Are You Counted? Why You Should Fill Out the 2020 Census

When we think of the U.S Census, we often envision people going door-to-door, gathering household information. But with today’s technology and a current pandemic, the 2020 Census looks a bit different this year. With a new deadline of September 30th, and only 56.1% of Bronxites counted as of the end of August, it’s so important we work together to be counted! The data collected from the Census affects federal funding

Top 5 Ways to Foster Your Kids’ Vision & Eye Health

Sponsored Back to school shopping- check. Annual physical- check. Annual full comprehensive eye exam- oops! When it comes to eye health, I’ll be the first to admit that my family needs some serious reminders. While our summer has been filled with plenty of beach days and relaxation, it’s also been filled with too much screen time, forgotten sunglasses, and too much sun. So that’s why we’ve teamed up with local

Cooling Centers in the Bronx

To help New Yorkers beat the heat, New York City will open cooling centers throughout the five boroughs beginning on Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21. Cooling centers are air-conditioned facilities such as libraries, community centers, senior centers, and NYCHA facilities that are open to the public during heat emergencies. Below is a list of Bronx cooling center locations: Sebco Senior Programs NSC 887 Southern Blvd – Basement Bronx

Students are Vaping in the Classroom-What the CDC Needs Parents & Teachers to Know

I used to say that my generation was the last of the cigarette smokers. I witnessed the culture of smoking change vastly over my lifetime- from our parents smoking indoors to it eventually being banned in all establishments, even in public outdoor spaces. By the time I became a mom, most smokers I knew were actively trying to quit- a handful being successful. And e-cigarettes were only a thing used

Family-Linc Program Brings $5 Tickets to Lincoln Center

Family-Linc is an arts engagement program for children and families of New York City who normally may not have access to Lincoln Center. With $5 tickets to special events at Lincoln Center, Family-Linc members enjoy inspiring and transformative cultural arts experiences led by some of the best artists in the world. Every event includes a workshop and meal and an opportunity to meet families from all over NYC! Eligibility requirements: Members

Have You Used the Waze Carpool App Yet?

  In case you missed the news, a few days ago Waze officially launched their Carpool App in NYC. We’re no stranger to traffic here in the city, so it’s awesome that there is now another option for New Yorkers to get to work while helping to put less cars on the road and make some gas money while doing so. How it works: You choose the people you want

How to Enjoy Summer While Saving for College with a NY 529 Plan

Sponsored: We all know that quote floating around social media that reminds us that we only have 18 summers with our kids and to make each one count. I’ve seen it 100 times by now, and each time it still hits me just as hard as the first. Especially since I’m down to 6 summers with my 12 year old. While the day she goes off to college is always

Bronx Mom Raises Awareness About Apraxia

  ‘You are the CEO at your child’s IEP meeting,’ a post reads on the Instagram page Bronx mom Meghan O’Malley created to bring awareness to Apraxia- a severe neurological speech disorder that her son Damian was diagnosed with. The quote, which was shared at a parent advocacy meeting, has stuck with Meghan. Under the quote, she goes on to list things that she does to advocate for her child-

Scholarship Opportunity for South Bronx children Attending Roman Catholic High Schools

The William E. Simon Scholarship was established in 1985 by William E. Simon through a gift to Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education. Since then, Casita Maria has been administering the scholarship fund to South Bronx children attending Roman Catholic High Schools. This year, Casita Maria will award The William E. Simon Scholarship to 4 students who are currently enrolled in a Roman Catholic High School. The $1,500 sum will

Financing Your Dream Car + New York Auto Show Ticket Giveaway

Brought to you by A Girls Guide to Cars Cracking up over unplanned matching at last year’s NY Auto Show Girls Night Out   One of our favorite events is coming up- the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center! This year, the show takes place from Friday, March 30th through Sunday, April 8th. NYIAS is such a fun time for everyone- whether you’re searching for a

Become an NYC Parks Lifeguard

  Summer might seem far away, but the vision and swim exams to be a lifeguard for NYC Parks are coming up! If you or your teenager are interested, the first step is to take the NYC Lifeguard Qualifying test. Once completed, then the training program begins. Below is more info on the upcoming qualifying test in December and the two Bronx locations.   The NYC Lifeguard Qualifying Test All