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Holiday Concerns for Special Needs

Holiday Concerns for Special Needs

For most families, the holidays represent a time to be with relatives, children, parents and family and celebrate. For a special needs family the holidays can create overwhelming stress.

MomBiz: Manhattan's Katie Danziger: The Accidental Entrepreneur

MomBiz: Manhattan's Katie Danziger: The Accidental Entrepreneur

Manhattan resident Katie Danziger never imagined she would develop a new problem-solving product for parents, but her idea soon turned into an award-winning way to take the guesswork out of cleanup.

Maximize Your Meals and Not Your Waistline: A Guide to Keeping the Holidays Lite and Festive

Maximize Your Meals and Not Your Waistline: A Guide to Keeping the Holidays Lite and Festive

Now the meal is over and you are going through that terrible cycle of holiday remorse. Sure, it's great to be able to indulge in some festive food favorites, but there is always that guilt afterward.

What to Look for in a Family Vehicle

What to Look for in a Family Vehicle

Every parent makes tough decisions that affect the entire family, and choosing the right car is no exception. Whether driving to and from after-school activities or planning a road trip, a reliable family car is crucial. But with so many makes and models to choose from, it’s good to have a process to help make a smart and safe purchase that pleases everyone – from the auto enthusiast dad to the little ones in the backseat.

What to Do When Your Kids Say: 'Can We Get a Dog...Please??'

What to Do When Your Kids Say: 'Can We Get a Dog...Please??'

October is Adopt-A-Dog month! Is your family ready for all the responsibilities of a new pet? These tips from Dr. Susan Bartell will help you decide.

Delish Snacks at Duane Reade

Delish Snacks at Duane Reade

Duane Reade's new line of Delish snacks have hit the shelves.

The New State of Math: The Influence of Technology on Children's Education

The New State of Math: The Influence of Technology on Children's Education

It was New Math in the 1960s, and New New Math in 1989. Rote math is no longer being taught and fundamentals have given way to new thinking strategies. Gone are the days when 8 + 7=15. Now 8 + 5 = about 15.

How to Throw a Great Party for Any Age

How to Throw a Great Party for Any Age

Read these tips we've compiled from the party planning experts on how to throw the perfect party for any age - from your child's first birthday celebration to a teenager's birthday bash.

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Nassau County, Long Island - October 2009

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Nassau County, Long Island - October 2009

Stay up to date on the new businesses and programs for kids opening up in Nassau County, Long Island this fall.

How to Not Raise Material Girls (and Boys)

How to Not Raise Material Girls (and Boys)

Sometimes these are other people’s children; sometimes, God forbid, they are our own.

MomBiz: Manhattan's Lynn Jawitz, Owner of Florisan LLC

MomBiz: Manhattan's Lynn Jawitz, Owner of Florisan LLC

Read about how Manhattan's Lynn Jawitz, mother of two, started Florisan, a full service wedding and event planning company where she designs it her way.

New Places, New Programs in Queens - October 2009

New Places, New Programs in Queens - October 2009

Stay up to date on the new places and programs for kids and families opening up in Queens this October.

Meet the Doctors in Rockland County - October 2009

Meet the Doctors in Rockland County - October 2009

Meet some of the health care professionals in the Rockland County area.

New and Nifty Technology - September 2009

New and Nifty Technology - September 2009

Check out some new and nifty technologies available this fall!

Kids Create Their Own Comic Strips Online

Kids Create Their Own Comic Strips Online

Bill Zimmerman's MakeBeliefsComix.com allows users to channel their feelings and forget about everyday troubles by creating their own comic strip. The site is also a learning tool for language, offering options in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese.

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But…

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But…

New York-area parents give advice on how to cut down on school lunch expenses - without sacrificing nutrition or quality.

Healthy Afterschool Snacks for Kids

Healthy Afterschool Snacks for Kids

The most important thing to do at snack time is to rethink the words “snack food.”

How to Stay Organized with School & Afterschool Clutter & Confusion!

How to Stay Organized with School & Afterschool Clutter & Confusion!

Back to school means back to textbooks, homework, and backpacks, and for many kids, back to afterschool and extracurricular activities. Before the call you get at work for a forgotten sports bag becomes a daily routine, take down these tips from an organizing professional.

Back to School Shopping on a Budget

Back to School Shopping on a Budget

How about turning back-to-school shopping into a teachable moment — a real-life exercise for your kids in wants vs. needs and sticking to a budget?

The Long Island Pet Expo - A Primer for the Whole Family

The Long Island Pet Expo - A Primer for the Whole Family

If you are thinking about adding a pet to the family unit, consider learning all you can by going straight to the source—the Long Island Pet Expo.

New Places, New Program in Suffolk County, Long Island - July '09

New Places, New Program in Suffolk County, Long Island - July '09

Check out a summer camp program at St. Patrick Youth Community in Smithtown and catch 'Aladdin' at John W. Engeman Theater at Northport

The Gluten-Free Diet  for Children with Autism

The Gluten-Free Diet for Children with Autism

One in 150 children are currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders...one dietary therapy that has been used in treating children diagnosed with autism is a gluten-free diet.

New Places, New Programs in Westchester - July '09

New Places, New Programs in Westchester - July '09

Read about Dream Dinners for busy families, and 3D & 4D imaging at Beautiful Beginnings Motherhood Center...

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession

How to Talk to Kids about the Recession

More and more families this year have to explain to their kids that the Big Bad Wolf of recession is at the door...

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