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Toddlers: Everyone is looking for a bargain these days, especially families on a budget. Forget online deals, we found two local shops that are well worth pulling yourself away from the computer. Lil Chameleon in Tuckahoe and Girl AGain in White Plains are where real savings can be found. Read more…

15 Tips for Safe Shopping

1. Streamline your wallet. Leave anything you don’t need, such as your Social Security card (you should never carry it in your wallet), your library or wholesale club card and excess credit cards at home. Only take the credit cards you plan to use. Read more…
Tweens: One of my most vivid childhood memories is of sitting in a chair in the middle of my backyard in the heat of a Florida summer with a towel wrapped around my head. Under the towel my hair was coated in mayonnaise. And, of course, the kids next door came over to see what I was doing. Read more…
Worrying, it’s something all parents do. I am guilty of it, especially when I lie awake at 3 a.m., with the silence of the house ringing in my ears. I worry about what I forgot to do, what I need to do, what I should have done, and what I already did. Some worries are valid, but many are not worth the time and effort. What if we could learn to let them go? Read more…

How to Beat Back-to-School Clutter

Tweens: In the back-to-school rush, parents’ best intentions may be buried under kids’ backpacks, homework assignments and missives from administrators. The best offense against back-to-school overwhelm is a strong zone defense at home. With this three-zone approach to organization, your family can keep everything under control this year. Read more…

The Hidden Risks of Heavy Backpacks

The Hidden Risks of Heavy Backpacks

Tweens: Going back to school may make children feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. After they pile their lunch, binders, books and extracurricular gear into their backpacks, the amount of weight that children lug around daily could be potentially dangerous. Read more…
Moving from the city to the suburbs is an exciting time, greeted with the promise of larger, more spacious homes, greener, more expansive grass for one’s children to play in, and if you still work in the city, a chance to take a deep breath away from it every night. Read more…
Let’s face it, who do parents ask when they want the truth about a neighborhood shop, an afterschool class or a party entertainer? Other parents of course! Read more…

Pediatric Dentists

Health: Many parents select a pediatric dentist for their child’s oral care. What’s so special about a pediatric dentist? A pediatric dentist has advanced dental education and experience in child behavior. They specialize in treating children and are devoted to creating an examination and treatment process that is kid-friendly. Read more…

No Siblings, No Problem!

Child Development: Parenting an only child comes with plenty of perks. Just ask Hope Austin. She has plenty of time and energy to play with her 3-year-old daughter Grace, she isn’t drowning in childcare expenses, and she knows Grace will have more money for college. Read more…

Montessori Education: A Mindful Approach

Education: Young children aren’t usually known for intense concentration. To the contrary, kids are expected to bounce from one activity to another even though they don’t have much of an attention span. That’s why parents are surprised by what they see when they tour Eton Montessori School in Bellevue, Wash. Children as young as 3 happily engaged in independent, focused work for long stretches. Read more…

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