Parenting

Jill Smokler on The Couch (credit: WLNY)

Jill Smokler Tries To Dispel Myths About Motherhood

We’ve all heard about the joys of motherhood, familiar sayings like, “Having kids keeps you young” and “You’ll be back to yourself in no time.”

04/10/2013

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The Honest Mom: Think Parenting Is Hard? You’re Not Alone

For every mom and dad who can’t stop talking about the “joys of parenthood,” Glennon Doyle Melton has a message for you: Give it a rest.

04/02/2013

3.28.13 Easter Parade

Easter Fashion For Youngsters

Style expert Amy Salinger, the fashionista behind SassnStyle.com, joined The Couch to share with us some styles your kids will love.

03/28/2013

New Yorkers Put Bonnets On Display In Annual Easter Parade

5 Fun Ways To Celebrate Easter in NYC

Attend an Easter brunch with friends or spend the holiday with little ones in your family with these Easter themed activities and specials for fun ways to celebrate in New York City.

03/27/2013

Easter Eggs On The Couch

Easter Fun: How To Dye And Decorate Easter Eggs

Carly Cylinder from Celebrations.com, the website for do-it-yourself projects, stopped by The Couch to show us different ways to decorate.

03/27/2013

3.26.13 Baby Products

Baby Gear For Dads

Baby gear expert, Jame Grayson of TheBabyGuyNYC, stopped by The Couch to show us some awesome products for Dad.

03/26/2013

Macy's Flower Show

NYC’s 5 Best Family Friendly Activities For Spring

Take advantage of the warmer weather in New York City when spring kicks off this week. These family friendly activities are great ways to get your kids out and about this season.

03/18/2013

Mom and Daughter

Should You Run Your Family Like A Business?

In their new book, Family Inc., Caitlin and Andrew Friedman share their discovery that bringing home workplace systems is the key to creating the stress-free home we all seek.

02/28/2013

2.13.13 Happy Bebe

Is French Parenting The Key To A Well-Behaved Child?

Kids who sleep through the night, eat everything, and don’t drive their parents nuts? Not fiction, but reality — for parents who raise their kid with a French influence. Just ask Pamela Drukerman.

02/13/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Do Kids Need Their Own Music?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: If you’ve ever seen a newborn in a onesie emblazoned with a […]

01/25/2013

1.23.13 The Moms

Family Trip Tips: Advice For Traveling With Your Kids

Anyone who’s ever taken a road trip with their children knows that, as much as you love them, traveling with your youngsters can cause you to lose your mind…if not your kid!

01/23/2013

1.18.13 Weighty Issues

Teenage Waistland: Tips To Help Your Teen Stay Healthy, Fight Fat

Abby Ellin, editor-at-large for fitsmi.com and author of the book Teenage Waistland, joined us to discuss the issue of teenage obesity and offered eight tips for families to fight the battle together.

01/18/2013

Children and their family pay tribute to the victims of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut (Photo credit : EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

How To Talk To Your Kids About Sandy Hook, Shootings And Safety In Schools

The Couch turned to psychologist Susan Bartell for advice onhow to talk to your kids about what happened in Newtown, Conn.,, and what to say to make them feel safe.

12/17/2012

Christmas Presents

Finding A Balance: Gift Giving & Faith Values

For parents, balancing the gift-giving tradition of the holidays with teaching their kids certain values can be tricky.

12/12/2012

10.17 Moms

How To Talk To Your Kids About Politics

Between presidential debates and campaign signs plastered across the country, politics and the upcoming election will be a hot topic everywhere. But if you have children, keeping your political views in check is important.

10/17/2012

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