Long Island Parent Talk
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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Leema Thomas Patrick Whittle
Moms today face tremendous pressure to make “perfect” parenting decisions, only to find themselves judged or criticized by others — including other moms. From choosing to go back to work or what to feed your baby, to the best ways to educate and discipline, everyone has an opinion.
To help end the mommy wars and the judgments moms have toward each other, The Bump and CT Working Moms teamed...Read more »
The last time I took my son to the circus he wore pants with an elastic waist. Now that he is in the second smallest size of men’s jeans, I wondered if he would still consider it to be one of the greatest shows on earth, especially when he didn’t jump up and down this time when I told him we were going opening weekend in Brooklyn.
Even for a growing 10-year-old boy, the Ringling Bros. and...Read more »
It's National Read Across America Day -- an annual reading motivation and awareness event encouraging children to celebrate reading on the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss. Although kids may be choosing to play with tablets and video games rather than traditional toys and books, it's important for parents to still read with their children every day.
"Reading with your children daily...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 March to help you plan a fun-filled day.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale) on Wednesday,...Read more »
Parents, set your DVR! Sprout will premiere a new live-action series, "Zerby Derby" on Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m. during "The Sunny Side Up Show."
"Zerby Derby" takes preschoolers and kids ages 2-6 to a world where pint-size cars live and play in a life-size forest. Remote-controlled friends Zack, Lily, Rex and Axle embark on fun adventures as they encourage each other to cross streams,...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday to enjoying "The Wizard of Oz," Snow White, Hercules and more, you can find plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Happy Birthday Doctor Seuss at the Maritime Explorium (101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson). Create your own Oobleck...Read more »
Parents try all kinds of things to reconnect with their children after a divorce. Most parents do not, however, gather their estranged children and take them on an 8,500-mile boat journey through the Northwest Passage.
That’s what Manhattan resident Sprague Theobald did, 12 years after his divorce left him apart from his son, Sefton, 25, and two stepchildren, Dominique, 32, and Chauncey, 34....Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a delicious, fruity dessert. I found the recipe in "150 Best Desserts in a Jar," by Andrea Jourdan (Robert Rose; $24.95).
Kiwi and Strawberry Flan(Makes 4 servings)
What you'll need- 4 8-ounce jars, buttered
Ingredients- 4 kiwi, peeled- 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour-...Read more »
Forget the days of overflowing toy boxes. A new study reveals children are playing with tablets and other touch-screen devices more often than any other toy, including game consoles.
The survey conducted by The Michael Cohen Group (MCG) was presented at the recent Digital Kids Conference at Toy Fair 2014 in Manhattan. Researchers polled 350 parents of children ages 12 and younger. After touch-screen...Read more »
Child star Melissa Gilbert came to fame in 1974 when she played Laura Ingalls on NBC's "Little House on the Prairie." Now the actress and mother of seven can add children's book author to her list of accomplishments.
Recently, Gilbert stopped by a Mamarazzi event in Manhattan hosted by Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein of The MOMs, a lifestyle brand that's featured on TV, online and...Read more »