• Our Favorite Parenting Stories Of The Week

    When antibiotics aren’t the answer. Baby names at Yale infographic. St. Patrick’s Day crafts.

    By Nick Bell

    A feel-good, true story about a local gay couple who found their soon-to-be-adopted son abandoned on a subway platform. Twelve years later, they were married by the same judge who offered the adoption! (New York Times)

    Most of us have given our kids antibiotics at least a few times, but it turns out they might not be the answer to most health woes. Here’s an argument for the less is more approach when it comes to antibiotics. (The Atlantic)

    Kindie music has become a booming business. Artists like Raffi have been successful at teaching children valuable lessons about life, friends, family, and learning, but what about other musicians? One dad shares his baby’s preference for Tom Petty and Justin Timberlake. (Slate)

    This mom thought she trusted her son…until he wouldn’t let her read his college essay. Should parents be allowed read their kids’ college apps?  (Huffington Post)

    We all generally agree that bullies are bad, but what do you do when it’s your child who’s the bully? (New York Times)

    Considering the parent who’s the last one home in the evening, here’s an idea that’ll make any family’s nightly reunion something special—with a throwback to the ’50s. (Slate)

    Will your name get you into Yale? This infographic compares popular baby names of the ‘90s with those who are currently enrolled at the Ivy League school. (Gawker)

    As a Bronx school nears its end, some feel school systems like New York’s are more focused on letting schools fail than helping struggling schools–and their students–succeed. (New York Times)

    Why buying local and organic isn’t enough when it comes to avoiding BPA. One study finds that some of the biggest carriers of phthalates are dairy and spices. (Mother Jones)

    Training children to use the potty can be a tricky ordeal. Here are eight tips for parents to help their children through the adjustment phase, including boy- and girl-oriented potty books. (People)

    Flying with children can be one of parenting’s biggest challenges. With spring break on the horizon, here are five tips to prepare for the journey. (Washington Post)

    What to do when your child brings home a racist friend? One parent weighs two options. (Momaroo)

    Michelle Obama is all about talking to kids about the importance of good food and exercise, but she avoids discussing weight with her daughters. (Huffington Post)

    Tia Mowry-Hardict and Tamera Mowry-Housley show off their sons on the cover of Essence’s April issue and reveal how motherhood makes them feel “sexy.” (People)

    St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! See this list of fun crafts you can do at home with your preschoolers. (She Knows)

    A stay-at-home mom addresses the inevitable issue of free time and how to spend it. (BlogHer)

  • Calendar

    Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day At USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

    Tennis fans and otherwise will have a blast at the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park! With... [more]

    Blues BBQ At Hudson River Park

    Combine your family’s love of Blues and BBQ! Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 is hosting this scrumptious festival with America’s... [more]

    Sprinkler Day At Asphalt Green

    Get some relief from the summer heat at Asphalt Green's Sprinkler Day on Saturday, August 23rd.  Starting at 10:30 a.m., your kids... [more]

    Brighton Jubilee Festival At Brighton Beach

    Come to the annual Brighton Jubilee Festival on Sunday, August 24th to experience multiple entertainment stages, shopping booths, kiddie rides,... [more]

    NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam At Governors Island

    If your little ones can’t get enough of cars, take them to see this classic VW show! The NYC Volkswagen Traffic... [more]

    August Hip Tot Family Day In Greenwood Park

    Greenwood Park is hosting an end-of-summer party for its monthly Hip Tot Family Day. There will be live music, crafts,... [more]

    Big City Fishing At Hudson River Park Pier 25

    Ever wondered what lives in the Hudson River? Now's your chance to find out! Big City Fishing is a free... [more]

    Fabric Wish Flags At The Children’s Museum Of The Arts

    Learn the symbolism and tradition behind Tibetan prayer flags, and express your wishes by creating a unique prayer flag of your own!  Free... [more]

    The Great New York State Fair In Syracuse, New York

    If you're only able to plan one family day-trip this summer, make it The Great New York State Fair in... [more]

    Dinosaur Adaptation Musical At Jefferson Market Library

    Embark on a time-travel adventure to learn about dinosaur adaptations, and how they're similar to the challenges many species face in... [more]

    Summer Movie Night: Little Giants At Pembroke Avenue Community Garden

    Spread a blanket under the stars to watch the family comedy "Little Giants"  at Pembroke Avenue Community Garden in Queens.... [more]

    Space Oddities: Rockets At Tompkins Square Library

    Explore the mysteries of space at this event presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Learn about stars, constellations and... [more]

    ¡Arriba! Dance Party At The High Line

    To end the summer, the High Line is hosting one last Latin dance party on Wednesday, August 27th at 7... [more]

    Make Your Own Personalized Action Figure At The Children’s Museum of the Arts

    Kids love action figures, but what if they could have one that looked just like them? Come to the Children's... [more]

    “Woosical Jr., The Story of Rue” At Times Square Arts Center

    Sing along with  Rue, The Monster of Insecurity and protagonist of "Woosical Jr., The Story of Rue," which will take the stage... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Aladdin on Broadway

    This classic Disney film's Broadway musical adaptation has received rave reviews and numerous Tony nominations. Featuring additional new songs and... [more]

    Blue Man Group

    This literally blue trio combines theater, art, and technology into a fascinatingly original performance that’s hard to describe. It’s recommended... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Aladdin on Broadway

    This classic Disney film's Broadway musical adaptation has received rave reviews and numerous Tony nominations. Featuring additional new songs and... [more]

    Blue Man Group

    This literally blue trio combines theater, art, and technology into a fascinatingly original performance that’s hard to describe. It’s recommended... [more]

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