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College Savings Plans Make the Grade

College Savings Plans Make the Grade

With the cost of higher education continually rising, it’s more important than ever to get an early start saving for a child’s college education.

Child Versus Checkbook - The Economics of Enrichment

Child Versus Checkbook - The Economics of Enrichment

The urge to provide everything possible for our children runs so deep that it can be hard to separate what they need from what they want, not to mention what we want for them.

Improve Your Toddler Food Smarts

Improve Your Toddler Food Smarts

The majority of an infant’s nutritional needs are met with breast milk and formula, but as toddlers transition to the table, the nutrition that they receive is based on the decisions caregivers make when buying and preparing foods. That’s why it’s so important to understand what a healthy diet looks like for the 1- to 4-year-olds in your life. Here are a few simple tips on how to navigate nutrition labels to successfully guide you down the baby food aisle.

Business of Parenting - A Mom On Your Side

Business of Parenting - A Mom On Your Side

When Jodi Liston’s children, were classified as emotionally disabled, she enlisted the help of an advocate to help her navigate the system and get the services her children needed. But it was no simple task. After a long and arduous process, 17 years of research, volunteer work at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and assisting other families struggling with similar issues, Liston, decided to start her own firm. The two-year-old Liston Advocates helps the growing number of parents who are following similar paths to get suitable services for their children.

Slope-side Deals

Slope-side Deals

Skiing is not a bargain sport for you and your family to partake in, but there are some good deals. Taking your family there early or late in the winter season is usually a good bet pricewise. If you get some time off midweek in a non-holiday period, there are many options. Check out these offerings in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Utah, Vermont and Canada.

Festive Low-Fat Dessert

Festive Low-Fat Dessert

No holiday dinner would be complete without a yummy dessert to end the meal.

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Delicious cookie recipes for the holidays!

Crunchy Coconut Shrimp

Crunchy Coconut Shrimp

If you are looking for an appetizer to serve at your holiday parties, try the Crunchy Coconut Shrimp. All guests, including children will love this delicious holiday themed item. You don't just have to serve it at holiday parties, you can serve to your family any night as a part of your family dinner. You children will love it so much they will ask for it at every meal.

Stocks as Stocking Stuffers for Christmas and Hanukah?

Stocks as Stocking Stuffers for Christmas and Hanukah?

Many parents and grandparents are looking for ways to give their children something a bit more practical and enduring than the latest battery-operated toy. Strange as it may sound, the answer might lie, not in the aisles of Toys R Us, but in the stock market.

Have Yourself a Budget-Friendly Holiday - Top 10 Toys Under $20

Have Yourself a Budget-Friendly Holiday - Top 10 Toys Under $20

This holiday season, you may have to cut back your spending on gifts for your children and your family. Here are the top 10 holiday toys, under $20. Your children will still love these great holiday toys, and your family will love the price and the savings.

Get Creative with Stuffing!

Get Creative with Stuffing!

Tasty stuffing recipe for the whole family!

Beyond the Thanksgiving Table: Fun Recipes

Beyond the Thanksgiving Table: Fun Recipes

Thanksgiving rituals can make their way into a few meals besides the turkey feast. Here are a few ideas to try with your family...

Thanksgiving Kugel

Thanksgiving Kugel

Kugel (Yiddish: n. kugl or koogel, or kigel, in Galicia/Central Europe) is any one of a wide variety of traditional baked Jewish side dishes or desserts, and can be sweet or savory. It is sometimes translated as "pudding" or "casserole." This Thanksgiving Kugel took home the best non-savory title at my Third Annual Casserole Party, and was a Jewish (Brian Tooze)/gentile (Lacey Tauber) collaboration.

Children with Food Allergies

Children with Food Allergies

There are many ways that parents can prepare food choices that are thoughtful of kids with allergies while also still being healthy and delicious.

Ticking Biological Clock? Egg Freezing is Now Available in Westchester

Ticking Biological Clock? Egg Freezing is Now Available in Westchester

Egg freezing marks a new age in fertility options, enabling women to freeze their eggs for future use.

New Products for Families

New Products for Families

New and Noteworthy Products

Protect your Children's Hearing

Protect your Children's Hearing

How to get kids to turn down the volume.

The Four Ps of Successful Family Meals

The Four Ps of Successful Family Meals

Family mealtimes are an important element in cohesive, well-functioning family life and in healthy child development.

A Nutritious Diet for Kids

A Nutritious Diet for Kids

These back-to-school nutrition tips will send you to the head of the class.

Teaching Children about Finance

Teaching Children about Finance

Starting financial planning when kids are young will help them establish good habits that will last the rest of their lives.

Technology

Technology

Take a look at some new products to get a leg up on the latest technology.

Lessons in Lunch

Lessons in Lunch

Making school lunch for my three kids was always the biggest drudge of my week. Then about three years ago, it occurred to us that at 7, 9 and 11 years old, our children were capable of making their own lunches. We were free!

The Yellow School Bus is the Greener Choice

The Yellow School Bus is the Greener Choice

The less buses have to fight for the roads and school driveways, the smoother the commute is for the entire student body. This year, however, as gas prices approach the $5 mark, more and more parents finally seem to be open to the idea of busing, and the prospect of saving a few dollars on gas.

Kidpreneurs: 10 Tips for Managing Kids and Money

Kidpreneurs: 10 Tips for Managing Kids and Money

We live in a “Want, Therefore-I-Get” society. Our children completely understand that concept.

Baby Food: Make It Yourself

Baby Food: Make It Yourself

There are many good reasons to make your own fresh, homemade baby food.




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