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New Year's Eve Craft: Party-Perfect Hat to Make and Wear

Cut and paste the perfect party hat to ring in 2011 in crafty kid-style. Credit: Gina Provenzano
Your special prince or princess will love welcoming the New Year in a glittery party hat they make themselves. Don't let these dire...
Your special Prince or Princess will love welcoming the New Year in a glittery party hat they make themselves.

Celebrating New Year's Eve at Home, Family Style

Celebrate New Year's Eve in different time zones. Credit: viZZZual.com, Flickr As your family grows, wild New Year's Eve celebrations out on the town are likely to be passed up in favor of Dick Clark and quiet nights in. But staying ho...Have a festive New Year's Eve ... even if you're in bed by 9.

Parents' Alcohol Consumption Could Contribute to Infant Deaths, Study Says

Too much partying on New Year's could put your baby's life at risk. Credit: Getty Images You may just want to rethink your New Year's plans if you have a baby in the house. Thirty-three percent more babies die of sudden infan...You may just want to rethink your New Year's plans if you have a baby in the house.

NY Teen Dies After Vodka Party

Garrett Quedens, a 14-year-old from West Babylon, NY, died in the early hours of January 1 after spending New Year's Eve with a bottle of vodka. Garrett and a friend, also barely old enough to shave, passed out on a street just blocks from their home...

Twins Born in Different Years

If this happened to me, I know I would be pissed. Because, after all, what's the point of throwing your New Year's Eve away to have a kid if you don't get the full year's tax deduction for the year just ended? Well, Tarrance and Tangernika Woods at l...

New Year's Eve Customs From Around the World

We'll be spending our New Year's Eve the way we always have since we became parents ... at home. Our trusty babysitters are lucky enough to have a social life (and an annual party invitation), so we stay in. Sometimes we have company, sometimes we ...

Shrimp Cocktail and Pigs in a Blanket (You Heard Me)

Welcome to Dishing it Out, ParentDish's weekly food column. Katie Workman lives in New York City with her husband and two boys, Jack and Charlie. By day she is the Editor-in Chief of the recipe website Cookstr.com. You can read all of the Dishing...

A family New Year's Eve

If Christmas is for the kids, then New Year's Eve is for the grownups, right? At least it was before you had kids. Because I became a parent at such a young age, I never really had a life 'before kids'. While my friends were out partying on New Year'...

New Years: without kids, but with two very boring parents

As I blogged earlier, the wife and I were looking forward to a wild and crazy New Years Eve without our children. In fact, we decided to up the ante at the last minute: we canceled our hotel reservation in neighboring Seattle and drove down to Portla...

New Years Eve with kids: will they go to sleep?

I mentioned before we're celebrating New Year's Eve with some of my best friends and their children. There will be eight adults and nine kids (one friend is leaving two of her four with their grandparents). Two 7-year-olds, four 4-year-olds, two 3-ye...

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