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    Adventures with Food: Fiddleheads!

    by John on 4/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    What a difference two weeks make! The crocuses are already crinkling like wet paper in the 60-degree sun, the daffodils are in bloom, and the first daylily shoots are poking their little prongs out of the moist, fast-warming ground. Though spring arrived almost three weeks ago, it finally feels like it—right in time for Passover, [...]

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    Conscious Uncoupling Backlash

    by Sarah on 4/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    So if you are addicted to trashy magazines and E! like some of us, you already know all about “Conscious Uncoupling,” the term Gwyneth Paltrow is using to describe her divorce from Chris Martin. Now, as she very conveniently points out on her site, this is not her term, but one coined by Katherine Woodward [...]

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    On the First Blooming Crocus

    by John on 4/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Another sign that spring is creeping slowly up on us: yesterday I bought a whole bouquet of daffodils at the market on my way home. It’s easy to dub the daffodil and its bulb-cousin the tulip the harbingers of winter’s end—the shoots pushing their ways out of their underground globes imbues them with a sense [...]

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    What’s Better Than Having a Baby?! Having TWO!

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s finally here!!!! THE MAIN EVENT!!!! I am officially full term in my third pregnancy. “In the home stretch” as many would say. I’ve blogged about the fantastic nature of this pregnancy (if you didn’t read the post, you missed the sarcastic tone there). While I’d love to go into even more gruesome details on the latest [...]

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    Just Food Conference: We Can Pickle That!

    by John on 3/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Just Food Conference is coming up on the weekend of April 5-6. I have been following Just Food for some time now. Since 1995, their role has been to empower and support community groups in their efforts to increase access to local, sustainable food. I’ve been putting their values into practice. I have a batch of [...]

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    Working From Home Has its Poops and Cons

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    So I’ve been working from home for a little less than a year now. I absolutely love what I do and the business I work for. I consider myself fortunate as I wasn’t necessarily ‘in the market’ for a job when I got one. It just happened, and I’m so glad it did. Like many stay-at-home moms, [...]

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    Resident Dad: Van Brunt Still House

    by John on 3/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I admit to having an unhealthy fixation with Red Hook. It has everything this urban idealist needs to believe that Brooklyn will find a new model for Twenty-First Century urbanity. Decaying signs of its roots as an industrial port mingle seamlessly with its more recent revitalization, making it an ideal laboratory for a sustainable future. [...]

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    Is The Fit Mom a Feminist? A Child Grows Interviews Maria Kang

    by Sarah on 2/16/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    You know what our culture likes best? Girl-on-girl crime. That’s right, Maria Kang, aka The Fit Mom, has been cast by the media as one opponent in a virtual mud-wrestling showdown.  After my interview with Maria, I walked away thinking, “she’s great!” She is down-to-earth, funny, smart and, wait for it, not a robot. She [...]

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    Dancing Kiddos: Songs of the Snow

    by John on 2/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As I write this, I’m looking out our window at mostly white. Snow covers the ivy around our garden, the Weber grill, our bathtub flowerbed with its slumbering calendula seeds and iris rhizomes, Checkers’ bike, Crazy Eights’ tricycle, even the jogging stroller. I hardly want to do anything with the kids outside the house, knowing [...]

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    Resident Dad: What Is Child Abuse?

    by John on 1/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     Shortly before Christmas, I saw a link on my Facebook page to a blog post by novelist and game designer Chuck Wendig titled Spanking Your Children is Hitting Your Children. I haven’t read any of his novels, and I’m not much (or anything, really) of a gamer so I haven’t experienced his work on that level [...]

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    Dear Maria Kang, aka: ‘Fit Mom’ (not that you care)

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/07/14 | 4 Comment(s)

    I started out as a fan of yours supporting your controversial Facebook post and even feeling sorry you received (in my opinion) a lot of unwarranted backlash. I posted a comment supporting you and your obvious hard work and dedication to living a healthy, fit life. I was one of the ones who thought good for you! Would [...]

