Spring Fever for Families in Transition

Whatever your spring holiday tradition, Easter baskets, Passover or celebrating the Vernal Equinox, for families in transition, it can be a time when tensions run high, patience runs low, and the appetite for creating a perfect holiday may exceed the ability to produce an emotionally balanced meal that suits everyone’s tastes. Holidays conjure up the expectations and wishful thinking of family members yearning for a happy, ‘normal’ family experience. With close to 50% of US marriages... read more

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Put The Happy Into Your Mothers Day: Ideas To Keep You Positive And Centered As A Mom

With Mothers’ Day fast approaching, and with it the prospect of receiving another adorable round of glitter-covered picture frames and half-raw pancakes, it may be time to reflect on what mothers really need. Most moms readily declare that more sleep … read more

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Peaceful Parenting: Workshop Re-Cap

In case you missed it, Mommybites Bergen hosted one of its signature in-person events last week, which brought moms together for lunch, socializing and important parenting information. The Peaceful Parenting event featured expert Dr. Kevin Brennan, Clinical Psychologist and Parent … read more

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Reducing Test-Taking Anxiety

The Situation Today With New York State tests just around the corner, hearing children in your life complaining about their fears or frustrations around writing short answers and extended responses, explaining their answers, or the “stupid Common Core”, may be … read more

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Find the Shakespeare in Your Child: Top Children’s Acting Classes in NYC

It is never too early to introduce our children to the world of theater – and what better city in which to do it  than NYC! These classes provide our little ones with incredible learning experiences that intertwine acting, storytelling, … read more

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Parent-to-Parent Sensitivity

Parenting can be a rocky road.  Sure, there are moments of rapturous joy – the first time your kid rides a bike, or skis down a hill, or performs in a dance recital, or remembers to put her clothes in … read more

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Play is Critical to Healthy Brain Development

How do young children learn? The unanimous answer is that they learn by playing. Child Development specialists such as Vivian Gussin Paley, Erik Erikson and Jean Piaget all support that children need to play for the healthy development of their … read more

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Slippery Elm: A Mother’s Herbal Ally

As I sit at my desk this on sunny and cheerful Saturday morning in Brooklyn, excited and honored to write my first article for MommyBites, I confront the challenge of choosing the first herb to share in this herbal allies … read more

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Take a Kid-Free Mini Break

This time of year, many families are embarking on getaways. These can take many forms.  My personal favorite is to leave the kids with Grandma and head off somewhere – anywhere – without them. But this is not always feasible … read more

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Spring Fling – Peaceful Vacationing for Divorced Families

Spring break conjures up visions of fun in the sun and a carefree break from school. For divorced or divorcing families and for blended families, long breaks from the school year routine can create a unique set of challenges. Whether … read more

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