Posts Tagged ‘Kids’


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Staten Island’s Gorgeous New Mariners Harbor Library: Cool Kids’ Programs, a Terrace & Mac Computers


The opening of a new public library is a rare thing, especially on Staten Island. The state-of-the-art Mariners Harbor Library is the first new New York Public Library branch since the Battery Park City Library debuted in 2010, but it has been almost 20 years since we got a new branch on the isle. Making it happen...

Picture to Puzzle – Easy Popsicle Stick Craft


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Several months ago, I was challenged to come up with several different DIY puzzle designs for an article I wrote on Home Made Simple and absolutely fell in love with one...

We can’t wait to go on another epic adventure like this one…


Tuna “Crabby Patties”


These are amazing! I have to admit I am slightly addicted to the ease, taste, and simplicity of these wonderful patties.

If you are a THM’er you will recognize this recipe. This is simply my adaption of the delicious patties in our book.

If you are...

Take a Free Boat Ride on the Hudson at the North River Historic Ship Festival in Tribeca


We love going on boat rides in New York Harbor but when those trips are FREE we enjoy them even more. This weekend, you can do just that at the fifth annual North River Historic Ship Festival in Tribeca. Vintage ships will dock at Hudson River Park's Pier 25 and host hands-on activities that celebrate NYC's...

Rex Returns


Well, to video.  The schools have stolen my best talent.  But, good news, Summer is upon us.  Vivien is almost out, but my former sidekick  my son is done with his first full year of fulltime preschool and he is … Continue reading →

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Summer Learning and Fun Kit to Keep Kids Busy and Engaged While Out of School


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My baby girl finished first grade last week. Summer has officially begun for her, which means a lot of fun is in store for us, but it also means I have to figure out how...

Ridgewood Queens with Kids: 20 Things to Do for NYC Families


Ridgewood is a quiet residential neighborhood that sits right on the border of Queens and Brooklyn. In fact, Ridgewood didn't have a Queens zip code until 1978! So for many locals on Cypress and Wyckoff Avenues, which straddle both boroughs, there is no clear-cut boundary.

Growing up in Queens, I remember visiting the area with my grandmother, mainly to buy...

Volunteering with Kids: Summer of Service


By Amy Hackworth. Vintage Brownie patches here.

It’s the beginning of June, and I’m planning plenty of fun for our boys and some great family get-aways during summer break. But, inspired by my friend Cristin, I’m also scheduling some time where we reach out...

Free Boy Book Series on the Kindle for Amazon Prime Members


Well, I finally caved and let my 9 year old set up Kindle for himself. He’s been a reluctant reader and I somehow felt he really needed to get on solid reading feet before reading on a Kindle.

But then my Mom sent me two old Kindles they weren’t using and I...

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