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Top Tweets of the Week Sept. 8-14

I celebrated my one year anniversary of moving to New York on Sept. 14. A lot can happen in a year. Heck, a lot can happen in a week—hugs from sons, kisses from dads, slightly unorthodox games of hide-and-seek. And if you happen to need a hand, I heard of two Captain Americas who can’t […]

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Top Tweets of the Week Sept. 8-14

I celebrated my one year anniversary of moving to New York on Sept. 14. A lot can happen in a year. Heck, a lot can happen in a week—hugs from sons, kisses from dads, slightly unorthodox games of hide-and-seek. And if you happen to need a hand, I heard of two Captain Americas who can’t [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week: Sept. 1-7

It finally happened—your children went back to school. But first, you had fun on Labor Day with water fights, amusement rides, and cake eating. Summer vacation is over, but there’s plenty to look forward to. Or as one mother reminds us, there’s plenty to enjoy in this moment, right now. Was this kind of day [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week: Aug. 25-31

We haven’t officially reached the autumnal equinox yet, but with back-to-school in the air, we’re in a fall frame of mind. Along with new notebooks and falling leaves, this means stricter bedtimes and active extracurricular schedules—which, inspired by the US Open, might include tennis lessons! Just announced this school year’s bedtimes to 8yo & 11yo. 11yo: “I’m [...]

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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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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 [...]