Kids are more vulnerable than adults to trace levels of lead and toxic chemicals in drinking water. Diseases and learning disabilities in later years can originate from exposure to lead and chemicals in formative years. I don’t pay too much attention to alarming headlines in newspapers but recent ones announcing that lead water levels were <... >
Going from overheated rooms to artic exteriors has been one of the horrifying tests of this season, a disaster for your skin’s balance and an invitation for runny noses and colds for your kids. As the last weeks of winter finally loom and in spite of some moments of more gleeful weather, you still need <... >
Young or old, if you love musical theater, New York City is certainly the place to be. And just a few blocks south of Times Square, TADA! Youth Theater has been providing high-quality musical theater productions performed by talented kids for family audiences for 25 years. TADA! provides a safe, creative and nurturing place where <... >
Did you know that about 80% of our immune system originates in the gut and that without the trillions of beneficiary bacteria in it we could not survive? Most of us, however, don’t have enough of these healthy bacteria that help prevent the production of toxic substances in our intestines. High fat, high sugar diets, <... >
Valentine’s Day is one holiday I look forward to in this drab stretch of winter blues. As soon as they are up, the red, pink and white hearts and cupid signs in shop windows make my heart jingle. They bring back my Tween years – that age of innocence when romance holds the promise of <... >
You bolster your child’s intellect with chess, his or her physique with basketball and soccer, and dexterity with Wii games – but what about your teen’s emotional intelligence? Enter Keep It Real, the board game for teens and adults that prompts genuine soul-searching and is great fun in the process.
If you’ve ever craved superfood that would provide nourishment for your family and taste great, then feast your eyes on the lineup of Kopali Organics snacks.
La Chamba Clay Cookware takes you full circle back to what your ancestors knew: the simple, eco-friendly pleasure of cooking with clay.
If you’re discouraged by the thought of throwing a house party this holiday season for lack of inspiration, time, or money, think twice about it. A few details here and there can go a long way to create a special atmosphere without having a home makeover. Add a twig of mistletoe above the door, freshly <... >
As a parent to young children, I enjoy the holidays with renewed interest. My kids understand who Santa is, but don’t know Mama is Mrs. Claus – researching the latest products two months in advance before the mad dash to shop, shop, shop followed by wrap, wrap, wrap. Here is a wonderful assortment of holiday <... >
Tweens come in all shapes these days. Some are still sweet and innocent little girls who love their dolly while others seem already ripe for the teen years. What can you get the girls in your family this holiday? Here’s a list of possibilities for Tween girls, ages 7 and older. Look carefully: some of <... >
Certain items present a surefire way to please pregnant, new or frazzled moms: shoes and boots that look great but are comfortable.
Sugar and spice and everything nice are dandy, but boys want a little something extra: action, bells, whistles, items to put together.
Baby, it’s getting cold outside. Let’s have a mug of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows and lounge in our snuggly jammies. My kids and I welcome these times – temperatures drop, darker days, and howling winds. We’ll have no worries relaxing in our warm PJs with blankets and pillows. Baby Steps offers 100% combed cotton <... >
A fantastic meal requires a symphony of precision timing, preparation, chopping, dicing, sautéing, baking and mixing – and that’s the idea for Thanksgiving this month.
I had the pleasure of seeing the current Holiday Collection, in addition to the Spring Fashion Preview 2011 for popular maternity brands, A Pea in the Pod™ and Motherhood Maternity™.
City outings for children are often just as fun for adults as they are for kids. Case in point: these two offerings, which will transfix and fascinate people of all ages (but especially your children). Every fall The Big Apple Circus comes to Manhattan, complete with ponies, white stallions, goats, dogs, acrobats, slapstick, clowns, jugglers, <... >
Cooking for a family every day involves planning, running to the store, prepping, using pots and pans and then cleaning the mess you have made. Just thinking about it can kill all the joy involved in the process. You end up doing the same old recipes over and over because they are quick and unthreatening. <... >
We mamas are always tired. From dragging the kids to school in the morning to handling most of the chores involved in a household and going to work, we often feel like we are merely sleepwalking through our day. In trying to grasp why I am always so tired, I often blame myself for waiting <... >