Madeleine Burry

How to Plan a Successful Return from Maternity Leave

How to Plan a Successful Return from Maternity Leave

(Aug. 06, 2019) - Here’s the thing about maternity leave: It’s finite. You may have several months or just a few weeks of 1-on-1 time with your new baby, but eventually, you’ll return to your workplace, and that new transition isn’t always easy. There are so many questions: Where and when will you pump if you’re breast-feeding? Do your professional outfits still fit? With each question that hits you, heading back to work feels more intimidating. Since countless other working moms have dealt with these same concerns, we spoke to some of them, as well as human resources professionals and psychologists, to find the best strategies for your return to work.


How to Find the Right Life Insurance For Your Family

How to Find the Right Life Insurance For Your Family

(Apr. 26, 2019) - There are many amazing aspects of parenthood, from sweet snuggles to watching your little one achieve big milestones. Not on that list? Getting life insurance. And yet, this task is incredibly important for every parent–life insurance can provide your family with peace of mind if something were to happen to you. One of the trickiest aspects of life insurance is knowing which policy to purchase, how much coverage to get, and how to avoid purchase mistakes–but these decisions can be made easily once you know the basics of the insurance game.


How to Throw Your Kids a Birthday Party on a Budget

How to Throw Your Kids a Birthday Party on a Budget

(Mar. 22, 2019) - A birthday and the accompanying party are a big deal for kids. That’s no surprise—after all, what’s not to love about cake and presents? Thanks to the Internet (and especially Instagram and Pinterest), you can find plenty of inspiration when it’s time to plan out your child’s annual celebration. While these platforms are a great source of inspo, some of the décor, activity, and food options offered can break the bank, especially in New York–and no one wants a birthday to turn into a hassle. But by taking advantage of your location, choosing a great theme, choosing an economical activity and more, you can throw your child an enviably fun bash without overspending.


6 Tips from the Experts to Choose the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Children

6 Tips from the Experts to Choose the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Children

(Mar. 01, 2019) - One of the big advantages of raising a family in the New York metro area is the sheer volume of things to do and places to go. That’s true for camp, too: There are hundreds of nearby day and sleepaway camps available for your child to attend. It’s a perk—but can also make determining the just-right spot for your child to spend the summer a bit overwhelming. How can you narrow your list, and choose the perfect summer camp? Internet reviews and browsing camp websites can help, but so too can talking to your child, considering the logistics involved, and touring the actual destinations. Here’s how to get started.


What Camp Directors Wish Parents Knew About Summer Camp

What Camp Directors Wish Parents Knew About Summer Camp

(Jan. 31, 2019) - If you're considering sending your child to camp this summer, there are things camp directors wish you, as parents, knew about summer camp. New York metro area summer camp directors and owners tell all and share what you need to know about summer camp, from choosing the right camp for your child to how involved you should be while your child is at camp in the summer.


Why Art Was Added to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education

Why Art Was Added to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education

(Dec. 26, 2018) - For many years, STEM education was the hot topic, but these days it's STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education. So why was art added to STEM education in schools, at-home DIY kids, and crafting books? Read on to learn why, for six reasons art benefits STEM education, and how parents can encourage STEAM learning at home.


How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

(Apr. 02, 2018) - Maintaining a strong, healthy, happy marriage when raising kids can be a challenge. But maintaining that happy marriage while raising a child with autism spectrum disorder can be even more challenging. Experts share five tips for maintaining that strong partnership while being parents of a child with special needs.


The Benefits of Failure

The Benefits of Failure

(Dec. 28, 2016) - Teaching kids to handle setbacks with grit and perseverance is more valuable than trying to help them avoid ever failing at anything.


Medical Marijuana & Children: Risks & Benefits

Medical Marijuana & Children: Risks & Benefits

(Aug. 29, 2016) - What it's like to provide your child with medical marijuana in New York.


The Importance of Summer Camp Friendships

The Importance of Summer Camp Friendships

(Feb. 23, 2016) - Friendships that form in just a few weeks at summer camp, can last a lifetime.


Five Families Discuss Their School Choices

Five Families Discuss Their School Choices

(Dec. 18, 2015) - Five area families discuss why they chose the type of school to which they send their children—parochial, charter, public, or private—and the benefits they found in each school setting.


Introducing Your Child to Museums: How to Make the Visit a Success!

Introducing Your Child to Museums: How to Make the Visit a Success!

(Nov. 20, 2015) - How to make your museum visit a success for the whole family.


The Joys of the Mom-and-Pop Toy Store

The Joys of the Mom-and-Pop Toy Store

(Sep. 29, 2015) - In the age of big box stores that have everything you need in one place, mom-and-pop toy stores are thriving. Find out why, and the benefits of buying from your neighborhood toy store.


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