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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    Brooklyn Blog Talk – Your Weekly Roundup of Brooklyn News Bites

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

    It’s been a few months since we’ve published a Blog Talk post.  I always enjoyed it and thought of it as a fun end-of-the-week addition, so we decided to bring it back.  The first article in this week’s roundup is actually from Fast Company and features 18 Brooklyn-based companies, including a neighborhood favorite, Scratchbread.  You’ve […]

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    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments – The Playground

    by Kim on 7/11/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Location: the playground Story: Jack at 8 months at one of our favorite local playgrounds. Totally adorable, this photo always gets an audible reaction from the audience in my workshops. Need I say more?! This week’s photo tip: the playground is a GREAT location for photos! It may not seem that glamorous or noteworthy right […]


    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 2/07/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Well-behaved kids get parents discount at restaurant (NY Daily News) Blizzard Warning for NYC (South Brooklyn Post) PS 118 To Be Named After Maurice Sendak (Park Slope Stoop) RED HOOK: Fairway will reopen on March 1! (The Brooklyn Paper)    


    Brooklyn Blog Talk – Week of January 28th

    by Nicole on 1/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    2013 Children’s Book Award Winners (Omnivoracious) Tips on paying domestic staff by the book (NY Daily News) 13 Things to Teach a 9-Year-Old Dinner Guest From Hell (The Stir by CafeMom) Toys for the Light Table (Apartment Therapy)

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    Brooklyn vs Westchester: Why We’re Staying Put!

    by Nicole on 1/29/13 | 13 Comment(s)

    Local parenting blog Wee Westchester posted a smackdown-style piece about why they think it’s better to raise kids in the suburbs. As Brooklynites, we couldn’t pass up the chance for a little (friendly) debate. I grew up in Westchester, so I certainly agree with some of their reasons: Yes, there is some gorgeous scenery, especially […]


    Brooklyn Blog Talk – Week of January 20th 2013

    by Nicole on 1/25/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Little Baby Blabbermouth Talks Non-Stop and We Love It (The Stir by Cafe Mom) Are You For or Against Alternative Vaccination Schedules? (LilSugar) Is Your Townhouse Too Big? (Brownstoner) How to Apply to Date My Daughter (GeekDad) Closing schools to serve kids better (New York Daily News)


    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 1/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    that is not my kid’s poop on your rug. okay, it might be. (The Mama Bird Diaries) Real talk: Pregnant and uninsured in NYC (Brokelyn) Pier 5 opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn Bridge Park) Red Hook’s Fairway Market Reopening In March Following Sandy Nightmare (Brooklyn Heights Blog) Miss “Park Slope” America Might Actually Live […]

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    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 1/10/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Be on the Lookout for Willie, A Box Turtle Who Escaped After 70 Years (Kensington BK) Vokashi, Composting for Apartment Dwellers (Brooklyn Based) Where Kids Can Rock Out in Ditmas Park (Ditmas Park Corner) Brooklyn Has Lowest Murder Rate Since 1960 (F’D in Park Slope) Check Out the New Bike Racks at P.S. 10 (South […]


    Hello to the New Owners of A Child Grows!

    by Nicole on 1/08/13 | 5 Comment(s)

    I am so excited I can finally tell you all the big news: I am passing the torch to the new owners of A Child Grows in Brooklyn…today! Since I announced the blog and Brooklyn Baby Expo sale 1.5 months ago, I have gotten so many amazing emails from you all, from the truly sweet, […]

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    A Child Grows Top Stories 2012

    by Nicole on 1/01/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s fun to look back at the year’s stories, and see what you all liked the most. Apparently day trips and safety were your favored topics. Here’s to more of that in 2013! Tips and Tricks for Visiting Sesame Place Best Places to Go Berry Picking from NYC Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins, Veggies…and Hop […]

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    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 1/01/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Best (and Worst) Brooklyn Eats, 2012 (Brooklyn Based) The top 10 Brokelyn stories of 2012 (Brokelyn) East River Ferry To Keep Chugging Until At Least 2019 (Brooklyn Heights Blog) New Year’s Day: Brunch in Park Slope (Park Slope Stoop) Brooklyn’s best bites in 2012 (The Brooklyn Paper)

    In our new house in suburban Chicago!

    I’ve Moved to Chicago – Brooklyn: A Child Grows is for Sale

    by Nicole on 11/15/12 | 19 Comment(s)

    As if dealing with my children’s wildly stupefying temper tantrums and friendship woes weren’t enough to throw my life off track, my husband decided to throw in, “moving to Chicago” in the summer.  And, that was it. We moved- for his new start-up and a new suburban life in the midwest after living for 17 […]

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    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 11/08/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    L yeah! Subway service returns to Williamsburg and Bushwick (The Brooklyn Paper) Gas Rationing Comes to Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn Heights Blog) Grocery’s jobs water-bogged (NY Post) Free temporary housing & storage for Sandy victims (Brokelyn) Food Co-Op May Be On Its Way to Kensington and Windsor Terrace (Kensington, Brooklyn)

    Runner and Stone breads- could you die now?!

    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 9/14/12 | 2 Comment(s)

    Fall Restaurant Preview (Brooklyn Based) Grand Opening Today at the Park Slope Library (Brownstoner) Cobble Hill candy shop hires security guards after 40 teens storm the store stealing sweets (NY Daily News) The Grand Army Plaza Food Truck Rally is Here To Stay (FIPS) Statue Of Liberty Letting People Back In Starting October 28 (Gothamist) Police […]


    Parenting Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 9/10/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    EWG Cleaners Database Hall of Shame (Environmental Working Group) Opting Out of the ‘Rug Rat Race’ (Wall Street Journal) Why Fathers Really Matter (NY Times) Letting Babies Cry a Bit Is OK (Wall Street Journal) A Terrifying Way to Discipline Children (NY Times)