These Vaccines Are Now Required For Kids Going Back To School In NY

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New backpack, new sneakers and a fresh batch of school supplies -- what's missing from your child's back-to-school list? Based on new guidelines from the New York State Department of Health, vaccinations might be the answer. As of Sept. 1, an amended vaccine schedule is in place for all children in New York... Read more

Delaying Kids' School Entry? Why You Should Reconsider

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Planning on sending your August baby to school a year later than you have to? While it's common for parents to delay the start of school for preemies or summer babies, a new study suggests they might want to reconsider. The parental argument is that these kids won't be mature enough to start school compared to... Read more

Brave Sandy Hook Students Return to School Today

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This morning, some 400 young children made their way back to their familiar classrooms and back to a (semi) normal routine. But the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut did not return to the same elementary school that Adam Lanza turned into a place of tragedy and sadness. No. Instead,... Read more

Then, There Was Silence

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I have three kids, all twenty-two months apart. For the past ten years, I've begged my husband almost every night for a little break so I could enjoy just a few wee seconds of silence. There were stacks of diapers, mounds of dirty clothes and a sea of dirty dishes that seemed like it would... Read more

Preschool Supplies You’ll Want to Snatch Up

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Most of my friends' kids started school today, but I've still got another week until my son's first day of preschool. (So all that shopping I did over the weekend can't be considered last-minute -- for once I'm actually slightly ahead of the game!). Here are a few cute things I picked up -- and... Read more

Why New Moms Should Watch What They Wish For

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New moms always hear their friends with older kids say “enjoy the time now, they grow up so fast.” I always thought that was total BS, because how could those moms wish for what I had – two little insatiable people who needed something from me all the time, no privacy, a slow insanity from... Read more