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Business of Parenting - A Mom On Your Side
When Jodi Liston’s children, were classified as emotionally disabled, she enlisted the help of an advocate to help her navigate the system and get the services her children needed. But it was no simple task. After a long and arduous process, 17 years of research, volunteer work at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and assisting other families struggling with similar issues, Liston, decided to start her own firm. The two-year-old Liston Advocates helps the growing number of parents who are following similar paths to get suitable services for their children. (read the story...)

Slope-side Deals
Skiing is not a bargain sport for you and your family to partake in, but there are some good deals. Taking your family there early or late in the winter season is usually a good bet pricewise. If you get some time off midweek in a non-holiday period, there are many options. Check out these offerings in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Utah, Vermont and Canada. (read the story...)

Festive Low-Fat Dessert
No holiday dinner would be complete without a yummy dessert to end the meal. (read the story...)

Christmas Cookie Recipes
Delicious cookie recipes for the holidays! (read the story...)

Crunchy Coconut Shrimp
If you are looking for an appetizer to serve at your holiday parties, try the Crunchy Coconut Shrimp. All guests, including children will love this delicious holiday themed item. You don't just have to serve it at holiday parties, you can serve to your family any night as a part of your family dinner. You children will love it so much they will ask for it at every meal. (read the story...)

Stocks as Stocking Stuffers for Christmas and Hanukah?
Many parents and grandparents are looking for ways to give their children something a bit more practical and enduring than the latest battery-operated toy. Strange as it may sound, the answer might lie, not in the aisles of Toys R Us, but in the stock market. (read the story...)

Have Yourself a Budget-Friendly Holiday - Top 10 Toys Under $20
This holiday season, you may have to cut back your spending on gifts for your children and your family. Here are the top 10 holiday toys, under $20. Your children will still love these great holiday toys, and your family will love the price and the savings. (read the story...)

Get Creative with Stuffing!
Tasty stuffing recipe for the whole family! (read the story...)

Beyond the Thanksgiving Table: Fun Recipes
Thanksgiving rituals can make their way into a few meals besides the turkey feast. Here are a few ideas to try with your family... (read the story...)

Thanksgiving Kugel
Kugel (Yiddish: n. kugl or koogel, or kigel, in Galicia/Central Europe) is any one of a wide variety of traditional baked Jewish side dishes or desserts, and can be sweet or savory. It is sometimes translated as "pudding" or "casserole." This Thanksgiving Kugel took home the best non-savory title at my Third Annual Casserole Party, and was a Jewish (Brian Tooze)/gentile (Lacey Tauber) collaboration. (read the story...)

Children with Food Allergies
There are many ways that parents can prepare food choices that are thoughtful of kids with allergies while also still being healthy and delicious. (read the story...)

Ticking Biological Clock? Egg Freezing is Now Available in Westchester
Egg freezing marks a new age in fertility options, enabling women to freeze their eggs for future use. (read the story...)

New Products for Families
New and Noteworthy Products (read the story...)

Protect your Children's Hearing
How to get kids to turn down the volume. (read the story...)

The Four Ps of Successful Family Meals
Family mealtimes are an important element in cohesive, well-functioning family life and in healthy child development. (read the story...)

A Nutritious Diet for Kids
These back-to-school nutrition tips will send you to the head of the class. (read the story...)

Teaching Children about Finance
Starting financial planning when kids are young will help them establish good habits that will last the rest of their lives. (read the story...)

Technology
Take a look at some new products to get a leg up on the latest technology. (read the story...)

Lessons in Lunch
Making school lunch for my three kids was always the biggest drudge of my week. Then about three years ago, it occurred to us that at 7, 9 and 11 years old, our children were capable of making their own lunches. We were free! (read the story...)

The Yellow School Bus is the Greener Choice
The less buses have to fight for the roads and school driveways, the smoother the commute is for the entire student body. This year, however, as gas prices approach the $5 mark, more and more parents finally seem to be open to the idea of busing, and the prospect of saving a few dollars on gas. (read the story...)

Kidpreneurs: 10 Tips for Managing Kids and Money
We live in a “Want, Therefore-I-Get” society. Our children completely understand that concept. (read the story...)

Baby Food: Make It Yourself
There are many good reasons to make your own fresh, homemade baby food. (read the story...)

Father's Day List
It’s the age of the “metrosexual.” With Father’s Day coming up, it’s time to get Dad looking sharp and spiffy with some great grooming gifts. (read the story...)

How to Detect and Prevent Dehydration
Keeping hydrated is always important, but as the temperature outside increases, parents should keep an even closer eye on their children’s fluid intake to prevent dehydration. Infants and children are more likely to become dehydrated than older children or adolescents because of several factors, including a smaller fluid reserve, a higher metabolic rate and dependence on others for access to fluids. (read the story...)

Into the Mouths of Babes: Eight Easy Tips for Feeding Your Kids
The latest obsession among moms focuses on how they can trick their children into eating foods that are actually good for them. And, since summer is when most of us start craving juicy, fresh fruits and veggies, now is a great time to experiment with some fun, healthful food tips for you and your family... (read the story...)


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