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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.

Halloween Photo Contest Winners

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.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Knuffle Bunny, Babies with iPads, & Motherhood at Every Age

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.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: A Book of Farts, the Tickle Monster, and Roasting a Chicken

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.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mom Mantra, Daddy Duty, and Funny Money

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.

Meet the Editor: Karen Demeter

Meet the Editor: Karen Demeter

Introducing Karen Demeter, Fairfield,Suffolk, and Special Parent Calendar Editor

Meet the Editor: Kaitlin Ahern

Meet the Editor: Kaitlin Ahern

Introducing Kaitlin Ahern, Deputy Editor and Food & Nutrition Editor.

Meet the Editor: Ellen Pocost

Meet the Editor: Ellen Pocost

Introducing Ellen Pocost, Westchester Calendar Editor and Directory Editor

Meet the Editor: Dee Saunders

Meet the Editor: Dee Saunders

Introducing Dee Saunders, Nassau Calendar Editor

Meet the Editor: Amber Greviskes

Meet the Editor: Amber Greviskes

Introducing Amber Greviskes, Contributing Writer and Editor

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Love That Max, Terrible Teachers, and Bully Action

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Love That Max, Terrible Teachers, and Bully Action

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.

Hit the Books…and Then the Ball

Hit the Books…and Then the Ball

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.

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

Brooke Foster from Mommy Moi discusses some life-enriching tips she's learned this summer.




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