Long Island Parent Talk
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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Leema Thomas
Finalists in the Huntington Arts Council’s “Got Talent? Long Island” competition for performers age 18 and younger will hit the stage Saturday at the Dix Hill Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College (305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills).
The winner will receive $1,000, an opening performance at the 49th annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival and more.
The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and...Read more »
If this video of a chubby, adorable Korean baby doesn't make you smile, I'm not sure what will.
Already a YouTube sensation, the video, uploaded by a user called IMAX, has received more than 3.6 million views. The boogying babies are encouraged to dance by a person speaking Korean off-camera.
Move over Psy -- the tiny dancer may be the latest star to come out of South Korea. As soon...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From the Strawberry Festival to Sci-Fi day, an "Alice in Wonderland" exhibit and more, there is plenty happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Nassau County Strawberry Festival at Nassau BOCES in Bellmore (2351 Jerusalem Ave., North Bellmore) Located on Newbridge Road in North Bellmore,...Read more »
Mother of four Rosie Pope knows a thing or two about parenting. In March of this year, she welcomed another daughter named Bridget Monroe with her husband, Daron Pope.
The star of Bravo's "Pregnant in Heels" is also the founder of Rosie Pope Maternity, MomPrep and Rosie Pope Baby, as well as author of "Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy" (It Books; $19.99).
I recently caught up...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a fun twist on a childhood favorite. I found the recipe on mom.me, an online destination for moms that provides real-world advice and lifestyle content.
PB & J Pancake Layer Cake(Makes 8 to 10 servings)
Ingredients- 5 cups buttermilk complete pancake mix (like Krusteaz)- 3 cups...Read more »
Kidville, a popular destination for children's classes, athletics and more, is coming to another Long Island location.
Set to open in August, the new Kidville Wantagh will be located at the Willow Wood Shopping Center (1183 Wantagh Ave.). The first Kidville on Long Island opened last year in Roslyn Heights.
The new 4,000-square-foot Kidville will feature three classrooms, an indoor play...Read more »
The battle between working moms and stay-at-home moms has raged on for decades. The 'mommy wars' unfortunately don't end there. Even today, moms face tremendous pressure to make “perfect” parenting decisions, only to find themselves judged or criticized by others — including other moms. From choosing to go back to work or what to feed your baby, to the best ways to educate and discipline, everyone...Read more »
Baby gates used incorrectly can lead to injury, according to a new study. In fact, baby gate-related injuries nearly quadrupled since 1990.
Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, found that from 1990 through 2010, emergency departments in the United States treated an estimated 37,673 children younger than 7 years old...Read more »
Summer means boating on Long Island – and the following tips can help keep kids safe. The advice comes from the Sea Tow Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to boat safety and education:
-- Be sure all kids on board are wearing life jackets. This is the law. The U.S. Coast Guard requires that all children under 13 years of age must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket unless the child is below...Read more »
Did you know the lawn mower is one of the most dangerous household tools? In fact, each year 68,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for lawn mower-related injuries, and 9,400 of them are children under the age of 18, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Most childhood injuries due to lawn mowers are related to riding mowers, and most children are injured in their own yard....Read more »