January 2012 Issue

Cover credit: Charbridge Knits by Christy Goodger Photography, Oklahoma

Letter from the Editor

Education Coverage

What is the Best School for Our Family?
Guidance for finding the right fit.

Education Directory
Leading schools, programs and resources near you.

Health & Fitness

Banking Your Baby’s Amniotic Fluid
Is it necessary to store stem cells?

Special Needs

Special Needs and Health & Fitness Directory
Experts and services catering to family wellness and special needs.

Art Smarts
Offering kids with special needs a creative outlet.

Features

Booking a Babysitter or Nanny?
How to make the most of childcare reference checks.

In the Money
Maximizing school fundraising efforts.

Finding Time
Ten tips for putting family first in the new year.

Your Community

Long Island
Demystifying Meningitis
One Long Islander’s encounter with the deadly disease.

Manhattan
Checkmate
Using chess as a tool for childhood success.

New Jersey
Museum Merriment
A community-rooted and family-centered resource.

Contests

Birthday Blowout

Bundle of Joy Photo Contest

Womom

Resolving to End Emotional Eating
Make your relationship with food a functional one.

Feeling Good, Looking Good
Luxe beauty and fashion buys to keep you fabulous.

Columns

Don't Miss
This month's entertainment, contests and activities.

Travel
Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Around Town
The latest news on local schools and businesses.

Update
Books, essentials and information for your clan.

In Season
Recipes and activities to ring in the new year.

Bonus

What's Happening
A comprehensive listing of your neighborhood's classes, performances and events.