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    Adventures with Food: The Easiest, Most Delicious Holiday Coffee Cake Ever

    by John on 12/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    My wife and I have been married for going on seven years now. Our children, Checkers and Crazy Eights, are now five and two years old. Until I met my wife, I’d never had a coffee cake. Now I can’t imagine Christmas (or Thanksgiving, for that matter) morn without it. The recipe I’m about to […]

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    Weekend Events: Christmas Carol, Hanukkah Events, Santa Corner, Songs, Charlie Brown, Scrooge & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 12/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Hi everyone, Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is in one week and Kwanzaa is in 8 days so lots of events going on! This weekend we have Mary Poppins as part of the Film Forum Jr. Sunday Matinee, Santa Comes to Gumbo, Holiday Songs & Sounds at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, […]

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    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services in Brooklyn 2014

    by Sarah on 12/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Once all the presents have been bought and all the food prepped and stocking stuffed and pills popped, ‘cause Jesus this is stressful, it’s time to celebrate the man, the baby, the Big Baby. Jesus, the eternal birthday boy, reminds us that, as the Who’s down in Whoville say, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store. […]

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    Weekday Events for December 15th-18th in Brooklyn & NYC!

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

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone had a great weekend and is excited about the upcoming week!  Hanukkah starts Tuesday evening and there are only 7 days of school left for NYC public schools.  Yes the kids are keeping track! This week we have lots of fun events like the Lighting of the Brooklyn’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah […]

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    Giveaway: 4 Premium Seats to Peter & The Wolf at BAM!

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

    One lucky family will win 4 premium seats to this one-day only holiday production of Prokofiev’s musical masterpiece, Peter & the Wolf at BAM. It is a MUST-SEE show this holiday season! Peter & The Wolf at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House December 27th, 2014 at 11am and 1pm The Little Orchestra Society, in association […]

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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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    Dyker Heights Lights: The Holiday Spirit Electrified

    by Sarah on 12/10/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      There is nothing so festive as Christmas lights twinkling from windows or rooftops on cold nights. But this is America people, so let’s super-size that holiday magic. You want it big? You want your dose of holiday cheer to fry the retinas then you must, you need, to see the lights of Dyker Heights. […]

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    What is Happening to the NYC Playgrounds?

    by Deirdre on 12/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I remember the old days when you could play on a seesaw and a merry-go-around in addition to swings, slides and monkey bars.  Now most playgrounds are just swings, slides and monkey bars and padded ground.  I have two school age children and we went on many adventures this past summer exploring playgrounds far from […]

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    Weekday Events for December 8th-11th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 12/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope you and your family had a great weekend and are ready for another busy week! This week you can see trees being lit in Bay Ridge at the 2014 Gazebo Tree Lighting, Madison Square Park at the Mad. Sq. Holiday 2014, at the DUMBO Holiday Tree Lighting and at The Washington Square […]

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    No More Electronics in the Trash in NYC in 2015

    by Deirdre on 12/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Have you heard about the change in the disposal of electronics that is going into effect January 1st? In the new year people living in NYC will no longer be able to put electronics like televisions and computers out on the curb for pick up.  The nyc.gov website has a full list of the electronics […]

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    First Christmas in Philly: Top Six Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

    by Sarah on 12/05/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Philly is poised to launch, but we wanted to give our loyal brooklynites the first look.  Mollie Michel explores all things Philly!   Well, parents, it’s that time of year already. And with a slightly later Thanksgiving, there’s not even a moment to breathe before the holiday insanity begins. My family, […]

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    Weekend Events: Polar Express, Atlantic Ave Tree Lighting, Winter Jam-Brrr-ee, Sinterklaas, Elska, Eat Pie & Shop, Josh & the Jamtones and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 12/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The first weekend in December is almost here and the calendar is packed with a lot of events for the holidays! This weekend you can enjoy a Polar Express Storytime at Barnes & Noble at Court Street & Park Slope, enjoy the Atlantic Avenue Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Party at Belarusian Church, […]

