New York Family Magazine
Editor's Note
As part of his friend's birthday celebration, my 8-year-old son, Adam, went to the Mets game last Saturday and then to a sleepover. Double score! And as if that wasn't enough, at the game itself he caught a foul ball and generously gave it to the birthday boy. Naturally, I couldn't have been more proud when Adam recounted the story for me on Sunday. The only problem, I later learned, was that it wasn't true...[More Here]

--Eric Messinger   
Parenting Tips

*If there's any food that works as well for kids as it does for adults, it's hamburgers! And have we got some great suggestions for your fam. Read Best City Burgers for the juiciest, most flavorful, and inventive burgers around town.


*Nothing defines family-friendly competition quite like mini golf. Whether your crew is super competitive and playing for bragging rights, or just working up an appetite for burgers and fries (see above!), we've got your guide to the city's top greens.

Bonus Tip 

*Learning how to ride a bike is a quintessential childhood activity. Sadly, for many children with disabilities, that rite of passage can seem nearly impossible. Enter Lose The Training Wheels, a non-profit organization that's helping kids master the saddle in Brooklyn this August 6-10. For info on their weeklong camps, click here. Please share this program with friends in need. 

Contests & Giveaways

*Blume is a creative clothing company that designs apparel for the whole fam. Want to NJ Camp Fair Datesdress up your dapper toddler with a clean tee and attached tie? Enter for a chance to win one of three Blume boys t-shirts--(sizes 2 and 4)--to make your little guy the most stylish kid on the block. For information on how to enter, click here


NJ Camp Fair Dates*With summer rays coming in strong, why not outfit your kids with the coolest shades of the season? These stylish sunglasses will keep glare at bay while protecting little eyes from the sun. 


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

The Week   

*Our newest Parenting In Progress blogger is here to share tips on how to save money in the city. Meet Hillary Chura.  


*The Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA) has just launched "Art Forms: 75 Years of Art Education." Check out how this highly interactive display is the first of its kind for CMA--pairing antique children's artwork with contemporary pieces from local public schools.

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Best Of (The Rest Of) The Web 


*It's no secret that parents cater to kids in American households. Here's an intriguing article that considers why we spoil our children. (New Yorker)


*Who knew that phone calls home from your child at sleepaway camp might threaten your marriage! (

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

July 11-17, 2012

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