Parenting and The Blame Game

Hi Everyone! I was somewhat prepared for the emotional extremes of new motherhood and yet was completely flabbergasted that these emotional extremes would also affect and be affected by my marriage!  I have known my husband since we were both 18 years old and therefore was so surprised at the strain having children placed on […]

Dad Bonding Time

By Susan Izatt, an infant and early childhood development specialist and the Co-founder and Director of MoonSoupEarly Childhood Center and Preschool Alternative in NYC. Dad-Buddy Systems: Think Local Meetups & social support groups are for dads too. I love that the Astoria New & Expectant Moms Meet-up is now officially changing their name to the Astoria […]

The Daddy Balancing Act

By Susan Izatt, an infant and early childhood development specialist and the Co-founder and Director of MoonSoup Early Childhood Center and Preschool Alternative in NYC. Couples used to flee to the suburbs faster, deciding almost the moment they got pregnant. Now more families put off, or skip leaving the city altogether. Instead of dad spending […]

Parenting: Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride!

Hi Everyone! When my boys were young, people used to say to me, “Enjoy it now, they’ll be grown before you know it.” I was so sleep deprived, spit-up covered, emotional and overwhelmed that at the time, I never really knew what that meant. In fact, I often felt just the opposite – that I […]

Teachers and Education

Hello Everyone! “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William A. Ward Let’s honor our children’s outstanding teachers this week by nominating a teacher you know for New York Family’s Blackboard Awards. “The blackboard awards honor local teachers from all educational communities-public, private, charter, and parochial-and […]

Choosing the Right School for My Child

By Mae Hacking, founder & editor of Here in This House When my family decided to move back to the New York area after almost ten years in San Francisco, one of the first decisions we made was to not live in the city itself. One of the many reasons was that the pre-school admissions […]