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In the Magazine: October 2016

In the Magazine: October 2016

Check out our October 2016 issue, which includes articles about tips for handling birthday party scheduling dilemmas, a guide to when your kids are old enough for certain things, three, 20-minute meal recipes, what your teen needs to know before starting his first job. It also includes a DIY pumpkin animals, a guide to haunted houses, corn mazes, and where to pick your own pumpkins, and a look at the Historic Village and Allaire.

Feature Articles

A Guide to When Your Kids May Be Old Enough to Do Things on Their Own

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Riding the bus, walking to school, and more milestones of growing up: a guide to when your kids are old enough to do activities on their own.

Birthday Dilemmas: Solved!

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Solutions to four common birthday scheduling problems.

The Best First Jobs for Teens

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What teens and tweens need to know to earn their first paycheck.

Long-Distance Parenting: How to Make it Work

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For Anthony Iapoce, the job of his dreams means living apart from his wife and kids for much of the year. The couple tells us how they make it work. 

Recipes for Three 20-Minute Meals

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Three recipes for weeknight dinners that can each be made in 20 minutes.

Fun and Activities

DIY: No Carve Pumpkin Animals

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If you don't want to carve pumpkins this year, try making these pumpkin animals. Bonus: You can still cook the squash when you're done decorating with them.

Historic Village at Alliare: Family Outing

pumpkins at allaire village

The Historic Village at Allaire is a living history museum offering historic re-enactments, craft demos, hearth cooking, and more, open to the public April through December. 

Family Activities Calendar

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

Where to Guide: Pick Your Own Pumpkins

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Pumpkin picking is a perfect fall activity for families in the New York City area. Here you'll find our comprehensive list of pick-your-own pumpkin farms and pumpkin patches throughout the area.

Where to Guide: Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Activities 


Whether you’re looking for something spooky or just outdoor fall fun this Halloween season, these haunted houses, corn mazes, pumpkin blazes, and autumn activities in New York, Long Island, and Connecticut are sure to make this Halloween one to remember.



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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.

Talking to Kids About Money: An Interview With Ron Lieber

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Ron Lieber is the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times and an award-winning journalist. He recently published The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money.

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