Blog Talk | 2/6 | A Child Grows


    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)

    Happy Brooklyn Baby

    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, [...]

    The map to Sesame Place

    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 [...]

    The margarita slice at Williamsburg Pizza, one of BB's favorite new spots this year. Photo: Brenden Spiegel

    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 [...]

    The Brooklyn Paper / Richard Moon

    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)

    Image courtesy of @Park Slope Stoop

    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 9/07/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    School’s Back and Here’s the Evidence (Park Slope Stoop) Brooklyn Second Most Expensive Place to Live (Brownstoner) Piece By Piece: Squibb Pedestrian Bridge Timber Arrives On-Site (Brooklyn Heights Blog) Residents to Barclays Owners: You Have the Clout to Protect Our Neighborhoods (Prospect Heights Patch) Troubled high-schoolers a threat at tot lot, Prospect Heights parents say [...]

    Kids at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. (AP photo/Diane Bondareff)  Read more:

    Brooklyn Blog Talk: Bedbugs, New Park, Mom’s Battle and More

    by Nicole on 8/30/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Bedbugs found at Brooklyn Children’s Museum; public should be told, anxious employees say (Daily News) Transmitter Park, Open at Last (Brooklyn Based) Smorgasburg Coming To DUMBO On Sundays This Fall (Gothamist) Dekalb Market Calls It Quits… For Now (Brooklyn Heights Blog) One Mom’s Battle Against the Wack Jobs of Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn Heights Blog) Atlantic Avenue [...]

    Swimmers reenter the pool after today's incident. (Christopher Robbins/Gothamist)

    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 8/14/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Vomit Shuts Down McCarren Park Pool (Gothamist) Community meeting on construction of new school PS/IS 437 (Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights) HELP with your Nanny Taxes has arrived! (Park Slope Parents) Affordable Rents on Williamsburg Waterfront (Brownstoner) Four Teens Shot on Brownsville Playground (DNAinfo) Back to School Safety Tips (Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch)

    Hiroko Masuike/The New York TimesFinn Bergstrom-Glaser, 4, playing in the outdoor area of Greenwood Park, a new Brooklyn bar.

    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 8/02/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    As Beer Garden Welcomes the Juice-Box Set, Some Barflies Jeer (NY Times) Area Kicks & Cuts Opens in Carroll Gardens, Park Slope (Brownstoner) How To Get Rid of All Your Baby Junk (Brooklyn Based) Park Slope Readers’ Heads Explode at Amy Sohn’s Depiction of Married Life in Brooklyn (McBrooklyn) Windsor Terrace wants fresh food, not [...]


    Parenting Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 7/23/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Want Cooperative Children? Treat Them As If They Are (Rick Ackerly) Are we creating innovators? 22 Insights (The Daily Riff) How parents deal with tragedy. A.K.A. forgive the sanctimonious, for they know not what they do. (Mom 101) UVB, UVA, UV: RU Confused By Sunscreen? (Alpha Mom) Best Cloth Diapers (Parenting)


    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 7/19/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    McCarren Park Pool: A 12 Step Guide (Greenpointers) MTA Restoring, Creating Lots of Bus Service! (Brownstoner) Fitness Classes Coming to Clinton Street (Brownstoner) Brooklyn Heights Library Admits AC System Is Kaput (Brooklyn Heights Blog) NYPD Uses Pepper Spray In McCarren Pool Melee (Free Williamsburg) MTA heading your way with good news! (Daily News)


    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 7/12/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn’s Worst Landlords List Announced (Brownstoner) Brooklyn Bridge Park: New Pool Hours (Brooklyn Heights Blog) Vive la Brooklyn! Biggest Bastille Day in U.S. comes to Smith Street (Brooklyn Daily Eagle) 15 Brooklyn places that made NYMag’s Cheap Eats list (Brokelyn) Amy Sohn’s Motherland Out on August 14 (OTBKB)

    New York's City Bike is for sharing Photo credit:  Brogan Graham

    Brooklyn Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 5/16/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    NYC Bike Share Program Includes Multiple Locations Across Heights, Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown (Brooklyn Heights Blog) Another Smash-up on Hicks St in Cobble Hill (BococaLand) Things to do in Brooklyn Bridge Park with Kids (Mommy Poppins) Prospect Heights Parents Up in Arms Against School Plan (Gowanus Lounge) A FIPS Guide to Great GoogaMooga Moosic (F’d [...]

    Tear dupioni silk in sherbet shades into strips to make this braided necklace via Martha Stewart's Handmade Gifts Guide.

    Mother’s Day Crafts and Homemade Gifts

    by Nicole on 5/03/12 | 2 Comment(s)

    I am always looking for cute crafts for my kids to do- but I’m a stickler- I want the end projects to be something I keep for years. So, with that in mind, I have chosen some great Mother’s Day crafts and homemade gifts that your kids can make for you for your special day…. [...]

    Can you get your kids to do this at home?!

    Parenting Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 4/18/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Attention Problems May Be Sleep Related (NY Times) Making Babies Shots Less Tearful (NY Times) Parents and Teachers Building Empathy in Children (Rick Ackerly) The Myth of the Rich, Selfish Working Mom (Mom 101) 6 Ways To Get Kids To Help Around the House (The Happiest Mom)