Where every Family matters!
Past issuesFeeds Facebook Twitter Contact

You CAN save money as a stay-at-home mom

Just Write Mom: Deciding to stay at home as a mom is a huge undertaking, and not one taken lightly. Here are some tips to help you save money. Read more…

Dental health for kids

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, making it the perfect time to talk to your children about their oral hygiene habits. Read more…

Surviving the sophomore slump

Letter from College: The sophomore slump is a common case of the blues that plagues some second-year college students when their experience fails to live up to their expectations. Read more…

Historical fiction that’s perfect for kids

The Book Worm: “Stella by Starlight” by Sharon M. Draper is perfect historical-fiction novel a 7- to 12-year-old reader will eat up. Read more…

Keep an eye out for conjunctivitis

Family Health: The causes, symptoms, and treatment for conjunctivitis, commonly called pinkeye. Read more…

Take a hot step over to On Stage at Kinsborough for ‘Hot Feet’

Featured Event: Families will be dancing in the aisles in this new production by the Paper Bag Players at On Stage At Kingsborough on Feb. 28. Read more…

When a step-parent steps into children’s lives

Parents Helping Parents: It can be difficult for divorced parents when their ex introduces a new love into their children’s lives. Read more…

Action, adventure, history, and pooches

The Book Worm: “Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail” by Kate Messner about a golden retriever traveling through time will have adults and kids hooked. Read more…

Float on

Featured Event: You’ll be floating on air after seeing this production of “Floating Around Like a Princess” at the New Victory Theater. Read more…

Tails of love

As Valentine’s Day approaches, this writer remembers his young daughter’s act of love. Read more…

Ten vital cold-weather tips for pet owners

Healthy Living: The winter season is full of health hazards for your furry friends. Read more…

Engage and motivate all generations at home and work

Ask Dr. Karyn: Five tips to better engage with all generations, in all parts of life. Read more…

Learning to love your in-law

Legal: Mothers-in-law have a bad reputation. How to combat the stereotype and do better? Read more…

Ready to order?

New & Noteworthy: Kids love playing restaurant, and with this new set, they’ll have everything they need — from order pads to credit cards — to open their pretend Sweetheart Cafe. Read more…

Is life insurance necessary?

Ask an Attorney: Why a person would need life insurance and how to structure it. Read more…

A stroll through the park

Featured Event: Explore nature with a hike through the park and a stroll through history. Read more…

Sister love

Mommy 101: Making the bond between sisters strong. Read more…

Hit by Cupid’s arrow

Fabulyss Finds: Valentine’s date night ideas, February family fun tips, and more! Read more…

Pediatric dentists matter!

Teens: Pediatric dentists specialize in the unique needs of infants, children, and young teens’ teeth. Read more…

‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’

Featured Event: Young and old will enjoy an updated version of the fairy tale. Read more…

Just a walk on the beach

Featured Event: Explore the coastline with a Winter Beach Walk at the Conference House. Read more…

Falling in love again

Look for opportunities and make time to fall in love with your spouse — over and over again. Read more…

When friends badmouth your partner

Divorce & Separation: Listening to friends or family badmouth a partner during a divorce can worsen problems rather than solve them. Read more…

George Washington’s Birthday Ball

Featured Event: Celebrate the first president’s birthday the way they did in the 19th century at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden. Read more…

The greatest love of all

New & Noteworthy: Suz Slezak’s latest album is a series of quiet, soothing original and classic songs that pay tribute to the love-filled bond between parent and child — and will help them on their way to sleep. Read more…

Filing taxes for child care

The IRS considers any family that pays $1,900 or more to a nanny, babysitter, or other childcare professional to be a household employer with tax responsibilities similar to businesses. Read more…

Celebrate and decorate for Valentine’s Day

Featured Event: Create a fun project for that special someone on Feb. 14 at King Manor Museum. Read more…

Create your own Winter Wonderland

Featured Event: Spend Winter Break making a winter wonderland collage at the Museum of the City of New York. Read more…

Museum family guides

Several city museums now offer family guides so that younger children can better experience and learn from works of art. Read more…

A little drop of sunshine

Featured Event: Kindie rocker Morgan Taylor and friends introduce new DVD-CD on Valentine’s Day at Symphony Space. Read more…

Six ways to earn free goods, prizes, and cash

Earn or save some money with little to no effort. Read more…

Celebrate with your little valentine

Featured Event: This Feb. 14 listen to a story and make a valentine craft at Voelker Orth Museum. Read more…

A lovely idea

New & Noteworthy: This Rubik’s Cube-esque puzzle is the perfect solution to the problem of what to get that child for Valentine’s Day. Read more…

Simple ways to show your kids love

Try some new ways this month to say “I love you.” Read more…

‘The African Drum’

Featured Event: Go on a wondrous journey through the grasslands with talking animals and drums in “The African Drum.” Read more…

Family fun in Philly

Travel: Philadelphia presents our country’s history in an experiential way for its visitors and provides the whole family a compelling way to learn about the foundation of our nation. Read more…

Travel From Here to There

Featured Event: Explore travel and transportation through air, sea, and land at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Read more…

Go ahead, play with your food

Good Sense Eating: The next time your little one smears mashed peas all over, you may want to reframe it as a “learning experience.” Also, a recipe for the Swedish comfort food, pea soup. Read more…

Breaking down barriers

Spotlight on American Ballet Theatre ballerina and author Misty Copeland. Read more…

Have fun with Folk Art

Featured Event: Learn about folk art with a hands-on, art-making class inspired by objects in the Amerian Folk Art Museum on Feb. 8. Read more…

Six strings attached

New & Noteworthy: Encourage your kids’ love of music this Valentine’s Day with a pink, child-size guitar. Read more…

The absolute fastest way to end tantrums before they start

Behavior: Be the model for how you want your children to act when they are upset. Read more…

‘The African Drum’ is back again

Featured Event: Go on a wondrous journey through the grasslands with talking animals and drums in “The African Drum.” Read more…

Bippity, boppity, boop!

Featured Event: The New York Theatre Ballet presents the classic “Cinderella” on Feb. 7 and 8. Read more…

Some pig: ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at Queens Theatre

Featured Event: “Charlotte’s Web” comes to life at the Queens Theatre on Feb. 8. Read more…

There’s Nothing Like Family

Featured Event: The musical revue “There’s Nothing Like Family” teaches children just how special family is at TADA Youth Theatre. Read more…

Africa comes to the Bedford Village School

Featured Event: Go on a wonderous adventure with talking animals, drums, and a trip through the grasslands in “The African Drum.” Read more…

February is a fun month at the New York Transit Museum

Featured Event: Learn all about the greatest transit system in the world at the New York Transit Museum this month. Read more…

Desperate need of love

Letter from the Publisher: We have mused on the topic of love in many ways in this issue. Read more…

‘Strange Magic’ is just that

It’s George Lucas meets Shakespeare in “Strange Magic.” Read more…

Twists and turns with a cuddly character

KIDS FIRST! Film critics Brianna B. and Gerry O. give their input on the new “Paddington” movie. Read more…

Sky Rink’s All Stars

Teens: This skating team is taking the figure skating world by storm. Read more…

Simply stated

New & Noteworthy: When you’re at a loss for words, this necklace — for a daughter, mother, grandmother, or aunt — says, “You are loved.” Read more…
View the latest issues of our print publications, including Brooklyn Family, Manhattan Family, Bronx/Riverdale Family, Queens Family, and our Special Child magazines