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."
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, nothing spells family summer party quite like a great bbq and cookout. So grab the kids, buy the burgers and dogs, light up the grill, and prepare to start the summer off right. With so many tasty bbq recipes and fun party themes, you and your family just might be grilling all summer long.
A new website allows parents of New York City's public school children to locate affordable housing near the city's outstanding public schools.
It's time for the hot, sticky weather, so make sure your home stays cool while your energy bills stay low this summer. One important item every summer checklist should include is making sure your home's air conditioning system is operating properly and efficiently, and can keep your house comfortable when the hottest of the hot weather hits. Once you know your air conditioning is working efficiently, there are other simple steps you can take to keep cooling bills low throughout the season.
Kids love watermelon, and while eating it plain more than satisfies, why not put a fun twist on a summertime classic? Check out this recipe for shrimp watermelon sate. Parents will love the healthy component, and kids will think they're getting away with something when they devour their favorite summer treat at dinnertime.
New research shows that using a doula, or labor assistant, during childbirth has meaningful benefits, including a shorter labor and higher chance of giving birth naturally.
Watermelon may be a classic summer favorite for kids and parents, but choosing a perfectly sweet and juicy one from the bin at the local grocery can be difficult. Use the following tips to ensure your watermelon is a prime pick and then use it in a few delicious recipes.
Divorce may be extremely painful, but it also forces a unique opportunity for personal growth. The very fact a divorce is occurring serves as a tangible indicator that something is very wrong which must be addressed. Issues may have been overlooked for years as couples settled into the comforts of marriage or other distractions of family life. The sheer jolt of divorce - being alone and adjusting to the single lifestyle - allows us to learn from mistakes, break vicious cycles, and become healthier and happier people.
Spring cleaning shouldn't just be about tidying up your home. It's a great time to get your finances in order and clean up any messes left behind by holiday debt or tax season. With a little effort you can get all your papers and receipts organized. You might just find extra cash for that summer vacation!
When Stacey Damesek became a stay-at-home mom a few years ago, the former art teacher quickly realized she needed a creative outlet to avoid going stir crazy. Damesek opened Cookie Girl Bake Shop in November, offering custom cake and cookie creations for birthdays, baby showers, and other special occasions.
While giving kids an allowance is a smart way to teach lessons about spending and saving money, it can also be a stressful situation for parents to navigate. Read on for five tips that will help avoid any allowance-induced anxiety.
Tips for parents on how to navigate the financial and emotional responsibilities of caring both for aging parents and young children.
GrowNYC, a nonprofit organization that works to improve New York City's quality of life through environmental programs, provides weekly textile recycling collection at eight year-round Greenmarkets. So far, the program has kept one million pounds of textile waste out of landfills.
Junior Achievement of New York and HSBC Bank USA brought a financial literacy program called More Than Money® to more than 80 third-grade students at PS 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Thrift, consignment, used — no matter what you call it, there's a world of secondhand goods out there that can save your family money. Get tips on how to find the best clothes, furniture, sports equipment, and even secondhand instruments.
Find lice removal specialists in New York City, Long Island, and the NYC suburbs, including Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut.
These lice removal specialists on Long Island offer both salon and in-home services for kids and families.
These lice removal specialists in Fairfield County, Connecticut, offer both salon and in-home services for kids and families.
These lice removal specialists serve families in the Westchester County and Rockland County, New York, area.