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Jennifer Berger runs the Kids section on exploreLI.com, covering all things kids and parenting on Long Island including news, trends, family-friendly events, product and book reviews, reader highlights and more. She lives in Oceanside with her husband, Jason, and their young daughter, Maggie.
"Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing was honored at this year's Outstanding Mother of the Year awards in Manhattan last month.
After eight seasons playing the role of Grace Adler on the hit television show, Messing went on to star in USA's miniseries "The Starter Wife" and NBC's "Smash." She also appeared on the big screen in "Along Came Polly" and...Read more »
Step aside Elmo and Abby Cadabby, there's a new Muppet on "Sesame Street." Alex, the first Muppet to have a dad in jail, was created by Sesame Workshop to help children ages 3-8 to cope when a parent is incarcerated.
The new "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration" campaign was launched due to the increasing need for resources and support for children dealing with...Read more »
Kidz Entertainment, a Long Island-based toy company, is donating educational products to assist Long Beach children during the continuing superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.
At 10 a.m. today, the founder of Kidz Entertainment, Diane Baumann of Baldwin, will be holding a special donation and reading for Long Beach students from West School Elementary at Lindell Elementary School (601 Lindell...Read more »
Happy Father's Day to all the Long Island dads and grandfathers! While you're spending quality time with all the dads, it's also a time to reflect on the role and impact he's had in your life.
According to LinkedIn Influencers, some of the top leaders in business often reference their fathers as role models. Here, influential, notable people such as Martha Stewart and Deepak Chopra share advice...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From a strawberry festival to Father's Day events, family Bingo and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun family-friendly activities this weekend:
1. Choose Your Own Adventure at Old Westbury Gardens (71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury). Receive a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book at the green ticket booth...Read more »
If you're looking for a creative Father's Day gift for Dad, or if your kids want to create something together with him, you may want to check out the new book "Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff," by Scott Bedford (Workman; $18.95). Here's an easy dice game that's fun for the whole family.
Rocks, Paper, Scissors Dice
What you'll need: - Colored lightweight cardstock...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a healthy after-school snack or a dinner side dish. I found the recipe in a new section of the iCookbook 3.1 app called "Sesame Street Silly Snacks Collection," which features 20 kid-friendly snack ideas from Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and more. Each recipe includes parent tips,...Read more »
Former president Bill Clinton was named Father of the Year by the nonprofit National Father's Day Council in Manhattan Tuesday. Visibly moved as he accepted the award, Clinton said: "When Chelsea was born, I rushed her out to show her to my mother and everyone else who wanted to see the most beautiful child in the world. And from that day to this, I have believed, without a shadow of a doubt,...Read more »
"I would never feed my baby formula . . ."
"Why doesn't she have socks on, her feet must be freezing."
"My kids slept on their stomachs and turned out just fine!"
Sound familiar? Is your mother-in-law like Marie Barone from "Everyone Loves Raymond"?
As parents, we've all endured unsolicited parenting advice from others, but it's even...Read more »
Former "Law & Order" star Elisabeth Rohm believes 'when women stop talking, women stop being heard.' So after opening up about her infertility struggles on a People.com blog, she decided to tell her full story of how in vitro fertilization (IVF) helped her have her daughter Easton August in 2008.
The award-winning actress has a recurring role on Lifetime's "The Client List"...Read more »