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How to Throw a Great BBQ

How to Throw a Great BBQ

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.

New Website Allows Families to Search for Housing Near NYC's Great Schools

New Website Allows Families to Search for Housing Near NYC's Great Schools

A new website allows parents of New York City's public school children to locate affordable housing near the city's outstanding public schools.

How To Cut Your Home Cooling Bills This Summer

How To Cut Your Home Cooling Bills This Summer

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.

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Shrimp Watermelon Sate

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Shrimp Watermelon Sate

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.

How Doulas Make a Difference in Childbirth

How Doulas Make a Difference in Childbirth

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.

How to Select and Store the Perfect Watermelon

How to Select and Store the Perfect Watermelon

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.

Goals for Personal Growth After Divorce

Goals for Personal Growth After Divorce

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 Clean Your Finances

Spring Clean Your Finances

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!

Rockland Mom Opens Cookie Girl Bake Shop in New City

Rockland Mom Opens Cookie Girl Bake Shop in New City

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.

5 Tips on How to Give Your Kids an Allowance

5 Tips on How to Give Your Kids an Allowance

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.

Survival Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Survival Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Tips for parents on how to navigate the financial and emotional responsibilities of caring both for aging parents and young children.

One Million Pounds and Counting: GrowNYC Greenmarkets Reduce Textile Waste in NYC

One Million Pounds and Counting: GrowNYC Greenmarkets Reduce Textile Waste in NYC

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 Brings More Than Money® Program to PS 212 in Jackson Heights

Junior Achievement of New York Brings More Than Money® Program to PS 212 in Jackson Heights

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.

The Secondhand Goods Guide for Families

The Secondhand Goods Guide for Families

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.

Lice Removal Services in New York City

Lice Removal Services in New York City

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.

Lice Removal Services on Long Island

Lice Removal Services on Long Island

These lice removal specialists on Long Island offer both salon and in-home services for kids and families.

Lice Removal Services in Fairfield County, CT

Lice Removal Services in Fairfield County, CT

These lice removal specialists in Fairfield County, Connecticut, offer both salon and in-home services for kids and families.

Lice Removal Services in Westchester County and Rockland County, NY

Lice Removal Services in Westchester County and Rockland County, NY

These lice removal specialists serve families in the Westchester County and Rockland County, New York, area.

Lice Removal Services in New York City

Lice Removal Services in New York City

These lice removal specialists in New York City offer both salon and in-home services for kids and families.

How to Keep Bedbugs Out of Your Home

How to Keep Bedbugs Out of Your Home

New York City was a hotbed for bedbugs last year. Find out how to keep them out of your home and away from your family.

CB Kitchen and Bar in New City, NY Offers Family Dining Program

CB Kitchen and Bar in New City, NY Offers Family Dining Program

CB Kitchen and Bar opened in September to rave reviews for its traditional American grub and was soon named one of the top new restaurants in Rockland County by CBS News. Owner Dan Alexander, who also owns Café Barcel in Nyack, says he was inspired to open this new, family-friendly restaurant by his own young son.

The Lice Lady of Westchester Now Makes House Calls

The Lice Lady of Westchester Now Makes House Calls

Lice and nits beware: The Lice Lady of Westchester now makes house calls.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Test Method for Detection of Lead in Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Test Method for Detection of Lead in Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved a new test method to measure lead in paint and other surface coatings of children’s products and household furniture. This development significantly expands the government approved options for lead testing and provides a powerful new analysis solution to industry for the measurement of lead in paint in children’s products to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

Test Your College Financial Aid Award Package IQ

Test Your College Financial Aid Award Package IQ

In honor of April's Financial Literacy Month, Sallie Mae offers tips and advice to college undergraduates on educating themselves about what's included and excluded from their financial aid award packages.

Practice Window Safety to Prevent Falls

Practice Window Safety to Prevent Falls

In honor of National Window Safety Week, the National Safety Council offers tips to help protect children from window falls.




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