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    Black Lives Matter: How to Talk to Kids About Ferguson and Eric Garner

    by Sarah on 12/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    My mother has a saying about parenting, “If a kid asks a question, then they are probably ready to hear the answer.” Of course, that answer might need to be tailored depending on the age of said kid, but still it is an answer. I’ve been thinking about this saying a lot lately because of […]

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    Giveaway: Osmo Game System for the iPad!

    by A Child Grows on 12/03/14 | 5 Comment(s)

    Enter to win this amazing new game system that everyone is raving about! Osmo is a new educational tool for the iPad that fosters social intelligence and creative thinking. The games open up the iPad to the endless possibilities of physical play.  Watch their video to see how it works. We love this idea so much […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: An Insider’s Guide to Fort Greene

    by Sarah on 12/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert.   In a couple of months, I will have lived in New York City longer than anywhere (but you’ll always be my first, Billings) and will have been in […]

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    Weekday Events for December 1st-4th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone got to enjoy the long weekend and hard to believe December is actually here! This week we have some events to get you in the holiday spirit like Grinch Day Storytime: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope & Court Street, The Seaport Annual Tree […]

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    Thanksgiving 2014 Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving Day with your friends and family!  I love Thanksgiving! If you are not doing any shopping this weekend there are plenty of fun events to enjoy this weekend with the family!  Head to the Museum of the Moving Image for their Thanksgiving Holiday Family Workshop: Animated […]

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    Happy Snowsgiving Eve!

    by Sarah on 11/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert.   I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I am giddy at the prospect of a snow-filled Thanksgiving weekend. So yes, it probably goes without saying that […]

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    The Gratitude Workout: For After The Gratitude Gluttony

    by Sarah on 11/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Anna Catherine Rutledge, our fitness expert and grand puba of Brooklyn Fit4Mom, knows lots of things that we pretend we understand, but actually don’t. At all.   How did it get to be that time of year again! Sigh…don’t we say the same thing every year? But it’s true, since having children, it’s scary […]

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    Weekday Events for November 24th-26th & Thanksgiving in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Only four more days until Thanksgiving!  I wish everyone a Happy early Thanksgiving and safe travels if you are going out of town. If you are staying in NYC we have plenty of events happening this week.  There is the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation on […]

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    Shop Brooklyn Style: Industry City Holiday Market

    by A Child Grows on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Visit Industry City in Sunset Park this weekend and be reminded why Brooklyn is known as a hub of creativity, innovation and style.  This renovated factory and warehouse complex is the home to artist studios, tech companies, food and event businesses, design firms, manufacturers and more. Check out two of their shopping events taking place on […]

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    AltSchool in Brooklyn Heights: New School Opening Fall 2015

    by A Child Grows on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows is always excited to announce the opening of a new school in Brooklyn. We are still having babies like nobody’s business and sticking around longer to raise them in the city. More quality school choices, more after school programs, more activities and classes? Yes, please! Keep ‘em coming! AltSchool comes to us from […]

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    Weekend Events: Family Boogies, Astrograss, Magic of Amore, Nature Playtime, Fancy Nancy and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The weather is lovely today after that cold blast the past few days.  Hard to believe it is exactly one week until Thanksgiving! This weekend there are lots of fun events like Astrograss for KIDS at the Jalopy Theatre, Magic of Amore at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Family Boogies at Brooklyn […]

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    Adventures with Food: The Stuffing Matrix

    by John on 11/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      John Proctor, writer, teacher and our Dad For All Seasons, brings us all his foodie wisdom. Vicarious cooking is my favorite kind.   I’ll admit it. For first twelve years of my life, I thought stuffing was a magical concoction that came pre-made in a red box. I remember believing with great conviction that […]

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    Concerned About Your Child? Small Brooklyn Psychology Can Help!

    by A Child Grows on 11/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    By now, your kids have been through a few months of school, and they’re either settling into the routine…or they’re not. Maybe you got some concerning feedback about your child’s behavior at a recent parent-teacher conference. Maybe he or she brought home a disappointing report card. Maybe each night is an exhausting battle to get […]