Long Island Parent Talk
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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Shameka Dudley Leema Thomas Patrick Whittle
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a quick and easy strawberry dessert. I found the recipe in "Old-School Comfort Food," by Alex Guarnaschelli (Clarkson Potter; $30).
Quickie Strawberry Tartlets (Makes 30 to 35 tartlets)
Ingredients - 1 lemon - 1/4 cup granulated sugar - 1 pound small to medium strawberries,...Read more »
A recent survey found that more half of American women were considered the primary breadwinners in the family. So CelebrityBabyScoop.com looked at 10 celebrity moms who cash in at higher levels than their partners.
Jessica Alba Mom of daughters Honor, 4, and Haven, 1, Jessica Alba has an estimated net worth of $20 million. While her husband Cash Warren is a Yale...Read more »
Whether your kids are 5, 10 or 15, it's never too early or too late to start saving for their future. There are many small changes you can make now that will yield big results for your children's college funds.
I reached out to Jean Chatzky, bestselling author, finance expert and television commentator who is teaching a series of interactive, monthly, college-style online personal finance...Read more »
As a mom of a 2-year-old daughter with another on the way, I'm always on the lookout for what's new in the parenting world, whether it's products, clothing, tips or tricks. When I came across a list of trends on BabyCenter.com I was a bit surprised by the things parents are buzzing about this year. Take a look:
1. Breast milk jewelry: Forget lockets with your baby's picture in it or a simple...Read more »
Manhasset students have acquired a green thumb. Recently, children in grades K-12 broke ground at Munsey Park School, Shelter Rock School and the Secondary School for a special garden project and outdoor classroom called Planet Manhasset.
The idea of organic gardening at the schools came from the Manhasset School District's SCA (their version of a PTA), and the school board in hopes that the...Read more »
Only one-third of mothers believe their children ages 18 and younger are well prepared for their financial future according to a new study.
McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union surveyed 300 mothers (polled by Toluna, PLC) and found 49 percent believe their children are unprepared to get a job, 44 percent believe their children will not be able to finance college and nearly one-third feel their...Read more »
Can visiting a place really change your child’s life? Keith Bellows, a writer and editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine, argues “Yes” in his new book, “100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life, From Your Backyard to the Ends of the Earth” ($18.95).
“I am the person – and journalist – I am today because of what I experienced at a very young age,” he writes. “Seeing the world...Read more »
Are the French better at the whole parenting thing than we are? American author Pamela Druckerman writes about her experiences with her young family in Paris, learning 100 keys to French parenting that she shares in her new book, “Bebe Day by Day” (Penguin, $19.95).
Here are five of the ways she recommends we consider doing it like the French:
No. 4: “The Fetus Doesn’t Need Cheesecake”...Read more »
From cake pops and baked goods to party planning, photography, clothing design and more, 'momtreprenuers' are popping up everywhere.
According to local mom blogger, Amanda Khalil of Port Washington Mama, a 'momtreprenuer' is a business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and entrepreneur. "Often times, she leaves an established career (and paycheck) to spend more time with...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From turtles and butterflies to "The Little Princess, festivals and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family friendly activities this weekend:
1. Tyler's Turtle Time at South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton). Learn about turtles...Read more »