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.
A Brooklyn dad of two tells how his dual-faith household celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Must you spend lots of cash to keep your teens happy this holiday? One Long Island mom weighs in.
NYMetroParents' deputy managing editor, Christine Tarulli, shares her family's favorite tales of those disastrous Christmas Eves spent attempting to assemble last-minute gifts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From our December issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.
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.
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.
Introducing Karen Demeter, Fairfield,Suffolk, and Special Parent Calendar Editor
Introducing Kaitlin Ahern, Deputy Editor and Food & Nutrition Editor.
Introducing Ellen Pocost, Westchester Calendar Editor and Directory Editor
Introducing Dee Saunders, Nassau Calendar Editor
Introducing Amber Greviskes, Contributing Writer and Editor
From our October "Special Parent" issue: check out our latest roundup of thought-provoking, observant, and sometimes laugh-out-loud quotes from a selection of our favorite parent (and kids!) writers and bloggers.
Rich Kammerer from Parents "R" Talking discusses helping students balance their time between keeping their grades up at school, participating in extracurricular activities, and making friends along the way.
Brooke Foster from Mommy Moi discusses some life-enriching tips she's learned this summer.
Samantha from the mom blog 'Have Sippy, Will Travel' lists her tips for helping parents potty train their children with as little stress as possible.