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Recipe: Magnolia Bakery’s Best-Selling Buttercream Recipe

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Via New York Family Magazine Vanilla on vanilla is the consistent best-seller at all eight Magnolia Bakery locations, and Bobbie Lloyd, president and top baker at the iconic bakery, is sharing their recipe–and how to make cupcakes a family activity–with New York Family readers. Lloyd also has some tricks of the trade for the grown-up bakers. “Step one is: Be fearless. [&hellip
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Cruising Together: Ten Best Family Cruises in NYC

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Via New York Family Magazine. A boat cruise around the city is one of the most magical and quintessential city experiences. And the summertime is often the best time to schedule one for your fun-loving fam. Here are ten suggestions for trips that will take your family around the city and back. Liberty Harbor Cruise Explore some of the historic [&hellip
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The Case for Character: New Book Reports on Ways Traits Like Grit and Curiosity Help in School

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Via New York Family Magazine by Tali Rosenblatt-Cohen A journalist with long-time gigs as an editor at Harper’s and the New York Times magazine, NYC dad Paul Tough has spent much of his career thinking, reporting, and writing about education. In his first book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, Tough chronicles the challenges and [&hellip
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The Case for Character

Written by New York Family on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Children_Succeed_hi21 A new book reports on the surprising ways that traits like grit and curiosity can improve success in school and—even better—in life By Tali Rosenblatt-Cohen A journalist with long-time gigs as an editor at Harper’s and the New York Times magazine, New York City dad Paul Tough has spent much of his career thinking, reporting [&hellip
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Getting In: The ABCs of Nursery School Admission

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Family

Epiphany Community Nursery School You’ve heard all of the rumors; now learn the facts about nursery school admissions in the city. Yes, there’s competition based primarily on supply and demand, but the vast majority of interested families find spots at schools that they like–as long as they do their homework. Here’s yours. 1. Mark Your Calendars Call it Black [&hellip
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City Savers

Written by New York Family on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

taxi   Tutoring, babysitting, even vacationing—There are more ways to contain the cost of an nyc childhood than one might think By Hillary Chura  You don’t need to move to the suburbs to save money. (In fact, that usually doesn’t work, but more on that later.) In my experience, there are ways to reduce the cost [&hellip
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World Breastfeeding Week: A List of the Best Lactation Locations

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Via New York Family Magazine. In case you aren’t fully abreast, the first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. This annual celebration of all-things motherhood encourages people across 170 nations to host local events that aim to get people buzzing about nursing—from discussing the benefits to shopping for post-birth supplies to answering new mama queries. In honor of World [&hellip
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