April 2015 – Staten Island Parent
Month: April 2015

Mommy & Me for Baby & You

Babies. There’s so much build-up to their arrival: nine months of pregnancy, the baby shower, the nursery, the baby-moon, the overflow of excitement, the nerves, the excruciating labor. At the end of it all, there’s a baby – this tiny

Stepping Out on the Stepmother Journey

Leaning close to me, the counselor quietly began to speak. I expected encouraging comments and wise counsel on how to cope with the constant struggle of stepmothering. Instead I heard words that didn’t make sense to me. “I know it’s

Finding My Way Back to Fine

Depression is a funny little illness. Because you look and feel like you’ve been through the spin cycle of a washing machine, yet everyone keeps telling you that you’re totally fine. You’re fine, your family says. You’re fine, your friends

Text-to-Donate to Nepal

In the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, April 25, many wireless phone carrier services are offering free calls and texts to Nepal as well as the option of texting to donate to relief efforts.

Prom and Graduation Party Dangers

As a parent would you ever put your signature on this permission slip? An Underage Drinking Permission Slip Because my son/daughter has told me he/she is not driving and that he/she can handle a few drinks, I give him/her permission

Staten Island Fundraising Walks and Charity Events – Fall 2017

If you know of any fundraising events in Staten Island or for Staten Island-based charity organizations, please email us at [email protected], with the subject line “fundraisers,” and we will add it to the list. Ocean Breeze’s Loving Lemons When: Friday, September

2015 NY Sports Connection Youth Essay Contest

“What Sportsmanship Means to Me” Have you witnessed, or been a part of, an act of good sportsmanship? Have you ever wondered why acts of good sportsmanship are sometimes remembered long after the score of the game is forgotten? Have

Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Handprint Earth Day Craft Earth Day Tissue Paper Tree Craft Earth Day Hands Around the World Lorax Puppet Paper Mache Light-Up Globes Give a Hoot Earth Day Suncatcher Recycled Cardboard Rings Edible Earth Day Dirt Cups Earth Day Sign Soda

Italian-American Scholarship Opportunities

The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 academic and athletic scholarships for future or existing college students. “With the high expenses of college, students should take advantage of every opportunity to offset

2015 #PoetweetNYC Poetry Contest

“I think that I shall never meet / A poem lovely as a Tweet…” Who knows? If he had been around today, perhaps that’s what Joyce Kilmer would have scribbled in his notebook (or typed on his smartphone). Instead, we can only

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