New York Family Magazine
Editor's Note
My daughter is a member of the new championship girls' softball team for all New York City public middle schools! She's one of three 6th-graders on the team. They are three friends--one is a budding superstar and the other two, my daughter, Elena, and her pal, Jenna, don't play all that much. In fact, they didn't play in the championship game. Still, if Elena's skills don't quite align with her hopes, she brings something else to the team that I greatly admire and consider one of her best qualities...[More Here]

--Eric Messinger   
Parenting Tips

*From the best place to snooze with animals to the most magical stargazing to most eclectic community garden, the great (local) outdoors has much to offer city families in summertime.   


*Central Park really ups its fun factor in the warm weather months. Check out our guide to making the most of the park this season--with family fun like fishing, chess, concerts and films.  

*Need some inspiration for looking and feeling great this summer? Our June cover interview with former model and author of I Can Make You HOT! Kelly Killoren Bensimon will inspire you when it comes to healthy living.

Bonus Tips

*Attention all soccer fams! With the exciting 2012 UEFA European Football Championship underway, Super Soccer Stars has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from Manchester United First Team Coach Rene Meulensteen--a leading expert in youth development. Rene will share his expertise in a presentation about player potential, mental toughness, the characteristics of a great team and more. The event is this Sunday, 9-10:30am at The JCC in Manhattan. For more info, click here

Contests & Giveaways

*You've seen all the movies, read all the NJ Camp Fair Datesbooks, even been to the theme park--but you've never seen Harry like this before. Potted Potter--The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience condenses it all into a hilarious 70-minute show. And we have two 4-packs of tickets! To enter, click here.


*The hottest club in town--Club Penguin--is giving five New York Family readers their plush penguin toys. These waddling cuties are teaming up with Marvel Comics for the Marvel Super Hero Takeover from now until July 3.

To enter to win a toy penguin, click here.

NJ Camp Fair Dates*If you haven't finished your purchasing and packing for summer camp, here are a few items we recommend for a summer of style and fun.      


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

The Week   

*When you're a new mom, hair care can be a challenge. Blogger Amity Spiegel wants to help. Here are some of her suggested bad hair day products that can help boost up limp, balding, lackluster "mommy hair." 


*As her high schooler needs her less and less, Parenting In Progress blogger Maria Riley concentrates on finding herself rather than on losing her daughter  

For more articles and tips, visit


Best Of (The Rest Of) The Web 


*Oddly enough, while children don't get high, many baby soaps cause infants to test positive for marijuana. (Huffington Post)

*Parenting advice from prison guards? Check it out here! (Mother Jones)

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

June 20-26, 2012

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