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It appears Gisele Bundchen, the supermodel fellow moms love to hate, is at it again. A photo of the Brazilian beauty riding in an ATV with her 1-year-old daughter Vivian -- sans helmet -- in Costa Rica last weekend was posted by TMZ over the weekend.
A day after the photo went viral, Bundchen's representative told ABC News: "Gisele was on a private beach driving very, very...Read more »
What if your child got a nutrition report card in addition to an academic one? Would it help improve the child’s eating habits?
A new Cornell University study suggests that such report cards might nudge children toward more healthy options, according to Cornell behavioral economists Brian Wansink and David Just.
Many school districts use a payment system in which students use a special...Read more »
From Captain America to the Muppets, here's Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release schedule for 2014:
"The Wind Rises" (Feb. 28); rated PG-13. Written by Hayao Miyazaki, this animated tale follows the life of Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. The movie chronicles much of his life and key historical events including...Read more »
Treat the kids to fun, under-the-sea adventures after school at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center (431 E. Main St., Riverhead). And now through Jan. 31, there's a special offer.
Here's the deal: Kids and adults can receive half-price admission Mondays through Fridays after 2:30 p.m. Admission for the aquarium and exhibition center would be $16.25 for adults (regular admission...Read more »
What’s one blunder Snooki confesses she made with her newborn?
Strapping an iPad to his crib.
In her new book, “Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way” (Running Press, $22), “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi talks about how she and her husband, Jionni LaValle, used the iPad when their son, Lorenzo, now 16 months old, was...Read more »
While you were kicking off the new year with family and friends, other parents were toasting to their new addition. NameCandy.com, a website solely focused on baby names, has compiled a list of the first reported babies born this year from each state. From coast to coast, parents have chosen unique and unusual names for their little ones.
According to the site, hardly a name is repeated and...Read more »
East Rockaway author Barry Edwards McNamara explores the bullying of students with special needs in his new book “Bullying and Students With Disabilities: Strategies and Techniques to Create a Safe Learning Environment for All” (Corwin, $31.95).
McNamara addresses classroom and playground teasing, taunting and physical aggression aimed at atypical students. “There is a very limited but emerging...Read more »
One of the hardest things for many working parents is worrying about child care. Whether you have family helping out or you've hired a baby-sitter or nanny, chances are they may call out sick once in a while.
It's best to have a backup plan in place in case you can't take the day off from work. Here, Katie Herrick Bugbee, senior managing editor and global parenting expert at Care.com, offers...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From "Disney on Ice" and monster performances to educational activities and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale). Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and the whole gang...Read more »
Doyin Richards thought he was just documenting a busy morning. It was the kind of morning parents of young children are used to -- the kind where one parent is hustling to get out of the house on time and the other is multitasking to make that possible. A photo snapped of Richards in the act of parenting -- a cute picture of dad styling his toddler’s hair while wearing his younger daughter in a...Read more »