How To Make Snow Ice Cream

Now that our yard boasts real honest-to-god snow, it’s time for a classic – snow ice cream. Last year, with a bounty of fresh-fallen snow on hand, my son perfected the most deliciously simple recipe. Snow Ice Cream, Take One Alex was dying to make his own ice cream, but I had been stalling. It’s … Read more

It’s So Easy to Start Homeschooling

If I had a nickel for every time a parent told me that they wished they could homeschool their child; well, I might be able to buy a soda with it. No, seriously, homeschooling isn’t hard. The difficulty is in contemplating jumping into the unknown. Last spring, when my son and I were well into our … Read more

Redpack Goodie Can Winner!

Redpack Winner

And the winner of the Redpack Goodie Can is… Marianne Russell! It pays to enter multiple times, doesn’t it Marianne? Keep an eye in your email inbox for my email, and everyone keep an eye out for our next fun contest.  

Shop Local On Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Twelfth-night (The King Drinks) by David Teniers the Younger

On November 12, 2011 toy stores around the nation will celebrate the joy of play on Neighborhood Toy Store Day. ASTRA, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, whose mission is “leading the way through play,” has asked me to share the importance of shopping locally for toys so that we can help save our community … Read more

Cochlear’s Hearing Heroes In Albany

The other day, my husband received a letter from a patient that was so very special, that he had to share an excerpt:


I must confess. This letter made me smile, and I wasn’t the only one whose heart it warmed.

That’s what it’s all about, after all, the reason he went into medicine, and the reason he chose to subspecialize within ENT. To make a difference. To help people hear.

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