What Age Should You Let Your Child Walk Home Alone?

I don't know the family at all, but I can't stop thinking about them.  It took me a while to stop crying for them this morning.  Perhaps it is because I can so easily put my family in their family's shoes.  If you don't live in NYC, you might not even know about the family of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky.  Lost on the way walking home from day camp, the little boy made the fateful mistake...more

That's the thing...they need "their" moments. I guess that we all (parents) just have to play it ...more

"Pounding The Fufu"/How to Cook Nigerian Pounded Yam

I like to share my favorite blog/vlog posts with my friends over here at BlogHer.  This one features a dear Nigerian friend, Yemisi Awosan, teaching me how to cook a traditional African staple dish.  It is called iyan, fufu or simply powdered yam.  Enjoy!   Iyan/Fufu (Pounded Yam) – Western VersionTotal Time: 20 MinCook Time: 20 MinYield: 6 to 8 Servings Ingredients-2 ½ Cups of Yam powder mix***Best brand to use is Ado yam-4 Cups of Boil...more

Alice’s Tea Cup: Vegan German Chocolate Cake Recipe

Alice's Tea Cup is one of my favorite places to have afternoon tea in New York City.  That is why I was so happy that they agreed to let me share this recipe for Vegan German Chocolate Cake from their new cookbook.  Enjoy!  Vegan German Chocolate Cakerecipe courtesy of Morrow Cook...more

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The Princess And The Frog: A New Twist On An Old Story

My family went to see a screening of The Princess and the Frog tonight. To my pleasant surprise, each one of us enjoyed the film immensely. I wasn’t surprised that I would love the movie. Rather, I wasn’t sure if my husband and two sons would like it. The results:...more

Top Ten Q&A About Boys with Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D.

This is a "Mom in the City" Q&A about preschool aged boys with Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. a psychologist, school consultant and author/co-author of eight books including the classic bestseller, Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys and It’s a Boy!: Understanding Your Son’s Development from Birth to Eighteen. (You can learn more about Dr. Thompson and his works on his website www.michaelthompson-phd.com.) ...more

Shop Seasonally and Save More!

Recently, I attended a lunch where I learned some valuable (read money-saving!) tips regarding shopping seasonally. I just had to pass the info on.... ...more