New Mom Notes: This time last year

This time last year, I was going to have a baby—but I didn’t know it yet.

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Acorn Advice: Getting into the groove of back-to-school

Question: My kids will be back in school before I know it. What’s the best way to get back into a routine after a summer of late nights and sleeping in?

Triple threat: Catching a glimpse

Answering life’s questions, and learning more about future plans

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Parent stories: Double decker sandwich

When my son arrived home from his second year of college with his laundry bags stuffed to capacity, it hit me, once again, how unconventional my life is now.

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Grandma's Got Gigs: The best camp of all

The seed of an idea was planted several years ago when we were visiting with some old friends we hadn’t seen in years.

Let's Cook: Rainbow smoothies

Secret veggies they'll enjoy

Rainbow Smoothies are magical. This is because they are a delicious blend of fruits, mixed with a bit of veggies that you can’t taste.

Triple Threat: Faking it like everyone else

As a mom, I am used to faking it. From parenting success to arts and crafts projects, being patient, and the biggest one — being happy all the time.

Acorn Advice: Flying solo with little ones

Can you talk to me about flying with a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. Just me. Can I do this?

New Mom Notes: The final stretch

The reality of what’s to come finally becomes clear

Last week, my son kicked his father in the face. Through the womb.

Kids are worriers, too

Anxiety is common among high school seniors applying to college

This year, my senior year, I noticed a common theme among my classmates: Panic.

New Mom Notes: Worth a thousand words

When I saw my baby, the beauty of sonograms snapped into focus

One skill I’ve picked up since becoming pregnant is sonogram analysis.

Grandma's Got Gigs: Grandpa's treasures

Daniel Margolis’ grandfather, Joseph Sherman, was the inspiration that encouraged Daniel to explore his family history.

Triple Threat: Murphy's Law

If it weren’t for bad luck I would have no luck.

Acorn Advice: Thanks for the advice, but how do I keep calm?

Kids almost never want to do what we tell them, but they almost always copy our actions.

The Family Chow: Woodfired fare is good fun

The Family Chow reviews Bacchus Woodfired at 33 2nd Street in Troy.