10 Parent Do-Overs For 2015 Including “Embrace the Mess” by Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC

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I’ve found that hindsight gives you great insight, and if you hang in there a few more months, what drives you mad now will be gone with the next thing your child finds interesting. So, stay curious and take naps. When my first daughter was six and my youngest was two, I came to a realization that helped me parent in a much different fashion. You see, I’ve always been... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week Dec. 8-14

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The holiday spirit is all around us! Hanukkah beings tonight at sundown, and Christmas and Kwanzaa spread cheer next week. The season of snow officially starts when the winter solstice takes place on Sunday, but there’s no need to wait until then to start tackling this great to-d0 list of the best winter activities in the NY metro area—and don’t forget to share the... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week: Dec. 1-7

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Rain, rain, why won’t you go away, and come again when spring is on its way? I don’t know about you, but it’s December, and that means the only precipitation I want to see is snow. Wet weather has been frequent recently, but rather than wallow in misery, I’ve been enjoying all the adorable rain-boots-and-puddle-jumping photos in my Twitter feed. After all,... Read More

Unique Kids’ Gifts from New York City Museums


Looking for an original gift for a special little person in your life? Look no further than those amazing NYC cultural hubs — the museums! Here, our friends over at ThoughtGallery.org present a gift guide featuring presents for future engineers, vintage kids, aspiring artists, and wee New Yorkers. Then head over to ThoughtGallery to see the full gift guide, which includes... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week Nov. 24-30

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Welcome to December! Who else had a white Thanksgiving last week? You could have fooled me into thinking it was Christmas when I looked out the window in the morning from my brother’s house in Ohio where my family spent the holiday. I was thankful I didn’t have to shovel the driveway! Judging from your tweets, you all had wonderful Thanksgivings.   Braving the mall... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week Nov. 17-23

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I’m so thankful that Thanksgiving is this week! I’m heading to the snowy Midwest for family festivities—and lots of deep-fried turkey and my mother’s classic cranberry relish recipe. What are your holiday plans? If they involve traveling, keep the “Are we there yet?”s to a minimum with these tips to stop backseat whining. If you’re sticking... Read More

Stuff We Like: Weather or Not

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but our feet are so delightful! Keep your children’s toes toasty warm this winter with a pair of these worthy boots that are both cute and functional, handpicked (or shall we say foot-picked?) by NYMetroParents editorial director Dawn Roode.   Booty Love Babies don’t need shoes, but keeping their tootsies warm in winter months... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week: Nov. 10-16

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As we move through the second half of November, our thoughts start to make the shift toward winter. We welcome the first fall of precipitation that turns our world into a magical snow globe; we swap our rollerblades and bicycles for ice skates; we start making holiday wish lists. But don’t get too far ahead of the season—we still get to celebrate Thanksgiving next week.... Read More