COVID 2020 — the Dystopian Movie We Are Starring In

Reprinted from dormMD: Does anyone else feel like we are in a dystopian novel? I’m a fan of the genre, Hunger Games is my guilty pleasure. “Covid 2020” a genius concept, and one, I am sure a few years ago, could have gotten picked up by a publishing house specializing in adolescent fiction. In this […]

7 Socially Distanced, Clever Ways to Get Your Candy to Trick or Treaters.

Ok, so Halloween, like lots of other things, isn’t going to be the same this year. But you can still treat your trick or treaters to something sweet–you just might have to be a little more creative. Here are 7 fun, social-distanced ideas to get the goods to your trick or treaters… Also Read: Safety Guidelines from the New […]

Are We Really All In This Together? Our Kids Don’t Think So.

Though the lawn signs and the marketing pitches may be telling us we are all in this together, the polar opposite feels true. Never before have we been so divided, so infected with hate, and so vulnerable to the judgement of others. I am feeling it acutely. It is raising my stress level, limiting my […]

Screens are STILL Bad for Your Kids

An article popped up on my news feed the other day that stopped me in my tracks. The media has hit a new low in its biased reporting and its crusade to sway your opinion. The headline is, “Screen Time and Kids: Parents Need to Worry Less About Hours Logged.” Whew! Right? Thank goodness CNN has […]

Childcare and Education Options From the Ridgewood Y

As a member of the board at the Ridgewood Y, I am proud we are able to offer some options to parents struggling to navigate the next school year. I have been so impressed by the CEO and the staff, and their creative ability to pivot and continue to serve the community. The Ridgewood Y […]

How to Make a Movie Theatre…in Your Backyard.

We’re all looking for ways to entertain ourselves outside this summer. So our family just purchased this portable movie projector by Vivimage. It’s the best investment we made this summer! We set it up a few nights in kids’ bedrooms where they snuggled up under the covers for an over-sized movie experience; in our backyard and on vacation at the beach. We even brought […]

5 Tips for Beating the Heat

1. Who is susceptible to Heat Illness? Children under the age of 4 and adults over the age of 65 are at most risk of becoming ill from the heat. Obesity, certain medications, some chronic illnesses and being overdressed all further increase the risk. Today, I’m focusing on kids but the idea is pretty much the same […]

Bee Stings-What To Do When Stung By A Bee

How to avoid bees, and treat a sting if that doesn't work.