Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrating the rebirth of life in death, observed throughout Latin American communities on November 1st and 2nd. Celebrations are most often associated with Mexico, but there are lively celebrations in US cities like Albuquerque, San Diego, San Antonio, Tucson, and even locally, on Staten Island.
For years, many of us have been sheltered from our kids’ worst days and academic frustrations. Now it’s front and center in our lives, draining us… If you’re having trouble seeing the silver lining and your day’s gone off the rails, consider a few of these ways to reconnect and ensure the day isn’t a total loss.
The sight of auburn leaves against a crisp blue sky and smells of autumn are enough to make anyone want to craft with nature’s finest art materials. At Shine, nature-inspired, naturally-sourced art materials are among our favorite projects. Learn how to invite natural beauty into your lives and get inspired by fall art ideas.
It’s never too early to begin the conversation about race with our children. Yet, research published last year reveals most people are avoiding the topic. Here we share a few startling facts about racial identity observed in young children and offer suggestions for tackling the issue with the under-six crowd.
As we prepare to enter the 5th month of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s only natural to worry about the mental and emotional toll the isolation is taking on your family. To help, we’ve curated a list of idyllic places to spend a safe, enjoyable summer afternoon on Long Island’s East End.