do? Does everyone usually agree?

I’ve got to be honest- in my family, it’s hard to get anyone to agree on anything! If one kid says “black”, the next will say “white”, the third will say “magenta” Continue reading

5 Reasons to Stop What You’re Doing and Buy Your Tickets to The 2013 Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden

I know, I know – you don’t want to think about Christmas yet.  Your pumpkins are still on the front steps and you haven’t figured out who’s making the cranberry sauce next week. I’m with you. Just bear with me here: some things you just have to plan in advance. And so, here are my 5 Reasons to Stop What You’re Doing and Buy Your Tickets to The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden: Continue reading

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema- a new way to see a movie

Alamo, where have you been all my life?

For those of you who haven’t heard, The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a new movie theater in Yonkers, NY. And this movie theater is making me very, very happy.

I’ve always loved seeing a movie on the big screen- a dark theater, surround-sound, and a crowd of people all around me on the edges of their seats. That love has rubbed off on my whole family, and we go to the movies pretty often. Continue reading

Croton Point Park

This past weekend, I had a suspicion it might be our last chance to see some really good fall color on the trees before it either gets too cold or the trees lose all their leaves. So my goal for this weeks Happy Day adventure was to find someplace outdoors and picturesque, where the kids could have fun exploring and I could enjoy the last hints of fall.

I found the perfect spot. Perfect, in so many ways.

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