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7 Beginner Bike Rides for the Whole Family

Get the family out on the trail with these spring ride ideas—great for wobbly beginners or tried and true riders alike.

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Spectacular Waterfall Trails to Hit Now

Make a spring or summertime excursion to one of these misty local treasures.

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Toe-Dip Trips Are the New Travel Trend, According to Experts

If you’re ready to travel, take a toe-dip trip.

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Hello, Winter! All the Best Things to Do with Kids This Season

We’ve got your winter activities covered from ice skating to local hikes.

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Why We Decided to Homeschool This Year & Why You Don’t Have To

“What’s important to remember, whether you chose what I did or the opposite, naysayers are an inevitability.”

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“LEGO Ninjago” Is Back with New, Shorter Episodes

Eleven is the number for the next Ninjago.

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This New Study on Sunscreen Chemicals Will Surprise You

You’ll want to read this before you stock up on sunscreen.

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This Innovative Pacifier Could Shorten NICU Stays for Preemies, Study Finds

The power of music could spare parents and the tiniest babies a lot of stress.

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5 Tips for Your Kid’s First Trip to the Movies

If you have little kids, you have to put a bit more thought into a visit to the multiplex, especially the first time you go. Here are some tips for making the first venture to the theater a success.

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Doctors Give Birthing Moms the Green Light to Push When They Please

Ready to push? Doctors are giving the okay earlier.

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The Conversations We Need—Now More Than Ever (A Spoke Writing Contest)

It’s a great time as families to talk—and listen.

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Why Yes, You Can Buy Live Christmas Trees on Amazon This Year

Amazon Prime…Christmas trees? It’s a holiday miracle.

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Amtrak’s Fall Foliage Train Ride Is a Perfect Family Getaway—& It’s Under $60

Amtrak’s dome car train is perfect for seeing fall foliage.

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How Much Do Parents Spend on Back-to-School Shopping?

If the thought of paying $10 for a notebook seems like much, you’d better sit down.

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How to Listen More Intently to Your Children, Even When It’s Hard

Here are a few simple tricks I’m implementing.

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Surviving the Teen Years—the Second Time Around

We have all been through the teen years. They are not easy. Guess what? They are not much easier the second time around. This time, I refer to parenting teens. I am a mom of three teenage daughters right now,…

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Incredible New Research Reveals That Babies Know How to Count—at Birth

Some scientists believe that humans are born with the ability to order quantities from left to right.

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The Best Winter Vacations For Every Family Personality

Shorter days and cooler temperatures mean winter is right around the corner. Is your family itching to get away after the holidays? Before you get your passports ready, take a moment to consider which vacation best suits your family’s needs.…

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7 Winter Activities To Entertain The Kids

During the chilly months you may be tempted to stay bundled up indoors but your kids may feel differently.  Most of them have lots of extra energy to burn!

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Making Strides: 9 Fall Walks for Families

These nine awe-inspiring walks are just the thing to ward off cabin fever.

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Washing Hands in Cold Water Is Just as Effective as Hot, According to Study

Getting your kids’ dirty hands clean is easier than you might think.

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Take It Slow: 5 Steps to Becoming a Turtle

Today is World Turtle Day but you don’t have to shell out a lot of money for this turtle transformation.

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Sunday Fun-day: a Guide to Sunday Parkways Events

Grab your bikes and strap on your skates. Don’t miss your day to own the streets at a Sunday Parkways event near you.

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How to Survive Six Flags: A Parent’s Guide

Amusement parks can be an entirely different sort of roller coaster from the perspective of a parent. If hitting Six Flags over Georgia and their splashy new splash park is on your summer bucket list, read on for some tips…

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The NYC Exhibit Mini History Buffs Will Love

Five years in the making (or, you know, 400) this may be the New Yorkiest New York show ever!

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5 “Just Dont’s” When Talking to a Pregnant Woman

Photo: Patricia Wood
A pregnant woman is like, well, like a ticking time bomb in so many ways. I mean that in the best way possible. Some are more flammable than others, some have shorter wicks than others, and most…

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Today Is Party Prep Day

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Today Is Party Prep Day

Always be prepared.

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Keep costs down with easy NYE party decor you can make.

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Got Littles? Here’s our guide to celebrating the New Year at noon (or earlier).

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Make your shopping…

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8 Tips for Better Pictures of Your Kids this Halloween

Photo: lorrin sell | photographer of wild things
It’s hard to believe we are on the brink of cooler, shorter days, but we are. My kids left for their first day of school yesterday, and despite the fact I swore…

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Amazon’s New Pilot Program is a Big Win for Working Moms

Photo: Ken Wolter
As many working moms can attest to, balancing work life and family life can be rough. Last week, Amazon announced it is experimenting with a 30-hour work week to improve the lives of its employees. Because it’s…

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Get Your (Free!) Game On at Nintendo NY

A store! A mini museum! A place to play Mario games at no cost on a 15-foot screen!

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Just Opened: DUMBO Boulders in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Powered by climbing outfit The Cliffs, this new spot will help the kids reach new heights!

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We Should Share Scary Stories With Kids

When I was five, my aunt sent me a letter along with a postcard of a young girl’s tomb. “Now I’m going to tell you the story of little Penelope Boothby,” she wrote. “Poor little Penelope was only five years…

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A Cowboy Hat You Can Easily Make at Home

If you’ve got an hour then you’ve got time to make a hat for your little buckaroo. Giddy up!

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