How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect People with Disabilities?
With the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," implemented under President Barack Obama, here is how these changes to the nation's health care plan will affect families and people with special needs and disabilities.
Long Island Leading the Way in School Breakfast Participation in New York State
New York State ranks near the bottom of the list when it comes to student participation in the School Breakfast Program, but we are making progress thanks to efforts in Brentwood, Long Island as well as Syracuse City Schools.
FLOTUS: New Grant Opportunity to Get Obesity-Fighting Programs into More Schools
FLOTUS Michelle Obama announces new school grant opportunities that would allow the schools to implement innovative programs that target childhood obesity, including NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's CHALK/Just Move program.
16 Fun Valentine's Day Events for Kids on Long Island
These 16 fun and low-cost Valentine's Day events for kids on Long Island include craft workshops, baking and cooking classes, and more in Amityville, Cold Spring Harbor, Floral Park, Garden City, Glen Cove, Hicksville, Oyster Bay, Plainview, Port Washington, Riverhead, Westhampton, and Yaphank.
One Big Family Heads to Sleepaway Camp in Catskills Mountains
One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskill Mountains. They discovered new activities and interests. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn thought about their experience.
Bergen County Begins New Weight-Loss Initiative
A new weight-loss initiative in Bergen County encourages active living with a health competition at SkinnyNewJersey.com.
25 Ways to Make the World a Better Place
Not all acts of kindness have to be grand. Psychotherapist, author, and an expert on positive living, Diane Lang, offers tips on how parents and children can help make the world a better place by doing small acts of kindness every day.
On The Blogroll: Brooklyn Active Mama
The NYMetroParents blogroll features the best blogs in the parenting world, from New York and beyond. Here's a closer look at why we love these mom bloggers and dad bloggers and how they're shaping the web for parenting today.
A Long Island Charity's Fight Against Breast Cancer, One Photo at A Time
A local charity in Long Island, Moms Who Kick, are fighting breast cancer by raising money for breast cancer research and to increase awareness about breast cancer.
Prasanthi Studio in Pelham Offers Free Yoga for Kids During Storm Recovery
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Prasanthi Studio in Pelham, NY, hosts free yoga workshops for local kids left without power and with a week of no school.