• The November/December 2016 Issue Of New York Family

    Wellness Maven & Noted Doula Latham Thomas, Holiday Gifts For The Whole Family, Our Annual Birthday Party Guide, And More

    By New York Family
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    Photo by Erica Berger Photography. Latham Thomas wears an Alexander McQueen dress from Neiman Marcus Paramus, a Satya Twena hat, and Stephanie Kantis earrings. DJ Fulano wears a Ralph Lauren Kids shirt, jacket, and jeans, and his own brooch.

    FEATURES

    In The Glow: Wellness maven and noted doula Latham Thomas fuels her success with purpose, passion, and holistic values—all while raising the coolest kid in NYC

    Party Lines: Our favorite birthday party themes and venues promise to deliver tons of fun for kids of all ages

    The Spirit Of The Season: Four worthy local charities showcase the joy and necessity of giving back

    Learning Curve: Top NYC schools talk about this year’s biggest educational trends

    Teaching Differently: Evidence-based instruction opens doors for students with special needs

    Making A Mitzvah: From flashy fun to traditional elegance, our top picks for where to host your bar or bat mitzvah celebration are sure to delight–plus, planning tips and a practical worksheet for your budget

    FAMILY FUN GUIDE

    15 Events For Winter: The New York Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Train Show, Circus der Sinne’s “Mother Africa,” and more

    Home For The Holidays: Our annual guide to New York City’s best holiday happenings—tree lightings, Santa sightings, ice skating, and more

    GIFT GUIDE

    The Nice List: Our guide to the holiday season’s most unique, educational, and fun toys for all ages

    All That Glitters: Delight the deserving parents in your life with gifts that surprise, sparkle, and inspire

    HOME & AWAY

    Quality Time: Celebrate the holidays in the sweetest way with a cozy DIY hot cocoa bar that’s as fun to set up as it is to enjoy

    Real Estate: Part II of our guide to NYC’s most impressive new residential buildings

    COLUMNS

    Editor’s Note: Winter wonders

    Events & Offers: Our upcoming Camp Fairs, Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, and two big holiday giveaways (Rockettes tickets and tickets to “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

    Scoop: A Martha Stewart-approved meal-kit delivery box, the coolest local kids’ clothing line, a great babysitting app, a hip children’s book, and a new science facility

    Spotlight: Gymnastics: Inspired by the #FinalFive at last summer’s Olympics, we asked young gymnasts from popular local programs to showcase their favorite skills

    Parent In Profile: Darcy Miller’s Celebrate Everything aims to inspire, delight, and show families how they can DIT (Do It Together)

    Good Idea: With his Grammy-winning original songs and a hit kids’ TV show, Tim Kubart steps into the “kindie” music spotlight

    Special Place: Creative Play for Kids offers a dynamic developmental program for growing minds

    Education: Insider tips for choosing the best boarding or country day school for your child

    Wellness: When your child shows signs of a food allergy, don’t panic—get educated

    Last Word: A mother delights in watching her introverted son find a like-minded best friend

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