How to Create the Perfect Baby Registry—Stress-Free

How to Create the Perfect Baby Registry—Stress-Free

If you're having a baby shower, chances are you're working on creating a baby registry so friends and family can gift you what you need to set up a nursery. But don't get overwhelmed! Experts share tips for crafting the perfect wish list—and we hav...

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Your Kids Will Love These 5 Awesome Subscription Boxes

Your Kids Will Love These 5 Awesome Subscription Boxes

There's almost nothing that beats the fun of finding a surprise in the mail. Keep the kids entertained with one (or a few!) of these kid-tested subscription boxes, including Little Global Citizens, KidArtLit, Little Sous Kitchen Academy, Banyan Tre...

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Lil Chameleon Launches Local Business Directory To Connect Community

Lil Chameleon Launches Local Business Directory To Connect Community

Started by a local mom who moved from Brooklyn to the suburbs and saw a need, Lil Chameleon is an award-winning children’s resale boutique offering classes and events, drop-off camps, birthday parties, a play café, and soon-to-be-announced drop-off...

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LGBTQ+ Books for Kids, Tweens, and Teens

LGBTQ+ Books for Kids, Tweens, and Teens

These books about LGBTQ+ families help normalize freedom of expression, same-sex parents, and love. Here are our top picks of board books, picture books, chapter books, and YA novels that celebrate the LGBTQ+ history and community. Whether you're l...

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Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Recalled Due to Reports of Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Recalled Due to Reports of Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price has issued a voluntary recall of all units of the Rock n' Play Sleeper due to reports of death when infants can roll over in the product. The CPSC is aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock 'n Play since 2015 as a result of infants rolli...

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Fisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie Campers Recalled Due to Injury Hazard

Fisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie Campers Recalled Due to Injury Hazard

On Feb. 5, Fisher-Price recalled the children's Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers with model number FRC29 due to a potential for injury, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. 17 reports have been made indicating that the wheels co...

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Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Kids That Aren't Candy

Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Kids That Aren't Candy

With Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, are you’re looking for a gift for your children or loved ones that’s not the traditional flowers and candy? We found great items—including initial necklaces that are great for tweens and teens, color...

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Wegmans to Open in Brooklyn in the Fall, Provide Estimated 500 Jobs

Wegmans to Open in Brooklyn in the Fall, Provide Estimated 500 Jobs

The beloved, upstate-based supermarket chain is expected to open its first New York City location in Brooklyn at Brooklyn’s Navy Yard in the fall. The highly anticipated expansion will offer more than 500 jobs, including 150 full-time positions. Th...

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American Girl Reveals 2019 Girl of the Year

American Girl Reveals 2019 Girl of the Year

Blaire Wilson, a spunky redhead with a passion for flavor, has recently made her debut as American Girl's 2019 Girl of the Year. Blaire uses her cooking talents as a chef-in-training to bring her family together and connect with people in person. H...

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Skin Care Products for the Whole Family

Skin Care Products for the Whole Family

The winter weather and constant switching from being in cold air outside to a heated indoors can wreak havoc on your skin, no matter your age. So, we found some skin care products, from moisturizers and cleansers to balms, oils, and healing gels, t...

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CAMP Toy Store Opens Near Union Square

CAMP Toy Store Opens Near Union Square

The CAMP store, a summer camp-themed, novelty toy store recently opened on Fifth Avenue. It’s more than just a toy store though. The family-friendly NYC store also boasts a number of kid-friendly games, interactive experiences, and classes.

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10 Gifts Your Teens Will Love Even Though These Aren’t on Their Wish List

10 Gifts Your Teens Will Love Even Though These Aren’t on Their Wish List

Now that you have teens on your hands, holiday gifts get more expensive—and it’s more difficult to surprise your teens with things they’ll actually like. We’re right there with you, so we searched high and low for gifts that aren’t on your teenager...

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Whole Foods Market to Open in Chappaqua

Whole Foods Market to Open in Chappaqua

UPDATE Dec. 7, 2019: Whole Foods Chappaqua is delaying its grand opening. A new grand opening date has not been released. Whole Foods Market is scheduled to open its new 40,000-square-foot Chappaqua store, located at 480 N. Bedford Road, at 9am on ...

