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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  […]


    Birth Day Presence Announces New Class Offerings for Expectant and New Parents

    by Kim on 10/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Birth Day Presence is excited to announce some new, unique classes this fall/winter in their locations throughout the city.  Whether you’re a new mom or expecting, they have some great support for you! Plus a few awesome sales! Read on… Childbirth Express  is for expectant parents who want a no-frills childbirth education class in a nutshell! This […]


    Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Babywearing World Record Event

    by Kim on 9/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Attention babywearing enthusiasts! Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the 2nd Annual Babywearing World Record Event, happening October 5th at MommyCon Philadelphia. MommyCon is a boutique style convention dedicated to bringing together modern parents and parents-to-be.  MommyCon focuses on natural and organic parenting methods, while creating realistic expectations in this modern […]

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    75 Giveaway Tickets To New York Baby Show

    by Sarah on 5/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    This Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th  from 10am to 4pm our friends at New York Family magazine will be hosting the annual New York Baby Show. And A Child Grows is giving away 75 family tickets away to the show. Enter below for your tickets! a Rafflecopter giveaway Last year the New York Baby Show […]


    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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    After Bump: 5 Tips to Keep Post-Partum Stress Under Control

    by Kim on 8/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    By Stacey Jayne Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned veteran, consider these 5 tips to keep postpartum stress under control. Ride the roller coaster of emotions. You will go from kissing your baby’s tiny fingers and toes to grieving the loss of your old life (no one really talks about this!) and worrying […]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo is THIS Sunday! Are You Coming?

    by Nicole on 5/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are so excited for the Brooklyn Baby Expo this Sunday June 2nd! It is going to be fun and educational event filled with information and gifts for parents and activities for their children! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you still can! Purchase your tickets here and enter code ACG15off for a discount for […]


    The Silent Epidemic: Postpartum Depression

    by Nicole on 5/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Postpartum depression was discussed in my birth classes and with my other pregnant mom friends extensively when I was due with my first baby. I felt very educated about it but was anxious because I didn’t know what to expect. I luckily did not suffer from it but I had a few close friends who […]

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    Giveaway: Stokke MyCarrier Entry With Brooklyn Baby Expo Ticket Purchase

    by Nicole on 5/06/13 | 9 Comment(s)

    The Brooklyn Baby Expo is happening June 2nd. Buy your tickets this week and you are entered to win a Stokke MyCarrier ($250 retail value)! And VIP ticket holders get a Joovy BebaSling Lite ($99 retail value) with their ticket! If you have already purchased your tickets, you can still enter to win the Stokke MyCarrier! Here’s how: […]


    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 […]


    What is a Doula and Why Would You Need One? The value of birth and postpartum doula support

    by Nicole on 4/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Please join us for an evening to discuss the benefits of working with a doula from the prenatal, birth, and postpartum stages of motherhood! Tuesday, April 30th 6PM-8PM Birth Day Presence ~ Park Slope Studio 182 Eighth Avenue (between 1st St. and Garfield) Register Here! Seasoned birth and postpartum doulas Mollie Michel and Meema Spadola will be on hand […]


    What is a Doula?

    by Nicole on 2/27/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    When I was first pregnant with my daughter, I heard the term doula but I didn’t discover what one really was until very late in my pregnancy. By then, I thought it was too late to find one. After 24 hours of labor…I could have used one! Our doula expert, Mollie, has provided us with […]


    Ina May Gaskin Returning to NYC This Week

    by Nicole on 1/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Exciting news! Ina May Gaskin is returning to NYC for two nights to participate in a Q & A about her documentary Birth Story. I read her Ina May’s Guide to ChildbirthGuide to Childbirth before having my first baby, and her inspiring words from this book resonated with me throughout my 20 hour labor. She […]

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    Favorite Places for Families in Greenpoint & Williamsburg

    by Nicole on 9/20/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    Williamsburg and Greenpoint are fast becoming THE place to raise a family in Brooklyn; between the pool finally opening and a sleuth of amazing places to shop, eat, play and ways to give back- it’s easy to see why. Jessica Glorieux and Donna Ladd launched Motherburg NYC in June 2012 to help parents in North […]


    Dads and Dads-to-be Night Out Tonight

    by Nicole on 6/17/12 | 2 Comment(s)

    Moms and Dads need all the recognition they can get- and Birth Day Presence is celebrating fathers tonight by hosting a Dad’s Night Out for dads and “dads-to-be.” The night out is for dads to meet other dads, swap stories and tips and sit back and enjoy a free drink at South Slope bar and […]

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    Vitamin D: Why You and Your Kids Need it NOW

    by Jill on 4/13/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    This morning at breakfast, I remembered that the kids and I hadn’t taken our vitamins since before vacation, a week ago.  Not really a big deal, though with all the press that vitamin D has gotten lately, I made sure the kids and I took ours today. What can happen if we don’t have enough […]


    Got Milk? Updated List of LLL Meetings and Leaders

    by Nicole on 4/11/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Nursing isn’t easy for everyone (well, for a lot of us!) . That became apparent to me when I attended my first La Leche League (LLL) meeting when I was 9 months pregnant. I’m so glad I got clued in by some very honest women in the group before I gave birth.  After my son […]


    Support Midwives….NY midwives depend on it

    by Serena on 9/22/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    For many women, midwives are an important part of the birthing process but they aren’t always supported or even understood in our health care system. To help support midwives, raise awareness and raise funds for this cause, the NYC Chapter of American College of Nurse Midwives & Choices in Childbirth is holding the 9th Annual […]

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    Updated: LLLs in Brooklyn and the Brooklyn List

    by Nicole on 9/08/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    Nursing isn’t easy for everyone. That became apparent to me when I attended my first La Leche League (LLL) meeting when I was 9 months pregnant. I’m so glad I got clued in by some very honest women in the group before I gave birth.  After my son Birch’s birth, I went back to a […]

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    Giving Birth: Who Takes Care of Your Older Child?

    by Serena on 7/12/11 | 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 wondered that when we were faced with that question. I knew my MIL would not come down to help out in the middle of the night, […]


    Which birth control now?

    by Nicole on 7/04/11 | 2 Comment(s)

    My first visit to the OB/GYN after I gave birth was so anticlimatic. I wanted to talk about the labor and all its details, but my OB/GYN was only interested in asking “what are you going to use for birth control?” I had been out of the market for birth control for so long that […]

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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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    Moms Groups debut- working moms, toddler and new moms

    by Nicole on 1/19/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you’re a mom in Brooklyn, chances are that you know about BabyBites Brooklyn and their seminars, lunches and workshops. People often think of the events as being only for new moms, but that’s not the case -they have potty training seminars, holiday parties…and now they are doing facilitated moms groups for 2nd time moms, […]


    Tribeca Parenting has a full roster of classes now in Brooklyn

    by Nicole on 1/04/11 | 1 Comment(s)

    When Realbirth closed this May, many of the educators and recently, Realbirth’s founder, moved over to a now 6-month-old group called Tribeca Parenting.  The collective move helped jumpstart Tribeca Parenting which has become a hub of parenting information.  With Erica Lyon, the renowned Childbirth educator, author and founder of Realbirth, as their Consulting Director, they […]

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    A doula and massage therapist: a fab combo

    by Nicole on 11/17/10 | 1 Comment(s)

    It’s a rarity to find a doula who specializes in pre/postnatal massage, and really, why wouldn’t you want that combination? Imagine: you are in labor, getting massaged alternately by your doula and your labor partner- who has been taught by your doula how to massage you properly.  Ahhh…it’s beginning to sound like birthing might not […]