Helen Rosengren Freedman

Tales of the Fish God

(Mar. 19, 2008) - We've had many wonderful family vacations, but one destination gets our recurring #1 vote: Hawaii.

Should Your Child Get A Flu Shot?

(Nov. 01, 2007) - If your child is under age 5, he or she should definitely get a flu shot. And you probably should, too.

Kids, Cute and Creative

(Oct. 10, 2007) - If you've suspected that the illustrations in today's children's books could hold their own with any other museum-quality media, the Katonah Museum of Art proves it with their exhibition, "Children Should Be Seen: The Image of the Child in American Picture-Book Art", on view through October 21.

Thanks for Sharing?

(May. 17, 2007) - Why do I cringe when I hear the term ‘wet nurse’?

Coconuts & Canoes: A Week in Paradise

(Feb. 21, 2007) - Got a week and some visions of palm trees? The Caribbean may be closer, but Hawaii is our idea of the perfect family vacation destination.

New Children’s Hospital to Open at Maimonides

(Jan. 31, 2007) - On any given day, Dr. Michael Marcus communicates with parents and young patients in up to six or seven different languages.

Naples for Families: A Wealth of Wonderment

(Dec. 28, 2006) - What can get overlooked in the glitz of Naples, Florida, is the fact that this city on the Gulf is a great place for a family vacation, mainly because of all you can do on the water.

Pennsylvania Lights

(Nov. 21, 2006) - Plan your visit to Longwood Gardens for after nightfall, when you can walk among the outdoor gardens lit by 420,000 colorful lights blooming in trees and flowerbeds.

Carly Simon Rocks the Cradle

(Nov. 14, 2006) - Carly Simon is about to release her latest — a lullaby album. This doesn’t mean, however, that Carly has become a grandmother or that she feels she needs an image change.

The Next Course

(Nov. 08, 2006) - Ronni Soled’s New Mothers Luncheons has merged with Laura Deutsch’s Baby Bites NYC, to cover the waterfront with four luncheons a week at baby-friendly restaurants throughout the city.

Slaves of New York

(Nov. 06, 2006) - New-York Historical Society concludes its groundbreaking series on slavery in New York with New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War, which opens on November 17 and runs through September 2007.

Up on Stage (parents, too!)

(Oct. 30, 2006) - For every mom or dad who sits in the wings watching their child shine in the spotlight, Kim Breden’s Be Mused Productions offers a unique opportunity.

Where to: Find New York Area Museums

(Oct. 03, 2006) - Every museum -- for kids and others -- you thought you knew about and many more can be found in a new guide book.

Is Your Family Prepared for a Terrorist Attack?

(Sep. 27, 2006) - During the recent anniversaries of 9/11 and Katrina, we heard much posturing along the lines of, “But are we ready for the next one?” Partisan politics aside, local authorities are prepared now as never before. But what about you and your family?

On the Riviera — Mayan Style

(Aug. 25, 2006) - Cancun may be a choice destination for Spring Breakers, and singles, but there’s a resort area a 45-minute drive south along the Yucatan Peninsula that is growing fast, and offers much for family vacations — the Riviera Maya.

In & Out : An Art Exhibit

(Aug. 25, 2006) - An exhibit titled 'Into Me/Out of Me' and encompassing artistic views of the concepts of passing into, through, and out of the human body, should naturally include the theme of childbirth.


(Jul. 12, 2006) - Bonnie Blair becomes mom-advisor

From tragedy grows advocacy: A mom fights to change an industry

(Jun. 20, 2006) - It’s a sadly common scenario. A parent loses a child in tragic circumstances, then channels her grief into becoming a champion for remedying the cause that took her child’s life.

Smile for the Birdy!

(May. 31, 2006) - Eighteen- and 19th-century Americans of the upper classes mimicked their British and European counterparts when it came to status. At a certain point, a portrait was commissioned and the family gathered to pose for posterity.

The best in arts & culture - Welcome Back, Mr. Morgan!

(May. 31, 2006) - If you hadn’t heard that The Morgan Library has re-opened, you’ve probably noticed the crowds lining up to get in. It’s well worth the queue. What a facelift! The light and glass walls are now as illuminating as its magnificent manuscripts.

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