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Five Below Opens First Manhattan Location on Fifth Avenue This Weekend

Five Below Opens First Manhattan Location on Fifth Avenue This Weekend

Five Below, the family-friendly retail phenomenon will open its first Manhattan location at 530 Fifth Avenue, between 44th and 45th streets. Five Below offers a wide selection of products including toys, candy, fashion, beauty, smartphone accessori...

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Everything You Need to Know About Exploring New Places with Your Infant

Everything You Need to Know About Exploring New Places with Your Infant

If you’re hesitant to go on outings now that you’re a new parent, we’re here to tell you that getting out and about with your baby is not only good for your wee one, but it’s especially good for you too. Being in the fresh air, surrounded by sights...

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SUEZ Helps Homeowners Save Money and Conserve Water

SUEZ Helps Homeowners Save Money and Conserve Water

SUEZ, in collaboration with Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), is helping families save money on utility bills while receiving a substantial rebate on WaterSense products. The customer conservation program for Rockland County consumers strives to h...

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Bergen County Mom Creates 'Future-Messaging' App for Parents and Children

Bergen County Mom Creates 'Future-Messaging' App for Parents and Children

I am a local mom from Bergen County and I recently launched TimeSpring, an app that enables time-released messaging, for parents, grandparents, friends, and family to send photos and video to 'the future'.

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The First Stroller Made of Recycled Materials is Now Available in the US

The First Stroller Made of Recycled Materials is Now Available in the US

The first stroller made entirely of recycled materials in the US will be available for purchase this month, according to a press release. Safety 1st, the creator of this stroller, is the brand leader in child safety and the recycled stroller will ...

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Lego to Release New Harry Potter Sets

Lego to Release New Harry Potter Sets

Lego recently announced that it will release a Harry Potter Collection later this year. Fans can expect to see Muggles and magical creatures in LEGO form – from Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger to Newt Scamander, among others.

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FAO Schwarz to Return to New York City

FAO Schwarz to Return to New York City

FAO Schwarz will return to New York City with a new location in Rockefeller Center. The flagship Fifth Avenue location closed in 2015 after 145 years in business, but the new location might open as early as this fall.

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8 DIY Kits to Give the Crafter in Your Life

8 DIY Kits to Give the Crafter in Your Life

A roundup of DIY kits to give to crafty kids for the holidays. All kits either come with the necessary materials or use common household supplies.

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FAO Schwarz Reopens as a Pop-Up This Holiday Season

FAO Schwarz Reopens as a Pop-Up This Holiday Season

The iconic toy brand is selling an exclusive collection at a department store near you.

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The Shoe Tree Celebrates 10 Years and Adds New Products

The Shoe Tree Celebrates 10 Years and Adds New Products

The Shoe Tree in Morningside Heights will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall. The family shoe store is also extending its size range and adding new brands.

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How to Green Your Lunch Box: Product Roundup

How to Green Your Lunch Box: Product Roundup

We tested environmentally friendly and reusable products to help you pack a "green" lunch.

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Play Fair Toy and Entertainment Convention Announces Dates and New Initiatives

Play Fair Toy and Entertainment Convention Announces Dates and New Initiatives

Back for its second year, Play Fair, a toy and entertainment convention for all ages, will take place Nov. 4-5 at the Javits Center and be bigger than before.

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Raine and Riley's Opens New Location in Bay Ridge

Raine and Riley's Opens New Location in Bay Ridge

Raine and Riley's, a children's clothing store, moved to a new location within Bay Ridge—here's a peek inside.

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FBI Issues Smart Toy Warning: Here’s What You Need to Know

FBI Issues Smart Toy Warning: Here’s What You Need to Know

The FBI recently issued a public service announcement for parents about the dangers of smart toys. We consulted with an expert for tips on how to keep your family safe.

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A New Way to Save Money for Your Kids

A New Way to Save Money for Your Kids

Kidfund is an app that makes putting money into your child’s savings account as easy as tipping the barista.

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Interview with Diaper Dude Founder Chris Pegula

Interview with Diaper Dude Founder Chris Pegula

Diaper Dude's Chris Pegula talks dads' roles in parenthood.

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Picasso Kidz Sells Creative Toys and Art Supplies in Greenlawn

Picasso Kidz Sells Creative Toys and Art Supplies in Greenlawn

Picasso Kidz, a children’s art studio in Greenlawn, is now selling ZoLO and Fat Brain Toys as well as art supplies.

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Lego to Create a Women of NASA Set

Lego to Create a Women of NASA Set

Just in time for Women’s History Month and the Oscar-nominated movie ‘Hidden Figures,’ Lego announced it will be creating a fan-designed set called Women of NASA, featuring Katherine Johnson, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman, and Ma...

