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Parents of special needs children to be paid caregivers in NY State

Starting in April of 2016, the Social Services law will be amended in NY State to allow for parents of their adult child to be paid under the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) , as long as the parent is not also named as the designated representative. This is …

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DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Looking for a great DIY craft to make? This DIY Bath Bomb Recipe is fun to make and you’ll have weeks worth of amazing baths! Fill with your favorite essential oils and melt your stress away! Of course, I recommend doTerra essential oils. They are so awesome! I signed up …

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The 2015 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting 2015: Kicking Off the Holiday Season Brightly in NYC

  The 2015 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting 2015: Kicking Off the Holiday Season Brightly in NYC The holidays come alive as Rockefeller Center lights up for the 83rd Annual Rockefeller Center Tree lighting ceremony! There’s no stopping the holiday season spirit from coming alive, especially with the Rockefeller Center Christmas …

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Homemade Flubber Recipe For Kids

The other day my kid came home from school super excited – his teacher had sent him home with his own bag of flubber! i’d heard of this fun playdough-type of thing, but had never made it nor held it in my own hands. my own excitement came when i …

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Massive sexting scandal at Kings Park High School leads to dozens of students suspended, some arrested

Kristin Thorne reports live from Kings Park. (WABC) — Andrew Fenton’s son is one of dozens of students in the Kings Park Central School District on Long Island who are now suspended for this week for allegedly texting or even viewing a video of another student in a sexually explicit …

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This Is How You Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Kids are more likely to try vegetables if they are involved in the cooking process. Think back to when you were a kid. What was the most disappointing part of dinner? Vegetables, right? Those mushy carrots, mashed up peas, and sallow-colored broccoli were enough to inspire dread in our young …

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Do You Suffer from Post-Coital Dysphoria or ‘Post-Sex Blues’?

If you’ve experienced depression after intercourse, you aren’t alone. One would assume that following great sex, we’re all left feeling spent, relaxed, rested and satiated. On the contrary, some of us feel great distress, want to curl up in a ball and cry for no apparent reason. Because there’s very …

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Dad’s bedtime stories found to improve children’s language skills

  A study at Harvard University in the US into the effect on infants language after a year of hearing stories read by their parents found that girls seemed to benefit particularly from being read to by a male. Elisabeth Duursma, who carried out the research, said: The impact is …

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How To Make Black Cat Jack OLanterns | Long Island Parents

  Now that September is ending, I will actually acknowledge that the scariest of holidays is on it’s way. Halloween is so much fun for the kids and I. We love to dress up in fun (not scary) costumes, carve some jack-o-lanterns, and go get some candy. Sometimes, though, it …

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