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In the Magazine: May 2017

In the Magazine: May 2017

Check out our May 2017 issue, which covers the dangers of too much sugar, how to fit fitness into your day, and what it's like to raise a mixed-race family. Plus, learn more about the zoos, nature centers, and botanical gardens near you.

Feature Articles

The Effects of Too Much Added Sugar

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Consuming too much added sugar is detrimental to our health—here’s why, and what you can do about it.


How to Fit Exercise Into Your Day

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As parents, our lives are crazy busy, so here are some easy ways to make sure you’re finding ways to exercise.


The Realities of Growing Up with a Mixed-Race Background

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There is no worse feeling than when people think you and your child are unrelated. At least, that’s how my mother felt.


Putting a Stop to the 'R-Word'

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Parents of kids with special needs join other advocates to push for an end to the ‘R-word.’ 


Self-Direction Services for Kids with Special Needs in New York: What You Need to Know


Self-Direction Services offers parents of kids with special needs funding for services of their own choosing. 

Introducing Dog to Baby

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Tips to successfully and safely introduce a newborn baby in a home with pets


20 New Takes on Avocado Toast

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Kick up basic avocado toast with some unexpected additions.


Fun and Activities

Family Activities Calendar

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


DIY: Make Your Own Bath Bombs

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How to make bath bombs at home


Summer Movie Preview

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Previews of 12 summer movie releases from Common Sense Media.

Get Your Kid on Our Cover!

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Enter the 2017 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest for a chance to see your child on a magazine cover and win prizes, including a family vacation or Barbizon scholarship. 

Happy Mother's Day to the Superheroes!

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Alison Wong is the writer and illustrator of New Mom Comics: The First Year, which offers a humorous and relatable take on the wild journey of parenting.  


See the World in Miniature at Gulliver’s Gate in Times Square

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Soon, you’ll be able to travel the world—and occasionally through time—without leaving Times Square. 


Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in NYC, Long Island, and CT

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Read through our guide to find petting zoos, arboretums, nature preserves, farms and public gardens, all packed with fun nature activities for the whole family. 




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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 Sam Weinman: Author of 'Win At Losing'

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Sam Weinman is the digital editor at Golf Digest and has been a sports journalist for 20 years. His new book Win at Losing, which was inspired by his kids, shows the benefits of losing and what we can learn from it.


How I Learned to Embrace My ‘Village’ to Become a Better Parent

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Why I am thankful for all the parenting advice I got along the way—from friends, family, and strangers alike.

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