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    Keeping Kids Appy: Breastfeeding and Introducing Solids

    by Sarah on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

       When I nursed each of our children, friends and Kellymom were my go-to sources for information.  Those sources are both irreplaceable, but now there is a fantastic, fact-filled app, delivering information in a format that is accessible even as you are in the act of breastfeeding.  Sara Chana’s Breastfeeding for Boobs has hundreds 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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    Notes From A Blended Family: Shaken, Stirred, and On The Rocks–It Takes Three

    by Sarah on 3/11/14 | 2 Comment(s)

        By: Rebecca Cooney The Acela is propelling me home and the fluorescent panel bulbs are making my eyes twitch. Another work trip, another whirlwind, another jostling ride home. I’m lucky because I know that I’m coming home to a clean apartment. And I know this for sure because the housekeeper texted me this morning [...]

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    Cassatt Studio Preschool in Carroll Gardens

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Great news A Child Grows readers! A great school in Carroll Gardens is enrolling students. The Cassatt Studio comes from a trusted name you may have seen on A Child Grows before- Sitters Studio.     “At Cassatt Studio Preschool children learn, grow, and blossom by studying Van Gogh’s sunflowers, Mendelssohn’s songs, and Sondheim’s [...]

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    Montessori Info Evening February 27th: A new Montessori preschool in Brooklyn

    by Shayna Gehl on 2/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) Are you dreading the preschool application process for next year? Have you heard about Montessori education, but are not quite sure what it is or if it would be good for your child? Invest two hours to get the inside scoop on a brand-new, high-quality Montessori program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers: LePort Montessori [...]

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    5 Ways to Stay Warm!

    by Sarah on 1/29/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    I’m all done. I’m all done with this cold, with this snow, with this winter. I’m particularly all done with feeling cold. I’m a Boston native and can usually tough it out, but this crap has been ridiculous, so I’ve had to break out the big guns. Keeping the kid warm is easy, since she [...]

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    5 Tips for Trips to the ER

    by Sarah on 12/30/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The night before we were to left for our Christmas holiday our daughter had her first trip to the emergency room. We’ve been lucky. She is four and we’ve had no major incidents, no broken arm from a fall a JJ Byrne, no head on collision with the wall at the Y, no raging fever [...]

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    Top Eleven Reasons Playgrounds Suck (because ten wasn’t enough)

    by Sarah on 11/11/13 | 5 Comment(s)

    Neither of you wants to go, but you have to make the kid do it. There is some cruel irony in that. (And of course, she loves it once there. But you still hate it). You feel the chorus of nannies sitting on the benches is constantly judging you for being a helicopter parent, standing two [...]

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    Wherefore Art Thou Mr. Belvedere: Vetting Your New Nanny

    by Sarah on 10/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    So you need a nanny. Aside from asking around, where on earth do you start? Sites like Sittercity and Care.com, seem almost too big, as if nothing good could come from a nanny mill. But in fact, those particular sites (and not a lot of the others, so check) do background checks, scouring police records [...]

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    My Children Fight, Help!!!!

    by Nicole on 9/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Unfortunately, I can relate to this! Sharon Peters from Parents Helping Parents has some advice for us on how to handle sibling fighting to make your home more harmonious.  Overwhelmed moms or dads who are surrounded by the stress of sibling tension can find it hard to remember that brothers and sisters benefit from their loving and [...]

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    My Dad’s Heart Attack: Coping With a Parent’s Illness from Far Away

    by Nicole on 6/25/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    My dad had a massive heart attack. It was sudden, scary and we live hundreds of miles away from my parents. After countless complications and surgeries, he is finally in a rehabilitation center over three months later. He is going to survive and with the help of specialists and home care might make a pretty [...]

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    When Your Neighbor Has a Child with A Disability

    by Nicole on 6/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Who doesn’t want their child to have friends……..to be popular, well liked, respected, invited to parties and play dates?  Now put your feet into the shoes of a parent caring for a child with a disability.  That neighbor, that friend, that community member has all the same wishes and dreams for their child whose daily [...]

