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Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, 20 miles from Rochester and a little more than an hour from Buffalo, is the largest living history museum in New York State and one of the gems of Western New York. Read more

You know it — the never-ending battle of your son’s messy room. His room isn’t like other children’s, though. Kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) have a hard time getting organized and staying organized. Read more

When excitement fades and the thrill of a trip to the pool wears off, I begin to notice the first signs of summer boredom settling in. Something has to be done to battle the boredom. Read more

I have affectionately obtained a not so subtle nickname in my house — “Sugar Police.” I don’t take it personally; as a matter of fact I kind of enjoy the reverie of conversation and the dialogue we’ve created around it all. Read more

Hollywood glorifys the mysterious, mischevious life of a computer hacker. It's easy to see how a youngster could be persuaded into believing this perception is a reality. Parents can help their amateur hackers avoid pitfalls and find success. Read more

Whether you’re traveling across the state to visit relatives or across the country for a weeklong vacation, your family road trip will go smoother if you have a few tricks up your sleeve. Read more

In celebration of Father's Day, we talked to five dads who are fully committed to their jobs and to spending quality time with their families. We asked them how they make it all work and what tips they have for managing the balance. Read more

Summer is here. Time to put the excuses on the shelf and get yourself to a better place for you and your kids! Trying to figure out where to start first can be a daunting task. Technology can help. Here are a few apps that helped me along the way. Read more

Both volunteer work and spending time in nature have been scientifically proven to increase happiness and improve mood, so why not combine these ideas by participating in outdoor community service projects as a family that also help our environment? Read more

If you are a mother in the workforce, you truly must be a superwoman, a term coined in the 1970s-80s, coinciding with “the shift of the woman’s traditional role of a housewife towards a more career-oriented way of life.” Says Wikipedia. Read more

Thomas Edison, America’s most famous inventor, first came to Fort Myers in southwest Florida in 1885 looking for a place to escape the cold northern winters. His arrival heralded a new era in the region’s history. Read more

Confidence and joy are to the development of a child as air is to life! Every child has a right to and deserves to experience confidence and joy in order to grow, achieve, and prosper. Read more


The first text message was sent 26 years ago. Today, almost 26 billion messages flow across the networks every day. These short, quick messages have become the preferred method of communication for many adults, but even more so, with our children. Read more

Every new parent at some point wonders: Is my baby supposed to do that? Is this normal? Read more

Oh honey, I’m only teasing,” I say smiling as I ruffle my six-year-old’s thick thatch of blonde hair. He’s annoyed that I’d ribbed him about the cowlick on his head, and need for a haircut. “Teasing isn’t allowed at school. It’s bullying,” he says. Read more

Advances in technology along with affordable access to smart internet-connected devices are the driving force behind a revolution across the globe. Some academics refer to this as the start of the fourth industrial revolution or second machine age. Read more

Spring begins this month, although we can never depend on spring weather arriving simultaneously with the official arrival of spring. But after our rough winter, it is time to explore. Read more

For many of us, by mid-February, the giddiness of the first snowfall has lost its glimmer, prompting us to start counting down the days of what can feel like an eternal winter. Read more

Until a few years ago, I had never bothered to listen to a podcast. I assumed podcasts were similar to National Public Radio, but for hipsters and nerds. This assumption couldn’t have been farther from the truth. Read more

Wandering — also called elopement — is the tendency to try to leave a safe, supervised place, which puts a child with autism at risk of injury or even death. Kids can bolt away or simply leave a place undetected. Read more

The New Year is traditionally the time for resolutions and in keeping with tradition I am resolving to be more mindful while traveling to avoid losing or misplacing vital items. My experiences have lessons for all travelers. Read more