Sushi Tei earns the praise
The Family Chow’s latest food adventure took us to the island nation of Japan via a small strip mall on Western Avenue.
More cousins = more fun
“Cousins! Cousins! Cousins!” This is the chant I hear from my kids on most afternoons. “When do we get to see the cousins again?”
New miSci exhibit shows people the ins and outs of the human body
For those who have ever wondered why there are hairs inside the nose or how a belch and other gas is produced in the human body, here’s the chance to find out.
Rensselaer mom and author says even the youngest of children can benefit from being financially literate
Being a role model with money is often a tough one for some parents parents. After all, who is the one buying the new iPhone?
Turn the page on a new adventure
Read your May away.
Keep checking back as this guide will be updated all spring and summer! UPDATED 5/15/2014.
A child's garden story
It is hard to imagine my grandma as a baby, but she has the pictures to prove it. One picture shows her as a little girl standing next to a very tall beanstalk, which is climbing up a string leaning on the house where she grew up.
Foreign language instruction at an early age can give kids a head start in an increasingly global community
Around the world, it’s typical for children to learn a foreign language at a young age. In the United States, most students must wait until middle school.
Explore the earth with a story
Great reads for spring.
No-bake cake a cool treat for Mom
Spring is finally here, and along with fresh air, my family is picking fresh fruit to share for a little no-bake Mother’s Day fun.
Pine Bush Preserve to hold annual Lupine Fest, with recreation opportunities
There are 3,200 acres of gently rolling sand dunes in Albany County providing a thriving home for a globally rare ecosystem. The recreational opportunities are rather extensive, too.
Here are a few strategies that will help your active child put his/her reading skills into action.
Tough choices, times three
When you have triplets (or a litter as my daughter now calls them), there are so many decisions that need to be made and so little time to really make them.
Hattie's does not disappoint
The Family Chow was hankering for some southern hospitality recently and decided to venture north to try out Hattie’s Chicken Shack in Saratoga.
A letterbox adventure awaits
How does combining the exhilaration of hiking with the thrill of a treasure hunt sound?
Guilderland girl’s bluebird nesting houses supporting Tour de Cure team
Many have taken part in fundraisers before, but one local sixth-grade girl is going the extra mile and helping two causes with each birdhouse.
Artwork promotes authority’s safety program
CDTA and the Music Mobile came together to promote the CDTA’s safety program by displaying artwork created by children in the Capital District on buses.
Saratoga Mom Prom lets women relive those magic moments of proms past while raising money for charity
While teens all over the Capital District are preparing for their high school proms, women of all ages have found a reason to relive their own prom memories and squeeze into their old satin and sequin-covered dresses for charity.
To enter the contest, tell us your favorite way to get your family excited about recycling.
Eat like a bunny
Breakfast is always a big part of my family’s Easter morning plan.