Hudson Valley Parent

HVP - Feb. 2014

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In this issue HV PARENTS ON FACEBOOK FEATURES How do you celebrate Valentine's Day with your little ones? 10 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Diane Reeder: From hungry to hero BY KATHLEEN WILLCOX 12 Hudson Valley Parent's Camp Guide summer camps in the Hudson Valley Great 20 Little yogis yoga camps foster 'happy babies' BY LINDA FREEMAN Local 22 Life as a military family Hudson Valley parents share their stories BY KATHY EASTWOOD 25 Scouting for all parents bring co-ed scouting to the Hudson Valley Local "We celebrate with the kids with a special spaghetti and meatball dinner. Then we watch "Lady and the Tramp" and have popcorn with chocolate treats for dessert." — Goretti Vianney-Benca, Hyde Park "I celebrate with my daughter by giving her a box of chocolates, a teddy bear and a small Valentine-themed present — usually a book — and letting her eat a piece of chocolate before breakfast. And then we gear up for her birthday the next day!" — Amanda Rowe, Napanoch GLORIA DARMANIN BY 29 Happy teeth Hudson Valley dentists share tips for great dental health ELORA TOCCI BY 32 It's tidy up time Cleaning tips to save your sanity BY LAURA LANE 40 Date night 5 reasons to go out with your spouse BY LELA DAVIDSON Top 10 29 34 "Last year my son was 1. He had a special Valentine outfit and Valentine basket with some toys and Valentine-themed board books." — Liz Mann, Poughkeepsie "We always do fondue. The kids love it!" — Tara Gomez, Mount Hope COLUMNS 5 Family Life: What apps do you love for your preschooler? 6 Editor's Journal: The times are a-changin' BY KATY WEBER 7 Hudson Valley Parent blogger roundup: $. More Fun. Great Dad. Save 8 Child Behavior: Emotions and intelligence DR. PAUL SCHWARTZ BY 27 New Moms: Screening your sitter 34 Calendar: Great places to go and things to do 41 Marketplace: Hudson Valley products and services 42 Dining Out: Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville 4 Hudson Valley Parent n February 2014 "We start our morning with heartshaped pancakes and presents. My mom started a tradition of writing each of us a love note and leaving it at our seat at the breakfast table. It's a fun tradition that I continue with my toddlers. I put the note away in their baby box for when they are older and can appreciate it." — Roxanne Ferber, Saugerties ON OUR COVER This month's cover kid is Dante, a 9-year-old from Middletown. Dante's favorite hobbies are singing and dancing, and his favorite sports are football and basketball. He was photographed at the Gardiner Library. Photo by Kit DeFever;

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