Family Services

* This is not necessarily a recommended list, the following businesses are dedicated advertisers.


Mill Pond Pediatrics,  914.277.3360

Providing care to your family when you need it and with the personal attention you deserve.
Pediatric care for your children in a sensitive and loving atmosphere.  Separate sick and well visit areas.  A welcoming waiting area with toys and play equipment.  Contact available with nurses and doctors 24 hours a day.
Located at 293 Route 100, Suite 104, Somers, NY 10589

The New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program of the New York State Office of Court Administration is an initiative of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, and is Chaired by the Hon. Evelyn Frazee, a Supreme Court Justice in Rochester. Parent education is offered by certified providers to help separating or divorcing parents better understand the effects of their breakup on their children and to give them information and ideas about how to make the new family situation easier and more livable for themselves and their children. We currently have 49 certified providers with a presence in all 62 Counties in New York State. Please check the website at www.nycourts.gov/parented for a list of certified providers. The Programs are certified through our Office. Mailing address: New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program, 140 Grand Street, Suite 701, White Plains, NY 10601, Email Address: nyparent-ed@nycourts.gov, phone: (888) 809-2798.

Whether you wish to capture the wonder and beauty of your newborn or the warmth and charm of family, we offer timeless portraiture which will be cherished for generations.  We are Peanut Portraits Photography. Whether photographing maternity sessions, newborns or children we draw upon the true spirit and emotion of our subject to create classic, authentic imagery. From pregnancy through the wonder of the first year and other milestone events, we have been honored to capture the highlights of many people’s lives.  Peanut Portraits Photography, 260 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY 10536, 914-232-4222, www.peanutportraitstudio.com.

ProBody is a revolutionary new personal training and neuroacoustic therapy center for mind*body fitness. Inspired by a true passion for weight training, its many attributes, and its incredible effectiveness in sculpting the body while building mind and spirit, ProBody’s unique environment blends upscale “spa” with hardcore “gym”. ProBody sets itself apart as the first fitness center to combine an all-encompassing workout with a spa-like reward — neuroacoustic therapy. Touted for its ability to reduce stress and lower heart rate, neuroacoustic therapy uses select sound waves scientifically orchestrated into “music” that stimulates the brains’ neuro transmitters and triggers the relax response. Designed for a complete workout, the ProBody training session consists of; cardio interval conditioning, stretch/flexibility sequence, weight training, and the reward — the exclusive tranquility tent, a.k.a. neuroacoustic therapy.  59 Kensico Drive, Mount Kisco, New York,  914 244 0075, www.probodypersonaltraining.com

S & R Plumbing & Heating, Inc., 400 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509.  Phone: 845.278.4204, Fax 845.278.4205.

Do you need help organizing the playroom?
Are you having difficulty deciding what toys and materials are best for your children?
Does cleaning up the playroom mean throwing all the toys into one large bin?
We can help you:  Create child-sized centers within a large space.   Select toys/materials that foster open-ended play.   Organize bins and materials that make it easy for any adult and child to help clean up.  With a long winter of indoor play ahead, Fall is the best time to organize.
For a free consultation, call us at 914 260-3042 or email smartplayrooms@me.com.

Is paperwork threatening to take over your home office?
Too much to do but no time?
Solutions by Jody is the perfect answer!
Jody will help you prioritize, organize and simplify. We sort through mounds of paper, closets, kitchen cabinets and work side by side with you to determine the best storage solutions and bring a sense of order to your home.  Moving? We can facilitate your move — packing and unpacking, notifying utilities and even staging your home for a speedy sale. Call or e-mail to set up a complimentary consultation. Email solutionsbyjody@aol.com or visit  www.solutionsbyjody.com.  Call 914-844-7165.

