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Vegan Lunch Box Treats

Vegan Lunch Box Treats

Who says a vegan diet can’t be delicious and fun? Try these suggestions for your child’s lunch box — and be sure to make enough for the whole family.

How to Spot an Overuse Injury

How to Spot an Overuse Injury

We’ve all heard the old “no pain, no gain” mantra about sports and exercise. But what about when it comes to your kids?

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

Dr. Susan Bartell, author of the new book "Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan," gives tips for moms and dads on packing a healthy school lunch that their kids with actually eat.

Children and Migraines

Children and Migraines

One of every four children will complain of headache pain by the age of 15. What parents might not know is that this common gripe, often dismissed with a painkiller and a nap, may actually be the beginning of a lifetime of much harder-to-manage migraine pain.

Working Moms: Make it a Smooth Morning

Working Moms: Make it a Smooth Morning

This excerpt from "Happy at Work, Happy at Home: The Girl's Guide to Being a Working Mom" offers tips from other working women on how to brave the morning frenzy of getting ready for work and school.

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But…

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But…

New York-area parents give advice on how to cut down on school lunch expenses - without sacrificing nutrition or quality.

How to Stay Organized with School & Afterschool Clutter & Confusion!

How to Stay Organized with School & Afterschool Clutter & Confusion!

Back to school means back to textbooks, homework, and backpacks, and for many kids, back to afterschool and extracurricular activities. Before the call you get at work for a forgotten sports bag becomes a daily routine, take down these tips from an organizing professional.

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.




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