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New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats
According to a new study, parents are turning car seats to face forward too early. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2, many parents put their kids in forward-facing seats much earlier. Read on for tips on car seat safety for babies and toddlers. (read the story...)

Have a Green Halloween: Recycle Your Kid's Costume by Participating in National Costume Swap Day
With Halloween just around the corner, you might be stressing about getting your kids a new costume at an affordable price. Why not save some money, help the environment, and get rid of old costumes of Halloweens past by participating in National Costume Swap Day on October 8. Read on for details. (read the story...)

J.K. Rowling Gives Us More Harry Potter with New Site: Pottermore
October marks the launch of Pottermore, a website created by J.K. Rowling to allow us muggles to enter the magical world of Harry Potter. (read the story...)

Smart Shoppers Can Support Underserved NYC Teens with the Opportunity Card
Those who purchase an Opportunity Card to benefit the NYC nonprofit Futures and Options can save 20 percent on their fall shopping while helping underserved youth. (read the story...)

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Pregnant Women and New Parents
As residents of the East Coast ready for the first hurricane of the 2011 season, the March of Dimes offers valuable tips for pregnant women and parents of new babies on how to prepare for emergencies and the need to evacuate from their homes. (read the story...)

New Study Reveals Women Lose Sleep Over Finances More than Men
With the state of the economy on everyone's mind, it's not surprising that many families are experiencing financial problems. What may be surprising, however, is that money troubles and worries over the budget cause mom to lose more sleep than dad. Read on to find out what a new survey from Manilla.com reveals about men and women and their family finances. (read the story...)

Comcast Now Offers Internet Essentials to Low-Income Families
Comcast's new Internet Essentials provides low-income families with affordable Internet service and netbook computers. (read the story...)

Shop for a Cause at Macy's to Benefit the March of Dimes
Back-to-school shoppers can help a worthy cause: During Macy's annual Shop for a Cause program on August 27, in-store and online shoppers can save 25 percent on their purchases when they donate $5 to the March of Dimes. (read the story...)

Three NYC and New Jersey Area Companies Make the Top 10 in Working Mother's 'Best Companies for Kids' List
Good news for working moms and dads in the NYC and New Jersey area who want to balance a successful career while still raising their kids. "Working Mother" magazine counts down the top 10 Best Companies for Kids. Citi, Mastercard, and Prudential Financial, Inc. make the cut in the NYC area. Read on for other winning workplaces around the country. (read the story...)

Scribble Press Partners With Faber-Castell USA in Story Contest
Scribble Press and Faber-Castell welcome young artists and writers to enter their Faber-Castell Scribble Your Story Contest. Winners will receive $100 worth of Faber-Castell art products and more. (read the story...)

CAMP BROADWAY Announces Audition Dates for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
CAMP BROADWAY, an NYC-based kids' theater company, is holding auditions for its performance in the upcoming 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kids ages 12-16 are invited to audition, beginning with an open casting call in New York City on August 3, followed by another open call on Long Island August 7. (read the story...)

Does Your Baby Look Like a Celebrity?
Does your baby look like a celebrity? Enter the Baby Shorts Celebrity Lookalike contest to win a $100 Amazon gift card. (read the story...)

Relationship Expert Laurie Puhn to Appear on FOX's 'Father Albert' Show
Our relationship columnist Laurie Puhn, Westchester mom and author of the bestseller "Fight Less, Love More," will give expert advice to "unhappily married" couples on the August 1 episode of FOX's new "Father Albert" TV show. (read the story...)

Early Intervention Reimbursement Bill Passes NY Assembly and State
New York Assemblywoman Amy Paulin's legislation to increase insurance payments to counties for early intervention services has passed both houses and awaits the governor's signature. (read the story...)

New Website Offers Parents and Teens Insight on Experiential Learning Opportunities
A new, award-winning website for teenagers and their parents offers a comprehensive guide to college and other learning opportunities. (read the story...)

New Website Eases Dining-Out Worries for Food Allergy Sufferers
AllergyEats.com is a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the country. (read the story...)

Bank of America Announces $1 Million Multi-Year Donation to Support Special Olympics
Bank of America, proud sponsor of Special Olympics for more than three decades, today announced a three-year $1 million contribution to support Special Olympics, a global organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities and special needs. (read the story...)

Open Auditions for Broadway's New 'Annie' Musical in NYC
On Sunday, June 12, the new Broadway production of "Annie" will hold an open call for girls ages 6-12 to audition for the roles of Annie and the orphans. (read the story...)

Danny's Wish Distributes 30 iPads to Autistic Children
The iPad for Austism campaign is an ongoing fundraiser created by Danny's Wish as a way to provide iPads to needy kids who may otherwise be unable to afford one. Recently, Danny's Wish, a Long Island-based special needs organization, distributed 30 iPads to autistic children in 19 different states. (read the story...)

Kids Bowl Free this Summer
Through the nationwide program Kids Bowl Free, bowling alleys across the country are giving kids two free games each day throughout the summer. (read the story...)

New Report Finds Twice as Many Teens Die on Roads in Summer Months
Recent data reveals that the deadliest days of the year for teens aged 15-19 are in May, June, July, and August. Read on for the full report. (read the story...)

Lunchables Lunch Combinations Introduces New Line With a Full Serving of Fruit in Each Pack
Classic kids lunch brand Lunchables introduces new fruit packs with a full serving of fruit in each pack. (read the story...)

Four NYC Area School Teams Honored in 2011 National Science and Technology Awards Program
The 19th Annual Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program, the world's largest student science and technology competition, announced eight winning teams, including four from the New York City area. (read the story...)

The 2010 Nation's Report Card Shows Gains and Losses in Students' Civics Knowledge
The Civics 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as "The Nation's Report Card," shows that civic knowledge (including knowledge of the American government and political system) has increased in fourth graders but decreased in twelfth graders, while Hispanic students improved across all grades. (read the story...)

Kate Middleton Bridal Doll Now Available
The Kate Middleton Bridal Doll, designed by Franklin Mint, is an authentic miniature replica of the new princess that includes the Queen's famous Scroll Tiara. (read the story...)

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