Long Island Parent Talk
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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Leema Thomas
For the second year in a row, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has launched "The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls" through a partnership with Girl Rising, the global social action campaign for girls’ education. The goal is to raise awareness for the importance of girls’ education in an effort to remove barriers such as early and forced marriage, domestic slavery, sex trafficking,...Read more »
Although it’s only April, chances are most high school students are already thinking about the upcoming prom season – which likely means that many of the parents of said students also have the big galas on their radar – and not just the actual events, but any intended after-prom adventures their kids may be planning as well.
Naturally, concerns for both prom-goers and their guardians involve...Read more »
Head to Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Saturday for their first "Spring into the Mall" kids expo.
Sponsored by Your Local Kids Source of Long Island, a shopping and service magazine, the event will present parents with information on children's services, products and more. Exhibitors include Village East Gifted (an enrichment center for the gifted learner), DeLiceful (lice removal...Read more »
It’s such a cliché, but guys, even when they are trying to be funny, can sound so crass when they talk about women and issues important to them — their insecurities, their needs, their bodies. The boors on sports talk radio fell right into that trap when they circled around Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy’s decision to take time off to help his wife bring home their newborn son.
“That’s...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From the Spring Family Freshwater Festival to breakfast with the Easter Bunny and more, there's plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake State Park (Exit 38 off Southern State Parkway, North Babylon). The...Read more »
Matt Blackstone has been dinged before.
He's hoping it won't happen again tomorrow, when the East Meadow author of the new young adult novel "Sorry You're Lost" participates in another "Tween and Teen Author 90-Second Read Event" at The Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington.
Five authors of books for young adults are given a series of topics, such as "embarrassing parental moment" or "fury."...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a hearty soup. I found the recipe in “Better Homes and Gardens: 365 Comfort Foods" (Better Homes & Gardens; $19.99).
Creamy and comforting corn chowder(Makes 8 servings)
Ingredients1 16-ounce package frozen whole kernel corn1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1⁄2...Read more »
If my sixth-grade son learned nothing else this year, he learned what those phrases meant.
After the first day of the state English Language Arts assessments, he said to me, “Why didn’t you opt me out?” I explained that I believe the tests will give both the school and us a good measure of how he is learning this year, and that test-taking and being evaluated is a part...Read more »
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 April to help you plan a fun-filled day.
"Jungle Book" at the Carriage House Theater, Vanderbilt Mansion (180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport) on Saturdays and...Read more »
As much as parents might want to give their kids a leg up in education, there’s only so much a baby can learn. For instance, they can’t learn to read, according to a study by researchers at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.
The researchers examined 117 children ages 9 to 18 months, splitting them into two groups. One group received baby media...Read more »