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Top Ten Interesting Facts About American Presidents

Top Ten Interesting Facts About American Presidents

To kids especially (and okay--to many adults as well), the world of politics can seem at least a little intimidating and boring at best. But on closer inspection, the political arena has been filled with a host of colorful characters throughout the years.

Disney Fantasy Christening Ceremony

Disney Fantasy Christening Ceremony

Disney's newest ship, the Fantasy, was christened March 2 by its fairy godmother, Grammy Award-winning Mariah Carey, among a handful of celebrities who welcomed Disney's fourth family-friendly ship on the Hudson River in New York.

Dr. Seuss Celebreates 108 Years

Dr. Seuss Celebreates 108 Years

In honor of Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday March 2, 2012, the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing literacy in the New York area, compiled the top five Dr. Seuss books that all teach kids a larger life lesson.

Economics Explained by a 5-Year-Old

Economics Explained by a 5-Year-Old

A 5-year-old explains economics.

Easy Recipes for Your Oscar Party

Easy Recipes for Your Oscar Party

The 84th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, Feb. 26. Here are some easy, tasty recipes from QVC's David Venable that will help make your Oscar party a success.

Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of 2011

Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of 2011

It's true celebrities may go over the top with unique and quirky names when it comes to naming their babies. Here are the best and worst celebrity baby names of 2011.

Trending Baby Names of 2011

Trending Baby Names of 2011

Trending baby names are heavily influenced by pop culture and media. Here are the most popular baby names of 2011.

Blast from the Past: Toys of Yesteryear at FAO Schwarz

Blast from the Past: Toys of Yesteryear at FAO Schwarz

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.

Sweet Treats at The Candy Rush

Sweet Treats at The Candy Rush

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.

'Huggable Heroes' Do Good in Community

'Huggable Heroes' Do Good in Community

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.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mommy Wars, Dr. Seuss's Birthday, & Giggle Fits

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mommy Wars, Dr. Seuss's Birthday, & Giggle Fits

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

Winner of Facebook Sharing Contest

Winner of Facebook Sharing Contest

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.

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.




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