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American Girl Debuts New 2017 Girl of the Year Doll, Gabriela McBride

American Girl Debuts New 2017 Girl of the Year Doll, Gabriela McBride

American Girl is ringing in the New Year with the debut of Gabriela McBride™, the company’s new 2017 Girl of the Year™!

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Holiday Books: Create an Advent Calendar

Holiday Books: Create an Advent Calendar

Our picks for holiday-themed books for kids, plus an Advent calendar idea for kids who love to read.

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Eggo Waffles Recalled for Listeria Contamination

Eggo Waffles Recalled for Listeria Contamination

There has been a 25-state recall of the tasty Kellogg Company brand breakfast staple – Eggo Waffles - due to a possible contamination of the listeria bacteria.

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The Top 7 Toy Stores in Queens

The Top 7 Toy Stores in Queens

A list of our top seven favorite toy stores in Queens.

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Recall Alert! Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Pose Fire Hazard

Recall Alert! Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Pose Fire Hazard

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a number of hoverboards because the lithium-ion battery pack which is used in the device can overheat.

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LEGO Is Creating Stay-at-Home Dad and Working Mom Figures

LEGO Is Creating Stay-at-Home Dad and Working Mom Figures

The new set of LEGO minifigures were unveiled at the 67th International Toy Fair in Nurenberg, Germany.

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Lego Introduces its First Disabled Figure

Lego Introduces its First Disabled Figure

Lego introduced its first ever disabled figure.

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Startup Raising Money for First-Ever Self-Driving 'Smart' Stroller

Startup Raising Money for First-Ever Self-Driving 'Smart' Stroller

One company is trying to raise funds for the first-ever “smart” stroller that drives itself.

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American Girl’s 2016 Girl of the Year™ Announced

American Girl’s 2016 Girl of the Year™ Announced

2016's American Girl doll, Lea Clark, is here and ready for adventure!

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New York Toy Stores Share Their Top Toy Picks for the Holidays

New York Toy Stores Share Their Top Toy Picks for the Holidays

Local toy stores in New York City share their hottest toy picks for the holiday season.

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Parent Coach Specializing in ADHD Releases New Book

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC, founder of PTS Coaching—a parent coaching program for parents of children with ADHD, published a book on parenting children with ADHD that was released in October.

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Tea and Dollhouse Parties at Whimsies Dollhouse Shop

Tea and Dollhouse Parties at Whimsies Dollhouse Shop

Whimsies Dollhouse Shop, which offers custom dollhouses, now offers tea and dollhouse birthday parties in Greenwich.

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Sterling Optical of Nanuet Under New Ownership

Sterling Optical of Nanuet Under New Ownership

Sterling Optical, which has new owners, expanded its selection of glasses options for children in Nanuet.

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Mom-and-Pop Toy Stores Near You

Mom-and-Pop Toy Stores Near You

Whether you're shopping for birthday, holiday, or just-because presents, nothing beats browsing the toy selection at your local mom-and-pop toy store. Here, a list of independent toy stores in the NY metro area.

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New Online Retailer Sells Handmade Children’s Clothing

New Online Retailer Sells Handmade Children’s Clothing

Magnolia Lake Clothing is a new online children's clothing company that hand sews clothes out of vintage fabrics. The clothing company offers regular sizes up to size 8, as well as custom sizing.

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16 Unique Gifts for Kids All Made in NYC

16 Unique Gifts for Kids All Made in NYC

Each of these made-in-NYC kids' gifts is sure to thrill the recipient while you support local artisans and commerce--so go ahead, go shopping and show your city pride!

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10 Tips & Tools for Organizing Your Family Life

10 Tips & Tools for Organizing Your Family Life

Deciding that you're going to organize your family life is one hurdle to get over. So here are 10 tips and tools to make it easier to organize your life and get a clutter-free home.

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Amazing High School Graduation Gifts

Amazing High School Graduation Gifts

Stumped for what to get that soon-to-be high school grad you adore? We rounded up a unique collection of personal, practical, perfect presents.

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Awesome Middle School Graduation Gifts

Awesome Middle School Graduation Gifts

End-of-eighth-graders are not exactly easy to buy for. And you're invited to a middle school graduation party. No worries. We sussed out ideal gifts, whether you want to spend a little or a lot.

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