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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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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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Cincinnati: Surprisingly Hip and Delightful

January 7, 2015

Cincinnati: Surprisingly Hip and Delightful The last time we visited Cincinnati was over ten years ago, as part of our family baseball tour.  Recently we traveled to Cincinnati twice on business and were surprised at the changes.  We think it is truly under-rated! Cincinnati’s visually striking mix of bridges over the winding Ohio River, combined with the unique urban architecture downtown, offers up a winning combination of the old and new.  We found a wide variety of historic parks and art museums nestled among very hip restaurants and hotels.  And don’t forget the Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, which […]

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Holiday Vacation Movie Preview: “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”

December 27, 2014

The Holiday Vacation Movie Previews made us fired up for the Christmas break. Attending as many movies as possible over the holiday vacation has always been a special multi-generational tradition in our family. Especially on Christmas day, when we are still enduring the food coma from the Seven Fish Christmas Eve dinner party (and yes Swedish Fish do count)! The swank Crosby Street Hotel in Soho   “NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB” So when “the Moms”, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, invited us to a screening of Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb at the […]

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Fun Family Skiing at Mont Tremblant

December 9, 2014

  Winter is here, and we’ve just kicked off our ski season with Fun Family Skiing at Mont Tremblant!  Tremblant is less than two hours by car from Montreal and nine hours from New York City, but the drive must rank as one of the most beautiful in North America.  We’ve noted that parks in Quebec are national parks, as opposed to provincial parks, which adds to the feeling that Quebec is a country within a country. The View From the Top of Mont Tremblant is Spectacular An Intrawest resort like one of our other favorite mountain resorts, Stratton, Mont […]

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Give back on Cyber Monday: Heart Care International

November 30, 2014
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The holiday season is upon us and one of our favorite holiday traditions is buying gifts that give back!  Given the life of busy working moms, every year we start making our holiday shopping list early but wait till after thanksgiving to begin buying to get the best deals ( we promise we did not sleep outside of Best Buy or the Apple store this weekend).  This year, we will be buying not just for our family and loved ones, but each time we make a purchase online through Amazon Smile, we will be helping children battling heart disease as well! […]

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Holiday Traditions: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 23, 2014

  One of our favorite holiday traditions is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  The floats are beautiful, the balloons massive, the entertainment spectacular, and the characters and celebrities are sure to delight every family member. Tips for the Day Send to Kindle

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