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Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus to scavenger hunts and crafts, you can find plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center (350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank) Families...Read more »
Planks and push-ups? Eh, not so cute. Watching a 7-month-old 'work out' with Dad? Adorable!
Michael Stansbury, a father of four from Lakeland, Tenn., recently posted a video on YouTube titled "The Lilly Ann Workout." As of today, the tot's workout has been viewed more than 1 million times.
Today Moms reported that Stansbury's wife, Deidra, was doing a workout DVD when Lilly Ann started...Read more »
Babies, start your engines.
Smith Haven Mall is having its first Diaper Derby competition from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Center Court. Crawlers under the age of 12 months who aren’t walking yet are eligible to compete. The fastest crawlers will win first, second and third place trophies and prizes.
The event will be hosted by Dana and Jayson from WBLI in the Morning. It’s free...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a comforting soup to help you warm up on a chilly day. I found the recipe on mom.me, an online destination for moms that provides real-world advice and lifestyle content.
Pasta e Fagioli(Makes 4 servings)
Ingredients- 1/4 cup olive oil- 1/4 cup chopped onion- 1/4 cup chopped carrot-...Read more »
What's the first thing you think of when you hear "Jane Fonda"? It's probably not "adolescent sexuality expert."
Yet the 76-year-old actress says she spent several years researching and writing "Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More" (Random House, $17), which hits bookstore shelves this week.
"I have a...Read more »
Chef Melissa d'Arabian, star of Food Network's "Ten Dollar Dinners," knows a thing or two about healthy eating for less. The mother of four and cookbook author was raised on a shoestring budget, which is how she developed a coupon-cutter mentality.
Through her cooking show and various cookbooks, d'Arabian has shown it's possible to feed a family of four for under $10. She recently teamed up...Read more »
Moms today face tremendous pressure to make “perfect” parenting decisions, only to find themselves judged or criticized by others — including other moms. From choosing to go back to work or what to feed your baby, to the best ways to educate and discipline, everyone has an opinion.
To help end the mommy wars and the judgments moms have toward each other, The Bump and CT Working Moms teamed...Read more »
The last time I took my son to the circus he wore pants with an elastic waist. Now that he is in the second smallest size of men’s jeans, I wondered if he would still consider it to be one of the greatest shows on earth, especially when he didn’t jump up and down this time when I told him we were going opening weekend in Brooklyn.
Even for a growing 10-year-old boy, the Ringling Bros. and...Read more »
Need weekend plans or something to do with the kids during the week? There are a ton of free children's events at local libraries, but we also found free and cheap things to do elsewhere this month. Whether you have one, two, three or more kids in tow, here's a roundup of fun, budget-friendly events in March.
Nature Tales at Seatuck Environmental Association (550 South Bay Ave.,...Read more »
It's National Read Across America Day -- an annual reading motivation and awareness event encouraging children to celebrate reading on the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss. Although kids may be choosing to play with tablets and video games rather than traditional toys and books, it's important for parents to still read with their children every day.
"Reading with your children daily...Read more »