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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.
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's new Internet Essentials provides low-income families with affordable Internet service and netbook computers.
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.
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 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, 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? Enter the Baby Shorts Celebrity Lookalike contest to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
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.
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.
A new, award-winning website for teenagers and their parents offers a comprehensive guide to college and other learning opportunities.
AllergyEats.com is a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the country.
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.
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.
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.
Through the nationwide program Kids Bowl Free, bowling alleys across the country are giving kids two free games each day throughout the summer.
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.
Classic kids lunch brand Lunchables introduces new fruit packs with a full serving of fruit in each pack.
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.
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.
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.
Attention all football and video game fanatics, the voting has ended. Electronic Arts Inc. announced April 26 that Peyton Hillis, running back for the Cleveland Browns, was selected by millions of fans across the country to grace the cover of the Madden NFL 12 football video game. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated former Madden NFL 04 cover athlete and No. 3 seed Michael Vick (QB, Eagles) in the finals of an unprecedented campaign with ESPN.com and SportsNation that allowed fans to determine, by an online vote that was open to the public, the football player to be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 12 when the game launches on August 30.
May is National Bike Safety Month and as summer approaches, millions of Americans will climb onto their bikes to enjoy one of the ultimate warm-weather experiences. To help curb bike injuries and fatalities, AAA and NHTSA have partnered to remind parents to set positive examples that encourage children and teens to ride safely.
The Oprah Winfrey Network and Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment are looking for men, women, and couples who want to dance.
To celebrate the launch of FreshDirect's KidPower™, a new line of freshly prepared kids meals, the company has teamed up with the Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA) to present the FreshArt initiative, which invites students in grades three through six to create works of art that show what it means to share a meal with family.