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No Hassle Camping Adventure Near NYC

Camping is a great excursion to lead as a New York City parent and we have some awesome resources just a train ride away.

One of my favorite spots is Malouf’s Mountain Sunset Camp in the quaint town of Beacon, NY.  For both the experienced and novice this place is superb for it's convenience, comfort, cleanliness and overall vibe.   


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Making Mother’s Day

I was raised in a total DIY (do it yourself) family…  Basically, my mom’s motto was that if we could buy it, we could make it.  We turned jeans into purses, made pillows out of fabric scraps, fabricated belts out of pvc tubing, and of course, puffy painted our names and doodles on every blank slate we could find – sneakers, t-shirts, hats, bags, you name it… Practically everything I owned or wore had my personal touch to it and those pieces made me so proud to own, not just because they bore my rainbow-colored name all over them, but because I made them.


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Think Outside the Lunchbox

Need nutritious ideas for likeable lunches? Here are some flavor favorites you can add to your child's springtime lunch box: remember exposure to new flavors and textures are key to increasing your child's nutritional repertoire.


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Introducing Your Child to STEM May Be Simpler Than You Think

We all want our kids to be competitive. We all want our kids to get ahead. In doing so, we seem like we’ve entered the rat race on behalf of our kids before they even learn to walk. And you've probably heard about the push to create a more robust pipeline so that more students will study science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields when they get to college. But before you enroll your 18-month year old in an HTML for beginners course, here are some tips that we’ve seen from working 1-on-1 with schools on early childhood STEM education programs.


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Summer Adventures for Kids: Where to Go, What to Do and What to Wear

There may still be snow on the ground but its not too early to start planning some family fun in the sun. Before we know it school will be out and summer vacation will begin. New York City, the Hamptons and Adirondacks are some of the best places to be in the world during the summer months especially with kids. Here are some of my favorite places to stay, things to do and of course what your kids should wear while hopping around New York State.


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5 Under 5: Travel Snacks

Snacks on-the-go is a staple for busy families.  Prepared grocery snacks are often processed and full of sugar, but finding the time to make healthy ones at home can be difficult.  Here are five recipes for snacks with five minutes of preparation time or less.  After you prep, just pop them in the oven… Then enjoy, wherever you and your little ones decide to go!


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