The newly opened Little Island is 2.4 acres of pure magic. Little Island has stroller-friendly paths, stairs, wave-shaped benches, more than 350 plant species, more than 110 trees, and two large grassy hills, which beg kids to race up and roll down. Nestled amidst the hills are various stone shortcuts—or boulder scrambles—ideal for impatient young explorers who can’t wait to check out the views. Starting in mid-June, Little Island’s free arts activities and workshops will be open to families.
There is no better way to foster your toddler’s love of animals than by visiting a petting zoo. Here, toddlers can get up close to many kinds of animals, usually domestic species such as sheep, goats, rabbits and more. We’ve put together a guide to petting zoos in New York City and Long Island that […]
Parents have many options when it comes to choosing the right child care for their kids. Income, schedules, and educational philosophy all play a role in how each family figures out what works for them. Often the choice comes down to home-based child care vs. center-based child care, and recent reports like a Harvard University […]
Going on a vacation while pregnant can feel boring. There’s so much you can’t eat, drink, or try out because it’s bad for the baby. But as people become more comfortable traveling and more things open up, a trip to New York City can end up being the perfect vacation for expecting mothers. Whether it’s your […]
There’s nothing quite as nerve-racking as choosing a person to leave your children with for extended periods of time. Finding a nanny you can trust isn’t a simple process, and it only seems to get that much more intense when you factor in the endless procession of disturbing headlines and revelations that tend to pop […]
Lori Kaplan knows underwear—whether it’s worn by a Broadway star or a new mom. Her 22-year-old company Bra Tenders professionally outfits undergarments—including everything from briefs to girdles—for celebrities like Bette Midler and Brook Shields, and the casts of Gypsy, Hadestown and Mean Girls. From her midtown showroom, she also helps regular women in need of […]
Let’s begin with the definition: A baby nurse isn’t technically a nurse. Instead, a baby nurse specializes in caring for—you guessed it—infants. In fact, the International Nanny Association uses the term newborn care specialist to further clarify the individual’s role. So a baby nurse may or may not have nursing training or credentials, but the […]
While New York City has seemingly endless activities, it’s not exactly the best place to be when you want to spend time at the lake. Fortunately, you and your family don’t have to go far to discover some beautiful spots. Here are five lakes near the city that are ideal for a weekend trip.