September 2015 Table of Contents

Check out our September 2015 issue, which includes an introduction to our cover contest winner and finalists, tips to help your children choose healthier foods in the cafeteria, how to turn math homework tears into cheers, and 9 bits of wisdom to be a good divorced dad. Plus, Duff Goldman shares his favorite bake sale recipe, and our annual back-to-school resource guide to start the school year on the right foot!


Back-to-School Resources Near You

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Browse our guide of back-to-school resources in your area, and start the best school year yet off on the right foot.


All Smiles

2015 cover contest finalists
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Meet the eight finalists of our 2015 cover contest and see who took home the grand prize


The Numbers Game

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Tips to turn math homework tears into cheers


Lunchtime Report Card

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How to help your kids to make better food choices in the cafeteria


Bake Sale Best Bet


Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman shares the recipe for his favorite bake sale treat, plus how to host a Bake Sale for No Kids Hungry


9 Best Bits of Wisdom on How to Be a Good Divorced Dad

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How to maintain a strong relationship with your child


After the Diagnosis

worried parents

Seven tips for absorbing the news and choosing the best plan of action


Train Game

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Housed inside a historic subway station, the New York Transit Museum takes an interactive, educational look at how the city moves—literally.


Family Activities Calendar

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Find tons of fun things to do in your area in September by searching our comprehensive calendar of kid and family events. This month, you’ll find outdoor movies and concerts, street festivals, country fairs, and much more!


Where-to Guide: Apple Picking

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Local farms and orchards that offer apple picking all fall, plus seasonal produce, baked goods, cider, and more!



Voices: A Mom Unmasked

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One mom’s cross country business/family trip makes her question her work-life balance.




The best of the web this month, including inspiring, thoughtful, and funny Instagrams, tweets, and other posts from area parents.


NYMP Q&A: Do Manners Still Matter?

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Etiquette expert Faye du Muyschondt weighs in on kids’ rude behavior at home and in the classroom