Luna Park Giveaway

    Luna Park NYC Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 8/27/14 | 15 Comment(s)

    We all love Coney Island and we all love Luna Park NYC. Only Coney Island can make you feel like you are living on the edge of some strangle time portal, on the one hand you have the Cyclone, which hasn’t really changed since 1927, and go-karts, which are basically as they have always been. On […]

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    How to Find The Suburban Summer in the City

    by Sarah on 8/14/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I might be city-obsessed. I might think that New York in the summertime is heaven. But I also know that my daughter is missing out on some key childhood experiences because we don’t live in the ‘burbs. So I’ve been compiling a list of activities that approximate all that backyard fun. I’m bringing the mountain […]

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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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    The Foolproof Birthday Party (well, almost)

    by Sarah on 8/07/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I have written a lot in this blog about my stress over birthday parties. There is a lot of pressure in this lovely borough of ours to throw elaborate parties, to include every kid she’s ever met, to have activities that will Blow Their Minds. I’m not sure why this is. Are we all suffering […]

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    Summer Strolls-Streets of Wander

    by Sarah on 7/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you have yet to check out Summer Strolls-Streets of Wander, you have another chance Saturday, July 26th. This weekend the strollers and wanderers are back in South Slope on 7th Avenue between 9th and 16th Streets. This is not your typical street fair. There are lots of arts and crafts, activities for kids, live […]

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    A Dozen Songs for Summer

    by John on 7/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Few things get me more excited about summer than listening to summertime music. I actually have an iTunes playlist containing over 500 tunes that fit qualify as Summertime Music, the most child-friendly of which I’ve been subtly putting on in the background as Checkers and Crazy Eights are playing. They are super-excited about summer, so […]

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    Pool Profile: The Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop Up Pool

    by Sarah on 7/17/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    I love pools. I love swimming. I don’t say these things lightly. I am obsessed. I will take any chance to swim. When at the beach I am the first person in the water, when visiting relatives I’m in the pool before all the bags are out of the car. I do not mess around. […]

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    Farmers’ Market Delivered to Your Door: Try GoodEggs.com with this Special Offer!

    by A Child Grows on 7/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If the best farmers’ market you can imagine and Fresh Direct had a baby, that would be Good Eggs! This new grocery delivery service in Brooklyn is connecting us with local farmers online and delivering their goods to our door. You can shop from 150+ New York area farmers and foodmakers and order exactly what […]

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    Adventures with Food: Take Your Kids Crabbing!

    by John on 7/08/14 | 3 Comment(s)

      With Independence Day now behind us, we can now safely pronounce it High Summer in Brooklyn. The fountains are sprinkling, farmer’s markets are bustling, parking spots are comparatively plentiful with everyone taking their respective vacation shifts, the crabs are out… Oh, wait. Perhaps that last one bears explanation. You may or may not know, […]

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    I Scream You Scream: Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream

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

    There is some decent food in Brooklyn, there is even some pretty awesome ice cream, but not as much as you might expect from our DIY, small batch, food truck congested neighborhood. Adding to the wondrous choices of Blue Marble and Ample Hills Creamery comes Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Company. Now I’m sure we […]

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    Adventures with Food: Urban Foraging

    by John on 6/24/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    My personal history with wild foraging is passionate but limited. Every summer of my childhood in Kansas found my hands stained a deep purple from picking wild blackberries. The memory of this was recently prompted when I happened upon a small thicket growing over the sidewalk in my neighborhood; the taste took me right back […]

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    New Moms Can Relax (Sort-of): Babies Self-Regulate!

    by Sarah on 6/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Sara Chana, lactation consultant extraordinaire, sheds light on the issues, mysteries and joys of breastfeeding. Moms always ask me,”Do breastfeeding babies ingest the same amount of breast milk at each feed?” The answer is no! When a baby is breastfeed, that baby will take in a different amount of breast milk at each feed. […]

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    Ask The Expert!: Kids and Food

    by Sarah on 6/17/14 | 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.  THE BEIGE FOOD EATER Q:  My 2 and a half year old daughter who used to be […]

