Story Behind The Girl Explorers
Lifelong Learning

Story Behind The Girl Explorers

Moms of thrill-seeking daughters will not be surprised to learn that there’s nothing new about girl explorers. But as recently at 1932, Roy Chapman Andrews, of the male-only Explorers club, told the women at Barnard College that “women are not adapted to exploration,” and that women and exploration do not mix.” The Girl Explorers┬áby Jayne…

7 Great Ways To Teach Kids About Women’s Rights
Lifelong Learning

7 Great Ways To Teach Kids About Women’s Rights

How are we teaching our children about the Women’s Rights Movement in America? On Thursday, I took my daughter to Half the Sky Live, a live movie event inspired by the best-selling book that features stories of women who are overcoming oppression. It was an inspiring program, not least because it was introduced by a…

Dreaming of the Unforgettable Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Family Travel

Dreaming of the Unforgettable Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

I went to Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic to die dreaming. Which is to say, I went chasing the Dominican Republic’s heavenly “Morir So├▒ando” drink, a creamsicle-flavored combination of milk and orange juice, and found gold. What To Do In Monte Cristi El Morro National Park Near the border of Haiti, where desert scrub meets crystalline…

Cross Country Ski New York – Nordic Centers Get The Kids Skiing Without Breaking The Bank
Lifelong Learning | Outdoor Education

Cross Country Ski New York – Nordic Centers Get The Kids Skiing Without Breaking The Bank

Now that snow has returned to the Capital Region, beat the winter blahs with outdoor adventures.  Current spring skiing conditions, with area trails layered in deep powder and temperatures hovering at the freezing point, are ideal for introducing kids to Nordic skiing. Like Alpine skiing, cross country skiing is a risky sport where experienced skiers…

New York Suffragettes: Women’s History Museum Display
Lifelong Learning

New York Suffragettes: Women’s History Museum Display

If you visit the State Capitol Building in Albany, you just might be lucky enough to see a wonderful exhibit about New York Suffragettes, and the contributions of New York State women to American History. My favorite part is the horse-drawn campaign wagon, used by my great-grandmother Edna Buckman Kearns, which tells a very important…