October 2011 Issue

Cover credit: Nini's Handmade Designs by Kimberly G. Photography

Letter from the Editor

Birthday Coverage

Party Planning
The nuts and bolts of hosting children’s birthdays.

Birthday Directory
Entertainers, party places and extras for incredible celebrations.

Health & Fitness

Music to Our Ears
Safe listening habits start early.

Getting It Straight
Learning the essentials about scoliosis.

Special Needs

Special Needs Schooling
Pointers for a successful school year.

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

Features

Point Break
How parents can make time outs positive.

The Name Game
Deciding what to call your child.

Your Community

Long Island
Surf’s Up
Local surfers help keep our sands clean.

Manhattan
Prescription to Read
Doctors and a nonprofit team up to increase childhood literacy.

New Jersey
Every Child Deserves a Chance
Mobilizing support for kids across New Jersey.

Contests

Birthday Blowout

Halloween Photo Contest

Womom

Mane Attraction
Achieve salon-like hairstyle results at home.

Feeling Good, Looking Good
Items to put your best face and mommy skills forward.

Columns

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

Health
Insight and items for your family's care.

Around Town
The latest news on local schools and businesses.

Update
Books, essentials and information for your clan.

In Season
Cool ways to celebrate Halloween and other occasions.

Bonus

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