Baby | 2/27 | A Child Grows

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    Weekend Events: Summer Strolls, Block Parties, Come Out & Play, Dinosaurs, Shakespeare & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 7/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Another fabulous fun weekend is about to start and as always there is so much to do this weekend in New York City! Start the weekend with free activities like Summer Fridays with FiDi Families at South Street Seaport, Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID Summer Strolls and Come Out & Play 2014 After […]

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    Pool Profile: The Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop Up Pool

    by Sarah on 7/17/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    I love pools. I love swimming. I don’t say these things lightly. I am obsessed. I will take any chance to swim. When at the beach I am the first person in the water, when visiting relatives I’m in the pool before all the bags are out of the car. I do not mess around. […]

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    Tips for New Parents: How to Survive the Early Weeks

    by Sarah on 7/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sharon Peters, parenting expert and founder of Parents Helping Parents, gives you wisdom that will cut through the white noise of sleep deprivation and new parent panic.  Here are a few tips for new parents to remember when you are welcoming a new little one into your home: Get help. Help is invaluable as everyone gets accustomed to […]

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    Everything You Need for The Perfect Family Beach Day

    by Sarah on 7/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Jeanene Mack, wellness coach and stylist, breaks down the essentials to pack for the perfect family day at the beach, plus a few key secrets like how to easily get sand off and how to keep a toddler happy and out of the sun.  It is summer. It is hot as Hades and most of us […]

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    Weekday Events for July 14th-17th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 7/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! So it doesn’t look the Polar Vortex is going to hit New York which means we will have to continue to beat the heat and stay cool! The calendar is full of indoor events like Miss Nina & The Jumping Jacks at the Brooklyn Public Library Sheepshead Bay, Victory Dance: Program A at […]

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    Pool Profile: The Red Hook Pool

    by Sarah on 7/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Of all the Brooklyn public pools Red Hook Pool  (technically the Sol Goldman Pool at the Red Hook Recreational Center) is my favorite. First of all it is huge, Olympic size. Now, this may not seem like it matters, but if you’ve ever gone to family swim at the Prospect Y (before the new pool!) or […]

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    How To Find A Nanny You Trust: Mommybites Nanny Board

    by Sarah on 7/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    On my moms’ group there seems to be a perpetual thread about finding a good nanny. Who can you recommend? Anyone available immediately? Usual nanny has quit/moved to Fiji/found God/gone public with her startup/ run away with Jude Law. Help! And then there is a silence that echoes through the interwebs, followed by a sad […]

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    Weekday Events for July 7th-10th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 7/06/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The first full week of summer break for my kids and lots of children in NYC this week!  Our list includes lots of watermelon, friends & fun! There are many new events starting up this week like Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series at Pier 1, Sandbox Music, Puppets and Dance in […]

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    Finding Time to Exercise: Achieve the Impossible

    by Sarah on 7/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    The biggest complaint I hear from moms who want to exercise is finding the time. When it comes down to it, the workout is always the first thing that falls off the list. If only we had that extra hour in the day. But we don’t. Some say we all have the same exact 1,440 […]

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    Infant Car Seat Recall!: Well, Sort of

    by Sarah on 7/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Graco is recalling not the whole car seat, but part of their Snugride and Aprica model car seats made between July 2010 and May 2013 (check here for specific model and manufacture date information). Apparently, the buckle on these car seats can be faulty. But not in the way you’d expect. The buckles have been […]

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    Weekend Events: 4th of July, Hot Dogs, Fireworks, Arty Hours, Youth Moves, Parrots, Wizard of Oz and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 7/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The 4th of July weekend is almost here and if you are in New York City there is lots to do this weekend! The fireworks are the big thing this weekend of course!  You can read our Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks blog post.  Also happening this weekend is Madeline in […]

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    Assault in Prospect Park: Time to Be Smart and Be Brave

    by Sarah on 7/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There are times when I think I live in the most perfect place on earth. Brooklyn, with its parks, museums, brownstones, even the hipsters and the superfund site, can feel idyllic. I sometimes forget that this is a city. I don’t mean that in the epic Roman, center of the universe sense, but in the […]

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    Philharmonic in Prospect Park 2014: Class Up Your BBQ

    by Sarah on 7/01/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Despite spending over a decade living in this borough, last summer was my first time attending the Philharmonic insanity in Prospect Park. I suppose many of the previous years I was out of town or too lazy or not particularly plugged into all the wonderful things that were happening right outside my front door (this […]

