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Top Tweets of the Week: Jan. 12-18

Aside from @MyStrangeFam with her amazing beach photo—where was that vacation destination?!—we’ve all been dealing with the winter weather lately. This means fun things, like sledding and skiing, and not-so-fun things, like being kept inside all day due to the cold. Fortunately, we have ways to make both options better: guides to winter sports and […]

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Top Tweets of the Week Nov. 17-23

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 [...]

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Stuff We Like: Weather or Not

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 [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week: Nov. 10-16

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 [...]

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Princess Smee by Christina Vercelletto

When her child scores an unexpected part in the play, this mom learns a lesson about treating her daughter like a girly-girl. 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 [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week: Nov. 3-9

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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Stuff We Like: Thanks for the Memories

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 [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week: Oct. 20-26

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 [...]

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Teaching Julia to Love by Tina Traster

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. Julia dashed off the school bus and bounded down our path with her usual verve. I was [...]

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Top Tweets of the Week: Oct. 13-19

Tweets may be limited to 140 characters, but a picture is worth 1,000 words. Some savvy parents have discovered that pictures can have as much power as a tweet, especially when the goal is to make everyone go, “Awww!” Up ahead: some very awww-worthy photos, plus a few tweets sans-picture that still manage to be adorable, [...]