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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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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.