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    Because You Aren’t Anxious Enough: Hurricane Preparedness and More

    by Sarah on 6/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    [If you missed this readiness workshop, fear not (well, fear a little or you won't bother packing a "go bag"). All the details you need to get your ducks in a row--your granola bars and batteries and cat food and appropriate sized diapers all packed in a small bag that is not in your way […]

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    Weekday Events for June 30th-July 3rd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 6/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi all, First week of summer break!  So exciting to have time to have adventures with the children! There is so much to do with children in NYC this time of year!  You can head to Bryant Park and visit the Le Carrousel and check out the Word for Word Storytime or visit the Prospect […]

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    Water Safety for Kids: Splash into Summer Safely

    by Sarah on 6/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.   Recently, Lindsay Kujawa of, Delighted Momma wrote about her toddler’s near drowning experience and the aftermath. Her post went viral and the discussion about “secondary drowning” has become a major topic in the […]

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    Weekend Events: Bugs, Superheros, Pools, Puppets, Mister G, Shakespeare & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 6/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi all! It is finally here!  NYC public schools are closed as of 12n today.  Summer break is here! The Pop Up Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park and other NYC pools will be opening tomorrow!  Also happening all weekend is New York Classical Theatre: As You Like It in Prospect Park!  Some ongoing summer weekend […]

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    Brooklyn Pools Open 2014!

    by Sarah on 6/26/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Friday June 27th Brooklyn’s outdoor pools open for the summer! Pools will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00pm with an hour break for cleaning between 3:00 and 4:00pm. It’s easy to forget some of the tricks, tips and arcane rules you had down last summer. Here is a quick refresher: Things to Bring: While […]

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    Sand: What You Need To Know Before Getting In the Sandbox This Summer

    by Jill on 6/25/14 | 12 Comment(s)

    I will admit, I don’t love the sandbox. I vacillate between accepting the inevitable and railing against it. Ah, nothing like consistent parenting. Somedays I think, who cares, I’ll hose her down at home. Other days I think, I am not interested in searching for pinworms on anyone. It hasn’t even occurred to me to […]

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    Small Kid Big City: The Poconos

    by Sarah on 6/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    ————   Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity shares her secrets for taking better photos of your kids.   Location: Woodloch Pines, The Poconos Story: One of the great things about NYC is that for all crowds and density and lack of open space and nature, it is not too hard to get out of the city and into […]

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    A Guide to Life Jackets for Kids

    by Sarah on 6/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    How do you keep your tot afloat? There are lots of choices. None of them are a replacement for your very close supervision, obviously. But each option is meant for a specific use and has its pros and cons. Here are the most popular lifejackets for kids, not including the noodle, which is really more […]

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    Swimmer’s Ear: Prevention and Treatment

    by Sarah on 6/23/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    While summer is probably the most glorious time of year (in my opinion)—the flowers, the heat, the beach, the pools, the park foliage swaying in the breeze—it also seems to be rife with problems like heat rash, hayfever, ticks, sunburn, sand fleas, poison ivy and let’s not forget swimmers ear. So maybe nature is conspiring […]

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    Weekday Events for June 23rd-June 26th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 6/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Now that the summer has officially started the countdown is on for summer break for my kids!  NYC public schools have 3 and 1/2 days left! More new weekly summer events have been added to the calendar!  We have Music in the Grove in Fort Greene Park starting this week as well as […]

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    New Moms Can Relax (Sort-of): Babies Self-Regulate!

    by Sarah on 6/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Sara Chana, lactation consultant extraordinaire, sheds light on the issues, mysteries and joys of breastfeeding. Moms always ask me,”Do breastfeeding babies ingest the same amount of breast milk at each feed?” The answer is no! When a baby is breastfeed, that baby will take in a different amount of breast milk at each feed. […]

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    Weekend Events: Midsummer Festival, Ships, World Cup, Mermaid Parade, Brooklyn Family Day & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 6/19/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, So after those hot few days we had this week it truly feels like summer will be here later this week! This weekend we have the Swedish Midsummer Festival in Robert F. Wagner Park, KidAround! with Billy Kelly at South Street Seaport, Adventures NYC at Central & Marine Park, World Cup Under the […]