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Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children's literacy nonprofit organization in the United States, which prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most, celebrated its 45th birthday this month. Check out our tribute to the organization.

Mo Willems Debuts First Children's Book App

Mo Willems Debuts First Children's Book App

New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems, creator of the NYC-based Knuffle Bunny tales, revealed his first children's book app, based on his beloved Don't Let the Pigeon...! series, to an intimate group gathered at Magnolia Bakery on the Upper West Side.

Has Cheating on Exams Become an Epidemic?

Has Cheating on Exams Become an Epidemic?

Some think cheating has become an epidemic, but we must keep perspective for our children—and their futures.

PM Pediatrics Named One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011

PM Pediatrics Named One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011

PM Pediatrics, a preeminent provider of after-hours pediatric urgent care in New York, announced last week that it was selected as one of Modern Healthcare's "Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011" -- one of only three New York-based companies to make the national list.

The Bullying Academy Teaches Kids About the Dangers of Bullying and Cyberbullying

The Bullying Academy Teaches Kids About the Dangers of Bullying and Cyberbullying

The newly launched Bullying Academy is a web-based interactive program designed to help middle school students recognize avoid bullying by educating them on its dangers, effects on others, and alternatives.

Zuzee.com is a Safe Alternative to Facebook and Twitter for Tweens

Zuzee.com is a Safe Alternative to Facebook and Twitter for Tweens

Zuzee.com, a social networking and photo sharing site specifically for girls, was designed by parents with safety in mind.

Kids of Courage Takes 150 Sick Kids on the Summer Vacation of a Lifetime

Kids of Courage Takes 150 Sick Kids on the Summer Vacation of a Lifetime

Kids of Courage, a Long Island-based nonprofit organization, took more than 100 local children, all either chronically ill or with severe special needs, on a nine-day summer vacation to San Francisco.

Take the Pledge: Tobacco-Free Me!

Take the Pledge: Tobacco-Free Me!

Active parents realize that talking to kids early and often about not smoking will help their children make good choices throughout their youth. Use this pledge program to encourage your child not to smoke!

Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents

Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents

A new Individualized Education Programs (IEP) guide helps parents of children with special needs understand the legal rights of students with disabilities and offers advice on how to get special education services and form an IEP for your child.

The Toy Insider Announces HOT 20 TOYS for 2011 Holiday Season

The Toy Insider Announces HOT 20 TOYS for 2011 Holiday Season

With the holiday season always seemingly just around the corner, it's never too early to start holiday shopping for your kids this year. Not sure what to get your child for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza? Check out the top "hot" toys for 2011 according to Toy Insider.

New Online Store Allows Women to Rent Designer Maternity Clothes

New Online Store Allows Women to Rent Designer Maternity Clothes

Mine for Nine is an online boutique that allows women to borrow designer maternity clothes at 75 percent off retail price.

Organize Your Children's Health Records Online with MotherKnows

Organize Your Children's Health Records Online with MotherKnows

MotherKnows is a secure website and mobile app that provides parents access to their child's health records anywhere, anytime.

New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats

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.

Have a Green Halloween: Recycle Your Kid's Costume by Participating in National Costume Swap Day

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.

J.K. Rowling Gives Us More Harry Potter with New Site: Pottermore

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.

Smart Shoppers Can Support Underserved NYC Teens with the Opportunity Card

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.

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Pregnant Women and New Parents

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.

New Study Reveals Women Lose Sleep Over Finances More than Men

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.

Comcast Now Offers Internet Essentials to Low-Income Families

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.

Shop for a Cause at Macy's to Benefit the March of Dimes

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.

Three NYC and New Jersey Area Companies Make the Top 10 in Working Mother's 'Best Companies for Kids' List

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.

Scribble Press Partners With Faber-Castell USA in Story Contest

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.

CAMP BROADWAY Announces Audition Dates for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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.

Does Your Baby Look Like a Celebrity?

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.

Relationship Expert Laurie Puhn to Appear on FOX's 'Father Albert' Show

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.




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