Long Island Parent Talk
Get the inside scoop on all things kids and parenting on Long Island.
BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Leema Thomas
This past Father’s Day, Oral-B honored dads with the help of Eli Manning, New York Giants quarterback and proud dad, and March of Dimes, an organization that celebrates mothers and fathers every day.
Manning, 33, has had great success on the field. But his most cherished memories have nothing to do with roaring crowds, smart plays or perfect passes. Celebrity Baby Scoop spoke with Eli about...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From fireworks and crafts to "Peter Pan" and more, there is plenty happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
"Peter Pan The Musical" at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts (2 E. Main St., Smithtown) Follow a mischievous boy who can fly and spends his never-ending childhood adventuring...Read more »
You would think that in 2014, a respected journalist such as Matt Lauer wouldn't perpetuate the days-old debate about whether or not a woman can be both an executive and a good mother. However, on The "Today" show Thursday morning, Lauer asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra if she could do both her jobs, CEO and mother, well.
Barra sat down with Lauer for an interview that was supposed to be...Read more »
Put on rubber boots and old clothes and head to the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank on Saturday to jump in mud puddles, make mud pies and march in a rubber-boot parade during the farm's celebration of International Mud Day.
"It's an event to get the kids outside to celebrate the Earth and mud and the beginning of summer," says Lina Ospina, the farm's office manager. Though International Mud...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a hearty breakfast recipe I found on Foodnetwork.com
Cheesy Eggs-in-the-Hole with Bacon(Makes 4 servings)
Ingredients- 4 slices of bacon (about 4 ounces)- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter- 4, 1/2-inch-thick slices of bread from a whole-grain boule or pullman loaf- 4 large eggs- 4 tablespoons...Read more »
Have cereal companies gone too far when it comes to adding vitamins? According to a new report, children today are getting excessive amounts of certain nutrients, such as vitamin A, zinc and niacin, and fortified breakfast cereals are the number one source of these added vitamins and minerals.
The study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a Washington, D.C.-based health research and...Read more »
My 3-year-old daughter watches her favorite animated shows on repeat. Our DVR is filled with episodes of "Paw Patrol," "Peppa Pig" and "Super Why." When I stumbled upon Kidoodle.TV, a subscription service app for kids, I knew I wanted to give it a try. My daughter doesn't watch a lot of television, but when she does, I'd love to offer her a variety of options.
Kidoodle.TV is a family-friendly,...Read more »
Now that the school year is winding down, you may be looking for fun things to do with the kids before summer camp. Recently, Michaels craft stores kicked off its annual in-store program, inviting kids to explore culture through crafts.
This year's seven-week program is called the Passport to Imagination. Michaels teamed up with seven of North America's top museums to create projects inspired...Read more »
The Wiggles are back on tour this fall and are making a stop at NYCB Theatre at Westbury in October. If your kids are ready to dance and sing along, you can purchase tickets now.
Anthony (Blue Wiggle), Emma (Yellow Wiggle), Simon (Red Wiggle) and Lachy (Purple Wiggle) will be celebrating the release of their new CD and DVD, "Apples and Bananas," which will be available August 26, as well as...Read more »
If you’ve ever had the urge to pitch a tent and spend the night in your backyard with your kids, now you’ve got the perfect excuse to do it: Saturday, June 28, is the National Wildlife Federation’s 10th annual Great American Backyard Campout.
More than 4,000 people have registered so far in most of the 50 states. The annual event encourages families to reconnect with nature.
“From...Read more »