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In the Magazine: January 2017

In the Magazine: January 2017

Check out our January 2017 issue, which includes articles about if homework is necessary for kids, how to find summer fun in the winter, and why boys are falling behind. Plus find the best spots to go skiing and snowboarding, and read along as one mom contemplates if her babysitter is doing a better job than her. 

January Feature Articles

The Benefits of Failure

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Why teaching kids to handle setbacks with grit and perseverance is important. 


Fun Summertime Activities to Do With Your Kids This Winter

coney island winter

Check out these six creative ways to bring warm-weather fun to the coldest season. 


Is Homework Necessary?

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A look inside the debate about whether homework is necessary—and what a Brooklyn elementary school is doing instead.


How Local Catholic Schools Integrate Students of All Religions

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How local Catholic schools have integrated—and accomodated—students from all types of religious backgrounds.


Why Are Boys Failing?

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How current societal norms are contributing to boys falling behind—in school and in life. 


Three Meals that Are Great for Leftovers

spaghetti squash ragu

Each of these three Plated recipes makes enough for two servings, plus enough for two servings of a leftover twist.

Fun and Activities

Family Activities Calendar

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Find tons of fun things to do in your area in January by searching our comprehensive calendar of kid and family events.


DIY: Winter Bird Feeders

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Be inspired to make your own bird feeders this winter by these five DIY ideas.


What Your Kids Should Watch on TV

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10 TV shows to watch with your kids, plus a preview of A Dog's Purpose.

Queens Museum: Family Outing

queens museum

The Queens Museum is not only an art museum, it’s also a classroom, community center, and historical site. 


Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

skiing and snowboarding

Our guide includes resorts and mountains just outside of the New York metropolitan area, to the slopes of Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. 



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We've browsed the Internet, read the books, and checked our Twitter and Instagram feeds for the best quotes, tweets, and images from parents about raising kids.

Interview with Mommy Blogger and Author, Ilana Wiles

Ilana Wiles

Ilana Wiles is the creator of the successful parenting blog, Mommy Shorts. She recently wrote The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting.

Is My Babysitter Doing a Better Job Than Me?

judy koutsky and two children 

Though my sons’ caregivers can sometimes seem to be better role models than me, that doesn’t mean I’m a bad parent.

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