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Shameka Dudley is an assistant editor for newsday.com and contributor to Newsday's Kids section. She lives in Bay Shore with her fiance, Andre, and their young son, Jonathan.
From Angelina Jolie’s hope of being a good role model to Victoria Beckham’s wish for a manual on motherhood, CelebrityBabyScoop.com found out what Hollywood parents have to say about their most important roles. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are parents to six children: Maddox, 12, Pax, 9, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne....Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From the Easter Bunny and egg hunts to Cinderella, pirates and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family friendly activities this weekend:
1. Spring Egg Hunt at Belmont Lake State Park (Exit 38 - Southern State Parkway, North Babylon). Children up to 9-years-old can participate in this Easter egg...Read more »
Actress Melissa Joan Hart is the newest celebrity owner of Yowza!!, the leading location-based mobile coupon app. Encouraging the end of paper coupons, the mom-of-three says Yowza!! in the perfect way for families to stay eco-friendly and save money.
Melissa opened up to CelebrityBabyScoop.com about her three sons – Mason, 7, Brady, nearly 4 and Tucker, 5 months – the end of her maternity...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a delicious spring-themed cookie. I found the recipe on ourdish.blogpost.com.
Carrot in Dirt Cookies
What you need - 1 tube of refrigerated sugar cookie dough - Yellow and red food coloring - 1 package of Oreo cookies - Toothpicks - Green ribbon - Small, 3 oz. plastic cups
Directions...Read more »
Solve this riddle: If Mallory Sorkin, 6, of Roslyn, is not a squirrel, then how can the new children's book "Nutley the Nut-Free Squirrel" be all about her?
Answer: Because Mallory's mom, Stephanie, wrote the book to help Mallory and her friends understand when someone is allergic to peanuts. "I'm not a squirrel, but I'm allergic to nuts," Mallory says. In fact, since the...Read more »
Oscar nominated actress Catherine Keener steps into an animated, prehistoric era to play the matriarch in DreamWorks "The Croods," a story about the world's first family. Keener lends her voice to play cave woman Ugga who struggles to keep her family safe after an earthquake forces them to leave their cave.
Due in theaters on March 22, "The Croods" also stars Nicolas Cage...Read more »
“Mummy, can you teach us how to make chicken curry?”
My heart should burst with joy at hearing these words but truth be told, I get a case of agita.
Growing up, I barely acquired any taste for the fine art of cooking. My mom’s labor of love kept our family well fed.
It was not until after I married and moved into my first apartment — and thanks to a cookbook — that I started my...Read more »
Best known for her Sarah Palin impression and silly antics on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," "Mean Girls" actress and mom Tina Fey has had quite a year so far.
In January, Fey took her final bow as character Liz Lemon on her hit NBC show "30 Rock" after seven seasons. And on the heels of the show's finale, she began gearing up for her new movie "Admission"...Read more »
If you have a junior in high school starting to think about the college admission process, a new workbook by two Long Island moms could help him organize the entire ordeal. “The College Bound Organizer” (Sourcebooks, $19.99) has charts to help him document his extracurricular activities, track his recommendation letters and chart what items have been accomplished and what still needs to be done.
“Applying...Read more »
A new book from American Girl called “The Care & Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls” ($12.99) is out this month, focusing on the physical and emotional changes facing girls ages 10 and older.
Some topics featured in the paperback book include “Period basics,” “Tips for starting conversations with parents and other trusted adults” and “Mood and stress management.” It delves...Read more »