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Go See I Dream Too Much Debut at the Manhattan Film Festival

June 3, 2015

Go see I Dream Too Much when it debuts on opening night at the Manhattan Film Festival on June 12th. Enjoying the I Dream Too Much SWSX Premiere We are so excited that this fantastic film, which we covered in a recent post, will now be screening in our area.  You might remember that we really enjoyed attending the premiere at SXSW in Austin in March, where we not only met the cast but also connected with screenwriter Katie Cokinos, producer Jay Thames and executive producer Rick Linklater (who also produced the Oscar-nominated feature Boyhood). Send to Kindle

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Family Trip to Philadelphia: A City of Great History and Culture

April 13, 2015

  A Family Trip to Philadelphia offers an opportunity to expose your kids to some important history and culture.  While our family is lucky enough to have relatives there, we would love visiting Philadelphia anyway, for this historic city is the birthplace of our country.  With its rich history and important cultural institutions, this extraordinary city makes for a truly spectacular vacation for any family. We think you should plan on spending at least three or four days there in order to have enough time to enjoy all of the historic sites, world-renowned museums and fun sporting events.  We’ve found that […]

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Whiteface Lodge: A Majestic Resort

April 6, 2015

If you are looking for gorgeous views and luxurious accommodations, consider visiting Whiteface Lodge: A Majestic Resort in Lake Placid, New York.  Whiteface Lodge is a fantastic year-round resort that works perfectly for a couple’s weekend, a girls’ get-away or a family holiday.  The ample property features plenty of fun for every age and taste. Whiteface Lodge: A Majestic Resort in Lake Placid, New York As you enter the front of the lodge, you are charmed by the warm and inviting foyer, and the helpful staff is ready to grant your every wish.  We had the pleasure of visiting in February, when Lake […]

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Check Out I Dream Too Much: A Film for Women by Women

March 16, 2015

Check out I Dream Too Much, a film for women by women and the debut of the movie production company Pantheon of Women (POW).  I Dream Too Much, written by Houston writer Katie Cokinos and Executive Produced by Rick Linklater (Boyhood), will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, today.  We are so excited to attend the initial screening! While we were living in Houston, we had the pleasure of meeting Alicia Goodrow, one of the founders of POW, through a mutual friend.  Local Houston, in fact, just honored Alicia Goodrow, along with her co-founders Donna Cole and Deborah Kainer, who together launched […]

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If Not Now, When: On-line Learning

February 19, 2015

 Photo Credit: Steve Johnson/Flickr If Not Now, When: On-line Learning Welcome to guest blogger, Kristina Bicher, one of our first good friends in our hometown.  Kristina Bicher is a poet and mom living in the New York metropolitan area.  She has published a chapbook, Just Now Alive, and numerous poems in literary journals, as well as a recent article in The Atlantic on on-line learning.  Thanks to Kristina for the wonderful post on the latest innovation in education: on-line courses. Send to Kindle

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Stratton Mountain Resort: Something for Everyone

February 13, 2015

Welcome to guest blogger, Janice Craig, my friend from business school. Thanks to Janice for the wonderful post on your trip to Stratton! My family traveled to Stratton Mountain over Christmas break. While holiday travel can be off-putting, with higher prices and hordes of people, we were not deterred. With few opportunities to ski this season, my husband, two teenaged sons and I looked forward to getting away. Send to Kindle

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Anticipating Chinese New Year in Chinatown #NYC

February 5, 2015

Anticipating Chinese New Year in Chinatown #NYC: Chinese New Year is approaching, and since our children are studying Mandarin, we thought a visit to Chinatown #NYC would be a great way to introduce them to some Chinese traditions and customs. Chinese New Year is also called the Spring Festival.  It is the most important festival in Chinese culture and the longest.  It starts on the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, which runs differently than our Gregorian calendar, and it lasts for about 23 days.  It ends on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month […]

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Family Travel Emergencies

January 29, 2015

  On a recent trip, we had plenty of time to think about Family Travel Emergencies! Family travel, as we all know, presents its own set of challenges, especially in distant locations where English isn’t the native language. It is quite likely that if you travel with your family often, sooner or later you could face an emergency of some kind.  We were reminded of this not too long ago when we were confronted with a potentially dangerous situation, and we thought it would be helpful to share our experiences and those of our readers in order to help other […]

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