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Stuff We Like: Letter Perfect

The ABCs are more than just letters. NYMetroParents editorial director Dawn M. Roode shares products that show how the ABCs can be used to communicate, stylize, and entertain! Living Pictures     With the nostalgic charm of those iconic gold-spined books of our youth paired with the detailed elegance of an Audubon study, the vibrant […]

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Stuff We Like: Letter Perfect

The ABCs are more than just letters. NYMetroParents editorial director Dawn M. Roode shares products that show how the ABCs can be used to communicate, stylize, and entertain! Living Pictures     With the nostalgic charm of those iconic gold-spined books of our youth paired with the detailed elegance of an Audubon study, the vibrant [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week (July 21-27)

It is almost August. Can you believe it? Have your kids spent more time this summer in front of a screen or playing outside? With so much technology available to keep us occupied, it’s easy to forget there are a million ways to have fun outdoors. When everyone is all tuckered out, take a nap! [...]

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Exceptional, Defined by Jerry Mahoney

‘Not typical,’ sure…but also, ‘outstanding.’ As this Westchester father battles his ‘gay dad guilt,’ his daughter unwittingly reminds him that he may just need a shift in perspective. “Does it ever make you sad not to have a mom?” I looked into the eyes of my 4-year-old daughter, Sutton. It’s a question I’d always wanted [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week (July 14-21)

Oh summer, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways you were my favorite season as a kid: sunshine, swimming, summer camp, and every couple years, World Cup soccer! Parents love summer for the same reasons…right? Our favorite tweets this week might prove otherwise… Taking a toddler to the bathroom at the pool = [...]

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Stuff We Like: Martha Stewart’s Blackberries and Oregano Pie

This gorgeous pie combines the sweetness of blackberries with a savory note of oregano, all wrapped up in a flaky, handmade pie crust. Since July is typically peak picking season for blackberries (find where to pick your own here), a Fourth of July barbecue would be the perfect time to debut this sweet treat. Whether you opt [...]

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Ichabod’s Ghost by Abby Sher

A Brooklyn mom, haunted by mistakes she’s made so far, finds peace and forges ahead with love. The first time I dropped my daughter Sonya on her head from a great height, she was approximately 8 months old. We were staying overnight at my uncle’s cabin in the backwoods of Connecticut. There was a plaque [...]

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Stuff We Like: Backyard Games with a Twist

Does your household have a king of croquet? How about a captain of cornhole? Get ready to challenge his or her reign of the backyard with these quirky outdoor games. Stray from the traditional horseshoes matches and bocce games this summer and try one of these fun but lesser-known family lawn games, either in your [...]

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Stuff We Like: Just for Dads

“When I get stuck on my homework, he helps me.” “He does good voices.” “When I’m sad, he cheers me.” “He gives me a lot of kisses and huggies.” What makes your dad special? Treat.com, a Shutterfly site, asked a few kids what they thought about their dads, in honor of Father’s Day. Their answers [...]

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The Passage by Sprague Theobald

A divorced Manhattan father reunites his three grown children for a risky trip to the Arctic. As their boat navigates a place few others have ever been, they find themselves on more than a physical journey. We were hundreds of miles from help. We were high in the Arctic, in uncharted waters. Ice was moving [...]

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Stuff We Like: Baby Shower Gifts

Buying for babies doesn’t have to be hard. NYMetroParents editorial director Dawn M. Roode shares her favorite baby shower gifts, culled from items she found essential when her own son was born, and cute ways to celebrate a child’s arrival. Oh, baby!   For the Greater Good I have a few go-to baby shower gifts, and [...]