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*Sponsored Content We’re a movie family. We have movie night at home, we love going to the movies (those reclining chairs are awesome), and I even have a daughter who loves making home movies with her dolls as the stars. Sounds great, right? No arguments about what to watch, right? Well… Yes, we all love […]

*Sponsored Content Having grown up in Long Island there are a lot of seasonal traditions that I experienced that I wanted to share with my children. When I look back on my childhood there was always that one specific thing I remember about each season and I’ve kept those traditions going as a mom with […]

When I was younger and first learning how to ride a bike, my older brother took me out to our driveway to learn. It wasn’t a big driveway so each time I rode down it I’d have to turn left and ride back up the other side. In between, there was a ditch. I never […]

“Yer aff yer heid” as the Scottish would say! “You’re crazy” if you miss this year’s Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games on Saturday, August 27th at Old Westbury Gardens. Now in its 60th year, the day will be jam-packed with competitions such as a caber toss for adults and children, shortbread contests, tug […]

Main Image Photo Credit: Tom Lee, Flickr Tips from the New York Audubon Society Birdwatching was never my thing but I’m going to tell you how my dad, the environment, and James Bond (not my dad) changed my mind. To me, birds were always like potholes. Yes, I acknowledge that they exist, I try my […]

Finally, spring has sprung. We’ve put together a list of fun things to do on Long Island and we’ve got something for everyone. Museums, outdoor parks, waterfront towns, and mansions from the Gilded Age. This obviously isn’t everything that Long Island has to offer, but it’s certainly a great start to keep you busy all […]

Main Image Photo Credit: @angela.vona.14 on Instagram When I was a little and had nightmares, my mom once told me to close my eyes and picture something I absolutely love. Something that would make me smile and bring me joy. I remember that exact picture and have held it in my mind for almost 50 […]

The Year of the Tiger started on February 1, and Dale Miquelle, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Tiger Program coordinator and director of WCS’s Russia Program gives us some positive news about tiger conservation efforts. “As the world’s eyes turn to the tiger, there’s reason to be hopeful that this magnificent predator is beating the odds […]

YUP absolutely free, fun and educational! I think one of the best reasons to live in our area on Long Island is how easy it is to get into the city. My dad commuted every day for 30 years so the last thing he wanted to do was to go back into Manhattan on the […]