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Dawn M. Roode

Dawn M. Roode is the editorial director of NYMetroParents, where she oversees all 8 regional publications and the website. She is a former managing editor at Parenting, BabyTalk, Child, Harper's Bazaar, and Latina magazines. Roode is mom to a 5-year-old son and recently relocated from Brooklyn to the suburbs of New York City. Follow her on Twitter @DawnRoode.

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9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best
by Dawn M. Roode - October 07, 2014

Are you going to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island? Heed these nine tips from a mom who's been, with 5-year-old in tow, to make your visit with kids go as smoothly as possible (which means more fun for everyone!).

NYMP Q&A: How Parents Can Find the Job of Their Dreams
by Dawn M. Roode - June 26, 2014

Prominent brand strategist Richard Lewis says that to find the job of your dreams, it all boils down to smart marketing. His thoughts on parents, connections, and shedding your SAHM skin.

Four Local Women Reflect on Their Relationships with Their Mothers
by Dawn M. Roode - February 25, 2013

In an interview with the authors of "Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers," four women explore their relationships with their mothers, their relationships with their own children, and the lessons they learned.

Meet the Authors of 'Still Here Thinking of You'
by Dawn M. Roode - February 25, 2013

Four Westchester women, Joan Potter, Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, and Lori Toppel, wrote a book about their relationships with their mothers. The result: "Still Here Thinking of You," a personal, thought-provoking examination of the true nature of mother-daughter relationships.

Bullying Prevention: Parents Make the Difference
by Dawn M. Roode - September 26, 2012

How the movie "Bully" started a movement to end bullying, and why we as parents need to act on its message.

Stuff We Like: Springtime Goodies
by Dawn M. Roode - March 19, 2012

From a personalized grow-your-own-plant to eco-friendly shoes and adorable, weather-appropriate pieces for kids to wear to Take Your Kid to Work Day, the "Stuff We Like" in our April issue highlights springtime goodies for your kids.

Stuff We Like: Budding Scientists
by Dawn M. Roode - February 08, 2012

From an interactive book of animal x-rays with a built-in light box to a DIY science kit made by a kid for kids, the "Stuff We Like" for our March issue feature educational fun for any budding scientist.

Stuff We Like: Valentine's Day Special
by Dawn M. Roode - January 27, 2012

Check out these Valentine's Day picks, from a book of love to monster hoodies.

Tracking Santa on GPS
by Dawn M. Roode - December 02, 2011

Millions of children eagerly await jolly old St. Nick's arrival on Christmas Eve. And while you could try placating their anticipation with a few early stocking stuffers, why not let them track Santa on his route - via GPS, no less.

Style Forecast: Kids' Fall and Winter Outerwear Fashions
by Dawn M. Roode - October 31, 2011

Whether the weather predicted is rain or snow, we've got your kids covered head to toe. Check out these stylish fall and winter outerwear options for your little ones, sure to keep them dry and toasty through the cold seasons.

Meet the Editor: Dawn Roode
by Dawn M. Roode - October 13, 2011

Introducing Dawn M. Roode, Editorial Director

Stuff We Like: Just For Fun
by Dawn M. Roode - August 23, 2011

Check out our most recent lineup of favorite products for kids, featuring everything from an adorable critter towel from Apple Park to the new album, 'Little Nut Tree' from kiddie musician Dan Zanes. We're also loving Pottery Barn Kids 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' bedsheets, and BellyWashers fruit juice punch.

Stuff We Like: Best-Dressed Baby Products
by Dawn M. Roode - August 02, 2011

Check out these stylish clothes, shoes, and accessories for mom, dad, and baby including adorable bear-shaped hair clips by Tous, a dapper diaper bag for dad by Diaper Dude, Cole Haan's latest line of baby shoes, and For Multiples, a new twin-friendly maternity line for moms expecting more than one.

Stuff We Like: Summer Must-Haves
by Dawn M. Roode - July 06, 2011

Check out the must-have products this summer, including a lightweight but strong line of mesh beach totes; a hair product that protects against damage by sun, salt, and chlorine; fun pool and water toys for kids; and a chalk art set for kids.

Stuff We Like: Father's Day Gift Ideas
by Dawn M. Roode - June 02, 2011

Let's all agree that dads are difficult, if not impossible, to shop for. This Father's Day, get him a gift he'll really appreciate -- check out our top gift picks for the big guy in your life.

Stuff We Like: Mother's Day Gift Ideas
by Dawn M. Roode - May 03, 2011

Check out our top picks for mom this Mother's Day, including jewelry she'll love, one comfy and stylish summer dress, and a no-cooking solution!

Stuff We Like: Green Products for Kids
by Dawn M. Roode - April 08, 2011

Check out these eco-friendly products for kids and families, including a bamboo clothing line, sustainable toys, and decorations made from recycled materials.

Stuff We Like: Feeding Baby
by Dawn M. Roode - March 17, 2011

These products make mealtime fun for little ones. Check out the Baby Bullet system, which turns making your own baby food into an easy task; BandaBib, the perfect baby bib in the cutest colors; the AnimalFun Infant Tableware Set for young children just starting on solids; and GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce, the perfect healthy and easy-to-eat snack.

Stuff We Like: Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
by Dawn M. Roode - February 03, 2011

We've put together some of our favorite Valentine's Daygifts for kids and parents. Show your little one some love with a special lunchbox that carries love notes or help mom unwind with a set of celebration glasses from Bohemiarts.

Stuff We Like for Kids: Fun with Food
by Dawn M. Roode - January 19, 2011

Check out these cool products for children that are all about making food fun, including veggie-filled cookies and a sippy cup you and your little one will both love.

Momtography 101: How to Get the Best Pictures of Your Kids
by Dawn M. Roode - October 06, 2010

Momtographers Krista Njapa and Adrienne Gray offer their top tips on how to capture the best photos of your little ones.

Mix & Match: Fall Fashion for Kids
by Dawn M. Roode - September 03, 2010

The key to being fashionable and comfy for kids this fall: layers, layers, layers! Check out our top picks for back-to-school must-haves.

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