Mommy Nearest locates anything you might need
It's generally not too difficult to find a baby-friendly lunch spot or clean changing table in the City. Still, we appreciate the convenience-minded inspiration behind Mommy Nearest, a new directory-type app for NYC mom…
Cynthia Rowley’s candy store gives new meaning to “dark chocolate.” 
Don't shoot the messenger, but Cynthia Rowley has just opened a new candy shop. And it's awesome. Opened mid-February on the second floor of her four-story Madison Avenue store, CuRious Candy has an Alice in Wonderland-…
Swaddle Waddle lands at Books of Wonder

Bookstore culture is a big part of raising a baby in New York—whether you’re buying, browsing, or just dodging bad weather. So it seems fitting that one of our favorite neighborhood storefronts, Books of Wo…

Yogi Beans hosts certified RIE classes

RIE is huge in LA. The hands-off parenting philosophy is based on early childhood educator Magda Gerber’s theories that when parents observe more and do less, they can encourage a baby’s natural abilities. …

Brooklyn Makers sells locally made stuff for kids

Last spring, blogger Teresa Lagerman launched Brooklyn Makers as an ode to the many Brooklynite artisans and designers crafting super-stylish and sustainably-made goods for kids and families. And now she’s …

Oeuf intros NYC-themed plush toys

We’re always up for a little hometown pride—especially if it’s in the form of super-stylish, eco-friendly, sustainably made plush toys and pillows.

Readings by Mo Willems and other kidlit heavyweights

One of the many reasons we love the MoMA Design Store is the awesome (not to mention, free) Children’s Author series it kicked off last fall. As it turns out, the 2013 lineup is even better—starting with Mo…

Earth Yoga introduces Little Earthlings

It won’t be long before every neighborhood in New York has a kids’ yoga program. (And that’s a good thing.) The latest is Earth Yoga NYC‘s “Little Earthlings” program . . . .

Kidville launches Mommies: 101

Some aspects of mothering an infant are completely instinctual. Others, not so much. That’s why we like the idea of Kidville’s new Mommies: 101 program . . . .

Kidz Central Station aggregates NYC kids’ programs

There’s an undeniable absurdity surrounding toddler schedules in New York. And as we all gear up for winter registration, we applaud NYC mamas Lauren Pohl and Emily Levine for attempting to streamline the p…

Blue Apron launches in New York

One blessing of raising kids in New York is the not-too-shabby list of services aimed at making family cooking easier on busy moms. The latest is Blue Apron, a convenient solution for those who loathe meal …

New classes for two’s and three’s

Kids like to beam balls at each other. That’s the lesson learned from the insane popularity of the Gaga Center, which opened last year. Now the UES spot is starting the fun even earlier, with a new class de…

Seasonal crafting activities for tots

It’s the most wonderful time of year—partially because there’s so much for the rugrats to do.

Bottle Rocket launches in Manhattan

Hanging out with new mom friends often leads to conversations about sleep schedules and milestones. (As it should.) But when you find yourself craving more sophisticated subjects, consider signing up for a …

Our favorite family food blogger is coming to town

Picky eater. Uninspired chef. No matter your mealtime issue, Weelicious founder Catherine McCord has a solution.