Just when my 8-year-old started to eat spinach, the tender, baby leaves that come in bags, it was pulled off the shelves by the E. coli scare.
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Did you know that the single most important tool for keeping your car in good working condition, protecting your reliable transportation source and ensuring your family’s safety in your car can be found in your glove box? It’s your owner’s manual.
Style and stereotypes aside, both kinds of cars offer great family-friendly options
Suffering sticker shock over new car prices? Want more car for less money? Then think about buying used.
The food aisles are stocked to the rafters with lunchbox treats — individually packed granola bars, pudding cups, juice boxes. And while parents have recently been taking a hard look at what we’re putting into our kids’ stomachs, it’s time to think, too, about what we’re putting into our planet’s system.
While nutrition experts have yet to agree on what constitutes the perfect diet, there is no doubt that vegetables play a vital role in promoting good health. This is particularly true for children, whose growing bodies need the vitamins, minerals and fiber that are loaded into vegetables of every kind.
It’s that time of year again…your home is abuzz with talk of new teachers, homework, and of course, school lunch. Although some schools have improved the quality of cafeteria meals and snacks in recent years, many still fail to meet basic nutritional needs.
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Moms want the best for their kids. When they can’t find what they want, they make their own. That’s how Plum Organics was born.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now urging the nation’s pediatricians to start checking on whether kids are getting enough calcium starting in the toddler years.
Busy families often order takeout, and Asian food is one of the most popular choices.
I want a cookie! I want candy! Do these words sound familiar? What about I want grapes, or I want an apple? Do you hear these words from your child's mouth?
As more middle class and affluent families become dual-career households, the pressing question arises: Who will provide childcare coverage?
We love wireless technology! From catching up with work in airport lounges, to chilling out with a laptop in Bryant Park.
In the past few years, British chefs, from Nigella Lawson to Jamie Oliver, have become popular in the U.S.
The financial experts have differing points of view when it comes to kids and allowances — always debating whether to give $5 or ten.
With increased computer (and video game) usage, children who spend many hours in front of the screen are prone to the same postural problems as adults.
Jill walked out of the lender’s office with the crash of her collapsing dream ringing in her ears. “I’m sorry, but you just don’t qualify for this home,” her loan officer had informed her.
Parents need to be aware that with the advent of video iPods, portable game players and Internet-ready cell phones comes the danger of mobile pornography.
In this age of email, instant messaging, chat rooms and blogs, it’s easy to imagine that human connections are all about typing on a keyboard. Not so for a number of moms in Westchester who are using technology to connect with other moms through a website called Meetups.com.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, costing $52.6 billion in 2004. The hectic holiday season presents an opportunity too good for many thieves to pass up, but it’s a major problem all year-round.
Let’s face it: Our children need computer skills to succeed in life. Starting to use the computer at a young age can be very positive. However, as with all technology — from television, to DVD watching, to video games — a healthy dose of parental involvement and supervision is critical.
According to statistics compiled by the Washington D.C.-based Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the average age of computer and video game players is 30 years old. Which means that many of the games on the market are geared toward adults — and a portion of those include content that is inappropriate for children. Smack in the middle of the holiday gift-buying season, with our kids — many game-savvier that we are — clamoring for the newest and hottest options out there, how can we be sure what we’re buying is suitable and safe?
You don’t have to look far to find a New Yorker who treats their dog like a baby, or at least like another pampered child in the family. We are certainly a culture that loves our pets. But when a “human” baby arrives on the scene, how can we make sure their furry siblings will adore the new addition as much as we do?