Long weekends can either be periods of relief or chaos depending on how your family spends them. Memorial Day Weekend is one that lends itself to being busy simply because of the warm, end-of-May weather (hello, pool time!). Whether you are hosting family in the New York area, or whether you are road tripping to the city, here are some tips on how to spend the weekend with your family.
While you might be planning visits to museums and outings to the park with your children this summer, I’ll be sending my two girls to camp. I love my children and enjoy spending time with them, but I know I can’t give them what a summer spent at camp can. I’m aware that just by being with them and helping them with their daily routines, I’m inadvertently taking away some of the important life skills I know they need to become successful adults. Here’s why giving your child the gift of camp, whether day or overnight, is one of the best experiences you could provide for your children’s social-emotional well-being.
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 up every year about child care services. With that in mind, here are some of the most important things that you should be thinking about as you go about your nanny search in 2019.
Our bodies are 60 percent water – making it essential to our health and vitality. It is the most necessary component for bodily functions such as digestion and removal of toxins and is responsible for keeping our energy levels high. The abundance and quality of our water should be a top priority.
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 […]