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Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From ice shows and art projects, to "Beauty and the Beast" and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Tree-mendous Thanksgiving Cards at Long Island Children's Museum (11 Davis Ave., Garden City) on Friday, Nov. 8 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Kids can create an autumn-inspired...Read more »
While she may be iconic and beloved in the world of children's toys, Barbie has been no stranger to criticism over the years. The doll's super-slim figure has often been a point of contention among parents and consumers who worry that it may be encouraging unhealthy expectations of body image in young girls.
Despite this years-old argument, Mattel seems to have fallen into the trap yet again...Read more »
We’ve heard of taping your baby’s ultrasound photos to the refrigerator. We’ve even heard of companies that will use it to make a Christmas tree ornament or T-shirt.
“3D Babies” is raising money right now to use 3D printers to make dolls modeled after your baby’s 3D or 4D ultrasound photos. A real doll, curled in a fetal position.
“Imagine meeting your baby before he...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a delicious fall cookie. I found the recipe in "Simply Sensational Cookies," by Nancy Baggett (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $29.99).
Carrot Drop Cookies with Cream Cheese Glaze (Makes about 35 cookies)
Ingredients (For cookies) — 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly...Read more »
Author Nick Katsoris has teamed up with some A-list actors to create a new children's book that speaks out against bullying, and raises money for charity too.
The book, part of a series and called "Loukoumi and The Schoolyard Bully," tells the story of Loukoumi, who is about to become a big sister. When her friends discuss what to name the new baby, the school bully, Igor the alligator,...Read more »
Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Ian Ziering has been named DaddyScrubs' "Daddy of the Year" for 2013. We recently spoke with the actor, and he dished on what it's like raising daughters Mia, 2, and Penna Mae, 6 months.
I grew up watching "Beverly Hills, 90210" and I'm a huge fan! Tell me a bit about your new role as spokesperson for DaddyScrubs?
I'm honored...Read more »
The Girl Scouts are always up to something industrious. Now through Nov. 13, girls in both Nassau and Suffolk counties are participating in fundraising programs.
In Nassau, they’re promoting their Mags & Munchies sale, which raises money for local troops and the county’s council to help train volunteers. The "Mags" portion are subscriptions to more than 550 magazines. The "Munchies"...Read more »
Food Network star and bestselling author Giada De Laurentiis is coming to Long Island.
The famous chef will be at the Roosevelt Field Williams-Sonoma on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 12 p.m. Not only will she be personalizing copies of her new cookbook, "Giada's Feel Good Food," she'll also be signing copies of her debut children's book series, "Giada's Recipe for Adventure."
The...Read more »
Even kids can be armchair travelers. Little Passports is a monthly educational subscription box that teaches kids about culture and history of the 50 states and countries across the world.
Each month, kids get a package filled with items from that month’s geographic focus. The package comes from Sam and Sofia, who travel the world on their magic scooter. Subscriptions are $11.95 a month, and...Read more »
Little pirates have a new way to learn — and have fun, too — with Jake’s Never Land Shapes and Patterns; a new app from Disney.
Based on the popular cartoon "Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” the game takes kids to Pirate Island where there’s an educational adventure to be had. Users must help Jake and his pirate pals find a secret treasure before the sneaky Captain Hook gets to it first.
Along...Read more »