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    Weekend Events: Charlie Brown Christmas, Big Annie, Autograss, Scrooge, Craft Fairs, Trains, Menorah Madness, Superbunny & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 12/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Did your children think the dusting of snow was awesome this morning?  My kids were so excited with our trace of snow in NYC! This is one super busy weekend!  This weekend check out the 5th Annual Holiday Train Show at Brooklyn Free School, enjoy a Holiday Sing-Along at the Shadow Box Theatre’s  […]

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    Find a Child Care Provider with LxBlue

    by A Child Grows on 12/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    LxBlue is an interactive service where you can find the perfect nanny or babysitter for your family – and quickly! The service is rooted in trust, convenience, and value. They have a thorough screening process where all LxBlue experts have been interviewed in person by LxBlue associates – so you get the luxury of a […]

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    Brooklyn Pre-school of Science: New Location Opening in Park Slope!

    by A Child Grows on 12/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The New York Times calls him the Rock Star of Science Class and you’ve probably heard of him as Carmelo the Science Fellow. Carmelo Piazza has a loyal and devoted fan base of parents and kids who pour into his after school programs and summer camps and book months ahead to celebrate their birthdays at […]

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    Brooklyn Kids Academy: A New Daycare/Preschool in Crown Heights!

    by A Child Grows on 11/06/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Great news for Crown Heights parents: Brooklyn Kids Academy is now open and accepting enrollment! This new daycare and preschool is located on Utica Avenue, one block north of Eastern Parkway, and provides care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. “At Brooklyn Kids Academy in Crown Heights, our teachers and administrators have […]

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    Find Babysitters Easily with UrbanSitter!

    by A Child Grows on 10/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Use your social network and this great app to help you find your next sitter! UrbanSitter is an online marketplace where parents go to find occasional, part-time or full-time babysitters quickly and efficiently. Powered by your own parenting networks, UrbanSitter helps you find babysitters hired and personally recommended by your friends and parents from your child’s […]

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    How to Raise Healthy Eaters

    by Sarah on 8/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Donna Fish, an expert on children’s relationship with food, gives it to us straight. Finally we have a resource not just for information, but for practical answers to our specific questions. So please send your questions to:  donna@donnafish.com.  This article first appeared in The Huffington Post. I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship people […]

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    How To Find A Nanny You Trust: Mommybites Nanny Board

    by Sarah on 7/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    On my moms’ group there seems to be a perpetual thread about finding a good nanny. Who can you recommend? Anyone available immediately? Usual nanny has quit/moved to Fiji/found God/gone public with her startup/ run away with Jude Law. Help! And then there is a silence that echoes through the interwebs, followed by a sad […]

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    Water Safety for Kids: Splash into Summer Safely

    by Sarah on 6/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.   Recently, Lindsay Kujawa of, Delighted Momma wrote about her toddler’s near drowning experience and the aftermath. Her post went viral and the discussion about “secondary drowning” has become a major topic in the […]

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    If Jesus Loved Me- he’d let me get through the damn song!

    by Shayna Gehl on 6/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Wednesday Night, 7pm I’ve successfully brushed both toddlers’ teeth and got them in pajamas. We’ve had basic chit-chat about our day, I bathed them, we’ve read books, and prayed. Both children are showing the telltale signs of fatigue by flopping around in their beds as I latch my newborn (newbie) on for a feed and […]

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    Top 13 Lies We Tell Our Kids

    by Sarah on 5/19/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    1. This is for grown ups (this applies to desserts, tv, music, anything awesome you don’t want to share) 2. That kid hit you in the face because they like you 3. You are so good at X 4. Don’t go in the bedroom Daddy is working (which means smoking electronic cigarettes out the window. […]

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    How to Be A Better Parent? Turn Off Your Phone

    by Sarah on 5/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Alice Kaltman, parenting coach and founder of Family Matters NY, explains why we need be present and put down those smart phones. Alice is THE voice of experience, so take notes.    The weather has finally warmed up, with lots of outdoor play time for families. After observing parents in playgrounds and strolling strollers on […]

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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 […]