After decades of serial dating, and never meeting Mr. Right, Jamie Levine decided it was time to do things backwards: Become a mother first and a wife second. She became a SMC (Single Mother by Choice) at the age of 37, when she gave birth to her beautiful daughter, Jayda, in May 2007. Life as a SMC certainly has its challenges, but choosing to become a mom was the best decision Jamie’s ever made.
An accomplished children’s book/gift buyer and online marketer, Jamie is currently working as a freelance writer and consultant for children’s media and publishing companies. She is also a certified life coach, and prides herself in helping all types of women—and men—move forward and make positive changes in their lives.
Upon returning from a family vacation, you might want to consider preserving your memories by scrapbooking. We spoke to two experts (and fellow busy parents) about how to get started, getting your whole family involved, and two alternatives: scrapboxes and digital scrapbooking.
Despite enjoying the warm weather, having a summer birthday can be hard for your child because of vacation schedules. We spoke to Deanna Magenheim, owner of Let’s Gogh Art in Manhattan, a kid’s art and entertainment company, on how to make a summer birthday extra special for your child.
NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.