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

Princess Smee by Christina Vercelletto

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When her child scores an unexpected part in the play, this mom learns a lesson about treating her daughter like a girly-girl. Amelia Vercelletto, right, as Smee My daughter, Amelia, had just let me know she won the part of Allana the mermaid in the fifth-grade production of Peter Pan. My congratulations was rolled in with a question. “Oh that’s great—is it a nice costume?!” She... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week: Nov. 3-9

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Happy Veteran’s Day, America! Like this young patriot we spotted on Fifth Ave. in Manhattan, ready to salute veterans as they marched by in the parade, we honor and celebrate everyone who has served this country. Thanks to those brave men and women, we live in a democracy that grants us our freedoms—like the right to vote in the midterm elections last week. Many of you... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week: Oct. 27-Nov. 2

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It’s November! As we welcome the month of Thanksgiving, we consider all that we have to be thankful for. This includes, but is not limited to, the Keurig machine in the office kitchen, adorable photos of children celebrating Halloween—like those pictured below!—our friends and family, and our wonderful community of readers. Grab some Halloween candy (before it’s... Read More

Stuff We Like: Thanks for the Memories

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Thanks to camera phones and social media, it’s now easier than ever to capture and share precious moments with your family. Instagram is fun, but we love more physically permanent means of saving memories. NYMetroParents editorial director Dawn Roode shares a few of her favorite ways to hang on to the everyday happenings you never want to forget.   Share-Worthy Stuff There... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week: Oct. 20-26

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Don’t let today’s beautiful weather (currently 72 and sunny in Manhattan!) fool you—it just might snow on Saturday. Perhaps you should pack an extra sweater before heading out to trick-or-treat. Or, wear knit pumpkin hats like @suburbanwifedp to keep warm! Nothing like coming home from trip & receiving biggest bear hug ever from 9yo. An hour later & my bones... Read More

Teaching Julia to Love by Tina Traster

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This Rockland mother rescued her child from a Siberian orphanage at 8 months old. She had no idea she would have to save her daughter again, this time from a disorder that threatened to tear her family apart. Tina Traster (right) with daughter Julia Julia dashed off the school bus and bounded down our path with her usual verve. I was sitting on a bench in our foyer, white as a ghost. “What’s... Read More