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    2014: The Year of Composting in NYC

    by John on 6/10/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    It may be finally time to make it official: 2014 is The Year of Composting in NYC. The city’s pilot program is rapidly expanding its service area and many small businesses are developing products and services for transforming our waste into renewable energy and/or much-needed soil replenishment. It seems a consensus is growing among an ever-larger […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Here’s one for the parents, Cheers!

    by Sarah on 6/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god. There have been a few occasions since becoming a parent that I have wished that ordering alcohol was as easy as placing an order through Seamless.  Enter Minibar, an app for parents.  Minibar verifies your age and address, and directs […]

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    Happy Doughnut Day from Dough!

    by Sarah on 6/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Everyone loves doughnuts. So who wouldn’t want a year’s supply of doughnuts pushing them toward their weigh-gain record and into a diabetic comma? Well, in honor of Doughnut Day, Dough (everyone’s favorite Bed-Stuy bakery) is giving away a year’s supply of doughnuts! Drop by the bakery anytime on Friday June 6th to sign up, 448A […]

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    Composting in Brooklyn: Have You Started Yet?

    by Sarah on 6/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    According to the New York Times, many Brooklynites are a bit slow to embrace our new composting program. I’m embarrassed to say that I am one. It’s not that I don’t thoroughly believe in composting, I do. The idea that what is now considered garbage could one day be powering homes with Methane gas or turned […]

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    How Much Milk Does My Kid Need?

    by Sarah on 5/29/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    We all know that drinking milk is important. It gives our kids the calcium and vitamin D they need. But I recently discovered that there’s such a thing as too much milk. So the question is, how much milk does my kid need? How do we maximize the benefits of drinking milk without causing the […]

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    Adventures with Food: Consider the Pickle

    by John on 5/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Let us take a moment to consider the pickle. In order to fully understand and perceive its wonder, I think we should first consider, if only for a sentence or two, its two most popular forms: the cucumber pickle and sauerkraut. The most common adjective for the cucumber would probably be “boring”—the cabbage, “stinky.” But […]

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    All Things in Moderation: Parenting by the 80-20 Rule

    by Sarah on 5/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Erik Rhey, our favorite environmentalist, gardener, writer, father (we could go on, but you get the idea) explains how to keep from going off the deep end when it comes to all the indulgences (read: bribes) we give our kids. Teaching children moderation is one of the hardest lessons there is, in my opinion. And please, […]

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    How to Host a Better Baby Shower

    by Sarah on 5/21/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    We will dispense with the pleasantries immediately. Baby showers are the worst. I’m not going to pretend, or lie to you. They are not a party, they are a forced march, with all the festive energy of a staff meeting with snacks. Since I am about to host a baby shower (this will be my […]

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    Treat Yourself to a Ladies Night Out!

    by Shayna Gehl on 5/20/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Calling all NYC Ladies! A Child Grows is teaming up with Babeland and boudoir photographer Lori Berkowitz to host another wonderful Ladies Night Out! You don’t have an excuse not to attend, it’s FREE! On Wednesday, June 4th, join us at Babeland at 462 Bergen Street, between Flatbush Ave & 5th Ave from 7-10pm. Come to […]

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    Touch-A-Truck 2014: You Know You Want To

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

    It’s finally spring so that means that there is an obscene amount of stuff to do and lots of pressure to get out and do it. Before you get overwhelmed with choices and blow them all off to watch “family” movies (meaning Star Wars) and eat pizza, know that this weekend is one of the […]

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    Adventures with Food: Nasturtiums, aka Eating Flowers

    by John on 5/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Now that the bulbs are blooming and the ground is moist, it’s finally time to plant! Generally speaking, the island that makes up Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island warms up about two weeks ahead of mainland New York, which means the last frost date usually falls somewhere around April 15 on any given year. Of […]

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    5 Ways to Achieve Breastfeeding Success

    by Sarah on 5/06/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    Sara Chana, lactation consultant extraordinaire, sheds light on the issues, mysteries and joys of breastfeeding. If Breastfeeding is such a ‘natural’ process for moms and babes why do so many women give up so quickly? The answer is simple. Although there is a natural desire for both the mother and baby to breastfeed, nursing is […]