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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 »
Choosing a day care for your child is likely one of the most important decisions you'll make as a parent. Whether you choose a small or large child-care facility or a family center, one thing's certain: You'll want to make sure the day care meets the highest standard of care.
Between work, chores and taking care of the kids, finding time to research the best day care center for your child...Read more »
Know a child who is an outstanding community volunteer? Kohl’s department stores is accepting nominations now through March 14 for nearly $400,000 in Kohl's Cares scholarships and prizes to be granted to more than 2,300 young people.
Parents, teachers, neighbors or friends can nominate kids ages 6 to 18. Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win $50 Kohl’s...Read more »
One of my Newsday colleagues and fellow moms saw this idea on Pinterest, tested it out with her two boys, ages 2 and 5, and wanted to share this super-convenient way of letting the kids play in the snow without leaving the house.
She brought the snow inside! She filled up the bathtub with snow from her yard, and Jake (left in photo) and Zack donned their gloves and had a great time. “They...Read more »
Instead of putting away laundry and baby-sitting a playdate, I spent my Saturday afternoon rehearsing a group dance number for an upcoming burlesque show at a New York City nightclub.
The G-rated performance, to “The Pink Panther” theme, represents what kind of woman I am trying to be — someone who not only has a career she loves and a home and family she loves to nurture, but interests that...Read more »
Weekend family fun on Long Island: HarborFrost, 'Masters of Illusion,' 'Beauty and the Beast' and more
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From magic shows and "Beauty and the Beast" to Valentine's Day crafts and more, there's plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Masters of Illusion at NYCB Theatre at Westbury (960 Brush Hollow Rd., Old Westbury). Families can watch a live performance featuring...Read more »
The term “role model” is too often used in pro sports, but if ever a pro athlete fit the bill, it might be Derrick Coleman.
The Seattle Seahawks running back, whose moving story was the subject of a Duracell ad (see the video below) viewed more than 19 million times on YouTube, has become an Internet sensation for being the first deaf NFL player to play in the Super Bowl.
Although he...Read more »