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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Leema Thomas Patrick Whittle
Harrison and I are taking a Long Island road trip. For the President’s Week break, he and I will heading out east and doing whatever we feel like doing along the way and back. I was lucky enough to take the time off from work; my husband, not so much. So this will be a special break with the boy, who has delighted in hearing that we would be driving the long way there and that it might take a couple...Read more »
Love is a big topic of conversation around Valentine’s Day, and the meaning of crushes and dating and romance are topics that parents should discuss with their kids at age-appropriate levels, says a Purdue University child development expert.
There will be awkward moments in kids’ explorations of love, Judith Myers-Walls, professor emeritus of child development, says in a press release. “It...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From the Harlem Globetrotters to Disney performances, crafts and more, there are plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Harlem Globetrotters at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale). The Harlem Globetrotters give fans the chance to decide which rules...Read more »
Haven’t had sex lately? You’re not alone: Thirty two percent of moms report going at least a few years without making love, according to a Family Circle survey.
That's not the only thing moms confessed. The majority of mothers polled (56 percent) say they drink too much too often and nearly one in five (18 percent) report they drink to excess about once a month to "let their hair down." Although...Read more »
With the snowstorm, you're most likely stuck inside with the kids. Indoor crafts and games can provide easy entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. Ashley Hodgson, early childhood program coordinator at the Long Island Children's Museum, shared some of the museum's family-friendly activities that you can create and play indoors when the weather outside is too frightful. So grab some hot chocolate...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly-food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a delicious Valentine's Day dessert. I found the recipe on Spoonful.com, a Disney website that's filled with thousands of crafts, games and recipes for children and families.
IngredientsFor yellow cake:- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature- 1 1/2...Read more »
Sometimes nothing says "I love you" quite like a homemade gift. So if you're looking to leave your kids a special Valentine in their lunchbox, or for a fun craft to do together, here's an easy DIY Valentine's Day card from Disney's Spoonful.com, a website that's filled with thousands of crafts, games and recipes for children and families.
Secret Valentine's message
What you'll need-...Read more »
Many parents have differing opinions about the best age to bring a young child to a movie theater. So if you're on the fence with your little one, you may want to check out the "My First Movies" events from BabyFirsttv.com.
These movie play dates are meant for babies, toddlers and their parents to experience the big screen in an age-appropriate, fun way. Each "My First Movies" event keeps...Read more »
If your tween or teen is an aspiring chef and would rather help you in the kitchen than play video games, you may be interested in a unique competition coming to Long Island.
The Junior Iron Chef of Long Island competition hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is taking place on Saturday, March 15 at Whole Foods Market in Lake Grove (120 New Moriches Rd.). Middle and high...Read more »
Today's Millennial Mom is resilient, resourceful and optimistic. And according to BabyCenter -- a pregnancy and parenting mobile and Web destination -- Millennial Moms challenge generational stereotypes that include a backlash to helicopter parenting and the rise of entrepreneurs.
The 2014 Millennial Mom Report, the latest installment in BabyCenter's 21st Century Mom Insights Series, profiled...Read more »