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 <... >
According to Dr. Salzer, a dental surgeon and orthodentist with a practice in New York City, tooth care becomes an issue when children become tweens.
While the long sunny days of summer are over, New York moms and our daughters are relishing the fall and winter months ahead. Why? Cooler weather gives us a multitude of fashion options! In super hot weather we can’t wear much – and we certainly reached scorching 90Â° temperatures here. Colder weather lets us happily <... >
Continuing with last month’s Back to School List, here are more great products to make your tween’s life more manageable, safer and exciting. From items to decorate or organize her room to new gadgets and health products, this list will give you ideas for a more productive fall. Whatever age they are, kids love seeing <... >
Great for eco-friendly cocktails this fall, Prairie Organic Vodka is a corn-based, certified organic and kosher gluten-free natural vodka. It is completely free of synthetic chemicals, pesticides and genetically modified seeds and enzymes. To be as energy efficient as possible, the leftover corncobs have even been gasified to provide energy for the stills. Created by <... >
As we know the days of buying without regard to price are gone, and calculated consumption in this troubled era has become the norm.
September is when children gear up for another year of reading and writing, so let them look smart in the process.
Before kids, I was a disciplined working professional. Today I have two beautiful toddlers, ages four and two, and try to be a loving and disciplined Mom. Maybe it’s the times we live in? Maybe it’s my competitive neighborhood?! Whatever my motivation, that means I have enrolled my kids in pre-k programs. That said, I <... >
Data is suggesting that the risks of developing cancer later in life is higher than ever because of the ingredients in the everyday and personal care products we use.
After you become pregnant, your loyalties tend to shift to everything green, healthy, earthy, non-toxic, natural and organic. Is that really necessary, you wonder, as you’re tempted by the new skin technology wonders you read about in glossy magazines? You bet! According to the Environmental Working Group, 455 chemicals are found in the body on <... >
If your daughter is restless at home this summer, here are some new items to keep her engaged and a plethora of new books for her to discover. Use all of these lazy summer days to experiment and expand her mind. Make Your Own Gummies Kit With Seaweed by Food For Thought is a fun <... >
There’s a new toy in town, and it’s big, round, plush and irresistibly huggable: the Squishable. Part pillow, part stuffed animal, and part comfort blanket, these adorable plush animals are something your child will tote around as if it’s attached to his or her chest. Parents will appreciate the Squishable dual function as both decorative <... >
For me, summertime in New York means street festivals, green leafy parks, free film screenings and concerts and the opportunity to hang out on a blanket with good friends, food and wine. (For a complete listing of free film screenings and concerts in all boroughs, take a look at NYC Pulse). It all starts with <... >
Old-Fashioned Milk Paint and Safe Paint I love decorating my house, and giving a new coat to my walls every two years is de rigueur to keep it fresh and attractive, but in this Green Age when the truth about the toxicity of household products is changing the world, the chemical fumes are getting harder <... >
Little girls are fascinated with the glamorous world of beauty that grown ups enjoy. They watch you with googie eyes as you apply make up, creams and gels as if it was some cultish ritual of femininity.
Every so often we feature the little things that make mom’s life easier when tossed into a diaper bag – because we know they can make a world of difference at the right moment. And in two cases below, we recommend the bags as Â well. Â These items will make you glad that you were savvy <... >
Parents make choices every day that affect their children’s health.Â Â Everything from toothpaste, candles and soap toÂ spices and bug spray can create an impact. Â Here are some products that will render your urban home a greener place for a healthier future. Oster food processors can ensure that the food your family consumes is fresh and <... >
After Earth Day, keep the ball rolling and the journey going by having green thinking remain a priority in your family’s life. Here are some novel girl products that won’t trash our environment and community.
Disposable plastic plates make summer parties and picnics look “green incorrect”. Instead, give your mother a set of VerTerra ware.