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The Basics of Pest Prevention

The Basics of Pest Prevention

Learn about the common bugs and pests that enter your home and how to get rid of them. Plus, see what pests your kids encounter at school and how to prevent them from bringing the bugs home.

Renters Insurance: What it Covers, When You Need It, and How to Find the Right Coverage

Renters Insurance: What it Covers, When You Need It, and How to Find the Right Coverage

Most renters are not required to buy renters insurance, but it can provide peace of mind and guard against accidents. Experts weigh in on when you need renters insurance, what it protects, and how to find the right coverage for your home or apartment.

10 Tips for Raising a Healthy, Happy Baby on a Budget

10 Tips for Raising a Healthy, Happy Baby on a Budget

Wondering how best to budget for a new baby? These tips from a credit expert will help new parents cut costs and stick to smart purchases that are crucial to raising a healthy, happy baby.

Seven Tips Parents Can Use To Raise A Multilingual Baby

Seven Tips Parents Can Use To Raise A Multilingual Baby

Immersing your children in another language and culture is beneficial to their social and cognitive development. But to many parents, the job of teaching a child a second language feels out-of-reach, not to mention costly. Nicole Fonovich, co-creator of "Luca Lashes," gives seven manageable tips to use when introducing your child to a new language.

New Website Teaches Kids How to Make Online Purchases

New Website Teaches Kids How to Make Online Purchases

A new website and free service, Virtual Piggy, teaches kids about how to buy things online in a responsibly way, with parents at the controls.

New Website Helps Families Fill Out Less Forms

New Website Helps Families Fill Out Less Forms

FamilyID lets families find, sign up for, and pay for programs all in one place. It's a secure site where families can keep and use their registration information for several different activities.

Car Seat Inspection Sites in the NYC Area

Car Seat Inspection Sites in the NYC Area

Want to know where to get your child's car seat checked, to make sure it's meeting safety guidelines? Below is a list of car seat inspection sites in the New York City area. Plus, get an update on car seat safety guidelines before you go.

Q&A: Foster Parent 101

Q&A: Foster Parent 101

What do you need to know to become a foster parent? We talked with Nicole L. Mudd, a foster care home-finder for Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth on Long Island, about what it takes to be a foster parent, rights and responsibilities of the job, and other ways to help children in need.

Achieve Dinner Party Success

Achieve Dinner Party Success

Planning a dinner party may be challenging and even more so when babysitters cancel, quickly turning the adults-only get together into one that now includes kids on the guest list. Here are simple solutions to keeping the kids entertained that will help you host a successful dinner party--even with kids on the guest list.

Graze on This

Graze on This

Founded by a Connecticut mom, Graze Delivered brings Vermont-fresh organic and sustainable foods to homes and offices across the tri-state area, helping families be more conscious of what they're eating and where it comes from.

Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets

Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets

The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard with spending. Financial expert Eric Tyson offers advice on how to manage your holiday spending.

Westhab Celebrates 30 Years of Creating Homes

Westhab Celebrates 30 Years of Creating Homes

Westhab, a nonprofit organization in Westchester County, celebrated its 30th year providing permanent homes to families in need, helping local residents find jobs, and giving kids the chance to climb out of poverty and pursue brighter futures.

The Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner Opens in Westport CT

The Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner Opens in Westport CT

The Law Office of Lawrence W. Berliner opens in Wesport, Connecticut, offering children and young adults representation in the areas of special education law and disability law.

Free Helpline Connects Hudson Valley Residents to Wide Variety of Resources in Storm Emergency

Free Helpline Connects Hudson Valley Residents to Wide Variety of Resources in Storm Emergency

Residents should add the free and confidential Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 helpline to their list of critical phone numbers in anticipation of the pending weekend storm.

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.

Westchester's Ridge Hill Offers Shopping, Dining, Entertainment, and Luxury Living in Yonkers

Westchester's Ridge Hill Offers Shopping, Dining, Entertainment, and Luxury Living in Yonkers

Westchester's Ridge Hill, the new mixed-use community in Yonkers, has become a shopping and dining destination for families. The development also features the luxury condominium complex Monarch at Ridge Hill, now open for sales, which offers eco-friendly residential living.

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.

Brooklyn Artists Gym offers Free Housing to Single Parent Artists in the Park Slope/Gowanus Area

Brooklyn Artists Gym offers Free Housing to Single Parent Artists in the Park Slope/Gowanus Area

For a few local single-parent-artists, the Brooklyn Artists Gym (BAG), an artists’ studio and gallery facility in the Park Slope/Gowanus area of Brooklyn, can provide financial help in the form of a free or subsidized studio space home. The BAG Fund program, which also helps participants further their art careers, allows artists who are bringing up children solo to apply for scholarships for Open Studio memberships.

13 Tips for Finding an Honest Mechanic

13 Tips for Finding an Honest Mechanic

When taking your car in for repair, many mechanics will count on your lack of automotive expertise, resulting in them charging more than they should. Don't be fooled next time, and check out these do's and don'ts for taking your car to the mechanic.

How to Make Chores Fun

How to Make Chores Fun

Silvana Clark, aka The Fun Consultant, offers parents creative tips on how to make chores fun - or at least more tolerable - for kids. Drawing tips from her book "Fun-Filled Parenting," Clark explains how to help kids of all ages - from toddlers to teens - put a positive spin on chores and establish a good work ethic early on.

Custom Cake Shop Opens in Mamaroneck

Custom Cake Shop Opens in Mamaroneck

ABC Cakes opened March 20 in Mamaroneck, NY, offering customized cakes, cupcakes, baking classes, and in-store birthday parties.

New Website Eases Dining-Out Worries for Food Allergy Sufferers

New Website Eases Dining-Out Worries for Food Allergy Sufferers

AllergyEats.com is a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the country.

Administration for Children's Services Honors 51 NYC Foster Parents

Administration for Children's Services Honors 51 NYC Foster Parents

The 2011 Foster Parent Recognition Ceremony, held May 26, honored 51 foster parents for their dedication to New York City youth.

Vacation Rental Homes for Families in the NYC Area and Beyond

Vacation Rental Homes for Families in the NYC Area and Beyond

Consider bypassing pricey hotel rooms in favor of the comforts, convenience, and amenities of your own vacation rental home. Check out some options near New York City, including Long Island and Connecticut, as well as those outside the New York metro area, and get tips on how to choose the best vacation home for your family.

How to Save a Financially Wounded Marriage

How to Save a Financially Wounded Marriage

Relationship expert Laurie Puhn offers advice on how to salvage a marriage that's been strained by money issues.




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