Katelin Walling

5 Ways to Get Tweens and Teens Politically Active

5 Ways to Get Tweens and Teens Politically Active

(Oct. 30, 2018) - With the current political environment, it’s more important than ever to make sure your tweens and teens understand what’s going on nationally and globally—and that their voice matters in elections. Whether you take your children to marches or protests, read them books, or watch and discuss the news together, you can raise your tween or teen into a well-informed adult who is actively involved in democracy. Here are five things you can do with your children, tweens, and teens to ensure they become politically active adults.


Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz Partner to Launch ‘Mom Brain’ Parenting Podcast

Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz Partner to Launch ‘Mom Brain’ Parenting Podcast

(Oct. 29, 2018) - Celebrity moms Daphne Oz and Hilaria Baldwin have partnered to host Mom Brain, a new podcast for moms that launched Oct. 8. Though it seems like there is already a podcast for everything, Oz and Baldwin found a niche they could fill with a podcast for moms that is full of deep, meaningful, and raw conversations with each other and other moms covering everything from the product that’s saving them this week to making time for date night and everything in between. What they’ve created is a supportive community for moms that is free of judgement and offers great advice.


DreamWorks Trolls The Experience Is NYC's Newest Family-Friendly Attraction in Midtown

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience Is NYC's Newest Family-Friendly Attraction in Midtown

(Oct. 22, 2018) - Fans of 'Trolls,' rejoice: New York City’s newest attraction in Midtown, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience, opened for previews on Monday, Oct. 22. A fully immersive adventure, visitors will be transformed into honorary citizens of Troll Village while helping Poppy plan her Best Day Ever party! We got a sneak peek of DreamWorks Trolls The Experience, and it’s an NYC attraction you won’t want to miss, no matter your age.


Learn About Revolutionary War Spies with Your Kids During Spy Week at Fraunces Tavern Museum

Learn About Revolutionary War Spies with Your Kids During Spy Week at Fraunces Tavern Museum

(Sep. 10, 2018) - Spy Week is returning to Fraunces Tavern Museum (located in the Financial District) Sept. 15-22 with events for the whole family. The weeklong event celebrates the spies of America’s Revolutionary War through exhibits, guided tours, a Nathan Hale Day Commemoration, and a family day. Plus, Spy Week has two new events this year: Fraunces Tavern Museum partnered with Three Village Historical Society in Setauket for the 4th annual Culper Spy Day to kick off Spy Week, and the museum will host a special lecture about Benedict Arnold.


5 Big Kitchen Design Trends You Can Implement Now

5 Big Kitchen Design Trends You Can Implement Now

(Aug. 23, 2018) - Whether you’re getting ready to remodel your kitchen and are looking for inspiration or you’re a weekend warrior looking for a quick project to spruce it up, we found the five biggest trends in kitchen design you can implement now. From pops of color and metal accents to décor and integrating technology, you’ll find something you can easily add to make your kitchen design feel current.


Bright Horizons Preschool Director to Discuss Benefits of Emergent Curriculum in Free Parenting Webinar

Bright Horizons Preschool Director to Discuss Benefits of Emergent Curriculum in Free Parenting Webinar

(Aug. 22, 2018) - On Friday, Sept. 20, Ean Gensler, M.Ed., director of Bright Horizons at Hudson Yards, will lead a free online parenting seminar about emergent curriculum in early childhood education and how it benefits young children. The Momcast, called Teach Me at My Own Pace: How Emergent Curriculum Benefits Your Child, will be hosted by Mommybites.


Ballet Academy East to Offer 15 Full-Tuition Scholarships to Male Pre-Professional Dancers for 2018-2019

Ballet Academy East to Offer 15 Full-Tuition Scholarships to Male Pre-Professional Dancers for 2018-2019

(Aug. 20, 2018) - Ballet Academy East, an Upper East Side dance training facility for beginners through professionals, will award 15 male dancers in the Pre-Professional Division full-tuition scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. On Monday, Sept. 17, boys ages 7-18 can audition for the Pre-Professional Division Program for the opportunity to be awarded one of the scholarships.


16 Things to Do to Baby Proof Your Home

16 Things to Do to Baby Proof Your Home

(Aug. 17, 2018) - If you’re a first-time parent, bringing baby home from the hospital can feel scary, so baby proofing your home in the month before your due date will give you peace of mind. Courtney Ilarraza, co-founder of Baby Bodyguards, a full-service baby and child safety company based in New York City, shares 16 things you need to do before bringing home your bundle of joy.


The Differences Between Charter, Home, Independent, International, Magnet, and Parochial Schools

The Differences Between Charter, Home, Independent, International, Magnet, and Parochial Schools

(Jul. 25, 2018) - Choosing what school to send your child to in the New York metro area can be a complicated decision, one you agonize over for days or even weeks. But what are the differences between parochial, independent, international, charter, magnet, and home schools, and which one is best for your child? Experts from each school type weigh in, so read on to find the best school option for your child.


Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent on Why It's Important to Include Family Moments on Their Show

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent on Why It's Important to Include Family Moments on Their Show

(Jun. 08, 2018) - Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, the interior design duo behind TLC’s Nate & Jeremiah By Design and dads to Poppy, 3, and Oskar, 2 months, were in NYC this week celebrating the launch of Huggies Made By You personalized diapers—and the birth of their son. We chatted with Berkus and Brent about welcoming Oskar to the family, how they plan to keep their kids grounded, and why it’s important for them to include family moments in their show.


How to Keep Your Teen's Self-Esteem Intact While Battling Acne

How to Keep Your Teen's Self-Esteem Intact While Battling Acne

(Apr. 30, 2018) - Adolescence is a time rife with changes in your teen, from mood swings to growing pains and most dreaded of all: acne. The changes in appearance your teen are experiencing can cause self-esteem to plummet, so experts share how you can clear your teen's acne and make sure her self-esteem stays intact. Plus, find out when it may be time for your teen to see a therapist to help her deal with the effects of acne on her psyche.


Club Med Cancún Yucatán: A Family Vacation Fit for All Ages

Club Med Cancún Yucatán: A Family Vacation Fit for All Ages

(Apr. 03, 2018) - Sun, beaches, culture, amazing food, and fun activities aplenty. Sounds like paradise, right? That’s exactly what you’ll find at Club Med in Cancún Yucatán, Mexico. Don’t fall for the old stereotype of Club Med being only for adults; the resort brand specializes in all-inclusive family-friendly vacations—ones during which you’re sure to never hear “I’m bored!” from your kiddos, tweens, or teens (is that even possible?!).


5 Common Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder You Should Ignore

5 Common Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder You Should Ignore

(Apr. 02, 2018) - While the awareness of autism spectrum disorder has grown due to social media, increased research, Autism Awareness Month, and more, there are still many misconceptions about ASD, from its causes to the characteristics and abilities of those on the spectrum.


How Do I Create A Monthly Budget?

How Do I Create A Monthly Budget?

(Mar. 19, 2018) - Whether you're saving money to have a child, buy a house, pay for your children's college educations, or just want to stop living paycheck to paycheck, a budget is necessary to achieve these financial goals. Three experts share their tips to creating a budget that works in four easy steps.


How Can I Pay Down My Debt Faster?

How Can I Pay Down My Debt Faster?

(Mar. 19, 2018) - In the Northeast, 75.4 percent of families currently have debt, according to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, which was released in October 2017. If you’re one of those families, it may feel like you will be paying off those debts forever, whether student loans or credit card debt. But these experts’ tips to paying off debt can help you get ahead and save money for big financial goals.


Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Spending Habits

Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Spending Habits

(Mar. 19, 2018) - If you're in the process of creating a monthly budget so you can save money for big goals or pay off debt faster, you may be looking for easy ways to trim your monthly spending habits. Experts share tips on how you can save more money each month to help you reach your financial goals.


27 Places in Your Home You Might Be Forgetting to Clean

27 Places in Your Home You Might Be Forgetting to Clean

(Mar. 05, 2018) - Now that winter is (seemingly) on it's way out, there are a handful of tasks we commonly associate with spring—namely spring cleaning. Though it seems like you hit every nook and cranny in your home during your mega cleaning session, there are quite a few spots you're likely to overlook. Here are areas to add to your cleaning list, plus a few spring cleaning tips and tricks.


What to Do to Prepare Your House or Apartment for the Cold Winter Months

What to Do to Prepare Your House or Apartment for the Cold Winter Months

(Jan. 05, 2018) - Winter. It’s here in full force—hey, snow; nice to see you—and we’re buttoning up our coats to protect us from the frigid temperatures when we’re outside. But did you know it’s important to button up your home, too? Jason Cameron, a licensed home improvement contractor based in New Jersey, and host of three DIY Network shows—"Man Caves," "Desperate Landscapes," and "Sledgehammer"—shares his must-dos to prepare your home for the winter months and ensure your family is safe.


The Benefits of Creating a 'Yes' Space for Your Young Child

The Benefits of Creating a 'Yes' Space for Your Young Child

(Dec. 18, 2017) - Stemming from the RIE® Educaring® approach to parenting from Magda Gerber, which is responding to your child respectfully, some parents are creating safe-play environments in their homes for children. Creating a “yes” space for your infant, crawler, or toddler to play in is beneficial to your child’s development (and overall parental life), and creating a “yes” space is easier than you think.


8 DIY Kits to Give the Crafter in Your Life

8 DIY Kits to Give the Crafter in Your Life

(Nov. 27, 2017) - 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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