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Valerie Kellogg is the editor of Newsday's Kids section. She lives in Huntington and is the mother of an 8-year-old boy, Harrison, who loves science, "Star Trek" and anything having to do with space.
I could fall down a flight of stairs, and however curious and caring my son might be, he might barely ask if I’m OK. That’s usually when he’s in a Minecraft fog, playing intensely on his laptop or iPod Touch.
But this wasn’t the case when I told him last week that a Minecraft movie is coming out.
“Cool!” he said. Then the “stack” of questions came (for those of you not paying attention...Read more »
The last time I took my son to the circus he wore pants with an elastic waist. Now that he is in the second smallest size of men’s jeans, I wondered if he would still consider it to be one of the greatest shows on earth, especially when he didn’t jump up and down this time when I told him we were going opening weekend in Brooklyn.
Even for a growing 10-year-old boy, the Ringling Bros. and...Read more »
Harrison and I are taking a Long Island road trip. For the President’s Week break, he and I will heading out east and doing whatever we feel like doing along the way and back. I was lucky enough to take the time off from work; my husband, not so much. So this will be a special break with the boy, who has delighted in hearing that we would be driving the long way there and that it might take a couple...Read more »
Instead of putting away laundry and baby-sitting a playdate, I spent my Saturday afternoon rehearsing a group dance number for an upcoming burlesque show at a New York City nightclub.
The G-rated performance, to “The Pink Panther” theme, represents what kind of woman I am trying to be — someone who not only has a career she loves and a home and family she loves to nurture, but interests that...Read more »