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Editor's Note
I don't see my Aunt Ann, who lives in Delray Beach, FL, nearly enough, but I got to have lunch with her on her home turf last week, at a classic New York-style deli called 3G's. The meal had two epic moments. The first was the arrival of my lunch entrée, aptly named The Brisket Bomb (brisket topped with potato latkes, fried onions, and mushrooms). The other was a brief comment made by my 86-year-old aunt, a parenting truth I'd do well to keep reminding myself of...[More Here]

--Eric Messinger   
Parenting Tips

*Kids dream of their very own night at the museum. What's cooler than an after-hours outing to one of NYC's cultural hotspots? Beyond museums, some zoos and family centers offer pajama parties. Read on for slumber parties to remember.


*In case you aren't fully abreast, the first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. This annual celebration aims to get people buzzing about nursing. We've compiled some top resources--from essential products to lactation consultants to tricks of the trade--to make sure your breastfeeding experiences suck the way they're supposed to!      

Contests & Giveaways

NJ Camp Fair Dates*Want to protect your child's eyes on a sunny summer day? Enter for a chance to win one of five Old Navy Pink Heart Sunglasses (ages 1-5) or one of five Royal Blue Flex Shades by Real Kids Shades (ages 3-7). For details on how to enter to win, click here.  


*In the heat of summer, moms are so busy NJ Camp Fair Datesshielding little ones from sunburn that they may forget to guard their own skin! Check out our top picks of the trendiest hats out there so you can protect yourself and look good doing it. 


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

The Week   

*Discover two new exhibits! From clay warriors that protected China to cash-stuffed dead rats and other spy artifacts, kids will have plenty to gawk at during a visit to Discovery Times Square this summer.  


*Being pregnant without your own mother to guide you doesn't have to be disheartening. Meet our newest blogger, Jess Michaels, and hear all about her new journey. 

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Best Of (The Rest Of) The Web 


*Did you catch Aly Raisman's parents as they watched their daughter perform Olympic gymnastics feats? You can't blame them for being anxious! (NBC)


*Psychologist Madeline Levine's new book, Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success, sparks a discussion on the high price of academic pressure. (Forbes)


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

Bonus Tip 

*Go fly a kite! What better excuse to get out of the city than a day of soaring kites over Hamptons waters? Dan's 40th Annual Kite Fly this Sunday will have your fam flying high. 

August 1-7, 2012

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