Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms - April 2010

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms - April 2010

Find out why celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes, Gwen Stefani, and Nicole Richie love Little Giraffe blankets; plus, check out some other nifty products on our radar for kids and families.

Pedicure Secrets: Tips and Tricks for the Trimmest Toes

Pedicure Secrets: Tips and Tricks for the Trimmest Toes

Read these tips and tricks from the experts - Cathy Coccoaro of Long Island's Cactus Salon and Essie Weingarten of Essie Cosmetics - to get your winter-worn toes into sandal-worthy shape.

Suffolk County Mom's Food Shears Make Kids' Meal Time Fun and Safe

Suffolk County Mom's Food Shears Make Kids' Meal Time Fun and Safe

Anila Nitekman, a Greenlawn resident and mother of two, talks to us about how she invented the Tiny Bites Food Shears, which make cutting up children's food a breeze.

Talking with Tanea Smith, Founder of She's Got Papers

Talking with Tanea Smith, Founder of She's Got Papers

Brooklyn resident Tanea Smith draws inspiration for her online stationery boutique from everyday life with her two children.

Hair Styles: Spring 2010’s Best Looks

Hair Styles: Spring 2010’s Best Looks

Christo, artistic director of Christo Fifth Avenue hair salon, shares his tips for easy-to-manage hair cuts and color that are in style this spring.

Manhattan MomBiz: Julia Pimsleur Levine, founder of Little Pim

Manhattan MomBiz: Julia Pimsleur Levine, founder of Little Pim

Former producer and filmmaker Julia Pimsleur Levine - daughter of the late Dr. Paul Pimsleur, creator of the Pimsleur Method for foreign languages - founded "Little Pim" in 2006, a program that teaches foreign languages to babies and young children.

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Parents - March 2010

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Parents - March 2010

Check out these new and noteworthy products for kids, moms, and families! Features this month include Heidi Klum's new maternity clothing lines, "Lavish" and "Loved," plus a night light that lets children know when it's time for bed and time to wake up.

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms - February 2010

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms - February 2010

Check out our editor's picks on the best products out there for kids of all ages and stages - and their parents, too!

MomBiz: Lisa Price, Owner of Carol's Daughter®

MomBiz: Lisa Price, Owner of Carol's Daughter®

Brooklyn resident and mom-of-three Lisa Price started selling her scents at church flea markets and has since developed her passion into a multi-million dollar beauty brand endorsed by celebrities like Mary J. Blige and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms

Check out our editor's picks on the best products out there for kids of all ages and stages - and their parents, too!

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.




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