11 Things To Do with Your Kids Inside

I cannot actually recommend staying indoors in the winter, but I really do hate the cold. Getting outdoors more often will improve your mood and boost your immune system. That being said, when I took my kids to school today it was 18 degrees, which I can only stand for about an hour. When you’re […]

The Screen Time is Changing Him

I never thought I’d say it, but I can’t wait for spring sports to start. With no basketball players, avid skiers or hockey players, I love winter because the schedules are lighter, the driving load is less, and we can hunker down, curl up and spend more time together as a family. For years, everyone bought […]

20+ Cool Science Experiments for Kids

Also Read: Our Staff’s Favorite Vacation Getaways Whether you have a Science Fair coming up or you’re just looking for things to do while the kids are “unplugged,” bringing science to life can be fun, mind-broadening…and even delicious (see our chocolate experiments below!)  So here are a few of our favorites experiments to do as a family. As you begin, be sure to […]

20+ Valentines Made with Love

You’ll never find anything as cute or orginal in the stores as the ones you make youself. Plus it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon being creatvie with your kids. Here are a few of our staff’s favorites, some that our kids made and some that we’ve discovered in our search for ideas. Also […]

Valentines Day Gifts for Teachers

Also See: Homemade Valentines for Kids Besides Valentine cards, candy, flowers and cookies, here are some original ideas for the favorite teacher in your life. Fill a mason jar with goodies like lip balm, a bath bomb and treats. Make a personalized name plate by gluing scrabble tiles onto a piece of wood (or buy […]

Where to Feel Like a Kid in NYC This Weekend!

Through Feb 1, 2020 Take a ride on one of twelve illuminated seesaws line the street on Broadway, between 37th and 38th streets. The playground-inspired pieces are the latest installation in the Garment District Alliance’s yearlong public art program. The seesaws were installed on Jan. 6 and will stay up until Feb. 1. As you ride them, the seesaws glow from their LED lights […]

Why You Need a Thermometer

“Do you have a fever?” It is a simple question, with a simple answer. Either your body temperature is elevated or it isn’t. But, so often, when I ask this of someone or ask it about one of their children, the answer is, “yes.” “What was it?” I will ask (because it matters) and the […]

Kobe: Why It Hit This Non-Sports Fan Hard

The death of Kobe Bryant hit all of us hard this weekend but what hit the hardest for me was discovering what he was doing when he died. Something so average and mundane. Something I do every day—and often complain about. He was carpooling (via helicopter) his child and her friend to a travel basketball game when the […]