It's easy being green
Standing in line behind an elderly woman at the supermarket, I overheard her apologize to the cashier for forgetting her reusable bags. The young cashier quipped, “It must be hard to get use to these new ideas.”
So much changes so fast.
The first time I heard the wood frog (Rana sylvatica), I thought, “Oh no, someone is strangling ducks in the pond!”
There's a perfect book for every age
Spring into a great book!
Sometimes there are no easy answers
My kids ask questions. Lots and lots of questions. While we are having dinner, reading books, cooking and their favorite time: when I am driving.
Two great recipes for one busy month
March is a busy month, playing host to both St. Patrick’s Day and Easter this year. The timing leads to a lot of opportunity for time together at the kitchen counters.
What's not to love about a good book?
Reading recommendations for February.
Recovery Sports Grill's got game
When the temperatures drop and daylight dwindles, the Family Chow searches for fun ways to hibernate. We decided to marry our love of sports with our love of food and try the Recovery Sports Grill in Rotterdam.
Triple the savings? Not exactly
How does a family with triplets save money? Is it even possible? Well, yes and no.
True sportsmanship in the face of prejudice
American society has come a long way, making huge leaps in technology, medicine and education in the past 50 years.
Pizza makes a heart-y meal
It’s always fun to celebrate the holidays with kids, and Valentine’s Day is one of those occasions that can inspire all kinds of food fun.
Read more with your family
Winter reading will warm you up to new ideas.
Sake Steakhouse does not disappoint
On a recent, rare midweek day off, the Family Chow went with a recommendation from one of our own – Dad – and headed to Sake Japanese Steakhouse in Latham.
A day defined by a symphony of noises
If it beeps, buzzes, clangs, dings, vibrates, lights up, pops up or chirps, it rules my day.
In Januarys past, I have used this space to talk about my New Year resolutions, and, in alternate years, why I don’t like resolutions.