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Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow - How far would you go for your best friend?

When Madonna made plans to split with hubby Guy Ritchie, she also parted ways with her adopted home of London to return to New York. But she left something -- or someone -- behind in London, her best friend Gwyneth Paltrow. And according to the tablo...

Braving the voting lines with your kids

I voted today -- yay! I may have just moved and had a baby less than a month ago, but I actually left the house and voted -- wouldn't have missed it for the world. Even better than proudly taking part in the Democratic process, my family went with m...

Madonna wants A-Rod's baby

Seriously, folks--can you feel the media struggling? Yes, this is an actual headline, somewhere. According to a new "report" Madonna, soon to be divorced, is keen to have a baby with baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod, who if you'll recall r...

DailyDish - comfortable shoes

Make sure, no matter where you go or what you do with your kids, that you wear or bring comfortable shoes with good support....

New York schools will monitor students' weight

(Click the photo for 5 Must-Know Kids Health Facts) New York Schools will soon be tracking more than reading, writing, and arithmetic, they'll also be watching students' waistlines. Starting this fall, New York Schools (excluding New York City) w...

Searching for a nanny - on Craigslist?

Recently we all got a good laugh, intentional or not, from a mom who posted on Craigslist looking for a nanny. For those of you unfamiliar with Craigslist, it's a now international site where one can post or look for anything from a job to household...

What to do with old concert T-shirts

When I was a teenager, I spent a lot of time listening to music, and perhaps even more money on t-shirts from the concerts I attended. I've kept them faithfully over the years. In fact, they've traveled from Kentucky to New York several times and h...

Riding the subway - to school?

How do your kids get to school? How did you get to school when you were a kid? Taking the yellow school bus, walking or riding a bike may all seem like normal methods of getting to school. In the modern world, we drive and carpool as well. But what ...

Business travellers face additional challenges with special needs children

It can be tough to travel when you have a family. Being away from your little ones can be as tough as the grueling red eyes, hard hotel beds and crazy meeting schedules that await you. For parents of children with special needs who find themselves ...

Bullying bill hits legislation in New York

Possibly just in time for back to school, last week Republicans introduced a bill to the Senate the stop bullying in schools. The bill includes language to cover harassment of students based on sexual orientation as well as transgender students in ...

Girl falls 14 stories down chimney

When company comes to visit, it's natural for kids to want to show them around. That's all 12-year-old Grace Bergere was doing when she climbed the chimney ladder on her Manhattan apartment building's roof, eager to show off the view to her visiting ...

Jump rope goes varsity!

Remember jump rope? Some of you, as I did, may have spent hours if not the equivalent of days hopping up and down between two friends and a couple of ropes, trying not to get tangled. Some of the more adventurous (and graceful) spent their time per...

Angelina gives birth-for real this time!

It's the moment the entire world seems to have been waiting for. New York's Daily News is reporting that actress Angelina Jolie has finally given birth to twins. Perez Hilton, among others for those of you counting, is reporting the same thing. Pa...

Are your kids noisy?

And, if so, does it bug your neighbors? Do your neighbors go so far as to complain to you about it? And, if they do, do you care? I live in New York City, in Brooklyn, in an apartment. I am surrounded, in my condo complex, by people to the right of ...

Madonna speaks out: No divorce

When it comes to divorce rumors, it's not like Madonna can blame us for speculating. First there was that meeting with the high-powered divorce attorney. Then there were those late night visits from friend Alex Rodriguez, which apparently put A-Rod's...

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