The editor adored Fall line is here and it is fabulous!  There is something for everyone.  From vintage-inspired, to metro chic, to classic pearls…With half the collection under $50, you’ll be certain to find something special for yourself or that gorgeous gal on your list.  Even a Little Girls collection for mini fashionistas too!  Need a girl’s night?  Host a trunk show!  It’s easy and oh-so-doable!  Just invite your friends over, open a bottle of wine, and enjoy!  What’s better than combining friends, shopping, and cocktails?  You deserve it and your friends will thank you for it!  Find out more at www.stelladot.com/lisatabs.  Contact Lisa Tabs at 914-649-0363 to book a trunk show or to join my team: lmtabs@optonline.net.  Mention this ad and receive an additional $25 in free jewelry of your choice when you host a trunk show!

daeLogoColorcopy200The Digital Arts Experience is Westchester’s Creative Hub, combining educational programs in the digital arts, affordable workspace and personalized production services under one roof. It is a community of creative professionals from the aspiring to the seasoned veteran. The DAE offers After School, Spring Break and Summer Programs to children ages 8-17, from 3D Animation to 3D Printing, Computer Programming to Digital Photography. The programs are all about having fun while working hands on with the most up to date tools and technology. We offer some of the most unique programming in Westchester, Fairfield & Rockland Counties. (914) 644-8100  www.theDAE.com.

We install hardwood flooring, refinish existing hardwood floors, and install carpet & runners, tile, laminate, cork and vinyl.  We are a shop at home flooring store making the flooring process fun and convenient.  We love pets, too!  914-937-2950. www.TheFlooringGirl.com.


Head Lice Removal Services/Salon. Since 1997. 914.424.1367.

Got Lice! We are the Lice Experts of Dobbs Ferry with 26 years of experience. We specialize in the removal of head lice and their eggs using all natural and chemical free products. Work in a home-based salon and if needed, will travel for head lice treatment to your home. Our services are 100% guaranteed, very affordable, available 7 days a week and highly recommended throughout Westchester and the NY Metro area. If you are at your “nits” end, please call. Call Dale at 914-424-1367 or visit our website at www.liceoffinc.com

The preppy turtle and the turtle’s nest — consignment boutiques that serve the needs of growing families. At the preppy turtle we carry designer clothing and accessories as well as toys, books, and gifts for infants to teens. At the turtle`s nest you will find baby equipment, nursery items, home goods, furniture, gifts and maternity wear. Unlike most consignment shops the preppy turtle and the turtle`s nest feature a mix of new and barely used items in an atmosphere that feels like a full-priced retail store.  The Preppy Turtle, 2 Depot Plaza, Suite 101B Bedford Hills, NY 10507, www.thepreppyturtle.com.  Tel/fax: 914 666-8500, e-mail: customerservice@thepreppyturtle.com.  Hours: Open Monday 10-2, Tuesday through Saturday 10-5, Closed Sunday.

Always on time, always professional.   914 255 8519
Landscaping, painting, & stone masonry.  Any and everything you need to care for your home.  Contact Tito Morales.

turtlecove250Turtle Cove Golf Center is New York area’s premiere golf practice range, featuring private full-swing practice stations, PGA instruction, miniature golf, batting cages, event space, sports camps, located in Pelham Bay Park minutes from Manhattan and Westchester County.  Turtle Cove Golf Academy’s program provides young golfers, ages 7-15 with a fun, safe environment to learn the game of golf. Students work with our friendly, experienced teaching professionals to develop all areas of the game. Our 10:1 student to instructor ratio ensures that they’ll get a solid foundation of the game. PGA professionals can design a program for your entire family.  1 City Island Road, Pelham Bay Park, N.Y. 10464.  (718) 885-1129, www.turtlecovegolfcenter.com.

Professional Wood Finish, Made Green
Vermont Natural Coatings’ PolyWhey wood finishes enhance the innate beauty of wood and preserve it with a durable shield that is environmentally safe for those who work with it and for those who live with it.  This hard-wearing “polmer” wood coating meets the highest professional and environmental standards.  For information, call (802) 472 8700, www.vermontnaturalcoatings.com.