Stuff We Like: Martha Stewart’s Blackberries and Oregano Pie

june 2014 issue of martha stewart living

This gorgeous pie combines the sweetness of blackberries with a savory note of oregano, all wrapped up in a flaky, handmade pie crust. Since July is typically peak picking season for blackberries (find where to pick your own here), a Fourth of July barbecue would be the perfect time to debut this sweet treat. Whether you opt for traditional treats like burgers (get a recipe for... Read More

Stuff We Like: Backyard Games with a Twist


Does your household have a king of croquet? How about a captain of cornhole? Get ready to challenge his or her reign of the backyard with these quirky outdoor games. Stray from the traditional horseshoes matches and bocce games this summer and try one of these fun but lesser-known family lawn games, either in your own backyard or at a park nearby.   Ringer Toss Ringer Toss... Read More

Stuff We Like: Just for Dads

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“When I get stuck on my homework, he helps me.” “He does good voices.” “When I’m sad, he cheers me.” “He gives me a lot of kisses and huggies.” What makes your dad special?, a Shutterfly site, asked a few kids what they thought about their dads, in honor of Father’s Day. Their answers are heartwarming, precious, and sometimes maybe a bit too honest... Read More

Stuff We Like: Baby Shower Gifts

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Buying for babies doesn’t have to be hard. NYMetroParents editorial director Dawn M. Roode shares her favorite baby shower gifts, culled from items she found essential when her own son was born, and cute ways to celebrate a child’s arrival. Oh, baby!   For the Greater Good I have a few go-to baby shower gifts, and they are inevitably the things that I could not... Read More

Stuff We Like: Just for Kids

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Silly parent, these things are for kids! Equip your children with the best headphones, the cuddliest nightlight and more with these items we like, just for kids.   The Monster Next to the Bed Calm your child’s fear of the dark by letting a monster light the way—Mike or Sulley from Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., that is. Philips Disney SoftPals are soft, cuddly, portable... Read More

Stuff We Like: A New Children’s Book About Queens


A new ABC book for kids, which has garnered tons of support on Kickstarter, celebrates the best things about Queens. Find out how you can add your favorite thing about the borough to the book!   What’s the coolest thing about Queens? What childhood memory sticks out in your mind? Where’s your favorite place to take your kids today? A soon-to-be-published children’s book... Read More

Stuff We Like: Gifts for Mother’s Day


What do you think is the world’s toughest job? According to the viral video “World’s Toughest Job,” produced by, it goes a little something like this: 135-plus hours a week, willingness to forgo any breaks, ability to manage a minimum of 10-15 projects at one time, and the responsibility to oversee the overall day-to-day success and development... Read More

Stuff We Like: Get Creative with Lakeshore Learning


“Why?” If you’ve got a preschooler, you’re no stranger to this question. You may even be more than a little tired of hearing it, since our naturally curious tots tend to repeat it over and over and over again, causing us to scramble for answers that are both truthful and digestible for a 4-year-old. We may long for our little ones to outgrow the “why?”... Read More