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5 tips to handle unwanted advice from your mother-in-law

Marie Barone, played by Doris Roberts, is the

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"I would never feed my baby formula . . ."

"Why doesn't she have socks on, her feet must be freezing."

"My kids slept on their stomachs and turned out just fine!"

Sound familiar? Is your mother-in-law like Marie Barone from "Everyone Loves Raymond"?

As parents, we've all endured unsolicited parenting advice from others, but it's even...

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New Japanese kids' clothing store Bit'z Kids opens on Long Island

Japanese clothing chain Bit'z Kids is opening its

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Bit’z Kids, a Japanese clothing store chain, has opened its first Long Island store at Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City. The chain carries clothing for newborns to 8-year-olds.

This is the company’s third U.S. location – two others are in Manhattan. The clothing company has 187 stores in Japan and 40 in China. The store has big ambitions for the Long Island...

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Actress Elisabeth Rohm opens up about IVF in 'Baby Steps'

Elisabeth Rohm attends Afternoon Tea To Stop Human

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Former "Law & Order" star Elisabeth Rohm believes 'when women stop talking, women stop being heard.' So after opening up about her infertility struggles on a People.com blog, she decided to tell her full story of how in vitro fertilization (IVF) helped her have her daughter Easton August in 2008.

The award-winning actress has a recurring role on Lifetime's "The Client List"...

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10 celeb dads celebrating their first Father's Day

Bill Rancic and wife, Giuliana Rancic, welcomed their

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In celebration of Father’s Day, CelebrityBabyScoop.com looked at Hollywood’s newest patriarchs who will celebrate for the first time. From Channing Tatum and Steve Martin to Nick Lachey, Bill Rancic and more, here are 10 celebrity dads enjoying their first Father’s Day.

Channing Tatum Channing Tatum and wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, are the latest Hollywood couple to became first-time...

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5 celebrity moms who've had mastectomies

Power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are

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Mother-of-six Angelina Jolie shocked fans with the news of her recent preventive double mastectomy. After testing positive for a faulty BRCA1 gene, the Academy Award-winning actress put the spotlight on the sensitive procedure that many other women have elected to have.

Angelina is not the first famous woman to open up about this surgery. CelebrityBabyScoop.com took a look at...

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'Dude, You're A Dad!' book review

"Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to

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 “Now that you are home from the hospital, things just got real,” writes John Pfeiffer at the opening of his 2013 book, “Dude, You’re A Dad!” That sentence sets the tone for Pfeiffer’s bro-centric parenting guide, which seeks to give the first-time dad a road map through the first year of a child’s life.

Pfeiffer’s book follows up on his previous tome “Dude, You’re Gonna Be A Dad!” and...

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LI kids raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand charity

Young girls pucker up with lemon slices as

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Pucker up! National Lemonade Days are celebrated this year on June 7-9, and there are a few Long Island events you don't want to miss.

Kindergartners from Daisy Troop 1596 at Cherry Lane School, part of the Carle Place School District will host an Alex's Lemonade Stand fundraiser on Friday from 3-5 p.m. at the Carle Place Drive Thru (525 Westbury Ave., Carle Place).

Alex's Lemonade Stand...

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Weekend family fun on Long Island: Bavarian Festival, Ducks games, family picnics and more

Feeding a baby lamb at the Farm Days

Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From a German festival to Ducks games, family picnic, farm days and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun family-friendly activities this weekend:

1. Long Island Ducks Vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Bethpage Ballpark (3 Court House Dr., Central Islip). Cheer on the home team and enjoy a baseball...

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Convoy of Hope helps Long Island kids, families

Dean Brignoni, of Valley Stream, gives Tyshawn Isaiah

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Convoy of Hope, a humanitarian relief organization, which for the second year is bringing free goods and services to children and families in Uniondale, also offers children an opportunity to volunteer their time and resources.

A national faith-based nonprofit group founded in 1994, Convoy of Hope is a collaborative effort among local businesses, churches and social service agencies to help...

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Feeding the kids: Lemon Shortcakes with Plums

The Lemon Shortcakes with Plums recipe can be

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In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a delicious dessert, perfect for barbecues. I found the recipe in "Fresh," by the editors of "Better Homes and Gardens" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $29.99).

Lemon Shortcakes with Plums (Makes 8 servings)

Ingredients — 2 cups all-purpose flour — 1/4 cup sugar —...

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