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Beautiful and Bald Barbie Teams Up with 11-Year-Old Singer
After watching 11-year-old singer-songwriter Miranda Finn on YouTube, Jane Bingham, the woman leading the Facebook charge for Mattel to produce a "Beautiful and Bald" Barbie in support of pediatric cancer patients, she selected Finn's original song, "Maybe I Can Change this World" as the campaign's "theme song." (read the story...)

Laughter is Contagious
Can you watch this without cracking a smile? (read the story...)

A Multilingual Santa Stops at Time Warner Center in NYC
It's no surprise that Santa Claus was able to pick up a few languages after circling the globe many a times. Catch him at Time Warner Center where he'll delight kids and wish them a very merry Christmas in six languages. (read the story...)

Crafting with Style
Get easy and fun craft ideas for kids and adults alike, courtesy of EK Success Brands' Second Annual "Crafting with Style" event. Check out these chic new craft kits and projects from American Girl, Perler Beads, K&Company, and Spotted Canary. (read the story...)

Holiday Bazaar: Traditions, Memories, and Gift Recommendations from NYC-Area Parents
From holiday traditions new and old to gifts both classic and of the moment, we've got a seasonal smorgasbord of holiday tales and toy recommendations from NYMetroParents staff members and friends. (read the story...)

Christmas Tree Tradition
A Rockland County dad of two and NYMetroParents staffer talks about his family's favorite holiday tradition and how it's evolved over the years. (read the story...)

Handmade Hanukkah
A Rockland County mom of two reflects on her childhood memories of Hanukkah and how she plans to keep them alive for her daughters as they grow up. (read the story...)

Holiday Mashup: Christmukkah in NYC
An NYC mom of two on the NYMetroParents team explains how her mixed-faith family avoids holiday conflict by embracing the spirit of both Christmas and Hanukkah. (read the story...)

Holiday Mashup: Happy Hanumas in Brooklyn
A Brooklyn dad of two tells how his dual-faith household celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah. (read the story...)

Holiday Mashup: A Mixed-Faith Family Celebrates in Fairfield
A Fairfield County, CT mom explains how her mixed-faith family embraces the holiday season and gives four great gift recommendations for Christmas or Hanukkah that have been hits with her kids over the years. (read the story...)

A Girly Girl Gives in to Guy Gifts
One local mom, a self-proclaimed "girly girl," struggles to fathom her son's boyish Christmas gift requests, but eventually learns to embrace his Star Wars-loving, Call of Duty-coveting attitude. (read the story...)

Tracking Santa on GPS
Millions of children eagerly await jolly old St. Nick's arrival on Christmas Eve. And while you could try placating their anticipation with a few early stocking stuffers, why not let them track Santa on his route - via GPS, no less. (read the story...)

Getting a Christmas Tree, NYC Style
Linda Grant, a single mom living in New York City, reminisces about family trips to the Christmas tree farm during her suburban childhood and explains how she carries on that tradition with her daughter, even though they live in the city. (read the story...)

Gifts for Teens: Seeing Green
Must you spend lots of cash to keep your teens happy this holiday? One Long Island mom weighs in. (read the story...)

Merry Mishaps
NYMetroParents' deputy managing editor, Christine Tarulli, shares her family's favorite tales of those disastrous Christmas Eves spent attempting to assemble last-minute gifts. (read the story...)

Tidings of Joy
Mom blogger Michaela Searfoorce, an NYC parent of two toddlers and a preteen son with special needs, reflects on her blessings in honor of the upcoming holiday season. (read the story...)

Best Holiday Books for Kids
Brooklyn Mom Karen Connell, founder of the blog A Child Grows in Brooklyn, lists her top three holiday stories for kids along with two new favorites that she'll be adding to her family's bookshelf this year. (read the story...)

10 Great Retro Toys for Kids of All Ages
Remember that Easy-Bake Oven or Mr. Potato Head you had when you were a kid? Classic toys like those never go out of style. So whether you're shopping for kids or a partner who appreciates the occasional silly gift, these throwback toys recommended by a Queens Mama are sure to be a hit. (read the story...)

Five Great Gifts Made in the NYC Area
A Queens Mama shares her tips on how to buy locally this holiday season, including five great gifts made right here in the New York City area. (read the story...)

Halloween Photo Contest Winners
We received more than 80 entries for our Halloween photo contest this year, and in the race for the most votes, a few were neck-and-neck until the very end, but the first place submission took it home with more than 640 votes. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Knuffle Bunny, Babies with iPads, & Motherhood at Every Age
From our December issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: A Book of Farts, the Tickle Monster, and Roasting a Chicken
From our November print issues: Check out our roundup of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and, most of all, relatable quotes from a selection of our favorite mom and dad bloggers and groups, including Mamiverse and Adventures in Mommyland. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mom Mantra, Daddy Duty, and Funny Money
From our October print issues: Check out our roundup of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and, most of all, relatable quotes from a selection of our favorite mom and dad bloggers, including Lady and the Blog, Love that Max, Nona Brooklyn, and NYC Dads Group. (read the story...)

Meet the Editor: Michael Bieber
Introducing Michael Bieber, Brooklyn Calendar Editor (read the story...)

Meet the Editor: Karen Demeter
Introducing Karen Demeter, Fairfield,Suffolk, and Special Parent Calendar Editor (read the story...)


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