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7 Things To Be Thankful For Right Now

By debraferrie

It's so easy to be negative and to complain isn't it?  There's traffic, bills, taxes. There's the common core and health insurance issues. Not to mention the normal every day stress of getting several kids to activities, doing homework, keeping the house clean and managing to buy enough food to act... Read More

5 Tips for Mastering Holiday Shopping the Week Before Christmas

By savannahmarie

The holidays ought to be a time of joy and love and generosity, a time to show your loved ones how much you care with a little gift or two. Unfortunately, the physical, mental and financial stress of holiday shopping can severely drain the joy out of holiday gift-giving. Fortunately, much of that... Read More

The Gift Guide for All Types of NYC Moms

By savannahmarie

As a mother in the city that never sleeps, you have even more opportunities than moms in other places to help your youngsters get into the holiday spirit, whether that means checking out the huge Christmas tree and going ice skating at Rockefeller Center or taking the tots to Macy’s to let them si... Read More

Tips for Throwing the Ultimate Thanksgiving Get-Together

By savannahmarie

Thanksgiving is the ultimate family holiday — a long weekend of togetherness, fantastic food and enlightening conversations. It’s a great time for your children to have fun with their cousins and for us adults to personally reconnect in a world of seemingly non-stop busyness. If you’re host... Read More

6 Iconic Fall Activities in New York City

By savannahmarie

Beautiful technicolor leaves, hay rides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes; surely such beloved fall delights can only be experienced in rural towns and country sides. Right? Wrong! Fall loving New York City families need not resign themselves to long trips to the country to enjoy the wonders of aut... Read More

Fair and Festival Season is Coming to Town

By savannahmarie

Things that are worth the five hour drive from the city to Syracuse are few and far between.  Still, a lot of families, car fanatics and horse lovers drive much farther than that to attend the many illustrious events of the New York State Fair every year for Labor Day weekend.  With crowds that ca... Read More

Five Places to Volunteer With Your Child in NYC

By savannahmarie

If you are looking to do something special with your child, consider the value of spending time instead of spending money. There are many volunteer opportunities throughout New York City perfect for parents and children to do together. Volunteering as a family has many benefits, including enhancing ... Read More

Back-to-School Shopping in New York City

By savannahmarie

After a long, hot summer in the city, it’s finally time for the kids to go back to school. Whether you’re excited about it — more time for you! — or are dreading it  — they grow up so fast! — one thing you need to start thinking about now is all that back-to-school shopping. This can be... Read More

6 Ways to Stop Summer Sibling Spats

By savannahmarie

6 Ways to Stop Summer Sibling Spats Everyone looks forward to the summer months. No school, fewer responsibilities when it comes to toting around the kids, and the not-so-blissful awareness that your loving children are arguing. Again. Yes, regardless of age, years between, or gender, your... Read More

10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer

By savannahmarie

The summer months provide a great time to teach your kids what it means to be a lifelong learner. Just because they aren’t in the classroom doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of ways for them to get enrichment that comes with learning something new. You can be the guide, as you help your ki... Read More