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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Check out BAMkids Film Festival in Brooklyn this weekend, Feb. 4-5, 2012, with fun children's films from around the world.

Forbes Names Brooklyn Children's Museum Among Best in U.S.

Forbes Names Brooklyn Children's Museum Among Best in U.S.

Forbes named Brooklyn Children's Museum among the 12 best children's museums in the U.S.

5 Tips to Keep Babies Safe from Identity Theft

5 Tips to Keep Babies Safe from Identity Theft

January 28 marks National Data Privacy Day. Here are five tips on how to keep your kids--even newborns--safe from identity theft.

'Doodle 4 Google' Contest for Students

'Doodle 4 Google' Contest for Students

Goolge invites students across the U.S. to redesign their homepage logo using their imagination around the theme, "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..." for a chance to win scholarships and cool prizes, including having the winning artwork appear on a limited edition of Crayola's 64 box of crayons.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Men are Faster Diaper Changers, Nobody's Normal, & a Viral Video about Bullying

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Men are Faster Diaper Changers, Nobody's Normal, & a Viral Video about Bullying

From our February issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.

'Pregnant in Heels' with Rosie Pope Casting Call

'Pregnant in Heels' with Rosie Pope Casting Call

Get expert advice from baby guru and maternity designer, Rosie Pope, on Season Two of Bravo TV's "Pregnant in Heels" where Pope doles out tips on finding a new nanny, getting your baby on a schedule, and addresses intimacy issues.

Beautiful and Bald Barbie Teams Up with 11-Year-Old Singer

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."

Laughter is Contagious

Laughter is Contagious

Can you watch this without cracking a smile?

 A Multilingual Santa Stops at Time Warner Center in NYC

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.

Crafting with Style

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.

Holiday Bazaar: Traditions, Memories, and Gift Recommendations from NYC-Area Parents

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.

Christmas Tree Tradition

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.

Handmade Hanukkah

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.

Holiday Mashup: Christmukkah in NYC

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.

Holiday Mashup: Happy Hanumas in Brooklyn

Holiday Mashup: Happy Hanumas in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn dad of two tells how his dual-faith household celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah.

Holiday Mashup: A Mixed-Faith Family Celebrates in Fairfield

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.

A Girly Girl Gives in to Guy Gifts

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.

Tracking Santa on GPS

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.

Getting a Christmas Tree, NYC Style

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.

Gifts for Teens: Seeing Green

Gifts for Teens: Seeing Green

Must you spend lots of cash to keep your teens happy this holiday? One Long Island mom weighs in.

Merry Mishaps

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.

Tidings of Joy

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.

Best Holiday Books for Kids

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.

10 Great Retro Toys for Kids of All Ages

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.

Five Great Gifts Made in the NYC Area

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.




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