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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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    Domestic Dilemma

    by Nicole on 3/11/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Shayna Gehl of The Disheveled Parent shared her day with us. I am hoping you all had a better day than this…but we’ve all been there before. So this is the situation. I wake up and walk into my kitchen. There are dishes everywhere. Clothes are strewn all over the apartment. Some are actually clean (I [...]

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    Weekly Events for Kids and Babies in Brooklyn including President’s Day Activities!

    by Nicole on 2/18/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! So on top of all the usual activities there are even more this week!  NYC public schools are normally closed this week but due to Hurricane Sandy they are only closed Monday & Tuesday. Regardless, many events are going on all week!  That will be great for families that have children too young [...]

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    Putting My Own Oxygen Mask On…First

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

    I’m going to be super-honest with you since this is the first you’ve heard from me. Sometimes it feels like I let everything slip and crash to the floor, and the pieces of my life, my work, my parenting, my self-care, all lie in a glinting, smashed pile of sharp shards in front of me. Let me [...]

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    Women Congratulate My Husband For Spending Time With Our Kids

    by Nicole on 2/04/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    People seem to think that my husband is an anomaly. He has spent the last three years splitting our parenting duties evenly, spending a day a week with our children and working the other four days. He took advantage of a program at his company that allowed him to have this schedule and, when he [...]

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    Are You Paying Your Babysitter Enough? (Park Slope Parents Babysitter Survey is Out!)

    by Nicole on 4/26/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Are you paying your sitter enough? According to the 2012 Park Slope Parents first Babysitter Survey that came out this week, a babysitter for 1 child makes an average of $14.50 an hour. And for 2 children? The sitter makes an average of $15.50 an hour.  What about their neighborhood kid who is under 21 [...]

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    New Daycare Opens with Play Based Arts Program

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

    Over the last five years, I have visited loads of daycares and schools for the blog, so it’s exciting when I can suggest a daycare that I think is worth looking into for your child.  Sitters Studio , a well respected sitting service with a recently opened daycare in Carroll Gardens is expanding with a [...]

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    Free Baby Proofing Seminar

    by Nicole on 12/28/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    Babyproofing seems likes pretty standard issue stuff. Put up some gates, install tot locks, put medicines away. But, in reality, there’s a lot to it. There are safety gates, window guards, stove knob covers, cabinet locks, plants, steps and fireplace guards (and variations of all of these).  It’s helpful to get some advice on what [...]

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    Adoptee or Adoptive Parent Support Groups and Playgroups

    by Nicole on 12/20/11 | Comments Off Comment(s)

    Whether you are an adoptive parent or an adoptee, there is a playgroup and peer-support group called All Together Now (ATN), where you can gather, connect and share resources.  There is something for all ages: an adoption playgroup for 3-8 year olds, Tweens Peer-Support Group, Parent Group Discussions, and Volunteer Opportunity for Teens. For 3-8 [...]

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    How to Find a Nanny in Brooklyn

    by Serena on 10/30/11 | 9 Comment(s)

    One of the many unfortunate results of the tanking economy, is that there are a lot of nannies out there looking for positions.  But with all the available nannies, it still comes down to finding the right one for you and your family. This includes a nanny that can meet your needs (number of hours, [...]

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    Want To Join A Babysitting Co-Op? We’ll Tell You How

    by Nicole on 9/21/11 | 1 Comment(s)

    Do you want to meet other parents, have a date night and make playdates for your children? Join a babysitting co-op! The parents of the 1970′s had it right when they realized that instead of paying for babysitters, they could pay “in kind” for a swinging night out with their partner. Times have changed, but [...]

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    Healthcare for Uninsured: NY has options

    by Jimmy on 3/21/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    There are thousands of working, uninsured adults in New York. Some of them have families. Chances are good that you know someone in this category: the guy delivering your pad thai, a friend,  your nanny or maybe….you. Running around without insurance can be scary, especially if you get sick or have a major medical incident. [...]

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    Fort Greene Daycare changes location

    by Nicole on 2/22/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    Carousel Children’s Center just happens to be the daycare that four of my friends use- so I happen to think it must be pretty good. Carousel is moving their location from 96 Fort Greene Place to 150 Clermont Ave and are hosting open houses at their new space on: Saturday, February 26, 10 to 5pm [...]