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Back to School Shopping on a Budget

Back to School Shopping on a Budget

How about turning back-to-school shopping into a teachable moment — a real-life exercise for your kids in wants vs. needs and sticking to a budget?

Summer Learning

Summer Learning

The opportunities for fun summer learning are endless, from day camps that offer specific programs to plain creative ways that parents can use to promote things educational.

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child

It’s natural to have trouble with some subjects, to have strengths and weaknesses, including at school....

Just For Moms: Get Beautiful Summer Hair in Your Kitchen!

Just For Moms: Get Beautiful Summer Hair in Your Kitchen!

While a good shampoo and conditioner are must-haves, you can cut down your exposure to chemicals by using some surprising items from your kitchen.

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession

More and more families this year have to explain to their kids that the Big Bad Wolf of recession is at the door...

How To Make Mommy Friends

How To Make Mommy Friends

You’re not going to meet anyone staying in your house all day, so put baby in the stroller and get moving!

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Predators

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Predators

There’s no “How To” more important than that of keeping our kids safe from sexual predators. From the AmberWatch Foundation’s “Be Safe!” program, here are some tips to keep in mind...

How to Paper Purge at the End of the School Year

How to Paper Purge at the End of the School Year

As the end of the school year approaches, artistic creations, book reports, poster boards, folders and workbooks arrive home. Your child hands each one to you with an expectant look on his face: “You’re going to keep this, right?”

Are You Ready for a Travel Team?

Are You Ready for a Travel Team?

When families commit to youth sports teams, in particular to one in an organization that travels, the result can be anything but child’s play.

How to Know When Head Injuries Are Serious

How to Know When Head Injuries Are Serious

It’s hard to believe that actress Natasha Richardson could fall on a bunny slope while skiing and be brain dead just hours later. As her death shocked the world, it has also increased awareness and worry among parents...

How Famous Moms Take a Break: Excerpts from 'If You Give a Mom a Martini...'

How Famous Moms Take a Break: Excerpts from 'If You Give a Mom a Martini...'

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Julie Klappas and Lyss Stern, two NeYC moms, have written a new book to help us remember. In 'If You Give a Mom a Martini … 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself' (Random House $16.95), they present a collection of ways that their stressed-out counterparts take time for themselves.

How To Help Your Kids Succeed in Sports

How To Help Your Kids Succeed in Sports

What can you do to help you kids enjoy sports — and succeed at them? Here are 10 tips to begin...

How To Help Your Child Tackle Homework

How To Help Your Child Tackle Homework

Making schoolwork a priority in your home sends the signal that you care about your child and her future. Here are some tips to help ensure your child is set up for homework — and academic — success.

How to Keep Kids Focused in School When Spring Fever Hits

How to Keep Kids Focused in School When Spring Fever Hits

Although staying focused when the weather changes can be challenging, we have compiled these tips to help you keep your kids motivated and engaged...

How To Throw an 'Up' Birthday Party for Kids

How To Throw an 'Up' Birthday Party for Kids

If one of your children has a birthday coming up, build a party theme around Disney Pixar’s new movie, 'Up!'

Making Matzah with Your Children for Passover

Making Matzah with Your Children for Passover

A great way to teach your children the Passover story is to make matzah with them, just like the Jewish slaves did thousands of years ago.

6 Steps for Basic Skin Care: Feed Your Face

6 Steps for Basic Skin Care: Feed Your Face

Every day your skin begs to be fed, nourished and pampered. Luckily, all it takes is six easy steps: three for basic care and three for extra pampering.

How To Keep Kids Healthy at Camp

How To Keep Kids Healthy at Camp

Summer camp is a place to release all of the pent-up energy from the school year, and an increase in physical activity can lead to a spike in risks. But keeping kids healthy at camp doesn't require knowledge of the latest medical journals — just a good dose of common sense.

How To Pack for Camp

How To Pack for Camp

Every parent knows there's a buzz in the air before a child heads off to camp! Here are some tips and suggestions — from the toes on up — for how to pack light.

Cure Skin's Winter Ailments

Cure Skin's Winter Ailments

Winter is here, leaving skin dry and easily chapped and cracked. But have no fear! The cure is simple.

From Picasso to Picture Books - How To Look at Art With Kids

From Picasso to Picture Books - How To Look at Art With Kids

Children’s responses to art can provide insight into their thought processes and perspectives about the world.

20 Questions for Choosing a Day Camp

20 Questions for Choosing a Day Camp

The following are 20 questions to think about when choosing a day camp.

Getting Ready for Preschool: Reading Success

Getting Ready for Preschool: Reading Success

Simple things to do to prepare your child for the transistion into the world of school.

New Motherhood … A Recipe For Back Pain?

New Motherhood … A Recipe For Back Pain?

For new mothers experiencing pain in the neck and back, here eight common causes and solutions to each.

Paying Down Holiday Debt

Paying Down Holiday Debt

You splurged on presents and treats for the family over the holidays and now the bills are coming in. What do you do?




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