Big Kids


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Triple Threat: Keeping it all straight

I love watching my kids have fun. I get a real charge out of hearing them talk with such passion about their favorite activities.

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Inside out

Don’t let the chill keep you from enjoying the great outdoors

A little fresh air – albeit chilly – is good for everyone.

The 24-hour shift: Watching the standout

As I was watching my child’s extracurricular activity class in action, my attention strayed away from her performance and watched the class “Standout” do another Amazing Thing.

Acorn Advice: My child saw something upsetting on TV

How to soothe children who have seen something upsetting.

Triple Threat: Needing more time in the day

There is never enough time to get all the things done that need to be done. There is not enough time for me to take a minute and just breathe.

British Nanny: Giving thanks when grandparenting in the NICU

Thanksgiving Day 2013 my grandson Jack was born two months ahead of schedule. He was born at 32 weeks and spent 18 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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The 24-hour shift: Put the fun back in Halloween

It’s Trick-or-treating time! The time of year when parents either cringe or cheer.

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Triple Threat: Teal pumpkins and food allergies

Fearing allergic reactions, the Steuer family is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

British Nanny: Goodbye to summer, hello harvest

The end of summer is always bittersweet. The cycle of life turns from long, luxurious days and gives way to the shorter colorful days of autumn

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Tips when celebrating Halloween at school

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Creating a safe and festive atmosphere for kids to celebrate Halloween is of the utmost importance for parents and teachers.

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Shaker sophomore began fundraiser to gift books to students

Shaker High School sophomore Caroline Kremer has not spent her summer vacation lightly, but with a mission to get her fellow students cracking—specifically book spines.

British Nanny: The magic of being a grandmother

What's my favorite name these days? Nanny.

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Acorn Advice: Tips for a successful school year

What do I mean by successful? Well, I don’t mean straight As and accolades. Those things can be very nice when they come, but they shouldn’t be the focus or even the goal we are asking our kids to shoot for.

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Back in the routine

Make school day mornings easier for the family this September

Mornings can be hectic, as getting kids ready for school and out the door on time is not always easy.

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Camp Colonie helps students with disabilities

For more than 20 years, the Easter Seals Camp Colonie has been giving campers a little piece of magic in the Capital District.