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    Nannies: Does the Love Stop When the Paycheck Does?

    by Sarah on 12/16/13 | 4 Comment(s)

      How do you say goodbye to a member of your family when they move away, how do you explain their seemingly sudden choice to your kids, how do you do it when that person is in fact the nanny, someone paid to be a part of your family? There is a strange, sad and […]

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    Spuni: Mealtime with Baby Will Never Be the Same!

    by Shayna Gehl on 12/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had one of my mini foodies fling their meal across the room with the grace and power of a seasoned tennis pro. I sat in awe as they refuse to discriminate catapulting even their favorite dinners. When I recently learned about Spuni, my situation seemed to […]

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    Throw Out the Bathwater, Keep the Baby

    by Sarah on 10/21/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    There’s been a lot bath-talk swirling around the interwebs of late. Claire Goss, a mommy blogger, sparked the debate when she admitted to only soaping down her three-month-old every week . . . or two. To her credit, there are many sources from The Mayo Clinic to Dr. Sears that support the idea of minimal […]

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    What Your Birth Bag is Missing

    by Sarah on 10/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Attention parents-to-be, we know you are feeling prepared. You’ve made some awesome playlists, you’ve got the tennis balls, the granola bars, the organic juices and straws (seriously, don’t forget the straws). But there is one crucial detail you may have overlooked. Are you ready to fill out the birth certificate? Sure, you think, I’m great […]

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    New Pre and Postnatal Yoga Classes Come to DUMBO

    by Kim on 8/30/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    One would think DUMBO is the most fertile place in New York City with all the baby bumps and strollers out there. Having places like Brooklyn Bridge Park and P.S. 8 in its backyard, and being so close to Manhattan make it a great neighborhood for young families. Finally, expectant and new moms now have […]

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    After Bump: 5 Tips to Keep Post-Partum Stress Under Control

    by Kim on 8/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    By Stacey Jayne Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned veteran, consider these 5 tips to keep postpartum stress under control. Ride the roller coaster of emotions. You will go from kissing your baby’s tiny fingers and toes to grieving the loss of your old life (no one really talks about this!) and worrying […]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo is THIS Sunday! Are You Coming?

    by Nicole on 5/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are so excited for the Brooklyn Baby Expo this Sunday June 2nd! It is going to be fun and educational event filled with information and gifts for parents and activities for their children! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you still can! Purchase your tickets here and enter code ACG15off for a discount for […]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo – Not Just for Babies – Sunday June 2nd

    by Nicole on 5/24/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Think the Brooklyn Baby Expo isn’t for you just because you don’t have a baby any longer? Wrong! There will be lots of activities for older children and information, products and raffles for parents of toddlers and pre-schoolers!  Top 10 reasons you should attend event if your children aren’t babies any longer or you have […]

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    The Silent Epidemic: Postpartum Depression

    by Nicole on 5/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Postpartum depression was discussed in my birth classes and with my other pregnant mom friends extensively when I was due with my first baby. I felt very educated about it but was anxious because I didn’t know what to expect. I luckily did not suffer from it but I had a few close friends who […]

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    Weaning – When and How?

    by Nicole on 5/07/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Is there a “right” time and is there a “right” way to wean? Sara Chana Silverstein, a New York based, international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), classical homeopath, herbalist, lecturer, author, wife and mother of seven children (yes, she really is superwoman!), wrote an article for us that tackles those questions. Weaning – Is now is […]

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    Giveaway: Stokke MyCarrier Entry With Brooklyn Baby Expo Ticket Purchase

    by Nicole on 5/06/13 | 8 Comment(s)

    The Brooklyn Baby Expo is happening June 2nd. Buy your tickets this week and you are entered to win a Stokke MyCarrier ($250 retail value)! And VIP ticket holders get a Joovy BebaSling Lite ($99 retail value) with their ticket! If you have already purchased your tickets, you can still enter to win the Stokke MyCarrier! Here’s how: […]

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    Giving Birth: What To Do With Your Older Child?

    by Nicole on 4/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Most of us don’t live near family, so what do you do when you give birth and have an older child at home that needs to be watched? I worried about this more than actually giving birth when we were faced with that question. My parents and in-laws live a plane ride away so coming […]

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    What is a Doula and Why Would You Need One? The value of birth and postpartum doula support

    by Nicole on 4/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Please join us for an evening to discuss the benefits of working with a doula from the prenatal, birth, and postpartum stages of motherhood! Tuesday, April 30th 6PM-8PM Birth Day Presence ~ Park Slope Studio 182 Eighth Avenue (between 1st St. and Garfield) Register Here! Seasoned birth and postpartum doulas Mollie Michel and Meema Spadola will be on hand […]

