Holiday decorations aren't just for looks alone. These Halloween decoration ideas and how-tos from Party City use paper lanterns and rat cutouts to mark certain areas of your house as off-limits so you can maintain your family's privacy while your guests enjoy your party.
Using plastics made with a chemical known as BPA (Bisphenol A) may be harmful to your health and your children's development. Learn how to read the labels on plastic containers to determine whether they contain BPA.
Author Shannon Whitt of Crafty Pants: Clever Costumes offers a step-by-step guide an oversized hooded sweatshirt to create easy, froggy and doggy Halloween costumes for kids and parents alike.
Follow this easy step-by-step guide for a DIY toddler Halloween costume. A no-sew tulle tutu and a sweatshirt with iron-on appliqués will ensure your child is both festive and warm in her ghost outfit.
Snap the best candid and posed shots of your kids at home with these tricks from a seasoned child photographer.
Plenty has been written about teaching children to be more tolerant of their peers with special needs, but what about reaching unsympathetic adults? How to handle those intrusive questions and ignorant comments, whether on the playground or, ahem, at a family gathering.
Dr. Michael Cocilovo of New City Chiropractic Center offers 7 guidelines for choosing a good backpack or book bag for your child, to avoid back pain or back problems like scoliosis. Read his tips before you start your back-to-school shopping this year.
Over the past 20 years, FlatRate Moving, the nationwide leader in the moving and storage industry, has compiled a list of nine tips and tricks to pack for a move, as well as tips on how to pack books, photos, fragile items, liquid containers, electronics, and more.
It’s a topic no parent wants to even think about. But not talking to our kids about appropriate vs. inappropriate touching is irresponsible. Learn how and when to talk to your children about sexual abuse, and how to handle suspected abuse.
A music therapist and award-winning children's musician offers tips on bringing your child to a concert or other live music performance, including how to choose the best venue, prepare kids for the show, and help them engage with the music.
Setting limits on your child's behavior can be difficult. Here, a behavioral specialist explains why setting limits is important, when you should set limits, and how to set effective limits and consequences.
Most parents wonder, "Is my child getting enough sleep?" A certified sleep consultant and mom of two offers five tips to make sure your child is getting the right amount of sleep, including signs that your child is overtired or sleep deprived.
Follow these step-by-step directions to create a mermaid tale centerpiece out of watermelon rinds and decorate it with watermelon cutouts. This piece of watermelon art is perfect for your next backyard barbecue or summer party.
Before you fire up the grill for your next backyard barbecue, check out the top 10 grilling tips from the experts at Omaha Steaks. Follow these best practices to avoid common grilling mistakes and make sure your food tastes delicious every time.
Professor Pedals, a father of two on Long Island, focuses on safety and cycling in his approach to teaching children to ride.
Turn everyday moments with your kids into great photos that will last a lifetime with these 10 tips on taking photos on your iPhone or smartphone.
Tips from a mom of three on how to act as a proper and gracious guest when you're attending someone else's birthday party or dinner party.
If you're thinking of buying a new lawn mower, you first need to know which type of lawn mower will work best for your yard. Here are 5 tips that will help you know which lawn mower to buy, plus some advice on safety features and after-sale service.
These four easy tips from Kathleen King, owner of the renowned Tate's Bake Shop on Long Island, will help you make perfect birthday party cakes and cupcakes every time.
When your child has special needs, planning a birthday party takes a lot of extra planning and special considerations from the parents. Joanna Dreifus, a New York City parent and mom of two children who each have special needs, shares her top tips for helping parents enjoy their special needs kid's birthday parties, even when it's hard. These tips will help make your child with special needs birthday easier for you and ultimately happier for them, too.
The third annual Screen-Free Week is April 29 to May 5. Take the challenge to turn off your cell phones, TVs, and iPads to spend more quality time with your family.
Thinking about getting a small pet like a hamster, gerbil, or guinea pig for your kids? Here are 5 tips from the experts at PetSmart on how to choose the right pet, including advice on these small pets' habits, diets, and exercise needs.
Stephanie Maze, author of "Healthy Foods from A to Z," offers tips for getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. The key, as you'll see, is to find ways to make healthy foods fun -- and that includes letting kids play with their food!
Experts explain how you can separate fads, scams, and myths from real and reliable information when it comes to products, programs, and health care for your children. Learn how to tell if information found online is reliable and supported by scientific evidence.
This tax season, when filing your family's taxes, don't forget about the household employment tax if your family has hired help like a nanny or housekeeper. Founder and CEO of Breedlove & Associates Stephanie Breedlove provides a checklist of items you need to know about the household employment tax.