Turf Wars: The City Vs. Suburbs Debate on the Blogosphere
Wee Westchester's "Westchester vs. Brooklyn" post caused a ruckus on the parenting blogosphere. Here's a sampling of the arguments for raising your kids in the city versus raising your kids in the suburbs.
Meet the Editor: Melanie Baker
Get to know Melanie Baker, NYMetroParents' assistant editor and directories editor.
3 Spring Cleaning Tips that Will Help Reduce Your Stress
Shake off the winter dust and you’ll be emotionally happier and less stressed, too. Dr. Susan Bartell shares three simple spring cleaning tips that will help you reduce your stress level while also showing your kids the benefits of being organized.
With some of the most important wedding guests delayed on a bus (the kids!), a local mom, about to remarry, felt lost. But their arrival turned things around, and made a magical day into a real “family wedding.”
More Summer Camp Fun for the Winter Months
As a way to combat the cold winter months and psych your kids (and yourself) up for summer that currently seems just out of reach, we’re bringing camp home with an array of slightly modified camp activities that can easily be implemented indoors. Our official guide starts in the February issue, but as promised we’ve got many more ideas, so here they are…
Gifts for Teens: Seeing Green
Must you spend lots of cash to keep your teens happy this holiday? One Long Island mom weighs in.
Post-Baby Body Angst
Post-baby body angst is normal—we’ve all felt a modicum of jealousy when a no-stretch-marks, lean-and-mean fellow mom sits next to us at the playground. But imagine feeling envious of the rock-hard abs of another new mother…who just happens to be a cat!
New Online Store Allows Women to Rent Designer Maternity Clothes
Mine for Nine is an online boutique that allows women to borrow designer maternity clothes at 75 percent off retail price.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Love That Max, Terrible Teachers, and Bully Action
From our October "Special Parent" issue: check out our latest roundup of thought-provoking, observant, and sometimes laugh-out-loud quotes from a selection of our favorite parent (and kids!) writers and bloggers.
Long Island Teens Start Dance Costume Drive
Five Long Island teenagers founded From Our Hearts to Your Toes this spring to collect gently used dance costumes for underprivileged local children.