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

    by Jill on 6/25/14 | 11 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 […]

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    Notes From A Blended Family: The MILF

    by Sarah on 6/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      By: Rebecca Cooney I am fascinated by mothers.  As a seasoned observer, I do much of my field work in the wilds of the urban rubber-tiled jungle gyms. My safaris allow me to watch undetected the many species of moms brought together by the climbing structures, slides, and rows of black bucket swings.  I […]

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    If Jesus Loved Me- he’d let me get through the damn song!

    by Shayna Gehl on 6/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Wednesday Night, 7pm I’ve successfully brushed both toddlers’ teeth and got them in pajamas. We’ve had basic chit-chat about our day, I bathed them, we’ve read books, and prayed. Both children are showing the telltale signs of fatigue by flopping around in their beds as I latch my newborn (newbie) on for a feed and […]

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    Weekday Events for June 16-19th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 6/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! After such a yucky weather week it was so fabulous to have a gorgeous weekend!  Hope all the dads out there had a great Father’s Day! The calendar is getting more and more packed with fun events for the upcoming summer weeks and this week we have more World Cup Viewing Parties at […]

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    Weekend Events: World Cup Soccer, Rally to End Gun Violence, Bubbles, Brooklyn Pride, Hip Tot Family Day, Pier Kids, Celebrate Brooklyn and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 6/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Happy almost Father’s Day weekend!  The weather man has been saying the weather will improve for the weekend and keeping fingers crossed that they are right! This weekend the 2nd Annual March Across the Brooklyn Bridge: Rally to End Gun Violence is happening as well as a lot of outdoor activities like FAB […]

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    There’s a Seal in My Bedroom: Understanding Croup

    by Sarah on 6/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.  What is croup? Croup is a general name for inflammation for the upper airways, specifically in the area around the vocal chords. If croup is sever their can be swelling around your trachea (wind pipe) […]

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    Father’s Day Inspiration

    by Sarah on 6/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Father’s Day is June 15th and between transitioning the kid from school to summer camp, finalizing vacation plans, organizing a birthday party and getting at least some work done so I don’t have to stare at the computer the entirety of said vacation, the last thing on my list is the father of my kid. […]

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    Weekday Events for June 9th-12th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 6/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Has the school countdown started in your house?  Only 12 full days and 2 half days of NYC public school left! This week we have more fun free outdoor events starting up since summer is almost here!  So get out and check out the Free Summer Kids Concerts at Madison Square Park, Summer […]

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    Weekend Events: Sproutfest, Suzie Shelton, Red Hook Fest, Moms on Wheels, Kites, Macbeth and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 6/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! So the Chancellor’s Day started a little dreary but good news the weather is improving by the minute and the weekend should be great! The first weekend in June is a busy one with events like The 21st Annual Red Hook Fest, Sproutfest at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, World Oceans Day Celebration at […]

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    Running With Heels Event! Mogul, Mom and Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman

    by Sarah on 6/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Join the invitation-only dinner party series for busy women professionals and entrepreneurs. Gain access to a select group of dynamic business Women. Be entertained, educated and empowered by inspiring speakers, like Liz O’Donnell. Each dinner guest will take home an autographed copy of O’Donnell’s book Mogul, Maid & Mom. Liz O’Donnell is a working mother and […]

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    Weekday Events for June 2nd-5th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 6/01/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope you got to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!  This is going to be a fun week especially since NYC public school children have a half day and a day off this week! Thursday the Summer Reading Kickoff Event is happening at the Brooklyn Public Central Library but if you can not […]

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    Small Kid Big City: Pier 1 Playground

    by Sarah on 5/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity shares her secrets for taking better photos of your kids.  Location: Pier 1 Playground Story: A few weeks ago my sister came to visit and suggested we go to a Bargemusic concert. Of course I have been meaning to go for many years but never have, so was glad to finally have […]

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    Weekend Events: Comets, Saltbush, Stars, Pier Kids, Bash the Trash, Ultimate Science Street Fair and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 5/29/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The weather should be warmer for the weekend so get ready to have some outdoor fun! This weekend the World Science Festival is going with events like the Ultimate Science Street Fair in Washington Park and The Night Sky from Brooklyn Bridge Park!  Some events are just starting for the summer season!  This […]

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    How Much Milk Does My Kid Need?

    by Sarah on 5/29/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    We all know that drinking milk is important. It gives our kids the calcium and vitamin D they need. But I recently discovered that there’s such a thing as too much milk. So the question is, how much milk does my kid need? How do we maximize the benefits of drinking milk without causing the […]

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    Giveaway! The Quinny Buzz Xtra Stroller

    by Sarah on 5/27/14 | 58 Comment(s)

    Before you have a kid the idea of a hierarchy of strollers seems ridiculous. Once you have a kid and try to push them around Brooklyn in a cheap, rickety plastic mess, you realize why you need the smooth ride of a good quality stroller. Save your back, save your time, save your sanity. Win a free […]

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    Secrets of Sunscreen: Don’t Get Burned

    by Sarah on 5/27/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Now that we are passed Memorial Day, it is safe to say that summer has (unofficially) started. And with summer comes the need for serious sunscreen (and bug spray, but that’s another post all together). The simple answer here is: wear it, every day, no matter the weather, no matter what you are doing. Yes, […]

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    All Things in Moderation: Parenting by the 80-20 Rule

    by Sarah on 5/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Erik Rhey, our favorite environmentalist, gardener, writer, father (we could go on, but you get the idea) explains how to keep from going off the deep end when it comes to all the indulgences (read: bribes) we give our kids. Teaching children moderation is one of the hardest lessons there is, in my opinion. And please, […]

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    Memorial Day & Events for May 27th-29th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 5/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Happy sunny Sunday!  Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend! So much going on Memorial Day Monday like Memorial Day Medals at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum,  Potato Planting at the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park, Victorian Gardens in Central Park, Fleet Week and the Charles H. Tally Holiday Monday Family Programs at […]

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    Memorial Day Weekend Events for Kids in NYC!

    by Deirdre on 5/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! It is finally here!  Memorial Day Weekend a.k.a. the unofficial start of the summer!  After that long horrible winter I know everyone is fready for this weekend and the weather is supposed to improve! Get out and have a blast this weekend with friends and family!  The NYC beaches like Coney Island Beach […]