Co-founder of NYC Dads Group Boot Camp for New Dads and father of one, Lance Somerfeld shares how he came to create a dads group, the best parts of raising a child and family in Manhattan, and clears the air on stereotypes about stay-at-home dads.
Author Mary Lou Quinlan answers questions regarding her book, "The God Box." The book touches on family stories, personal history and healing through the physical act of acceptance and letting go with a God Box, an object very close to Quinlan's heart. Mary Lou Quinlan's "The God Box" goes beyond popular book club reads by focusing on love, faith and family.
Today, open adoption is almost universally accepted. Years ago that was not the case. In a personal account, Titia Ellis speaks of the shame and secrets surrounding her own adoption, and the search for her birth family.
As the lead of Moey’s Music Party, Melissa Levis, a mom in New York City, is a kiddie rock sensation. Levis sits down with NYMetroParents to answer questions about parenting, marriage, and share her advice for other working parents.
Everyone has a story to tell, especially when it comes to their mothers. What we often forget, however, is how vital it is to hear these stories. In "Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorp," now out in paperback, editor and StoryCorp founder Dave Isay gathers an array of voices from around the country that showcase the diversity of experiences that make up motherhood.
'Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective' is a feature documentary film directed by Charles Jones, chronicling the journey of five fathers whose children have all been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. We interviewed Jones and Anthony Merkerson, a Queens father featured in the film, and featured excerpts of the interview in our April issue. Here we feature the full transcript, an opportunity to support the film, and information about a special screening hosted by the ALM Outreach Campaign.
She’s the cool aunt, a jetsetter who splits her time between NYC and Bangkok, and the proud parent of three businesses, including kids’ fashion lines Millions of Colors and the more recent Andrew & Audrey.
"America's Educator" Ron Clark, author of "The End of Molasses Classes," talks about how to banish boredom from the classroom, make teaching a desirable profession (again), and what to do when you don't like your kid's teacher.
A new HBO film from an Academy Award-winning team puts the spotlight on an often misunderstood learning disability.
Barbara Kavovit, founder of Barbara K! Enterprises and Barbara's Way, empowers women in the home with DIY advice, tools, and more, and she's turned her passion for home improvement into a multimillion dollar business.
Manhattan mom Rosie Pope started her own clothing line, Rosie Pope Maternity, in 2008. This winter, Pope's new reality TV show, "Pregnant in Heels," will debut on Bravo. We sat down with the mompreneur to discuss her inspiration, how she juggles work and family life, and what's next for her brand.
Mom and entrepreneur Cindy Hartog of Westport, CT, started Cindy's Sous Chefs after discovering her passion for the culinary arts. We sat down with Hartog to find out what inspires her, how she got the business started, and what advice she has for other creative moms.
Cynthia Gibb, a Golden Globe-nominated actress and mother of three, has taken her four decades of acting experience to the classroom. She now gives acting and vocal lessons in her hometown of Westport, CT. We sat down with Gibbs to discuss this new direction and find out how she juggles work and family life.
Brooklyn mom Rashmi Budhram started her own business, Mamma Couture, in 2009, and now produces a line of stylish diaper and hand bags. We sat down with Budhram to discuss what inspired her, how she balances work and family life, and what advice she has for other aspiring mompreneurs.
An entrepreneur and mom of three, Alison Rhodes (also known as The Safety Mom) of Wilton, CT, started her own business called Safety Mom Solutions to teach parents how to make their homes as safe as possible for their babies. We sat down with Rhodes to discuss her career change, her cause, and how she juggles work and family.
Gigi Lee Chang, Manhattan mom and founder of Plum Organics, talks to us about her organic baby food line, including what inspired her, how she started the business, and what's next.
In her new book, to be released on October 12, Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In (Rodale), couples expert Laurie Puhn explains the simple strategies that can immediately improve your communication and the quality of your relationship. A Harvard-trained lawyer and family and divorce mediator, Puhn is also a married mom and runs a private practice in couples mediation in New York City.
"The Kids Grow Up" is a new documentary by Doug Block that delves into the anxieties and uncertainties of leaving for college — from a parent's perspective.
Long Island moms and sisters Karen Falco-Pedra and Lisa Falco-Gadzinski opened A Girl's Gotta Spa in 2008. We caught up with the pair to discuss who inspires them, how they balance work and family life, and what's next for their business.
Larchmont, NY, mompreneurs and friends Heather Mahland and Kyle de Lasa opened You & Me Cookie in 2009, with a wholesome (high fiber, nut-free, preservative-free) recipe that's been passed down through the generations. We sat down with the duo to find out where their inspiration came from, how they got the business started, and what it's like to juggle work and family life.
Sisters Linda Carnevale, Laura Halperin, Gabriella Galante, and Dana Goetz, created TestTUBES, a test-taking survival kit for students. We sat down with the four mompreneurs to find out where their inspiration came from, what it's like working together, and what the future holds for their business.
The Saurette clothing line emerged in 2009, with a modern take on children's fashion. We sat down with founder and mom-of-two Lisa Kanouse to find out how she got the collection started, how she manages a work/family balance, and what's next for Saurette.
You may remember her as D.J. Tanner on the popular 80’s TV show, Full House, but actress Candace Cameron Bure is all grown up! The actress has three children with husband—and hockey player—Valerie Bure, and is back for a second season of the ABC Family show Make It Or Break It. NY Metro Parents sat down with Candace to find out how she’s celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic juice box, how she juggles motherhood and a career and finds time to make sure her family eats healthy.
A dad of four and veteran coach shares his insights on how to make your child's next team season — whether you're coaching or cheering from the sidelines — a success.
We sat down with Holly Xerri, Long Island mom of two and creator of the Camiband, to find out where she found her inspiration, how she juggles work and family life, and what's next for her business.