The grandmas discuss the importance of family
Idina Menzel belts out “Let it go, let it go,” and although John Travolta may not know her name, we do.
A review of Persian Bite in Schenectady
While browsing the internet for our next Family Chow food adventure, we came across a new restaurant that offered “a place where we may learn from one another by sharing stories of love and friendship." We were intrigued by the mission statement, along with the chance to sample an unfamiliar cuisine.
Brown School students taught real life lessons
Nestled within the suburbs of a city once known to light the way of the world, a primary school is leading kids down the path of philanthropy, and doing so with a hands-on approach.
Local agency offers education resources for parents with special needs children
When Robyn Sanders began to notice that her son Dylan was having speech difficulties, she turned to her son’s pediatrician.
The mother of a first-grader asks how to help her child stay focused in school
Help! My child is really struggling in school this year with paying attention and getting his work completed.
Jennifer Steuer reminisces as her triplets turn seven
Being a mom has taken me on some pretty strange journeys. Being the mom of triplets has helped me take others on my journey.
Spending time with little ones is irreplaceable
Some grandparents are caregivers and see their grandchildren on a regular schedule. Others see their grandchildren when they can.
A review of Namu Korean BBQ
The Family Chow finds a local restaurant serving one of Mom's favorite dishes enjoyed during pregnancy.
Author and anti-bullying activist speaks to South Colonie parents and teachers about life with autism
In his campaign to raise awareness, Jesse Saperstein is always sure to make one point clear – having autism is not a weakness.
Group hosts Hanaukkah Wonderland, inguaral parade of decorated cars
Since 2008, Bethlehem Chabad as hosted one of the largest Hanukkah events in the Capital District. The celebration has grown from a gathering to light the giant Menorah at Bethlehem’s Four Corners to hosting Hanaukkah Wonderland held at Town Hall.
V’ville teen suicide victim's family hopes legislation will spare others from tragedy
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “Jerry’s Law” last month, which ended the three-year crusade of Mary Clark to get a state law passed to help other families avoid the same tragedy her family faced.
Report: A dozen toxic toys sold in county, call for local legislation
The Albany County Legislature held a public hearing Tuesday, Nov. 25, on its proposed Toxic-Free Toys Act, which would allow the county health commissioner to inspect merchandise sold in stores and issue fines for toys found to have dangerous levels of, or banned, chemicals.
Guilderland Garden Club to hold annual Greens Show at Mynderse-Fredrick House
The annual Open House and Greens Show at the historic Mynderse-Fredrick House, located at 451 Main St. in Guilderland Center, will kick off on Friday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. The show continues through the weekend and is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7.
The Trains and Toys exhibit at miSci has become a tradition for many families
In a world where 8-year-olds beg for the latest cellphone, the sight of a toy train set still holds a special kind of magic this time of year – especially in Schenectady.
Cultivate an attitude of thankfulness in children by making it an everyday habit
Gratitude and Thanksgiving tend to go hand-in-hand. But when the day is said and done, many may ask themselves why they don’t do this kind of thing more often — not just on Thanksgiving.
Lisha Kill eighth-grader Jacob Haley wins anti-bullying competition
When Lisha Kill eighth-grader Jacob Haley decided to take a stand against bullying after years of enduring it at school, his voice was head throughout the Capital District.
Toy Truck Mobile Museum stops in Slingerlands, showcases its 50-year history
Fascination over Hess’ toy trucks seemed to hold an ageless appeal at a recent and rare showing of the entire collection.
When Joyce Thomas retired from her position as kindergarten teacher at the Ichabod Crane School District, she and husband, Jack, had some plans, but as the saying goes, life happens while we are making plans.
There is this assumption that mothers just instinctively know how to soothe crying babies and can meet their baby’s needs in ways fathers just cannot.
Albany’s Autism Society hosts its first Trunk or Treat event at Spotted Zebra
The Capital District’s Autism Society will hold its first annual Sensory-Friendly Trunk or Treat event, where kids can come and enjoy Halloween without the jumps and scares.