Long Island Family & Parenting News Coverage
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY CCA
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to two
inches. Locally up to 3 inches.
* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New
* WHEN...From 5 AM to 1 PM EST Thursday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions will impact the morning commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The advisory has been issued due to the
potential high impact of snow falling during the morning rush
Raising a family in New York has its own set of advantages and trials, and our Family & Parenting section can help to provide you with tips and tricks from other local Long Island parents. From keeping the kids quiet on long car rides, to the best recreation spots, we've got you covered with insights on the topics that matter most to parents.
Green Acres Mall Announces Fall Wardrobe Contest
August 13, 2012
Winners to Receive Free Session with a Fashion Stylist and a $200 Green Acres Mall Gift Card for a New Fall Wardrobe.
Today's Top 10: Indoor Play Areas
August 08, 2012
Indoor play areas are great on sweltering Summer days, rainy days or any day to beat the boredom blues.
Thursday's Top 10: Kennels for Your 4 Legged Friend to Enjoy During Summer Vacation
August 02, 2012
Family vacations often only include the members with 2 legs, make sure your 4 legged friend enjoys the summer too - send them on their own vacation to one of these great kennels!
Long Island Battle of the Breakfasts
July 31, 2012
Need a hearty breakfast fix but you're unsure where to go? The following Breakfast establishments on Long Island are well known and sure to satisfy every AM craving.
Local Adventures: Get Out With Your Kids This Summer!
July 25, 2012
Want to do something different with your kids this summer? Check out these ideas!
Summer Dinner Recipes That Won't Make You Sweat
July 20, 2012
Whether you're looking for a sweet treat or a savory dinner, we've got some great ideas on how to spice things up this summer!
The Great South Bay Music Festival Brought Great Fun to Patchogue This Past Weekend
July 19, 2012
LongIsland.com had a blast this weekend at the Great South Bay Music Festival - here are some of the Highlights!
There is Still Time to Host a Fresh Air Child!
The Fresh Air Fund
July 19, 2012
Long Island families welcomed 21 inner-city Fresh Air Children on July 18th through The Fresh Air Fund's Volunteer Host Family Program. There is still time to host a Fresh Air Child in August!
Boredom Busting Summer Activities for Kids!
July 12, 2012
I'm bored! If you have school-age children, chances are you've heard this refrain more than once as the weeks of summer roll on. We've put together a list of free and low-cost activities that your ...
Celebrating a Fabulous 4th of July on Long Island - Fireworks, Food, Fun & More!
June 27, 2012
The Fourth of July is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This year, Long Islanders will celebrate our nation's independence with unbroken fervor.
Beat the Heat - Cool Places to Chill Out on Long Island!
June 21, 2012
Summer is here, and it's hot, hot, hot! We've found some great ways for you to Beat the Heat, right here on Long Island.
The More the Merrier for Fresh Air Host Family, the Giusto's of Huntington
The Fresh Air Fund
June 21, 2012
The Giusto family, of Huntington, are about to host their second Fresh Air child despite already having eight children. Through The Fresh Air Fund's Volunteer Host Family Program, the family has formed a close bond ...
Fun for the Whole Family - Rain or Shine!
June 13, 2012
Raining or too hot outside? Check out some indoor fun ideas for the family!
Vehicles as message vehicles
Lauren B. Lev
March 23, 2012
How the family car acts as a communications vehicle all over Long Island.
Looking for Indoor Fun With the Family? Check Out These Great Indoor Places & Things to Do!
January 27, 2012
The holidays are behind us and the long, cold winter season is officially upon us. Instead of counting the days till spring, why not resolve to make this time of year special by designating one ...
Awesome Educational Apps for Tech Savvy Tots
January 23, 2012
When my kids were babies, I was sure that television and video games were the root of all evil in the world, and it was my job to protect my children from having their ...
Fun Snacks for Picky Tots - Creative Snack Ideas
January 12, 2012
My older son has been a terrible eater since the first day I slipped a spoon of rice cereal into his mouth. The only meat he will eat is chicken - and that is ...
Music Madness - Getting Your Groove on With the Kids!
January 11, 2012
Since the mid 1800s, music has been used as a tool to help children with memorization and other learning functions such as understanding math and science and spatial intelligence in newborns. The Houston Chronicle ...
Resolution Round Up: 10 Resources to Help You Learn Something New this Year
January 05, 2012
Is there anything you always wished you could do, something you’d like to learn, but you’ve been putting it off or simply haven’t had the time to work on it? It’s never too late and ...
The Coolest Kid Table in Town
December 02, 2011
Making the Kids Table THE place to be.