Calling All Parents
Who Like To Write!
New York Family magazine is always looking to work
with talented local parents interested in writing for magazines and websites.
Depending on your level of experience, we have work-at-home internship
opportunities for parents interested in cultivating their journalism skills,
and more advanced opportunities (writing feature articles, blogging columns,
etc.) for parents who already have the expertise. Whatever your experience
level, these are especially good opportunities to write about subjects like
health and fitness, education, green living, home design, travel, culture,
special needs, weekend activities and of course parenting and family. For
more info, send an explanatory letter about your interest and background to NY
Family Editor Eric Messinger at [email protected].
CONTESTS & GIVEAWAYS
Want to spend a dreamy week in a winter wonderland—with
skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling, dog sledding and more?
It’s getting chilly and that means it’s time to hit the slopes! If your family
hasn’t already planned a ski trip to a great family resort like Smugglers’ Notch,
Vermont…what are you waiting for?
To help get you started, one lucky family of four will win a fabulous 5 day/5
night stay at Smugglers’ Notch, along with mountainside lodging, lift tickets
and lessons! And, rest assured, children’s programs abound at Smugglers’ Notch
where a FunZone
Family Entertainment &
will keep the gang busy before and after your time on the mountain. To enter,
leave a comment on our Facebook Page telling us why you’d like to win. Then, send an email to [email protected]and put “Smugglers’
Notch” in the subject line. Be sure to include your contact info and address. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 16.
Win Skip Hop
Skip Hop’s new Complete Sheet Collection should probably be
on your wish list this holiday season. Why? Because this new bedding solution
looks like a fabulously dressed crib but acts as a well-constructed (and safe) bumper
alternative. The four-piece set is 100% cotton and includes a sheet, nursery blanket,
airflow wearable blanket and linen crib skirt. The sets come in charming motifs
like Alphabet Zoo and Chocolate Lattice. And Skip Hop is giving away two sets
of their Complete Sheet Collection to New
York Family readers. To enter, send us an email explaining why you’d like
to win to [email protected]and put “Skip
Hop” in the subject line. Be sure to include your contact info and address.
Deadline to enter is Friday, December 30.
ON THE WEB
Meet Our Newest
This fall, we’ve added some promising new bloggers to our online
roster. They have a diversity of backgrounds, talents and interests, and we
think they’re all pretty great. Allow us to make a few quick introductions. Joe Wack is taking our Parenting In
Progress blog by storm. A writer and sketch comedian, he currently teaches
science to elementary school children in the Bronx. He
lives in Harlem with his wife and 3-year-old son and
blogs about the joys and the uncertainties of parenting, always with a hint of
wit. New to our Joy Of Shopping blog is independent media producer Mia Weber. Her passion for pop culture
and fashion inspired her to start writing at sopresh.blogspot.com. She has a great eye, even better taste, plus
a knack for finding new and noteworthy buys. Recently joining Born & Bred
is Debra Flashenberg—a certified
vinyasa yoga instructor who is now Director of the Prenatal
Prenatal & Postnatal. Debra writes mostly about childbirth, health and
wellness. She is the proud mother of new baby boy, Shay. Also new to Born &
Bred is Angela Johnson, a freelance
writer and stay-at-home mom living in Brooklyn. In the
(very little) free time she has, she enjoys practicing yoga and baking, and
also considers herself an amateur DJ. We’re constantly adding new contributors
to our blogs. Stop by and see what they have to say! (Don’t just take our word