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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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Banish the chill with a book

Bookshelf picks for the month of February.

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The Family Chow

Bar-Risto is warm, welcoming

Our most recent Family Chow mission led us to a relatively new restaurant in Schenectady – Marotta’s Bar-Risto on Union Street.

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Triple Threat: Parenting triplets in the Capital District

Three times the fun

I am full of love and hope this February! In the past my triplets have felt like they are the only triplets in the world. I was recently able to prove them wrong.

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

Walk reveals winter wonders

Enough hibernating, I decide. This is the day to set in motion the plan I have to take the grandchildren on a winter hike.

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The Family Chow

Old-world charm a little tired

Although it is already December, the Family Chow wanted to keep the Oktoberfest spirit alive with a trip to the Spa Brauhaus restaurant.

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Let's Cook!

A star for the fruit tree

This fruit tree is certain to be the centerpiece at any function.

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A tale's bittersweet end

“A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens is common dreaded reading to most high school students. So many kids I knew would try desperately to use the film to get out of reading. There are more drastic ways of getting out of reading this classic, like having a car accident and becoming a quadriplegic.

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There's no need to get present tense

The holidays aren’t just about gifts. Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people — faith, family, charity.

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Kitchen Table Time

Storytelling is a gift for all

This is the season for sharing stories, looking back on old times and reflecting on where we are now in our journey.

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

Choices are theirs to make

In many ways the choices of my life have led me to be the mother that I am today.

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