Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Growing up with Asperger's

An upcoming presentation on Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism, proved so popular that registration has already closed, but the organizer promises to hold another session early next year.

Family Picks: The holidays are coming edition

Christmas decorations are starting to pop up, Santa is coming, and holiday parades are happenin' all around the area this weekend. Not quite ready for the holidays? How about a steel drum concert or a children's production of "Music Man"? Check it out!

Need to recycle? Got the holiday spirit? Check our Family Picks

We have an eclectic mix for you this weekend, whether you're in an outdoorsy, environmental mood or just have that holiday spirit! Not to mention a puppet show, the Harlem Wizards and National Gaming Day. Enjoy!

Child care or college?

Thinking of starting a college fund for your new baby?

You may want to endow a child care fund first.

Curse you, Halloween Scrooges!

I didn’t plan to write anything else pumpkin-related this year — and then somebody swiped our scarecrow.

Family Picks: Bring on the next holiday!

Didn't we just put the pumpkins away? Maybe, but it's already beginning to feel a bit like Christmas around here - or at least Thanksgiving. Kick off the next holiday season by helping fight hunger at Lincoln Square this weekend, or shop early for Christmas and Hannukah gifts!

Family Picks: Halloween edition!

You've got your pick of Halloween activities this weekend, with lots of trick-or-treating, haunted houses, a ghost train, pumpkin displays, Halloween parades and festivals, and even some spooky science. So grab your costumes and go!

Giving words to children 'locked out of the world around them'

Parents of young children with language delays may be interested in a free presentation Thursday afternoon by a speech pathologist specializing in "augmented" communication techniques, such as computers that speak or sign language.

Hello Mr. Squirrel, it's just me, Mr. Pumpkin!

Our yard is what you might call squirrel friendly.

Older neighborhood, mature trees, plenty of room for nests, berries everywhere and, most enticing of all, an oak tree loaded with acorns right across the street. The squirrels even eat the smelly fruit that falls from our infamous gingko tree (a behavior I’m happy to encourage).

Last-minute pumpkin help

If you, like me, are desperately planning a fall party for your child's classroom this week -- or just a Halloween party for the kids at home -- here are a couple of websites that might be useful.