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Baby animals, cider donuts and trail mix

We’ve been going out to Indian Ladder Farm’s Baby Animal Days since we had a baby to bring. Our photos albums are filled with pictures of kids and little farm animals. In one, a small Lucy gingerly holds out one finger, petting a baby chick. Years later, she is holding Elliot as he does the…

Adventures in Eating: Ethiopian Dining with Kids in Washington D.C.

Adventures in Eating: Ethiopian Dining with Kids in Washington D.C.

Ethiopian dining may not be for every family but on a recent trip to Washington D.C. with my preschooler and toddler we discovered its delights without going far off the beaten path. Ethiopian Dining Around U Street After spending the morning at the National Zoo carrying a 25 pound toddler this mom was ready for…

Family Fun in New York City’s East Village : The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

One of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City is the East Village. The kids like it there too, because of the unique shops and the excellent people watching. On a recent family trip, we headed down to Astor Place via the Lexington Line on the subway, where the big giant steel cube sculpture tempted…

Fine (and Fun!) Dining at Schenectady County Community College

Fine (and Fun!) Dining at Schenectady County Community College

I first heard about the culinary program at Schenectady County Community College a few years ago, which was interesting, but what really got my attention was that they also run a restaurant in the Casola Dining Room that is open to the public. All of the food and service is done by the students, under…

Dinner and a Dream at the Stardust Diner in New York City

Dinner and a Dream at the Stardust Diner in New York City

I hadn’t planned on going to Ellen’s Stardust Diner in New York City. In fact, I had always avoided this diner in favor of ethnic restaurants, thinking that it would be another overpriced tourist trap. ┬áBut this night was different. My son and I went to Mars Restaurant, thinking this would be a good tie-in…