Halloween is not the event it once was. There was a time, not so long ago, when children celebrated in school with a party and a parade, and then, for a second round of fun, went trick-or-treating that night, often performing a song or dance for the neighbors in order to earn their treats.
Backpack picks for every grade.
Have a blast at lunchtime
If you are ready to get back to school with a blast, then this veggie rocket recipe is certain to set your little ones soaring when they find it as their lunchtime surprise.
Athos embodies Greek cuisine
Opa! The Family Chow decided to test out a bit of the Greek lifestyle with a trip to Athos Restaurant on Western Avenue in Albany.
Back to school with books
September reading picks for parents and kids.
Time to get in the game
Back-to-school activity involves all the preparations of a major holiday. The shopping, the planning and the conversations all center on the child’s need to get off to a great start.
Library opens new worlds
This summer, the summer between pre-K and kindergarten, has been one that has seen the most growth in my children. This is their sixth summer, and after looking at photo albums and thinking about past summers, I have come to the realization that this may be one that will stand out in my mind the longest.
Monster munchies are wicked fun
Not only does my family love the fruits and veggies of summer, we also like playing with our food!
A kingdom of chaos needs a queen
As one can imagine, life with triplets can get a bit chaotic. And by chaotic, I mean that we can go in an instant from a calm “yes, we can color until dinner” to a full tribal scream.
While big-box pharmacies market themselves as “wellness centers,” they still sell tobacco -- a product, that when employed as directed, kills half of its users.
Even a crowded house can get lonely
Finding out that you are going to have triplets changes your thought process in so many ways.
European ambiance takes time
Although a trip to Europe was out of the Family Chow’s budget, we decided to splurge on a night out in Brussels, by way of The Merry Monk restaurant in Saratoga Springs. The Merry Monk offers “authentic Belgian cuisine” along with an impressive list of more than 100 Belgian beers.
Tell Dad you love him with a Snickers pie
Last month we made frozen yogurt cakes for Mother’s Day, a treat that is right up my alley. This month we get even richer, serving up a Snickers ice cream pie for Father’s Day.
Three times the need, three times the love
A tornado settled in the middle of my house more than five years ago. Daily, I look around at the chaos and react accordingly. Special needs parenting creates a heightened sense of awareness, as if the other shoe is going to come from the whipping winds of the tornado and hit you when you least expect.
Waffles on a weekday? Why not!
Looking for something new for breakfast to serve the kids but don’t have a lot of time on hectic weekday mornings?