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In the Magazine: April 2018

In the Magazine: April 2018

A look into our April 2018 issue.

Check out our April 2018 issue for tips on planning a blowout birthday party, how to have a healthy marriage when a child has autism, and autism myths to ignore, plus what makes toddlers tick and how to green your home. Additionally, we have advice on creating a family budget that works; guides on where to watch a minor league baseball game, visit a farmers market, go on a fundraising walk, and stop by a bookstore; birthday cake recipes you can bake at home; a bubble wand craft; tips to keep you and your kids healthy while traveling; and how to know if your teen is ready to be a counselor-in-training.


Birthday Parties

Planning a Blowout Birthday Party

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Whether you’re celebrating a major milestone or simply want to have an extra-special party, these tips from event planners can help you create a totally terrific bash.

Birthday Cakes You Can Bake at Home with Your Kids

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Three recipes that are easy enough for kids to help make and will get them excited about baking and decorating.


Special Needs

5 Common Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder You Should Ignore

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The five biggest misconceptions about autism spectrum disorder that just aren't true.

How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Chid with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Your child’s ASD diagnosis can be challenging to your relationship. Experts share how to keep your bond strong.


Things to Do

DIY Bubble Wand

diy bubble wand

Make a giant bubble wand and a batch of bubbles to keep kids entertained for hours.

Family Fun in Manhattan This April

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The four can't-miss events happening this month in Manhattan.

Family Activities Calendar

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Find tons of fun things to do in your area in April by searching our comprehensive calendar of kid and family events.

April Activities

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Farmers Markets

Minor League Baseball

Fundraising Walks



Family Life

How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

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Five simple steps to reducing environmental toxins around your house.

Build a Budget That Works

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Tips to make a spending plan that covers the things you need and helps you save for the things you want.


Raising Kids

5 Things Parents Should Know About Keeping Kids Healthy While Traveling

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Zak Zarbock, M.D.—dad, pediatrician, and founder of Zarbee’s Naturals—shares tips to keep kids healthy while traveling.

A Passion for the Performing Arts

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How sharing my interest in the arts helped me become a better parent.

Why Does My Toddler Do Weird Things?

upside down toddler

What makes toddlers tick.

Is My Child Ready to Be a Counselor-in-Training at Summer Camp?

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What being a counselor-in-training really means, and what camp directors look for in their trainees.


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Teaching kindness and other parenting quotes from around the web.

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