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    Why “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” may be the most important Christmas song to share with your children

    by John on 12/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Something tells me most of the Western world, especially those who lived through the Eighties, will either meekly agree or angrily disagree with me on this. (Bob Geldof, who co-wrote the song with Midge Ure in 1984, now calls it one of the two worst songs in the world.) Either way, you might be right. [...]

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    On Re-Nicknaming My Children

    by John on 12/01/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    As I near the end of one year with A Child Grows, I’ve been rereading some of my early posts. My first post in fact, the one in which I introduced my daughters Stringbean and Butterbean, had one comment that I’ve frequently thought about since I read it in January: …please rethink your daughters’ blog [...]

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    Great Signs, Great Service- Signazon

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/01/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) Being as attached to the Brooklyn community as I am, I always like to share good information when I get it. I recently learned about a great company offering quality products at affordable prices so naturally I had to pass my newly learned information on to A Child Grows! You may not be familiar [...]

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    Into The Woods with the Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area

    by Sarah on 10/22/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    After basically everyone said I HAD to see it, I finally dragged myself, and my far more willing family to the far side of the park for some interactive nature. And, I don’t say this a lot, everyone was right. The Natural Exploration Area was awesome. Particularly since the “grueling” twenty-five minute trek was through [...]

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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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    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Kim on 8/18/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Nicole and I ran the Battle of Brooklyn 10 mile race today as part of a relay team, with another Brooklyn mom rounding out our group. We came in 5th place out of 15 all-female relay teams!  What a great way to end the week!  I also just got my FitBit bracelet in the mail [...]

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    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments – Montauk Beach

    by Kim on 8/16/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    A weekly photo guest blog feature with Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity Location: Montauk Beach Story: One of the beautiful things about a big city like New York is that the surrounding areas are also filled with beautiful less urban amenities that can be taken advantage of without having to get on a plane. This [...]

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    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Kim on 8/10/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Happy Weekend!  Here’s a quick roundup of interesting blog posts I saw this week on some of our favorite Brooklyn (and beyond) blogs. Brooklyn: It’s Expensive Now (Brownstoner) Interesting comparison of recent articles out of Vogue and The Atlantic about Brooklyn’s changed landscape. Crap No One Tells You About Having a Boy – Happy Birthday [...]

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    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments – Aita Clinton Hill

    by Kim on 8/08/13 | 0 Comment(s)

      Location: Aita, 132 Greene Ave, Brooklyn Story: Having lived in Clinton Hill for over twenty years, it still amazes me that there are so many great restaurants right in our neighborhood. Some last longer than others but I’m hoping relatively recent newcomer, Aita, will be around for a while. The food is delicious, the [...]

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    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Kim on 7/26/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We’re back again with another roundup of blog posts from some of our favorite Brooklyn bloggers.  I learned today that this month marks the 25th birthday of Where’s Waldo, and to commemorate the occasion, several communities are hosting a Where’s Waldo scavenger hunt. Greenlight Bookstore is hosting the hunt in Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill, in partnership [...]

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    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments – Queens Hall of Science

    by Kim on 7/26/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Location: New York Hall of Science in Queens Story: With so many museums in Brooklyn and the Manhattan, it can be hard to get motivated to trek out to Queens but a earlier this year we arranged to go with a friend and it was well worth the trip! The museum itself is probably best [...]

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    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Kim on 7/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Perhaps this post should be titled Brooklyn and Beyond Blog Talk, because I’m including articles that are from Brooklyn-based bloggers and a few others who are not.  I just found a pretty amazing blog (via a friend on Facebook, which is how I get most of my news in the morning), from which the first [...]

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    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments – Speedy Romeo

    by Kim on 7/18/13 | 0 Comment(s)

      Location:  Speedy Romeo, 376 Classon Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Story:  Speedy Romeo is not just our neighborhood pizza joint… it’s our neighborhood pizza joint that has been feature as a 2013 Michelin Bib Gourmand (“excellence on a budget”) AND as one of Time Out New York’s top 25 pies in NYC. Not only [...]