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Ashley Rapsinski knows it can be hard to get to the gym when you have a 2-year-old. It’s why she was so delighted several weeks ago to find one that allows her to exercise alongside her daughter, Lyra, under the watchful direction of the owner. “I have a lot more energy, which is good,” said Rapsinski, a part-time educator. “I used to wake up tired, and wait till Lyra w…

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Summer can be a fun, exciting and care-free time for kiddos. And, unfortunately, it's winding down quickly. It'll be back to the books for kids shortly and that means it's transition time. My sweet Emma is heading off to kindergarten and I am a wreck wondering how she will go from this beautiful summer of sleeping in and hanging out, to a rigid schedule of reading, writing…

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I know, I'm sorry. I don't mean to rush things, but I mean we are more than halfway through August. That being said, there is plenty of time to squeeze in some must-dos with your little ones. If you haven't done the three things listed here - I'd encourage you to try your best to fit them in. Your kids will thank you. Head to Canalside There's just so much to at Cana…

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When you’re a mom, you come last. Dead last. Eating meals. Showering. Getting dressed. Going to the bathroom. Everything. Every. Single. Thing. Dead. Last. So you adjust.  You learn to deal with it. You move quickly, accept that you'll barely have time to put on your shoes, let alone mascara. So, you deal. I had a morning like that not too long ago. It was a cr…

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Parents have to get out sometimes. We need alone time, date nights and shopping trips without kids hanging on our hips. That basically means we have to rely on babysitters. We have to leave our children, our precious, beautiful children with people that aren't us. It's always tough. I feel so grateful to have found some really nice, reliable and sweet sitters. It's toug…

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During the recent winter break, the spring-like temperatures got us outside. It was gorgeous and so much fun. Cabin fever was beginning to set in, so the sunshine was a breath of fresh air. Friends invited us on a play-date to check out the park at Wales Primary School.We had never been to Butterfly Park (4650 Woodchuck Road, East Aurora) and were happy to check it out. …

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Looking to have fall family photos shot? Wondering what colors are best to wear? Or where you should go? What kind of backdrop? Me too. That's why I asked for help. David Barone-Vu has been shooting professional photos for about five years. I asked for some advice on capturing the best moments with family during the fall season. Whether you are hiring a professional or d…

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Pumpkins, apples and fun. We took a chance on a trip to Zittel's Country Market in Hamburg, not knowing what we'd find. I guess I thought it was just a place to buy produce. Boy was I wrong. It was a riot. For fall, Zittel's goes all out with things for the kids with some free fun available during store hours. It has a super neat straw maze. Not just a little maze, either…

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Yep, you read that right, go to a museum for free. Just one day, but still it's pretty cool. We love free. Here's the deal. "Museum Day Live" is Sept. 24. It is sponsored by Smithsonian magazine which offers free tickets to participating museums across the country. Just go smithsonian.com and plug in your zip code. Then print the tickets which are good for two people. (If…

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Chef’s Restaurant has ended its pizza experiment after two months. Owner Lou Billitier Jr. announced the closing of his Chef’s Garage Pizza takeout pizza operation Monday on the restaurant’s Facebook page. He cited reasons including complaints from customers at Chef’s Restaurant that they couldn’t get the pizza as a dine-in option, and a desire to avoid competing with ex…