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Weekend Fun: Blessing of the Animals, Kids Theater, Halloween

Kids Theater

A long weekend is on the horizon for NYC kids. If you’re planning to skip town, we’ve got lots of day trip and weekend getaway ideas to consider. If you’re staying close to home, this weekend is packed with annual favorites like the Chili Pepper Festival in Brooklyn, Honey Weekend in the Bronx, and Blessing… Read More

7 Easy Fall Family Hikes in NYC

7 Easy Fall Family Hikes in NYC

It already feels like fall in New York City, which means my family is headed to the hiking trail. At least once a quarter, usually coinciding with the change of seasons, someone in the family decides it’s time to escape to the woods for a little urban relief. And really, there’s no need to head upstate or to the… Read More

6 Easy but Meaningful Birthday Rituals Kids Will Treasure

doughnut cake

When it comes to birthdays, we all go kind of nuts. In fact, it’s not uncommon for multiple celebrations to take place across multiple days and to have many discussions about presents, party themes…and food. Lots of food. As I share in my new book How to Celebrate Everything, in our house, we don’t celebrate… Read More

The Best Free Annual Family Festivals for NYC Kids

best free annual outdoor family festivals for kids

I’m one of those parents who likes to plan. You know the type: I buy a big wall calendar every December and take strange pleasure in filling it all up with birthdays, class schedules and my family’s favorite annual events. There are certain New York City celebrations we love so much, my daughter and I… Read More

Simple Tips To Bond With Your Newborn Baby

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It takes some time to get to know your newborn better and form an everlasting bond with him/her just like how it takes a while to bond with a new person you meet.  So, if you are wondering about how to bond with your baby, don’t worry, it is quite simple! Yes, bonding with a… Read More

A Nutritionist Ranks Kids’ Favorite School Lunch Snacks

A Nutritionist Ranks Your Favorite School Lunch Snacks

There’s a pleasant whiff of Elmer’s glue and hand sanitizer in the air, because it’s back to school week at BonAppetit.com. Every day we’ll be celebrating the good, not-so-good, and artificially-colored snacks of childhood, school cafeterias, and beyond. Snacktime is a battleground. On one end stand the nutritionists waving carrot sticks. On the other, children… Read More

Decreasing Stress in Your Family: The New Weight Loss Plan

Decreasing Stress in Your Family: The New Weight Loss Plan

Stress Trigger: Too Little Down Time A hectic life may affect your family’s weight. Studies show that chronic stress can produce too much cortisol, a hormone that can ramp up appetite — and lead to overeating. Stress can also trigger comfort eating. For Relief: Encourage your family to build relaxation into their days. Even 10… Read More

How to Get Kids to Love Exercise

Grab Some Fun Gear

Do It Together Dinner’s over. Instead of heading for the TV room, make a beeline for the door. Go for a walk. Keep the conversation light. This is not the time to go over your child’s grades or chores. If it’s fun for everyone, you’ll all want to keep doing it. Aim for an Hour… Read More

ADHD In Children

ADHD In Children

What Is It? Does your child find it hard to focus? Kids with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are fidgety and easily distracted. This makes it tough to stay “on task,” whether it’s listening to a teacher or finishing a chore. Can’t Pay Attention It’s one of the main symptoms of ADHD. Your child may… Read More

Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy

Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy

Teaching kids to eat well can be tricky. You don’t want to give them more facts than they can grasp or turn every meal into a lecture. But wait too long and they could pick up unhealthy habits in the meantime. “Kids need to know that every food they put into their bodies affects them,”… Read More

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