The Dog Ate My Homework, But Mom Saved My Ass
Wed Dec 10
It was 10am on a school day when my middle school-age daughter called. "What's wrong?" I answered, knowing something was up. She's not the kind of kid who sneaks in calls during the day, so I was sure it was something bad. "I totally forgot my homework and English is in 20 minutes!" she whispered. "Can you e-mail it to me?" I breathed a sigh of relief before becoming annoyed. Remembering her homework is her responsibility. Yes, I could send it to her with a click of a mouse, but should I? What kind of message would I be sending along with her essay? Ultimately, I agreed. But within the email I added some motherly advice. "Honey, you really need to organize yourself so this type of thing doesn't happen again." Then I deleted the sentence and hit send. Thankfully, I don't (usually) have an absent-minded kid, so this was an anomaly. But the experience made me think about my childhood: no phone access, no computer, no e-mail. If I had ever forgotten my...
Parenting Poop: What Big Apple Moms and Dads are Buzzing About
Tue Dec 9
Barker's new babe Noted fashion photographer turned America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker (and bona fide hot-tie) welcomed his second child with model wife Cristen Chin Barker on Sunday in New York. The baby girl, named Jasmine, weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and is little sister to the couple's 2-year-old son, Jack. Frozen assets Mom Made Foods, a company that makes organic baby and toddler food, has struck a deal that will put its line of frozen children's foods in 121 SuperTarget stores around the country. Since there's yet to be a SuperTarget in NYC, be sure to stock up over the holidays while visiting Aunt Millie in Manassas, Virgina, or search for other locations set to stock the goods. Perfect pairing KidZui , a site that offers one-click access to more than 1.5 million kid-friendly websites, games, pictures and videos and safe social networks, announced a new Mozilla Firefox 3.0 add-on that integrates its browser into...
Parenting Poop: What Big Apple Moms and Dads Are Buzzing About
Mon Dec 8
Savior sitter The massacre in Mumbai is getting endless news coverage , most of which leaves readers disenheartened with the world. This story , however, will warm your ticker up: A nanny risked her life by rescuing her two-year-old charge in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. It is easy being green Looks like the Grinch isn't the only one being green this holiday. CNN offers suggestions in buying safe and environmentally friendly toys made out of wood, organic cotton, bamboo, wool or hemp. Remedy your parenting quandaries Got a few questions about your babe's habits that need answering? Like, um, is that spitup supposed to be putrid orange? Urbanbaby.com is talking up a storm about the hour-long Swellbeing Webinars , courtesy of the go-to NYC-based parenting resource, which help urban parents navigate particular child-rearing humps through live interactive webcasts. At just $30 each, you can afford to query all of Junior's...
Tuesday is Children's Flu Vaccination Day!
Mon Dec 8
OK, so it’s not a happy holiday—or even a holiday at all. But tomorrow, December 9, is an important day. The folks behind Families Fighting Flu, a nonprofit org founded to raise awareness about the potentially devastating effects of influenza, are teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to remind parents that kids six months and older should get vaccinated. And guess what mom and dad? You should too. We know you felt that chill outside this morning, just like we did. Keep the whole family healthy this winter. The CDC’s got a list of places where you can get the vaccine in all five boroughs. No health insurance? No problem. Those without coverage will be given the shot free of charge.
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