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Family Time, by Diane Chase

Antisocial social media

Recently we had an online reunion with my husband’s family. Our niece is supposed to get married on Halloween. (Don’t even get me started on how excited I am that she chose that date.) We don’t see my husband’s siblings frequently and now the children are older and spread across the ...

The myth of the perfect family

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网A few weeks before the world closed a friend and I were talking about our children. His response to my family surprised me. He had this view that my life was perfect and I had churned out a couple of superhumans. Of course, I would like to agree and not throw my children under the bus, but my ...

Every day is ‘Giving Thanks to Essential Workers Day’

Right off the bat, I need to stress how much I am not equipped to be a healthcare professional. So, it is good news for all of you that I am not one. I know my own strengths and I know my weaknesses. My tolerance for illness and pain used to be pretty low. Sometimes we have to rise to ...

When DIY healthcare supplies are the new normal

I can sew, but I’ve yet to make one of the protective masks for healthcare workers. I want to help, but I’m not sure I will get to the stage where I’m mass producing masks for other people. I selfishly made a few to use so we could take care of my mother. I am in awe of the people that ...

Homeschool honeymoon

It has been a week of homeschooling, remote working and social distancing. Our household is a bit unique in that I’ve worked online for years. The concept of being 50% dressed from the waist up for a conference call is normal. I just don’t usually have other people around to witness it. ...

Let’s help each other out

We need a pandemic to treat each other respectfully? These are tough times with an undecided future. With that, I have seen such incredible acts of generosity. I’m only scratching the surface by highlighting those people offering to deliver meals and groceries, or tutor children online. If ...

It’s maple time!

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网Yes! We are getting ready to tap our five maple trees and just let the sap roll on in. Obviously, we are not in the commercial maple-making business, but our two-gallon target has been consistently produced over the years. That is enough syrup to keep us in maple-drenched waffles for the year ...

Contrary to popular belief, time does not fly by

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网Whether you are a new parent or an old parent, there is always a lot of advice floating around. So I thought I'd chime in on some unwarranted and unasked instruction. Now that my children are older, I can become nostalgic for that child I used to cuddle. I want to recapture those times when we ...

Please wash your hands!

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网In a perfect world there would be no sickness, right? We would all be washing our hands with soap and water. We’d cough and sneeze into our elbow. Each doorstep would host a chemical shower so we could hose off after being coughed in the face by a total stranger. That is what utopia looks ...

Tupper Lake Brew-Ski celebrates microbreweries

There are so many microbreweries located around the Adirondacks and more popping up every day. Though I like to visit because the beer is delicious, I really enjoy the various breweries' connections to their neighborhoods. Each place is different. Some breweries offer a larger public house and ...

Lake Placid’s Toboggan Chute opens for season

We have been waiting for the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute to open. It’s a winter highlight for my family and one of our “go-to” winter activities for visiting family and friends. Sliding down an icy ramp onto a frozen Mirror Lake is not something people get to do everywhere. It is unusual ...

March 3 deadline for Pendragon’s free young playwright contest

A month may seem like an eternity to your children and writing an original 10-minute play may seem like a breeze. That doesn’t mean that all Adirondack Park middle and high school students can’t start working and perfecting their winning entries for the annual Pendragon Theatre Young ...

Hey, parents: Watch your words

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网This is my public service announcement. Parents, please stop gossiping about other people’s children. I was waiting in line at a coffee shop not too long ago and overheard a conversation between two mothers. It was not my intent to overhear, but they were talking so loudly that I’m not sure ...

Lake Placid keeps Mirror Lake clear for ice skating

This is a year for ice and with that comes an automatic stop at the Lake Placid ice track on Mirror Lake. Though there are plenty of skating opportunities around the Adirondacks, one reassuring aspect of skating on Mirror Lake is that the North Elba Park District graciously keeps it clear of ...

The Wild Center Wild Walk is open for Winter

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网The Wild Center is one of our favorite places to visit. It houses all the essentials for a multigenerational family: coffee, animals, coffee, interactive activities, coffee and wonderful trails to work off all the caffeine consumed. I enjoy the exhibits and am constantly amazed at how this ...

Winter stargazing from the Adirondack Sky Center

Living in the Adirondacks and being able to look at a darkened sky filled with glimmers of planets and stars is something I never take for granted. I admit my view of the sky is more mystical than practical, though I can identify some common constellations. My family makes time for a full moon ...

An Adirondack woodland sleigh ride

The weather might be a tad bit inconsistent, but there are still many activities to check off the winter To-Do list. Taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride is one of them. Adirondack Sleigh Rides at Lake Placid’s John Brown Farm, Lucky Clover Sleigh Rides at Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat and the ...

An evening visit to the North Pole

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网I love winter, the winter solstice and the Christmas holiday. I love it when the decorations are finally on our tree and the house smells more like a winter walk than a golden retriever. I could keep that balsam up all year if it didn’t become a fire hazard. We’ve finally stored the bins ...

‘Bring your child to work day’ is not always a good thing

Recently I was put in an awkward situation where a contractor brought his children to work and I ended up babysitting. For starters, you do not know this person. It happened out of this area. But by the end of the story, you will probably know someone like him. Do not think I did this out of ...

The Joy of Giving Party

It can be challenging to find ways to nip the holiday focus on commercialism. We survive Black Friday, attend Small Business Saturday, and search through the Cyber Monday deals. If we are careful, it’s easy to get caught in the drama of wanting the most popular “must-have” items. To ...