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.
Storytime is a wonderful option when looking for an activity that is educational, social and low cost. There are a variety of New York City locations that hold regular storytimes for free or special
The worst part about buying gear for baby is its shelf life. Within the blink of an eye, your baby has grown into a toddler and grown out of his/her bouncer, swing, play yard, high chair or crib.
As little ones, we always loved building with our train tracks and going on trains. Now as grown-ups and speech therapists, we use those activities during our therapy sessions. It’s a great way to target problem-solving, commenting, describing, labeling, and much more! In honor of one of our favorite pastimes, we wanted to list our […]
It’s back to school time and already fall – our favorite season! So many fun activities are near NYC and are just a bus, train, or car ride away. During these fall activities, we advise parents to help their kids comment on what they’re seeing (“I see a spooky scarecrow!”) and encourage their children to […]
Summer’s the perfect time to go through your closet and figure out exactly what you do and don’t need. If you live in Brooklyn or Queens, you may have spotted pink ‘donation’ bins popping up in your neighborhood and thought that they were a genius way to simplify your wardrobe redesign. Well, there’s good news […]
We love summer! And we also love the beach. July is a great month to escape the city streets and go to the nearest ones! Some of our favorites include Jacob Riis Park Beach in Queens, which is a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area and a close ride away! It includes the Pitch […]
This past Monday, a group of moms and grandmoms met at the Max Brenner Chocolate Bar in the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, for a Mommybites BERGEN live event facilitated by Dr. Karen Rancourt, Ph.D., Mommybites columnist for Ask Dr. Gramma Karen and the author of Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Helping Young Parents and […]
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 the hamper – but there are also painful, difficult, heartbreaking spells, too, when your children […]
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 series for mom. The answer arrives when I get a text from a dear friend, […]