Hudson Valley Parent

HVP May 2018

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4 Hudson Valley Parent n May 2018 ON OUR COVER In this issue FEATURES 8 Me Time: Just for Women Beauty hacks with items you already have in your kitchen 12 I am a Hudson Valley Parent Amy Dooley is a mom above everything. She balances going back to school and starting her own business while still making time for her daughters and their artistic interests BY PAUL SMART 14 Camps and summer programs your kids will love A summer full of fun for every interest and age level. Sign me up, Mom! 16 Don't let lice bug your family Get rid of lice before your whole family is scratching their heads BY LISA IANNUCCI 20 Delicious recipes to make Mother's Day a real treat Easy and super yummy recipes that are almost too pretty to eat BY OLIVIA L. LAWRENCE 26 HV parents show off their fur babies Pictures of the cutest pets in the Hudson Valley sponsored by Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital 28 Overwhelmed by a jam-packed schedule? Tips from local moms on how they do it all while keeping their cool BY MICHELLE PETERSON 31 Foster creativity and confidence in your children Kids of all ages benefit from reading and writing poetry BY JILL VALENTINO 34 Calendar Make Mom's day special and spend it at one of these awesome events! Plus: festivals, fairs and even more spring fun for the whole family 42 New Mom Comic Someone give Mom a hand...because hers are feeling a little numb! BY ALISON WONG This month's cover kid is Iman, a 10-year-old from Newburgh. She is a Creative Incredible Kid and is working on a headband and ballet flats line. Photo by Michael Bloom HV PARENT READER FEEDBACK We asked moms: What's one thing you would like your kids to do for you on Mother's Day? Take a nice photo with me without making a crazy face. — Andrea M. I really want the family to go to Storm King Art Center! — Amy W. Clean their room! And tulips. — Sara H. Spa day for sure. — Ethel R. Let me sleep late and when I wake up the house is spotless. — Wendy F. Chocolate, beer, cheese and no weight gain! — Vanessa L. Give me hugs and kisses and a letter from each telling me why they love me. — Sharon P. Take a day off from arguing with each other! — Christina G. Ask their father for everything. — Amanda S. Help me plant my deck garden while playing nicely! — Regina L.

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