This time last year, I was going to have a baby—but I didn’t know it yet.
Question: My kids will be back in school before I know it. What’s the best way to get back into a routine after a summer of late nights and sleeping in?
Local food pantries collecting school supplies for families in need of them
While children squeal in glee at the prospect of buying their favorite cartoon character printed on every folder, binder and pencil imaginable, parents know all too well the frustratingly high costs that lie behind this excitement.
If you are looking for ways to keep your kids occupied and entertained during the school year, check out the following list featuring options for preschool, private school, and afterschool care and activities.
Rookie pageant contestant wins national title
As a first time beauty pageant contestant, Erin Ford of Guilderland is now the latest crowned winner of the Ms. American Beauty Pageant.
Yesterday, I gently held my infant son’s upper -body still as a nurse administered his first immunizations. I knew it wouldn’t be a picnic. I was right.
As our northeastern version of summer took its time arriving, the Family Chow got a bit impatient and decided to seek out ways to get into the mood of long sunny days spent lounging by cooling bodies of water.
Charitable group under Albany Symphony Orchestra fights to keep music alive in area schools
The gift of music leaves a lasting impression on those who receive it.
Answering life’s questions, and learning more about future plans
What do you want to be when you grow up?
When my son arrived home from his second year of college with his laundry bags stuffed to capacity, it hit me, once again, how unconventional my life is now.
Local author to sign books at Stuyvesant Plaza
Did you know a female kangaroo is called a flyer?
New shop opens in Latham, makes treats from scratch
Frozen yogurt connoisseurs Jim and Lisa Cervone see a full house most nights at their shop in Massachusetts, so they decided to expand their business westward.
Want to plan a party to remember? Check out these vendors for fun options at any price.
Second annual community-wide event is hosted by high school
After the success of last year’s Raiderfest, South Colonie’s iCARE students are preparing for the second, which will include more activities and events than the last.
After two years without one, Maplewood School has a playground
After two years of waiting, Achievements and Kids Express Learning Center at Maplewood School opened a new playground, complete with a rock-climbing wall, teeter totter and balance beam.
The fuzzy mammal paid local children a visit at the Bethlehem Public Library
A fuzzy friend entertained children at the Bethlehem Public Library earlier this month as part of the facility’s youth literacy program.
The Troy Children’s Chorus has quickly become an asset to the Collar City
The Troy Children’s Chorus will wrap up the school year with the final performance of the spring at the First United Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 16 at 4 p.m.
Local Girl Scout troop helps start library for African school
One local Girl Scout troop has embodied the advocacy role promoted by the national organization by starting a library for an African primary school.
Baby Gallagher shares a birthday with his great-grandfather
Due dates are a little like the expiration dates on milk jugs.
The Family Chow visits La Empanada Llama in Albany
More and more these days, the Family Chow is finding ideas for new culinary adventures from the increasingly independent, teenage-half of the family.