What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  




     Home  >  Articles  > CHILD RAISING
by NYMetroParents Staff

Related: the best of the rest of the web, mom bloggers, dad bloggers, parent humor, adventures in mommyland, a book on farts, domestic commando, new york times op-ed, mamiverse mom blog ,

From our November print issues: Check out our roundup of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and, most of all, relatable quotes from a selection of our favorite mom and dad bloggers and groups, including Mamiverse and Adventures in Mommyland.


domestic commandoPriceless: "...how do you put a price on my role as reading buddy, on-call nurse, tickle monster, teacher, family historian, advocate, and safe zone? You can't."

—Toni Garcia Carpenter, musing about the money she could be making in her various "job" roles as a stay-at-home-mom (housekeeper, taxi driver, party planner, etc.) in her book Domestic Commando. Check out her website if you want "to take charge of [your] stay-at-home parenting decision": www.domesticcommando.com

the complete book of farts(You'll laugh in spite of yourself.) There are only two kinds of farts:(1) your own; (2) someone else's.

—from The Complete Book of Farts by Alec Bromcie (a much-needed pseudonym!), in which he goes on to detail "the church fart," "the delayed-reaction fart" plus many more (as he notes, for boys a fart is an endless source of entertainment, self-expression, and bonding; for girls, it's an embarrassing by-product of digestion). Pick up a copy for the men of the house, or go to www.tarcherbooks.net for...farting etiquette tips.


"Somehow, no-nonsense cooking and eating-roasting a chicken, making a grilled cheese sandwich, scrambling an egg, tossing a salad-must become popular again, and not just by hipsters in Brooklyn...The smart campaign is not to get McDonald's to serve better food but to get people to see cooking as a joy rather than a burden..."

—Mark Bittman, in a NYT Opinion column in which he encourages both cultural and political action to initiate real changes in the way American families eat (and notes that there are five fast-food restaurants for every supermarket in the U.S.); www.nytimes.com/opinion

Newly Single

"Every time Emma asks for her father it sends a shooting pain through my heart. I'm afraid of the questions that will be asked when she's older. I'm afraid she's going to wonder why her daddy is not around. I'm afraid she's going to wonder if he even loves her.

I came across articles 'Shocking Statistics about Children and Divorce' and 'Facts on Fatherless Kids' and now I feel [beyond awful]. Did I make the right choice?...I know I did what's best. Our home is no longer broken; I fixed things by leaving. I would rather Emma see her mother happy and someday know what a healthy relationship is like than have to see her mother and father fight all the time for the sake of staying together."

—Tania Pesce, a Westchester-based, 20-something first-time (and newly single) mom, on her blog Adventures in Mommyland, www.myadventures-in-mommyland.blogspot.com


Latino-Style Parenting

In a recent study, 61% of Latino parents were categorized as "protective" of their children, which meant they scored high on warmth, high on demandingness, and low on giving their kids autonomy.

-from a study in the journal Family Process, as reported on in the blog post "What Are You: Tiger Mom or Padded Parent?" by Elena Cabral, an NYC mom of two who teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, at www.mamiverse.com (check out the site, devoted especially to Latina moms, daughters, and their families, for lots of smart commentary from a wide array of contributors)


Give yourself a free Holiday Gift

Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities


How to Help Your Child Make Tough Choices
Tips to Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family
How to Raise Your Son to Be a Gentleman
20 Discipline Mistakes Even Great Parents Make
True Grit is the Key to Your Child's Success

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local CHILD RAISING Sponsors

Bayview Swim Club
217-14 24th Ave.
Bay Terrace, NY
The Bayview Swim Club Swim Program is based on the...

Beadz Boutique
1094 Post Road
Darien, CT
Beadz Boutique is one of Fairfield County's newest...
Steps to Socialization
13 South Bayles Ave.
Port Washington, NY

Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy of Connecticut
85 Mill Plain Road
Fairfield, CT
The Gymnastics & Cheerleading Academy of CT offers...
Gate Hill Day Camp
750 Gate Hill Road
Stony Point, NY
Connecting friends in Westchester, Manhattan,Rockl...
See Our CHILD RAISING Directory

local zones


Nassau cont.


Suffolk cont.


Westchester cont.



Rockland cont.


Queens cont.


Brooklyn cont.


Copyright 2015 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE