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We all know Larry King as the world-renowned TV anchor who kept Americans in-the-know on global happenings for 25 years via his CNN show, "Larry King Live."
"My Life As A Dad," the popular web series that delves into the lives of celebrity fathers, recently chatted with King about his experience in being a dad to five children, two of which were born almost four decades after his first children.
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Take a Kid Sailing, a new program that introduces children to sailing techniques and encourages fun on the water, kicks off this week in Montauk.
In the program sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, children ages 6 to 16 can go for a sail with Montauk's charter boat captains and mates. The Mon Tiki takes out kids ages 6 to 16, and the Sail Montauk takes 10- to 16-year-olds. The two-hour...Read more »
Frappucino, macchiato, espresso, latte — you name it my daughter can churn up your favorite drink in a Starbucks minute. But that she can concoct these drinks — after landing her first steady, part-time retail job at a local Starbucks — is not what makes her a star in my eyes. It's that my eldest child has finally learned the value of a few bucks.
My children, like many others, grew up thinking...Read more »
Even though it's July, it's time to start college dorm room shopping. Here are some must-have items and recommendations of where to buy college supplies:
PBdorm has launched its Fall 2014 Collection for college-bound students. It includes bedding essentials, wall decor and storage options. View the complete collection broken into categories such as sleep, shower, storage and study at PBdorm.com.
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Heading to Disney World this summer? If so, Disney's Hollywood Studios is celebrating "Frozen" with a character parade, sing-alongs with Anna and Elsa, a polar playground and more.
The new "Frozen Summer Fun Live!" attraction allows families to enter the fairy tale kingdom of Arendelle, with most activities included in theme park admission. Some of the highlights include:
- Anna's &...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From "The Wizard of Oz" and "Matilda" to nature walks and more, there is plenty happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities during the weekend:
Nature Study and Woodland Walk at Bailey Arboretum (194 Bayville Rd. and Feeks Lane, Lattingtown). Saturday, at 3 p.m., children ages 10 and older will take...Read more »
Come dressed as your favorite insect for the Children’s Garden Day at Clark Botanic Garden (193 I.U. Willets Rd., Albertson) on Saturday.
Children and their families can play garden-oriented games to win prizes, make a garden craft, take a picture as a bumblebee, a butterfly or a flower, listen to Mother Goose read stories and visit the Honey Bee Tea Room. Plus, take a walk to the gift shop...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a unique twist on a breakfast dish. I found the recipe in "Eat What You Love -- Everyday! 200 All-New, Great-Tasting Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat and Calories," by Marlene Koch (Running Press, $26.50).
Pizza Frittata(Makes 2 servings)
Ingredients- 2 large eggs- 2 large egg whites- 1/4...Read more »
Even queens must lay aside their crowns, sometimes. Unless you are Queen Elizabeth II or another reigning female monarch, I suppose.
Recently, corporate queen Indra Nooyi, 58, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo and mother of two daughters, remarked on work-life balance in an interview with David Bradley, owner of the Atlantic Media Co. Nooyi recalled how on the night she was named president of the...Read more »
Your baby screaming on a crowded plane. Your 5-year-old asking repeatedly, "Are we there yet?" Your tweens and teens fighting in the backseat. Not to mention, lugging multiple suitcases, bottles of milk, toys, snacks, strollers and more.
This is a vacation?
Jennifer Chung, a mother of one and co-founder of Kinsights.com, a parenting community and online destination that lets you track...Read more »