New York-area parents give advice on how to cut down on school lunch expenses - without sacrificing nutrition or quality.
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.
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?
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.
It’s natural to have trouble with some subjects, to have strengths and weaknesses, including at school....
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.
More and more families this year have to explain to their kids that the Big Bad Wolf of recession is at the door...
You’re not going to meet anyone staying in your house all day, so put baby in the stroller and get moving!
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...
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?”
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.
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...
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.
What can you do to help you kids enjoy sports — and succeed at them? Here are 10 tips to begin...
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.
Although staying focused when the weather changes can be challenging, we have compiled these tips to help you keep your kids motivated and engaged...
If one of your children has a birthday coming up, build a party theme around Disney Pixar’s new movie, 'Up!'
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.
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.
Nicks, scrapes, bumps, and bruises are all part of growing up, but that doesn't mean that bug bites, sunburns, and trips to the emergency room have to be.
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.
Winter is here, leaving skin dry and easily chapped and cracked. But have no fear! The cure is simple.
Children’s responses to art can provide insight into their thought processes and perspectives about the world.
The following are 20 questions to think about when choosing a day camp.
Simple things to do to prepare your child for the transistion into the world of school.