Strolling Through Our Urban Gallery

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By Teri Lehner Stack My wife and I live with our son in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a place where art is taken to the streets and inspiration is embedded within the culture of each and every day. Lured more than a decade ago by the music scene (for my wife) and the artistic vibe (for me), our […]

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15 Surefire Ways to Survive Another Snow Day

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By: Shannon Ralph It’s been snowing for two weeks straight, your car is buried (likely until May), your hair is a gigantic ball of static atop your head, your skin closely resembles the Australian freshwater crocodile despite lathering your entire body surface in lotion ten times a day, and you can’t seem to find a […]

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Valentine’s Day Late Night and Dinner

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special or the whole family at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The Aquarium will be open until 10:00 p.m. on Valentine’s Day and will feature a unique, one-stop Valentine’s Day experience. Admission after 5:00 p.m. is just $14.95. The Pacific Collections gift store will be featuring a selection of plush […]

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A Teacher’s Nightmare Show-And-Tell

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By: Shannon Ralph I’ve been thinking a lot lately about things I hate. I know the current trend amongst fully actualized adults is to focus on things you love—those things for which you are most grateful—but frankly, I don’t have it in me today. I’ve spent the entire day laying on the couch, nursing a […]

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Man Down! A Gay Dad Wants To Wave His White Flag

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By Henry Amador Tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, tired, overwhelmed, tired, judgmental, did I say tired? These are some of the ways I have been feeling lately and that really has me feeling, well… tired, irritated, angry, distant, envious, overwhelmed, judgmental and tired, really tired. I was recently featured in an article on Buzzfeed about […]

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The Minimum Requirement for An “A” In Parenting

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By Ann Brown There really are no new topics in parenting. It’s the old same themes, just with new details. Or maybe that’s what I tell myself when I’m on a deadline for a parenting article and I have a headache from last night’s extensive “research” for pairing the best wine with each of the […]

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Spotlight Series: Bill and Chuck

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Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.     TNF: Tell me about your family. BILL: Chuck and I were married on Oct. 5, 2013, in Minnesota shortly after the state legislature and governor not only fought off a same-sex marriage ban amendment, but also made it legal for […]

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Foster Adoption: The Thing They Wanted Most Seems To Be The Most Heartbreaking

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By Diane Ponist With the holidays here our house is  intense with emotion. Most of the children have no idea about what the holidays mean or even who Santa is. Especially when we mention “Santa is watching you”, they give us a concerned look. So we are doing a lot of explaining, emphasizing family importance […]

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Holiday Gift Guide For Parents

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Jonathan Adler Smartphone Dock I love this iphone dock by Jonathan Adler.  It’s even on sale for only $29.99 on Jonathan Adler.  Big Bottom Market Gift Box  For the friends and family that you want to spoil with a lovely gift box at their door, here are a couple great ideas. Big – The Big […]

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