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In the Magazine: August 2017

In the Magazine: August 2017


Check out our August 2017 issue, which includes tips on how to organize your home and how to turn after-school activities into college scholarships. Uncover where to pick your own berries and why me time is good for your health. Read an interview with Lyss Stern, founder of Divalysscious Moms, bring Shake Shack to your kitchen, and learn how to keep kids safe from dry and secondary drowning.


Feature Articles

6 Reasons Why Me Time is Good for Your Health

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Taking 15-20 minutes of me time every day can reduce stress and prevent burnout.

 

8 Hacks for Home Organization

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One mom offers tips for taming the mess and getting your home in order.

 

Tips for Storing and Displaying Your Kids' Art

young girl hanging art in frames on wall

Ideas for organizing and displaying kids' artwork

 

DIY Projects for Your Home

home diys

How to make your home more uniquely you, including how to remove pencil and crayon marks from walls, a message board, a braided rug, and a canopy tent hiding space

 

How to Turn Your Child’s Extracurricular Activity Into Extra Cash for College

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Whether your kid is committed to sports, the arts, or even community service, here’s how to turn that passion for after-school activities into a college scholarship.

 

Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

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What to watch out for even after children leave the pool

 

Bring Shake Shack into Your Kitchen

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Shake Shack shares its recipes for The ShackBurger, 'ShroomBurger, and Cheese Sauce for Cheese Fries.

 

Fun and Activities

Family Activities Calendar

 three young children at pirate quest in sleepy hollow

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

 

Wild West City: Family Outing

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Step back in time to the 1800s and get a taste of the Wild West at this western-heritage theme park in Stanhope, NJ.

 

Pick Your Own Berries in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

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Find u-pick farms and orchards that offer pick-your-own berries in the summer and fall, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and more in the NYC area.

 

Connections

Quotables

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We've browsed the Internet, read the books, and checked our Twitter and Instagram feeds for the best quotes, tweets, and images from parents about raising kids.

 

Interview With Lyss Stern, Author and Founder of Divalysscious Moms

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Lyss Stern is the founder of Divalysscious Moms, a networking company for moms in New York City. Stern recently wrote the book Motherhood is a B#tch! 10 Steps to Regaining Your Sanity, Sexiness, and Inner Diva.

 

What Potty Training Taught Me

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Why the biggest lesson from potty training was for me, not my son.


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