Kids & Family

Members of Mount Zion First Baptist Church show up each week looking snazzy. Photo: Natasha Kalergis

Street Style: Sunday best

In addition to the worship, singing, and companionship, one of the most important rituals at Mount Zion First Baptist Church on Lankford Avenue is showing up in snappy attire. Showing up in Sunday’s best is an act of self-care that is an integral part in worship. At Mount Zion it is all about the colors, […]

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You shall not pass: When pets eat the inedible

It must be weird to live in a world where literally every single thing might be food, but I’m pretty sure that’s the one that many animals inhabit. There seems to be no limit to what our pets are willing to swallow, nor does there seem to be much capacity to learn from past mistakes. […]

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The art of letting go: Getting kids to the leave the nest

We’ve all heard the extreme parenting stereotypes: on the one hand, the “helicopter” parents who hover and smother, and on the other hand, the “free-rangers,” who set their young’uns loose on New York City subways. If you’re like me, you’re in the middle and very confused about how to raise a confident, resilient kid who […]