Michael Kress

Reflections of a (Not So) ‘Very Cool Dad’

Reflections of a (Not So) ‘Very Cool Dad’

(Nov. 30, 2017) - After years of working at parenting magazines and websites, our former editorial director says goodbye to the beat.


A Family Road Trip to Pennsylvania

A Family Road Trip to Pennsylvania

(Sep. 27, 2017) - A vacation to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and the City of Brotherly Love included amusement parks, museums, and plenty of sweets factories.


Welcome to the NEW NYMetroParents.com!

Welcome to the NEW NYMetroParents.com!

(Aug. 30, 2017) - Learn about our redesigned website!


Coping With Our Kids' Fears After Charlottesville

Coping With Our Kids' Fears After Charlottesville

(Aug. 17, 2017) - The violence in Charlottesville, Va., sparks fears—among kids and adults alike—of white supremacists. It's hard to know how to calm them.


New Technology Aims to Alert Parents to Children Left in Cars

New Technology Aims to Alert Parents to Children Left in Cars

(Aug. 02, 2017) - The carmaker Nissan introduced new technology aimed at preventing kids from being left behind in hot cars, which leads to dozen of child deaths every year.


Pediatricians Group Urges Parents to Stop Giving Juice to Babies

Pediatricians Group Urges Parents to Stop Giving Juice to Babies

(May. 22, 2017) - Babies younger than 1 should not be given fruit juice at all, while older kids should drink it only in moderation and focus instead on eating whole fruit, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


A Tour of Yankee Stadium

A Tour of Yankee Stadium

(May. 04, 2017) - A behind-the-scenes look at Yankee Stadium


The Family That Protests Together

The Family That Protests Together

(Feb. 23, 2017) - We hesitated before taking our kids to a political rally—but it ended up being a great lesson in civic engagement and standing up for our beliefs.


Parenting Lessons from the Obamas

Parenting Lessons from the Obamas

(Jan. 17, 2017) - How they modeled good parenting despite the pressures of life in the White House


Lake Geneva, WI: A Quiet Family Getaway

Lake Geneva, WI: A Quiet Family Getaway

(Sep. 12, 2016) - Lake Geneva, WI, and the Grand Geneva Resort offer laid-back family fun, including water parks, a quaint town, a beach, and plenty of ways to enjoy nature.


Where to Experience Jewish Culture and History in NYC

Where to Experience Jewish Culture and History in NYC

(Jul. 21, 2016) - Where to experiencing Jewish history and culture in NYC with your kids, that is easy, fun, and educational.


The Top Baby Names in New York

The Top Baby Names in New York

(May. 25, 2016) - In New York, the top baby names of 2015 were Olivia for a girl and Liam for a boy, slightly different than the nationwide most popular names.


Westchester Children's Museum: A Welcome Addition to the County

Westchester Children's Museum: A Welcome Addition to the County

(May. 11, 2016) - Westchester Children's Museum--adjacent to Rye Playland and Rye Boardwalk--offers fun, creative activities for children in a small space.


New Indoor Go-Kart Opens in West Nyack

New Indoor Go-Kart Opens in West Nyack

(Apr. 27, 2016) - The Autobahn Indoor Speedway opens at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, offering kids and adults alike the thrill of Formula One speed.


NYMetroParents Wins 10 Awards for Magazine and Web Excellence!

NYMetroParents Wins 10 Awards for Magazine and Web Excellence!

(Apr. 19, 2016) - NYMetroParents.com and our print magazines won 10 of the Parenting Media Association’s 2015 Design & Editorial Awards.


New York to Require Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave

New York to Require Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave

(Apr. 01, 2016) - New York State's new budget includes a paid family and medical leave requirement.


5 Reasons We Love Bryant Park (Especially During the Fall & Winter)

5 Reasons We Love Bryant Park (Especially During the Fall & Winter)

(Nov. 17, 2015) - Between the ice-skating rink, carousel, and Winter Village restaurants and shops, it’s easy to spend a fun-filled afternoon there and is worth the trip, even from the ‘burbs.


A 'Fantasy' Amusement Park on Staten Island

A 'Fantasy' Amusement Park on Staten Island

(Sep. 10, 2015) - For the youngest kids, a small Staten Island amusement park offers rides at just the right speed and size.


For NYC Public Schools, a Short September Schedule

For NYC Public Schools, a Short September Schedule

(Aug. 18, 2015) - Thanks to a confluence of calendar quirks, New York City public school students will have classes only 12 days in all of September--delighted children and confounding parents.


Standardized Test Questions: How Would You Do?

Standardized Test Questions: How Would You Do?

(Aug. 11, 2015) - The New York State Department of Education has released sample questions from the standardized tests given to students in grades three through eight.


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