Whooping Cough Cases Triple in New York State

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by Adel Manoukian The number of whooping cough cases has tripled in the last year—a change that hasn’t happened in 50 years. In 2012 alone, there have been 1,288 cases reported in New York State with 186 in New York City and 333 on Long Island. According to recent reports, one of the causes for [&hellip
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Pregnancy-Safe Polishes: 5 Non-Toxic Nail Polishes for Soon-to-Be-Moms

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via New York Family Magazine When you have a baby on the way, pampering is definitely your prerogative. But if getting a mani-pedi is one of your favorite ways to relax, better check those polish labels. Various studies have discovered that three chemicals typically found in nail polish may be linked to birth defects. Though more research is needed, it’s [&hellip
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Enough Already! When Does Generosity Becomes Overindulgence?

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Photo courtesy of New York Family Magazine. By Laura Deutsch and Heather Ouida Editor’s note: One of the questions most often asked by parents during the holidays is, when it comes to shopping for our kids, when is enough, enough? Here, Laura Deutsch and Heather Ouida of babybites—an educational and social group for new moms and moms-to-be—tackle the question of materialism and modern parenting. For many families, [&hellip
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Denim Diaries: How to Avoid “Mom Jeans”

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Photo courtesy of New York Family Magazine. By Heather Chaet My name is Heather and I have a confession. I wear mom jeans. I’m not quite channeling Tina Fey in that “Saturday Night Live” sketch. And my denim isn’t as scary as those Pajama Jeans advertised on TV. Yet, in my jeans, I’m sloppy, dowdy, and frowzy… Yes, rejected Smurf names could describe how I look. I know [&hellip
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Downtown Children’s Museum Celebrates 75 Years of Art Education

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blog3031nal “What would you like to draw today?” The question that art teacher Henry Schaefer-Simmern used to start each lesson is the same that is asked of the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) littlest visitors. The museum’s latest exhibit, “Art Forms: 75 Years of Art Education,” is no exception to that idea. The highly interactive [&hellip
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Is It Really Easier to Get Into Harvard Than an NYC Nursery School?

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art480nar Not really, but it’s helpful to know the myths and realities of the admissions process With 1.4 million school-aged children, New York City has the nation’s biggest public school system, the densest concentration of private schools, and admissions competition for the under-5 set so intense that it has inspired satirical novels and critically-acclaimed documentaries—while bewildering [&hellip
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