New York Family Magazine
Editor's Note
Like an astronaut returning home after being out there for a while, my 12-year-old daughter is going through "re-entry" after spending almost two months at sleepaway camp. The keys for her seem to be to take it slow, try not to be lured into any "drama" (her favorite new word), and enjoy a lot of time with creature comforts like cheeseburgers, TV shows, and Gchat. But I was surprised by one special request, which, of course, I shouldn't have....[More Here]

--Eric Messinger   
Parenting Tips

*Don't feel like cooking? Make an end-of-summer adventure out of hitting up the best food trucks in the city. See our 15 favorites for families

*Parents of children with special needs have to be incredibly resourceful. But who do you turn to if you're overwhelmed? That's where local moms like Stefanie Weiss, Sarah Birnbaum, and Joanna Dreifus come in. After years of helping their own children with special needs, they've become consultants to help other parents. Read More  

Contests & Giveaways

*Tough yet trendy perfectly describes the PBteen Gear Up Houndstooth Homework Holder, a must-have for school-bound children. We have five to give away! For info on how to enter to win one, click here  


*Summer is still in full swing for city style-seekers, and we know the perfect sundresses to snag for your mini fashionistas. Plus, one pick for pregnant mamas!  


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

Hot Topics

*Teach the kid to read. Paint the hallway. Lose twenty pounds. Well...our Parenting In Progress blogger Joe Wack's summer to-do list didn't exactly go as planned... 


*Would you ever consider a home birth? One of our baby bloggers, Angela Johnson, went for it the second time around


*Barbie and feminism? One mom argues that the two can mix. (Baby Center)


*What do you think is the single most important influence on grades? It could be a good night's sleep. (TIME Healthland)


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Bonus Tip 

*Here's a roll of good luck: Bowlmor in Times Square is offering a special summer deal for New Yorkers with kids in tow. From now until August 31, kids ages 12 and under bowl for FREE on weekdays before 4pm. For more information on this amazing deal, visit

August 22-28, 2012

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