Long Island Parent Talk
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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Leema Thomas
My family recently went on our 13th annual pilgrimage to the North Fork, and we were blessed by Mother Nature with perfect weather.
My husband and I, our three children, their spouses and our seven grandchildren, who range in age from 11 to 5, caravanned in three cars with a designated driver in each, as our trip included a visit to three wineries: Martha Clara Vineyards on Sound Avenue in...Read more »
When the teachers ask my son what he did during the summer vacation, he can reply, “I made a movie.”
“The Ninjas of Burgundy Drive” came to be after Harrison, then 9, got an idea for a story, grabbed a spiral notebook and went to his room for a few hours over two or three days to write the script. He then got my husband to shoot it with his Samsung Galaxy on a trip to see family last summer...Read more »
If you're looking to take a break from the beach or barbecues this weekend, there are many fun Labor Day events for families. From children's performances to exploring nature, horses, cultural entertainment, art and more, there's so much to do on Long Island.
The Hampton Classic horse show at (240 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton). Along with more than 1,600 horses as well as hunter, jumper...Read more »
As summer is winding down, you may be trying to find fun things to do outdoors with the kids. Take advantage of the warm weather by creating an artsy afternoon by coloring, painting and more outside. I found these fun, creative ideas in the August issue of FamilyFun Magazine.
Pool PaintingThis activity lets you turn the kiddie pool into an impromptu art lab. Kids can experiment by working...Read more »
Back to school means planning and packing lots of lunches for the kids. Sure, you have your child's favorite foods or easy, go-to items, but if you're looking for a healthier change, Alexandra Zissu, editorial director of Healthy Child Healthy World, a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a mission to empower parents to take action and protect their children from harmful chemicals, provided...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a refreshing ice pop, perfect for a Labor Day celebration. I found the recipe in the Food Network Kitchen on FoodNetwork.com.
Grilled-Peach and Almond Ice Pops(Makes 4 to 6 servings)
Ingredients- One 6-inch piece fresh ginger, unpeeled, sliced into very thin rounds (about 1 cup)-...Read more »
It’s time to start thinking about the back to school season.
While this time of year can cause stress and anxiety, Celebrity Baby Scoop reached out to some savvy celebrity moms for tips and tricks to help beat the back to school chaos.
Jennie Garth: "Mystery Girls" star Jennie Garth and her ex-husband, "Twilight" star Peter Facinelli, are parents to three daughters: Luca, 17, Lola, 12,...Read more »
From melting ice pops and wet towels to sandy shoes and glittery art projects, kid-made messes tend to pile up during the summer, with moms pulling double duty with their children home from school.
To help parents enjoy their summer, Debra Johnson, home-cleaning expert for Merry Maids offered easy tricks and solutions for tackling the notorious summer messes by engaging their kids to help...Read more »
This Mom has 184,891 miles on her.
That’s if we’re measuring my experience since giving birth to my first and only child by how far my Subaru Forester has traveled. My husband and I bought the electric blue mini-SUV 10 years ago when I was pregnant with our son, Harrison. At the time, I was at the end of a years-long self-imposed no-driving kick, determined to employ Long Island’s paltry mass...Read more »
Summer is in full swing and many kids love having slumber parties before school is back in session. That way, kids can stay up later playing games and then recover at home the next day. Depending on the age of your guests, “slumber” may not occur, but the experts at Little Twig and Sparrow pajamas have plenty of ideas to get you through the night.
Here, they offer seven tips for hosting a...Read more »