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Stuff We Like: Listen Up!

Lullaby baby in the tree top…While that may be a classic, there are new kids’ tunes in town. NYMetroParents editorial director Dawn M. Roode shares the latest and greatest in catchy songs, boogie-worthy jams, and calming melodies.   Didgeridoo, Doo, Doo World music aficionados will already be familiar with Putumayo’s eclectic offerings, and its latest […]

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the little band that could featured

Stuff We Like: Listen Up!

Lullaby baby in the tree top…While that may be a classic, there are new kids’ tunes in town. NYMetroParents editorial director Dawn M. Roode shares the latest and greatest in catchy songs, boogie-worthy jams, and calming melodies.   Didgeridoo, Doo, Doo World music aficionados will already be familiar with Putumayo’s eclectic offerings, and its latest [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week: Aug. 18-24

We’re in the home stretch, folks! Some parents have already sent their kids back to school; New York public schools open their classrooms for the first day next week Sept. 4. To prepare, parents are relishing leisurely breakfasts, marking their calendars with upcoming school functions, and pointing out all of the lies you’ll hear from [...]

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First Day of School by Rajdeep Paulus

When you miss your kid getting off the bus—and she takes the scenic route around the neighborhood then back to school to wait for you in the principal’s office—remember: It’s going to be okay. Really, it is. This local mom shares her recipe for back-to-school success. The sound of Family Force 5 on my iPhone [...]

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Stuff We Like: the New Back to School Supplies

Gone are the days of marble notebooks and pencils topping families’ back-to-school shopping lists. Presenting our choices for the coolest new and necessary items to stuff your kids’ lunchboxes, cubbies, and lockers! SoCal Hair Curling Tie Step away from the damaging curling iron and use the SoCal Hair Curling Tie ($18.99) to achieve curls, instead. [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week: Aug. 11-17

Today is my birthday, and as I think of what milestones this new age will bring, I also reminisce on those of the past. Though I can’t remember the first time I used a toilet or the last time I took an afternoon nap, I’m sure my mother can, and that she felt the same [...]

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Stuff We Like: ETHNIKOS Toys

Ajuma Ataguba is a toymaker with an ambitious goal: To inspire children to learn about and appreciate the world, especially different ethnicities and cultures. She aims to do so through a new collection of plush toys and books called ETHNIKOS, and she’s asking for a little help to make this line a reality. On July [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week: Aug. 4-10

It’s the last month of summer, but there’s still time for family vacations—including incredibly lengthy ones, apparently, and ones that require the home cooking you thought you were getting a break from. If you don’t want to deal with dishes after dinner, take a page from @citymomsecrets book and let the kids eat off your [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week: July 28-Aug. 3

We made it through the #facebookdown apocalypse that occurred last week! For anyone else who works in social media, you’ll recall the near-panic that enveloped the online community. For mothers of teenagers who never look away from their smartphone screens, though, you may have enjoyed those 45 minutes of face-to-face contact. Or maybe you were too [...]

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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! [...]