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…

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…

Plimoth Plantation – A Historical Day Trip from Boston to Plymouth MA
Family Travel | Lifelong Learning

Plimoth Plantation – A Historical Day Trip from Boston to Plymouth MA

There are a few places in the USA that every child should see, if possible, before they turn eighteen. Williamsburg, Boston’s Freedom Trail, Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, and of course, Plymouth top the list. In Plymouth, MA, they’ll see the legendary Plymouth Rock, climb aboard a Mayflower ship, and travel back a few hundred years at Plimoth…

Discover the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards (and Other Cowboy Attractions)
Family Travel | Lifelong Learning

Discover the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards (and Other Cowboy Attractions)

The dream of the American West fires the imagination today, as much as it ever has. Even as a little girl growing up in Argentina, where I spoke little or no English, many an afternoon was spent in a fringed suede cowgirl outfit calling out, “Hi-yo, Silver! Away! Today, four million visitors travel to Fort Worth each…

Survival Guide For Building a Gingerbread House with Kids
Culinary Arts | Lifelong Learning

Survival Guide For Building a Gingerbread House with Kids

It’s that time of year, the time of year when all the holiday magazines and catalogs come out featuring stunning gingerbread houses, gingerbread castles, gingerbread churches, and even a gingerbread Tardis. I am by no means a gingerbread expert. I have never had a gingerbread creation featured in a magazine.  I do however, every year,…

Enrichment Cruises: Fun For All the Family
Lifelong Learning

Enrichment Cruises: Fun For All the Family

An emerging new trend in cruising holidays is that of so-called “enrichment cruises”. In addition to the luxury of relaxing, dining and sightseeing expected from a cruise, enrichment cruises offer passengers lectures, demonstrations and classes; often with renowned professionals and experts giving talks or instruction and sometimes even celebrities. Many are now enjoying the opportunity…