New York Family Magazine
Editor's Note
It's morning in Lenox, MA, and in a few hours we'll be dropping off our daughter, Elena, at sleepaway camp. Obnoxiously, I've already threatened to write an exposť about my wife's crabby morning attitude, but Elena rightly pointed out that today's post should be about her. This is her fourth year at camp and there's an inevitable feeling about this process that feels like it's as much about summer camp as, dare I say it, life itself...[More Here]

--Eric Messinger   
Parenting Tips

*After-dark family fun in the city doesn't get much better than free outdoor movies in the summer! With screenings as varied as Kung Fu Panda at the Hudson River Park, E.T. at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and The Muppet Movie at Swindler Cove, your fam can make a night in front of the big screen one to remember. 


*With summer in full swing, families can start thinking about taking that annual (or seasonal!) trip to Coney Island. Check out our tip sheet for a rundown of what's classic, what's new, and what's hot for families.
Contests & Giveaways

*Give your child the gift of language, learning, and more with the Little Pim language series! A Little Pim Gift Set ($59.95) will be NJ Camp Fair Datesgiven to one lucky New York Family reader in the language of his or her choice for FREE. Plus, everyone who enters this contest can buy the gift set at a 20% discount using the special code pimNYC. For details on how to enter, click here.


NJ Camp Fair Dates*Help your kids flaunt star-spangled style this 4th of July! Here are Independence Day-themed threads to send them cannon-balling into pools and parading down Main Street in patriotic gear.    


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The Week   

*How to answer the dreaded question? Baby blogger Aimee Daly has some clever responses to pull out of your back pocket when asked about baby #2. 


*If you have a hobby or special interest, share it with your child. KIDFUN blogger Sharla Feldscher shared her love of photography with her four-year-old granddaughter and is amazed at the results. 

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Best Of (The Rest Of) The Web 


*The Atlantic Monthly's cover story on why women can't have it all is generating tons of buzz. How rare it is to hear a powerful woman admit to the work-life balance struggle. (Washington Post)

*Use the Sandusky trial as a learning experience in parenting. Check out these six important lessons for parents that can be gleaned from the case. (Baby Center)

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

June 27-July 3, 2012

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