A three-hour road trip is a doable distance with kids. Right before the kids reach their breaking point, you arrive at your destination. Three hours is all it takes to drive from NYC to the Berkshires, and when kids realize that the best things to do in the Berkshires include eating ice cream, they will […]
Hey dads! Did you think we’d forget about you? No way! In addition to all the valuable information on our national blog such as the challenges and joys of fatherhood, balancing work with family life, cool products and gear, mother-in-law issues, staying connected to your wife and how to get more sleep, here you’ll find even more information on the unique challenges and opportunities of raising a family in NY.
How to Reassure Your Kids That It’s Safe to Go Out
Most kids will have some natural hesitations—about parents going back to work, about the safety of playdates, about returning to camp or school. Talk to your kids about the risks of returning to some places and the rules of your area as you begin to go back out again.
What You Need to Know about Swimming in Backyard Pools This Summer
Like any outdoor activity, there is a certain amount of risk in swimming in backyard pools due to the coronavirus. Should you choose to take it, here’s how you can do so as safely as possible. While public swimming pools are closed throughout New York State and new restrictions and guidelines were set for visiting beaches during […]
Getting Toddlers to Sleep and Developing Health Sleep Patterns
Getting a toddler to sleep can be so tricky! The thing that no one warns us new parents about is – that once we finally get our infants to sleep through the night, that does not mean that our sleepless nights are over.
How Parents Can Manage Their Mental Health During Quarantine
Now more than ever, taking care of your mental health as a parent is crucial. Parents are juggling working from home, homeschooling the kids, managing kids’ mental health, and trying to figure out their own during social distancing—and all of that adds up to an increase in negative feelings that can be breathtaking. Here are some tips on managing your feelings, getting professional help, and remembering the little things that can make you happier right now.
Watch out for These 8 Hidden Home Dangers in NYC Apartments
For New York City families, looking for a new home is no easy task; it’s one of biggest decisions and financial commitments you’ll make.
How to Stay Sane as a Parent Who Works from Home
Over the last few weeks, any semblance of routine you might have had has gone out the window. All of a sudden, everyone is at home, and you can’t leave. Never have you been so in awe of daycare workers and pre-school teachers. It turns out that hanging out with a three-year-old for eight hours a day is both incredible and infuriating.
Activities to Do with Your Kids While School is Closed
It’s not easy to get out of your normal routine with your kids. Especially if you’re facing shelter-at-home orders from the government in the midst of the pandemic, having to stay home with your children all day, every day, can be challenging. Boredom will set in quickly, or you might find that your kids want to be on their electronics all day.
How to Maintain a Healthy Routine Through Tough Times
Right now, busy parents have more than the usual headaches on their plates. Many have added “homeschool teacher” to their resumes, and they have to figure out how to keep the kids occupied while they work from home. Who wouldn’t feel frazzled under such conditions?
Creative Childcare Solutions for Life in the Time of Coronavirus
If it takes a whole village to raise one child, then thank goodness we live in New York City. There are certain characteristics of NYC life that work in moms’ and dads’ favor when it comes to childcare. This has never been more true than right now, when many schools and daycares are closing due to the rising confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the NY area.