Stuff We Like: Listen Up!

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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 for families,... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week: Aug. 18-24

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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 the other school moms at the beginning... Read More

First Day of School by Rajdeep Paulus

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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 author’s daughter Sarah, 5, on her first day of kindergarten, photographed gettingoff the bus since... Read More

Stuff We Like: the New Back to School Supplies

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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. The accessory takes only... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week: Aug. 11-17

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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 emotions as our top tweeters this week. Unlike @daddysweeney’s son, though, I never hid from the... Read More

Stuff We Like: ETHNIKOS Toys

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Ajuma Ataguba, creator of 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 21, 2014, Ataguba launched... Read More

Top Tweets of the Week: Aug. 4-10

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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 lap.    I just booked my very first... Read More

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

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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 busy washing the dog to... Read More