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    Is It Safe To Share Breast Pumps?

    by Nicole on 4/01/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    When I was nursing I was so dependent on my breast pump. I had the Medela Freestyle and because I had to schlep it back and forth from work for a couple of years, it was the perfect one for me for its size. I replaced the tubing a few times, but other than that […]

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    Common Childhood Rashes

    by Nicole on 3/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Katie Porterfield of baby gooroo has given us the 411 on all things rashes and skin aliments! It’s upsetting when your soft-skinned baby or toddler is suddenly covered with an angry red rash. The first time it happens, you’ll likely call your child’s pediatrician in a bit of a panic, but you’ll soon discover that rashes […]

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    What is a Doula?

    by Nicole on 2/27/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    When I was first pregnant with my daughter, I heard the term doula but I didn’t discover what one really was until very late in my pregnancy. By then, I thought it was too late to find one. After 24 hours of labor…I could have used one! Our doula expert, Mollie, has provided us with […]

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    Can Certain Foods Increase My Milk Supply?

    by Nicole on 2/19/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    The more milk your baby takes (or you remove through milk expression), the more milk you make. Some mothers with ample milk may “think” their supply is low when in fact it is not. So before you take steps to improve your milk supply, talk with your health care provider to make sure it is […]

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    Free Breast Pumps. Really?

    by Nicole on 1/28/13 | 0 Comment(s)

      Breast pumps, breast pumps, get your free breast pumps! Within the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is a provision requiring insurance companies to cover breast pumps and visits to lactation consultants at no cost to the patient. This makes me wonder how hospitals and OBGYN’s will change their approach to breastfeeding and the support […]

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    Ina May Gaskin Returning to NYC This Week

    by Nicole on 1/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Exciting news! Ina May Gaskin is returning to NYC for two nights to participate in a Q & A about her documentary Birth Story. I read her Ina May’s Guide to ChildbirthGuide to Childbirth before having my first baby, and her inspiring words from this book resonated with me throughout my 20 hour labor. She […]

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    New Kids Store Opens in Bed-Stuy

    by Nicole on 12/28/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    People have been talking about this new children’s store in Bed-Stuy called Pipsqueak Children’s Shoppe; I’ve gotten 3 emails to date about it. Everything from, “PipSqueak does such low mark up on their goods for sale that they can compete or do better than Toys R Us!” to “they are such a huge addition to […]

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    Breastfeeding a Premature Baby

    by Nicole on 12/10/12 | 5 Comment(s)

    Can you breastfeed a premature baby? Yes, even if your baby has spent time in the NICU and was given bottles.  Sara Chana Silverstein, a New York based, international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), classical homeopath, herbalist, lecturer, author, wife and mother of seven children (yes, she really is superwoman!), wrote an article for us […]

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    Putting 2 Kids to Bed in the Same Room

    by Nicole on 12/06/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    After four years, I should be an expert at putting two kids to bed in the same room, but I’m not. I’ve struggled with it enough to make me try every trick in the book- from music to rewards to sitting in their room. I suspect I’m not the only one out there to have […]

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    New Daycare in Williamsburg- Includes Infant Program

    by Nicole on 11/15/12 | 2 Comment(s)

    Sponsored Post The baby boom in Williamsburg/Greenpoint has ushered in many new amenities for families, including play spaces, stores and daycares. One of the newest is  The Creative Academy Early Learning & Childcare Center, which opened in September, and is already alleviating some of the childcare needs for parents in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. Unlike […]

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    CANCELLED: Free Baby Massage and Product Toxicity Workshop by Seventh Generation

    by Nicole on 10/29/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you are looking for a way to soothe your baby in a relaxing way (for both of you!) then you might head to the free massage fest on November 8th.  Seventh Generation is hosting this public event in Park Slope with Tina Allen, a well-known baby massage expert. So, why is Seventh Generation hosting […]

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    Ina May Gaskin To Appear in NYC at Doc Festival

    by Nicole on 10/25/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Ina May Gaskin is coming to town and tickets to view her documentary have already sold out for the evening show- but the daytime show has openings.  The birthing guru and author Ina May, attracts expecting parents, birth professionals, doctors and parents in droves.  When she came to Brooklyn a couple of years ago, the […]