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?
Capture the moment, capture the moon
In a video that has gone viral on YouTube, a 2-year-old girl can be seen completely enchanted by the sight of the full moon in the early night sky. “Daddy, Daddy, look! See, the moon!”
Exotic flavors at budget buffet
A buffet is a great way to experience a cuisine for the first time – variety and value without a big commitment. We had an unexpected free day recently and decided to try out this theory with one of Daughter’s friends, who had yet to experience Indian cuisine.
"The Big Orange Splot," "iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies," "The Quiet Book" and "Doodle Your Day"
Treat Mom to a trio of tasty cakes
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to break out a couple of the easy recipes I’m always conjuring up that the kids can make without the use of sharp knives, ovens and stovetops.
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.