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Beaches in the NYC Area
by Rebecca Forbes - July 31, 2007

Round-up of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area beaches.

Where to: Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Peaches and Berries in the New York Area
by Rebecca Forbes - October 13, 2007

Show your kids the source of our wonderful Northeastern fruits — New York and New Jersey farms.

How To Choose A Day Care Center in NYC
by Rebecca Forbes - August 08, 2007

How to find quality daycare

How To Grill Safely
by Rebecca Forbes - July 31, 2007

The number of bacterial food poisoning cases from E. Coli and salmonella rises in the summer months because warm weather causes food to spoil more quickly, and we tend to get lax with food hygiene when cooking outdoors.

Ice cream!
by Rebecca Forbes - June 19, 2007

‘Tis the season for that most delectable, creamy treat. Here's an assortment of places whose specialty is ice cream:

Where to Celebrate July 4 in New York Area!
by Rebecca Forbes - June 18, 2007

Family outings for young patriots!

How Perfect is a ‘Perfect Child’ Anyway?
by Rebecca Forbes - May 30, 2007

Gina Gallagher, a lifetime sports enthusiast and classic overachiever, always fantasized about her daughter Katie’s future. “I thought she would be a star athlete, even better than I was.”

Six Tips and Tricks for Better Outdoor Photos
by Rebecca Forbes - May 18, 2007

Taking photos of — and with — your child is a great way to save and share your outdoor fun. Here are some tried-and-true tips for photographers of all ages.

Nature Preserves: Fresh Air, Flowers, Parks & Trails
by Rebecca Forbes - March 21, 2007

The time is ripe for family outings in the great outdoors. A listing of botanical gardens and nature preserves.

Rules of the Games for Spectator Moms
by Rebecca Forbes - April 04, 2007

Resist the temptation to live through your child on the field! Here’s how:

Where to: Find New York Area Zoos and Wildlife Centers
by Rebecca Forbes - February 23, 2007

A guide to zoos and wildlife centers in Connecticut, Weschester, New Jersey and NYC areas.

When A Parent Has Cancer
by Rebecca Forbes - February 05, 2007

When you're diagnosed with cancer, how do you tell your children?

Teen Suicide Increases
by Rebecca Forbes - February 05, 2007

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in Pediatrics, finds that suicide rates in children under 19 years of age increased between 2003 and 2004. Suicide was the only statistically significant increase in child death over this time. Overall, the suicide rate increased by 18.2 percent from 2003 to 2004, an increase largely driven by older teens.

Checking Out Childcare, while on vacation
by Rebecca Forbes - February 07, 2007

Vacationing changes when a baby comes along — but most resorts offer a full complement of possibilities for child care. To ensure a positive experience, however, parents need to check out each program just as they would investigate a child care provider at home.

How Are Your Kids Doing?
by Rebecca Forbes - January 24, 2007

Pediatric nurse practitioners issue guidelines on diet and exercise for kids.

Questions for the Summer Camp Director
by Rebecca Forbes - January 11, 2007

Expert advice for parents from the American Camp Association on what to ask a camp director.

Holiday Toy Guide
by Rebecca Forbes - November 22, 2006

Dealing With Divorce During The Holidays
by Rebecca Forbes - November 15, 2006

It can be difficult for kids to cope with the divorce of their parents at any time of year, but the holidays can be especially challenging

Thanksgiving Fun
by Rebecca Forbes - November 16, 2006

Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate our culture, have fun, and involve your family and kids.

10 Great Ways To Help Your Toddler Become A Star Student
by Rebecca Forbes - October 26, 2006

While parents are busy helping their school age children during the academic year, younger siblings often find themselves out of the spotlight.

Don’t forget that flu shot
by Rebecca Forbes - October 17, 2006

If your nagging mother and doctor are not enough to convince you to get a flu shot this year, celebrities and ‘regular’ people are joining forces to encourage immunization.

Great Hair Day!
by Rebecca Forbes - September 28, 2006

Feel strand-ed when it comes to styling your child’s hair?

New & Noteworthy
by Rebecca Forbes - March 08, 2007

The best new products for parents, kids and families. Editors' picks.

The Buzz: Latest Tips & Trends for Parents
by Rebecca Forbes - September 25, 2006

Latest Tips & Trends for Parents

Product Reviews
by Rebecca Forbes - September 20, 2006

Reviews of books, kids' music, games and toys. Editors' picks.

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