Expert Tips and Tricks to Build a Better Sandcastle
Summer is around the corner and that means lots of time spent on the beach with your kids. Use these experts' tips and tricks to build a sandcastle like a pro.
Most Popular Baby Names in New York in 2011
The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in New York state for the year 2011, with Michael and Sophia topping the list.
With some of the most important wedding guests delayed on a bus (the kids!), a local mom, about to remarry, felt lost. But their arrival turned things around, and made a magical day into a real “family wedding.”
Tips from a Divorcee to Successful Co-Parenting
A mom deals with the pangs of guilt when her kids visit their dad, from whom she is divorced and shares what helps her get through the tough times.
Halloween Photo Contest Winners
We received more than 80 entries for our Halloween photo contest this year, and in the race for the most votes, a few were neck-and-neck until the very end, but the first place submission took it home with more than 640 votes.
The 2nd Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale Raises More than $10,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger
Westchester County's Second Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale was a great success, raising about $12,000 for the Great American Bake Sale's "No Kid Hungry" initiative to end childhood hunger in the U.S.
3 Summer Activities that Teach Kids Patience and Perseverance
Building sandcastles, learning to swim, and playing outside are more than fun summer pastimes. According to Dr. Susan Bartell, an NYC-area child psychologist, these activities help teach kids life skills like patience, perseverance, focus, and determination, which they'll call on later in life. With your encouragement, your child's summer fun can lead to character development.
Best Playgrounds in Fairfield County, CT
From twisty slides to pedal-powered carousels, kids love to jump, climb, swing, and slide. Why not venture beyond your family’s go-to park for a change of pace? We’ve zeroed in on some of the best playgrounds for families in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Decoding the Teenage Brain
From wearing shorts in winter to procrastinating beyond reason, teenage behavior is puzzling and often infuriating. In this personal essay, one mom tries to crack the mystery of her teen daughter's behavior and offers advice to other parents of adolescents.
Where To Guide: Best Beaches for Families in the New York Metro Area
What better way to cool off this summer than at the beach? Pack up a good read, your towels, a camera, the kids’ sand toys (don’t forget the sunscreen!) and hit a different beach every weekend — we’ve got lots of choices for enjoying the miles of coastline in the New York metro area, including Westchester County, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Fairfield County, CT.