Back to School

Managing the stress of back to school

With labor day behind us, Summer is officially over. That means parents are sending their children back to school or putting them on the school bus for the very first time. This can be a stressful time for both children and parents alike. But with how busy your life can be outside of making sure...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 2:56pm

Back to School: Why kids need to play more than one sport

School is just back in session for most kids, and with the start of the academic year comes decisions about extracurricular activities. While sports are healthy and character-building, focusing on a single sport might not be the way to go for every kid. We talked to Dr. Alexis Colvin, an associate...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:33pm

Speed cameras to return to city school zones

A week before New York City kids head back to school, officials announced that the recently defunct speed cameras program is set to return. “State Senate Republicans refused to renew New York City’s speed camera program, so Gov. Cuomo, City Council Speaker Cory Johnson and I will take...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:40am

How working mothers can balance back-to-school time

Finding the balance between work life and being there for your children can be a difficult balancing act for most working mothers. Staying on top of what your children will need for back to school shopping and making your presence known in their school can be almost impossible when you are also...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 4:46pm

These are the crayons with asbestos and other school supplies to avoid

If you’re a parent or a teacher, you know that it’s practically already time to do all that back to school shopping — where did the summer go? — but before you finalize your school supplies list, a public interest research group is warning against some potentially harmful...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:26pm

3-K for All: School year starts with launch of free lunch, new 3-K

Students across the city started school on Thursday, and with a new year comes new programs, including free 3-K for pre-school aged kids.  Mayor Bill de Blasio also announced on the first day of school the launch of the city’s 3-K For All initiative, an early childhood education program...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:29am

Operation Backpack gives city kids tools needed to succeed in school and beyond

Back-to-school time is the most wonderful time of the year for many parents (and even some kids), but not so much for those children living in shelters, who often go back empty-handed and unarmed for readin’, ’ritin’ and ’rithmetic. But thanks to Operation Backpack, more...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:57pm

'Jews did 9/11': ADL condemns anti-Semitic vandalism at Mass. high school

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned a recent hate crime at a hight school outside of Boston, while police continue to search for suspects.Anti-Semitic writing was discovered on Marblehead High Schools softball field on Aug. 17, according to the organization. In addition to the scrawled "Jews...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 4:03pm

Kadenze brings arts education to the masses

In May 2015, the first graduates of Berklee College of Music’s online bachelor degree program walked across a (real, not virtual) stage at a commencement ceremony in Boston. At the time, the program was one of the first arts education degrees that could be earned entirely online, making music...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:22am

New Magazine Aims To Inspire Young Girls

Erin Bried, editor-in-chief of new girls’ magazine “Kazoo,” was frustrated when she went to pick out a magazine to read with her five-year old daughter. The titles geared towards young girls focused mostly on beauty tips, and featured pictures of princesses and dolls. With her nearly two decades’...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:07am

2 end of summer kids' treats recipes

Next week, kids head back to school making this weekend the unofficial end of summer. To help celebrate the season's end, we asked Made To Be A Momma editor in chief and"Kids' Treats" author Katie Wyllie for two cute, yummy recipes your kids will love. The two featured here are both from her new...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 7:08pm