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The Family Chow

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.

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Triple Threat: The challenges and rewards of parenting triplets in the Capital District

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?”

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On the Bookshelf

Turn the page on a new adventure

Read your May away.

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Grandma's Got Gigs ... and gigabytes too!

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.

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On the Bookshelf

Explore the earth with a story

Great reads for spring.

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Let's Cook!

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.

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Triple Threat: The challenges and rewards of parenting triplets in the Capital District

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.

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The Family Chow

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.

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Grandma's Got Gigs ... and gigabytes too!

A letterbox adventure awaits

How does combining the exhilaration of hiking with the thrill of a treasure hunt sound?

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Let's Cook!

Eat like a bunny

Breakfast is always a big part of my family’s Easter morning plan.

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On the Bookshelf

Books offer a taste of spring

Great reads for the month of March and beyond.

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Let's Cook!

Time to eat your greens

Here’s one recipe we love, and it goes perfectly with corned beef, which fits in with a little St. Patrick’s Day taste testing fun.

Triple Threat: Parenting triplets in the Capital District

We all have a past. Things we have done that we are proud of; things we wish that would never be remembered; and things that our kids will ask questions about, creating a moral dilemma.

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The Family Chow

Fine Irish fare at Finnbar's

Finnbar’s occupies a building on the corner of Broadway and Williams Street that has a long history of hospitality from a turn of the century hotel, to a brewery to several iterations of tavern/saloon/bar.

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Grandma's Got Gigs ... and gigabytes too!

Plan a backyard star party

With gig bag in hand, we traipse out to the backyard for some uncomplicated star gazing.

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