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Long Island MomBiz: Shelley Goodman's Funky and Fun Designs

Long Island MomBiz: Shelley Goodman's Funky and Fun Designs

Port Washington mom Shelley Goodman talks to us about what it's like running her own business, Fernella's Jools, while raising 7-year-old twins. Plus, Shelley's tips for entrepreneur moms!

Mumps are Back: How to Protect Your Kids

Mumps are Back: How to Protect Your Kids

U.S. health officials have officially declared the current mumps outbreak in the New York and New Jersey area the largest in years. Here's what you need to know about mumps and how to protect your family.

Manhattan MomBiz: Sara Leand's Scrumptious Sweets

Manhattan MomBiz: Sara Leand's Scrumptious Sweets

After leaving a successful career in television production, new mom Sara Leand decided to go back to the gourmet cookie business she started in college: the Sara Snacker Cookie Company.

New Technology for Kids and Families - December 2009

New Technology for Kids and Families - December 2009

Take a look at what's new in the tech field for kids, parents, and families.

Manhattan MomBiz: Heather Thomson: The Woman Behind Yummie Tummie™

Manhattan MomBiz: Heather Thomson: The Woman Behind Yummie Tummie™

It wasn’t until after the birth of her first child that Heather Thomson realized something she herself had a need for could empower women to feel comfortable, confident, and sexy.

Gift Guide Tips for Children with Special Needs

Gift Guide Tips for Children with Special Needs

The holiday season is in full swing and gift guides have been published everywhere guiding parents on what the hottest toys and games are this year. Many of the guides have breakdowns for ages, gender, types of toys and price point, but what they don’t have is a toy guide for children with special needs. Those parents will need a bit more help when it comes to selecting the right toy for their child. Gina Maranga, Director of Program Operations at Block Institute, a Brooklyn educational facility dedicated to serving the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities, has put together some tips for parents when it comes to selecting toys for their child with special needs: For children under 1 year old – Soft cuddly toys that can be activated to play music; busy/pop up boxes that have a cause and effect response; large, soft plastic, oddly shaped toys that are easy to grab and manipulate. For children 1 -3 years old – Shape and color sorters, medium sized dolls, animals and common objects to encourage labeling and pretend play; push/pull and ride on toys to encourage gross motor movement. For children 3 – 5 years old – Toys that encourage pretend play and expanded language like puppets, dress up sets, doll houses, cooking sets, barns, garages; toys that encourage fine motor skills like chunky crayons, chalk, tempera/finger paints, puzzles, Play-Doh, peg boards, building blocks; toys that encourage early literacy like big books, books on CD/tape, matching games, bingo/lingo.

New Technology for Kids and Families

New Technology for Kids and Families

Read about the latest technologies available for kids, parents, and families.

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Hottest Toys of the Season - 2009 Guide for Suffolk County, Long Island

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Hottest Toys of the Season - 2009 Guide for Suffolk County, Long Island

Check out our list of the hottest toys this season to help find the perfect gift for that special child on your holiday shopping list. Also, read on for advice from managers of Suffolk County toy stores for their recommendations this year.

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Hottest Toys of the Season - 2009 Guide for Nassau County, Long Island

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Hottest Toys of the Season - 2009 Guide for Nassau County, Long Island

Check out our list of the hottest toys this season to help find the perfect gift for that special child on your holiday shopping list. Also, read on for advice from managers of Nassau County toy stores for their recommendations this year.

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - November 2009

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - November 2009

Take a look at our November 2009 list of new and noteworthy products for kids and parents.

Fresh Food for the Holidays

Fresh Food for the Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, FreshDirect, specializing in high quality foods at reasonable prices delivered right to your door, has introduced gift cards! These make great gifts for just about anyone living in the New York metropolitan and New Jersey area.

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: The Hottest 20 Toys of the Season

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: The Hottest 20 Toys of the Season

Jonathan Samet and Laurie Schacht, co-publishers of "The Toy Insider," give parents the rundown on the most sought-after toys this season, broken down into age categories.

Take Home the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Take Home the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Madison Square Garden Entertainment has created the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Pop-up Book, a memorable pop-up book about the Radio City Christmas Spectacular with six detailed scenes of the show.

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Toys for Boys

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Toys for Boys

To help you sort through the dizzying array of toys in the stores this season, take a look at a few of our favorites for that special boy in your life.

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Dolls Galore

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Dolls Galore

Check out our guide to 2009's hottest dolls to find the perfect companion for your little girl.

Tecmo Reaches Out To Philantropic Communities With Family Fun Football

Tecmo Reaches Out To Philantropic Communities With Family Fun Football

In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, video game developer and publisher TECMO® has been working with several local and national philanthropic organizations to bring Family Fun Football, a casual, “pick up and play” style football game exclusively for Wii™, to kids and families who are sick or in need.

MomBiz: Manhattan's Katie Danziger: The Accidental Entrepreneur

MomBiz: Manhattan's Katie Danziger: The Accidental Entrepreneur

Manhattan resident Katie Danziger never imagined she would develop a new problem-solving product for parents, but her idea soon turned into an award-winning way to take the guesswork out of cleanup.

When a Winter Wonderland Becomes a Nightmare: Best Ways Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter

When a Winter Wonderland Becomes a Nightmare: Best Ways Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter

Winter is a special time for celebration. It should also be a time for added caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. It is the season for falls, slips on icy streets, and other dangers that can be especially harmful for older adults.

Merry Stressmas: 'Tis The Overwhelming Season

Merry Stressmas: 'Tis The Overwhelming Season

Crowded, bustling malls, repeated trips to the airport to fetch long-lost relatives, and the constant shuffling of cookies and turkey out of your oven can translate into one reaction: stress. Christmas may be the season of love and celebration, but sometimes holiday festivities can become overwhelming.

How to Stop Winter From Weathering Your Skin

How to Stop Winter From Weathering Your Skin

Skin dries out if it's deprived of moisture and this dryness often aggravates itchiness, resulting in a condition commonly referred to as "winter itch."

Surviving Heart Attack Season: Learn How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Winter Months

Surviving Heart Attack Season: Learn How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Winter Months

While we may be accustomed to battling frigid temperatures and the inevitable snow storms that arrive every winter, many of us are unaware of the dangers these pose to our hearts.

DVD Review: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

DVD Review: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Released October 27, the second film in the Tinker Bell series welcomes viewers back to Pixie Hollow – a world where tadpoles blow the best bubbles, fireflies are a girl’s best friends, and fairies bring the change of seasons to the world.

Beyonce Joins the Wubb Girlz - New on DVD for Kids

Beyonce Joins the Wubb Girlz - New on DVD for Kids

Read about Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!'s newest full-length DVD adventure, featuring the voice of Beyonce Knowles as lead singer of the Wubb Girlz!

Fresh Direct Partners With Robin Hood Foundation To Help Fight Poverty

Fresh Direct Partners With Robin Hood Foundation To Help Fight Poverty

For the 2009 holiday season, Robin Hood, the non-profit organization committed to fighting poverty in New York City and FreshDirect, one of the nation’s leading online gourmet food providers and grocery delivery services, are coming together to help feed 120,000 New Yorkers in need.

Not Just Obama's Breed: Ted Kennedy's Dog Splash on Life in Washington

Not Just Obama's Breed: Ted Kennedy's Dog Splash on Life in Washington

Long before the popularity of First Dog Bo Obama, the senator, a proclaimed aficionado of Portuguese Water Dogs, penned his own children's book, My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington D.C.




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