Trending baby names are heavily influenced by pop culture and media. Here are the most popular baby names of 2011.
The oldest toy retailer in the U.S., FAO Schwarz celebrates its 150th birthday this year with a commemorative gallery of vintage toys, from the old, old box of 64 Crayola Crayons to Legos from 1955.
From hard-to-find vintage candies and modern-day favorites to ice cream, milkshakes, and coffee, The Candy Rush in Brooklyn showcases nearly every sweet treat imaginable.
In honor of Youth Leadership Month this February, Build-A-Bear Workshop is running its ninth annual nationwide search for Huggable Heroes, a program that recognizes inspiring kids ages 8-18 who are doing amazing acts of service in their community and beyond.
From our March issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.
Over the last few days, we asked you to share with your network our Weekend Highlights newsletter. Each shared post earns an entry into a drawing to win tickets to "Rock of Ages" in NYC.
Check out BAMkids Film Festival in Brooklyn this weekend, Feb. 4-5, 2012, with fun children's films from around the world.
Forbes named Brooklyn Children's Museum among the 12 best children's museums in the U.S.
January 28 marks National Data Privacy Day. Here are five tips on how to keep your kids--even newborns--safe from identity theft.
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.
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From our February issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.
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.
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."
Can you watch this without cracking a smile?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.