Author Archives: Monica

About Monica

Monica Storch publishes NYCeast.macaronikid.com, a weekly e-newsletter and website highlighting the best events going on for kids and families in New York City. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their 4-year-old daughter and infant son.

4 Must-Follow Tips for Planning a Baby-Friendly Getaway

It’s pretty hard to believe summer’s almost over. (Seriously, where did it go?!) If you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking to ditch your current surrounings right about now while the weather’s still nice. But if this is your first … More »

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4 Small Ways to Save Big in the City — with a Baby

City living may be many things, but it’s definitely not cheap. Between housing costs, taxi fare and grocery prices that leave us shaking our heads in disbelief, it seems we’re constantly engaged in feats of financial acrobatics. Throw a baby (or two) … More »

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City Mom: Best of 2012

As we head into the new year, we’re looking back at the most popular posts from each of our columns from 2012. Whether you’re just joining us as a newly expecting parent or continuing in your parenting journey, we think you’ll find these stories helpful to navigating your way in the big city. More »

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The Best Gifts for a City Baby

They say good things come in small packages, and when it comes to gifting a city baby, truer words have never been spoken.  It’s hard enough finding room in a city apartment for a diaper pail and changing table, let … More »

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Enjoying the Holiday Season with Your City Baby

The holiday season is a truly magical time of year, and one in which you’ll be creating lasting memories with your baby.  I still have fond recollections of our family piling in the car to drive around the suburban California … More »

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City Mom Must: The Handy Dandy Umbrella Stroller

City living offers a wealth of options when it comes to entertaining your baby.  From story times to puppet shows to music classes and more, a city babe’s social calendar is full to the brim.  The question for city moms … More »

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Take-Along Tots: Tips for Holiday Travel with Your Baby

Ah, the holiday season. A time to revel in good friends, tasty food and lots and lots of family togetherness. But with the stuffing, stockings and presents also comes the dreaded “T” word: travel. Traveling with your baby during the … More »

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Mornings in the Park and Other Tips for New Moms in the City

You know those new moms who appear as though they totally have it all figured out?  Pushing their perfectly dressed babies in their perfectly fancy strollers whilst sporting perfectly coiffed hair and perfectly applied makeup, all the while making it … More »

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The Hi-Rise Hustle: Celebrating Halloween with Your City Baby

I always assumed that when I had kids their Halloweens would look nearly identical to the ones I fondly recalled from my own childhood. Boy, was I wrong! More »

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“Is This Park Bench Taken?” Tips for Finding Your City Mom Community

Meeting new mom friends is a lot like dating. You’re both feeling a bit awkward and insecure (“Will they notice the spit-up all over my shirt?”), carrying some baggage (except now you get to call it “gear”), looking for stimulating … More »

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