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Whether you're a mom who has been directly affected by superstorm Sandy or you're looking to donate to a local parent in your area, Moms on a Mission is here to help.
Denise Albert, originally from Port Washington, and Melissa Gerstein, of The MOMS, a multiplatform lifestyle brand that is featured on television, online and in print, created Moms on a Mission to help other moms.
Many...Read more »
Upromise has launched a “Make the Pledge, Keep the Promise” college savings initiative, and Academy Award-winning actress and Harvard graduate Mira Sorvino helped with the campaign’s recent kickoff in Manhattan.
Education is the great equalizer, says Sorvino, best known for her role as Romy White in “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” and for her Academy Award performance for “Mighty...Read more »
Drumroll, please: The results of the Scholastic Student Vote are in! The student vote has been accurate in predicting the outcome of the general election in all but two presidential races since 1940.The winner this year: President Barack Obama, with a 6-percent lead over challenger Mitt Romney.
Nearly a quarter of a million students across the country cast ballots at scholastic.com/election...Read more »
Necessity has been the force behind Aviva Weiss’ inventions for children with special needs.
Weiss founded Fun and Function in 2005 after her daughter was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. A pediatric occupational therapist, she was frustrated by the lack of affordable and kid-friendly products for children with special needs. A therapist working with her daughter recommended a weighted...Read more »
Officials are encouraging the public to stay home but we understand you and your kids may need a break for some air to escape, unwind and recharge.
Fortunately, there are many family-friendly places and events open this weekend, welcoming Long Island families to warm up and have some fun.
So if you live close to these destinations, here's a rundown of what's open this weekend:
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Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From a classic Disney performance and a pirate musical to learning about U.S. presidents, pinatas and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family friendly activities this weekend:
1. How I Became a Pirate at Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore). Enjoy this family-friendly musical and meet the...Read more »
While many people are excited about gaining an hour of sleep when we “fall back” for daylight saving time this weekend, some parents may be cringing that their little ones will be up an hour earlier.
Sure, it's only 60 minutes, but as any parent can attest, routines and sleep schedules are important for babies -- and mom and dad, too.
Here, Dr. Harvey Karp, a nationally renowned pediatrician...Read more »