Long Island Parent Talk

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Ways to foster a child's interest in history

Harrison Kellogg McKenna stands alongside a statue of

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During the 4,200 miles of bad radio, terrible food and abominable directions from our GPS came an unexpected boon — finding out that my son Harrison is interested in history.

It turned out that of all the stops we made on our recent journey between Long Island and Dallas, Texas, the 9-year-old liked our tour of President Thomas Jefferson’s home best (and not just because Jefferson and I are...

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Fitness tips for new moms

Lisa Druxman, found of Stroller Strides, offers tips

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After my daughter was born I stopped going to the gym. I thought I could manage getting there a few nights a week, but it didn't take long for me to realize I couldn't be away from her after an eight-hour workday. 

So I traded in my gym membership for an at-home elliptical machine. I've used it a fair amount, albeit not enough. Balancing it all was a struggle, and my fitness routine was...

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Healthy Super Bowl snacks for kids

Pirate Brands, located in Sea Cliff, released a

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Many families enjoy watching the Super Bowl -- and all the festivities -- even if their favorite team isn't playing. And with the big day approaching, you're most likely planning your family's party spread.

"The Super Bowl is the biggest calorie fest of the year behind Thanksgiving," said Emily Whelan Anschlowar, registered dietitian and in-house nutrition expert at Pirate Brands,...

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Family-friendly performances on Long Island in February

Performances for the musical Pinkalicious at John W.

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Children love watching their favorite characters come to life on stage, and there's no shortage of theatrical events on Long Island. Since many of the shows require some forethought, here's a sampling of family-friendly shows throughout February to help you plan a fun-filled day.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt at LIU Tilles Center (Route 25 A, Brookhaven) on Sunday, Feb 3, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m....

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