Katelin Walling, a graduate of the University of Maine, is the Managing Editor for NYMetroParents. She can often be found reading, knitting, drinking coffee, or babysitting. She is a member of the frequent buyers clubs at L.L. Bean and Cabela's. See More
Come September, your children will be schlepping books, homework, and lunch boxes to and from school five days a week. Dr. Emily Dodwell, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, shares tips for choosing the best backpack and how to prevent back injuries with tips for packing and carrying a backpack.
NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.