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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 Wesport, Connecticut, offering children and young adults representation in the areas of special education law and disability law.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ABC Cakes opened March 20 in Mamaroneck, NY, offering customized cakes, cupcakes, baking classes, and in-store birthday parties.
AllergyEats.com is a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the country.
The 2011 Foster Parent Recognition Ceremony, held May 26, honored 51 foster parents for their dedication to New York City youth.
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.
Relationship expert Laurie Puhn offers advice on how to salvage a marriage that's been strained by money issues.
Millions of families each year face the question of how to pay for college. And it’s not one that’s easily answered without the help of some kind of financial aid. A survey by The Princeton Review found that 86 percent of college applicants and parents of applicants said that financial aid would be "very necessary."