New York Family Magazine
Editor's Note
For the last 17 years, I've spent many of my weekends at my in-laws' home in Glen Cove, Long Island, swimming in their pool, having fun around the backyard, relishing fabulous family feasts, and just relaxing amid all the tweets and chirps and calm--or, in other words, relishing a suburban lifestyle that I often rail against. Amazingly, all the good stuff largely persisted for the last two years, even while the family has been awash in the stresses and frustrations of selling the house and figuring out a good and viable living situation for my in-laws... [More Here]      


--Eric Messinger   
Bonus Tips  

*For expectant and new parents with infants or toddlers, there are about a thousand good reasons to come to the New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20. It's an incredible family fun weekend of renowned speakers, top vendors, all sorts of kiddie fun--not to mention our Ultimate Nursery Giveaway. Plus, the first 100 New York Family followers to reserve tickets (don't wait too long) go for FREE by using the code: FAMILY. Everyone else, only $20/family, $10 person. Enjoy! For more info, visit

Parenting Tips

*In celebration of Mother's Day this Sunday, we'd like to share some touching, inspiring and hilarious parenting stories from some of our favorite local moms. And to help show your mama some love, we've gathered a list of eleven handmade gifts that you can make at home. 


*For local kid-friendly fun, Amtrak is hosting National Train Day this Saturday at Grand Central! The event will include train tours, arts & crafts and music performances. To get on board early, check out our Q&A about family train travel, which covers everything from where to go to what to bring!  


NJ Camp Fair Dates*To shop your way to a sailor-chic spring & summer, check out our round-up of nautically inspired finds for kids. Anchors, whales and ocean-blues await!    


For more shopping finds from our Treats blog, click here.    

The Week   
*For a carefree Mother's Day meal, New York Family's Yummy Delicious blogger Carla Sullivan has some local restaurant ideas that guarantee good food and a good time.  


*Does your kid speak poop?NJ Camp Fair DatesParenting In Progress blogger Joe Wack takes a lighthearted look at how to toilet talk with your kid through a new children's book.  


For more articles and tips, visit 


Best Of (The Rest Of) The Web 


*Norway and Sweden top the list. Japan is last. Check out the 30 best countries in which to be a mom! (The Huffington Post)

*Does your kid love dinosaurs? This little one sees a prehistoric T-Rex...and heads for the hills. His parents caught it on tape. (Gawker)

For more of our favorite articles from the web this week, click here.

Contests & Giveaways

*It's bike riding season! Score a new set of NJ Camp Fair Dateskids' wheels with this awesome Schwinn bike giveaway. We have one girls' Schwinn Spirit  and one boys' Schwinn Falcon to give to two lucky readers. To enter, visit our Facebook page and tell us your favorite place to ride in the city. Then, email us at and put "Schwinn" in the subject line, and let us know if you have a son or a daughter. Deadline is Friday, May 25. Want to up your chances of scoring a new ride this spring? Also check out Schwinn's Ride Of A Lifetime Giveaway.  


*B. toys has proudly unveiled its newest building-block set,NJ Camp Fair DatesStackadoos, for ages 2-6. Stackadoos will be at Grand Central on May 12 for National Train Day, and this is your chance to win them! We have five sets to give away. Email with "Stackadoos" in the subject line. Deadline is Friday, May 18.   

May 9-15, 2012

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