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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Shameka Dudley Leema Thomas Patrick Whittle
Manhasset students have acquired a green thumb. Recently, children in grades K-12 broke ground at Munsey Park School, Shelter Rock School and the Secondary School for a special garden project and outdoor classroom called Planet Manhasset.
The idea of organic gardening at the schools came from the Manhasset School District's SCA (their version of a PTA), and the school board in hopes that the...Read more »
Only one-third of mothers believe their children ages 18 and younger are well prepared for their financial future according to a new study.
McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union surveyed 300 mothers (polled by Toluna, PLC) and found 49 percent believe their children are unprepared to get a job, 44 percent believe their children will not be able to finance college and nearly one-third feel their...Read more »
Can visiting a place really change your child’s life? Keith Bellows, a writer and editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine, argues “Yes” in his new book, “100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life, From Your Backyard to the Ends of the Earth” ($18.95).
“I am the person – and journalist – I am today because of what I experienced at a very young age,” he writes. “Seeing the world...Read more »
Are the French better at the whole parenting thing than we are? American author Pamela Druckerman writes about her experiences with her young family in Paris, learning 100 keys to French parenting that she shares in her new book, “Bebe Day by Day” (Penguin, $19.95).
Here are five of the ways she recommends we consider doing it like the French:
No. 4: “The Fetus Doesn’t Need Cheesecake”...Read more »
From cake pops and baked goods to party planning, photography, clothing design and more, 'momtreprenuers' are popping up everywhere.
According to local mom blogger, Amanda Khalil of Port Washington Mama, a 'momtreprenuer' is a business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and entrepreneur. "Often times, she leaves an established career (and paycheck) to spend more time with...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From turtles and butterflies to "The Little Princess, festivals and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family friendly activities this weekend:
1. Tyler's Turtle Time at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton). Learn about turtles...Read more »
If you're looking to get outside this weekend, you won't want to miss the 8th annual Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy 5k in Oyster Bay to raise money to support literacy for at-risk children. The 3.1-mile race will take place on Saturday, May 18, and run through the towns of Oyster Bay and Oyster Bay Cove.
The Brooke Jackman Foundation is a nonprofit organization created by the Oyster Bay-based...Read more »
Looking for baby gear and products on a budget? The Kids Kloset, which hosts seasonal consignment sales, is coming to Long Island this weekend.
The sale will be held at Mitchel Athletic Complex (1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale) on Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hundreds of consignors will bring their clothes, toys, baby gear, equipment, sporting goods,...Read more »
Today is International Kangaroo Care Day.
Kangaroo Care Day, referring to skin-to-skin bonding with a newborn, has been around for decades in other countries and now, the United States is implementing changes to make skin-to-skin the standard care for both pre- and full-term babies.
The World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Surgeon General and American Academy...Read more »
Looking for local parenting classes or support groups? Parents "R" Talking offers a variety of workshops each month at 77 Jericho Tpke. in Mineola, 917-862-7644. Advance registration is required.
“We try to prepare parents for parenthood. A lot of parents don’t have close relatives around anymore. They’re looking for this information, how to get their children on a schedule, how...Read more »