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Disney Cruise Line to launch from New York

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Disney Cruise Line will be launching cruises out of New York City starting next year. “We’re returning to the Big Apple in 2016 for sailings for both the Bahamas and Canada!” blogged Disney spokesman Jonathan Frontado. He made the announcement as the cruise ship …

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Tweens and Tech: Why my 10 year old wont get a phone

  One of the worst parenting mistakes I ever made was to give my 8-year-old daughter my old iPhone “just because.” She had been asking – begging – for months.  “EVERY other kid has one/I need to be able to contact you in case of emergency/I’ll only use it for …

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Record-Shattering Numbers Of Long Island Students Opting Out Of Common Core Testing

  With day one of three controversial Common Core ELA (English Language Arts) examinations for grades three through eight completed in New York State, the total score of students refusing to take the tests continues to rise exponentially. Compiled by Jeanette Deutermann, founder of anti-Common Core Facebook group “Long Island …

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States Are Pretty Confused About What Happens When Students Opt Out Of Tests

  This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. A flurry of parents opting their children out of taking new state assessments in places like Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, and New York has both the U.S. Department of Education and state education departments reviewing …

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Where to Stay for a Full Disneyland Experience With Kids

  Surely one of the best places in the world for a family vacation, Disneyland Anaheim has been dubbed the “Happiest Place on Earth.” Disneyland was built with kids of all ages in mind, under Walt Disney’s direct supervision so it’s the ultimate kid-friendly attraction in California! Hit Main Street, …

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8 Least Crowded Times to go to Disney World

  Posted by: Lauren Wallis I go to Disney World quite frequently now that I am a Central Florida resident, about twice a week. I have also been going to Disney World for 35 years, so I have learned a few “insider secrets” along the way when it comes to …

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Listeria in hummus prompts national recall by Sabra

  The presence of potentially deadly listeria in several samples of hummus has prompted a national recall by Virginia-based Sabra Dipping Co. of 30,000 cases of Classic Hummus. Inspectors with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development learned of the possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes after routine inspections March …

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Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Waterpark set to open April 24

First up is the 125,000-square-foot Aquatopia, among the largest indoor water parks in the Northeast. The four-story Kartrite’s Quest features a 1,000-gallon dumping bucket, perched 52 feet overhead, as well as 84 interactive water effects from bubbler and geyser jets to water cannons and guns. Next, they are injected into …

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Ford Issues 3 Safety Recalls

  Ford Motor issued three safety recalls on Wednesday morning, the largest aimed at about 213,000 Ford Explorers and its law enforcement sibling, the Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicle. At issue with the sport utility vehicles from model years 2011-13 are doors that can suddenly open during a side-impact crash, …

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