A strong and passionate mythology surrounds motherhood: one that alternately glorifies the institution in sentiment and song, and at the same time pins our culture’s ills onto the failure of mothers to get their jobs done well enough. Incidentally, that job is both thankless and supremely rewarding – a dichotomy that no woman expects when she signs on.
Saturday, April 13: The free one-day Kids Read festival showcases talks by 39 authors and illustrators of kid lit on multiple stages.
Saturday, April 13: The event will feature a variety of fun activities for all ages, including a chicken scratch treasure hunt, Easter egg coloring and face-painting. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to plant flowers and vegetable seeds to take home, meet and pet baby chicks, rabbits and other fuzzy critters and learn how to raise backyard rabbits and chickens.
Saturday, March 30: Aileen Weintraub tells the inspiring stories of early achievers in Never Too Young! 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference. The book became a best-seller when it debuted on Amazon, and won a Parents’ Choice Award. The Accord-based author has written more than 50 children’s books, with her next, Secrets of the American Museum of Natural History, due out this spring.
You undoubtedly recognize my last name, but maybe not my first. Even though I was the one born in this town, Erica’s social star quickly eclipsed mine – not that it was much of a task for her supernova. Don’t worry, I won’t get mad if you call me Mister Erica.
Tivoli on ice: Not-for-profit opens pop-up community skating rink | “Ridge & Tower” art exhibition in New Paltz to benefit students.
The wobble in my voice is new. I sound shaky, frail. I have never heard this sound out of my mouth before. Does Beyoncé ever wake up like this?
New riff on the Matter of Britain in The Kid Who Would Be King; Dragon King marionettes; Chinese New Year crafts; Help out during the amphibian migration; Groundhog Day at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum; Ice Harvest Festival.
“I hope this project, like Erica, inspires young families to get out and enjoy the natural world and do it with big cheesy smiles on their faces.”
Updating my will feels solid and secure – like good shoes in the snow.