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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 […]

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    Chopsticks for Kids: Not Just a Great Song

    by Sarah on 5/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    When I was a kid my family had a tradition, every Sunday after church we would go to Boston’s Chinatown, to The Shanghi for lunch. We would always order the same thing, dumplings, spare ribs, egg rolls and mushu pork. My father would drown everything in spicy mustard and my sister and brother and I […]

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    Spring Fling Meets Camp Panic Event: Everything You Need in One Place!

    by Sarah on 4/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Do your weekends feel so booked with errands that you never quite get to the family time you want, or vice versa? Well, clearly you need a camp fair, clothing swap and kid-friendly spring festival in one. Lucky for you the Spring Fling Meets Camp Panic is happening May 3rd from 10:00 am to […]

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    Ask The Expert!: Kids and Food

    by Sarah on 4/25/14 | 1 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.  TREATS BEFORE THE MEAL:  WHAT TO DO? Q:  “Every time I pick up my 4 year old […]

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    Get Down at InspireCorps Gala Event!

    by Sarah on 4/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Get your dance on, while contributing to a seriously worthy cause. InspireCorps, a Brooklyn based resource that connects New York City schools with a network of artists, writers and musicians in hosting its first annual gala. Created by Stephanie Thompson in the summer of 2013, the InspireCorps mission is to expose youth from all backgrounds […]

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    Adventures with Food: Fiddleheads!

    by John on 4/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    What a difference two weeks make! The crocuses are already crinkling like wet paper in the 60-degree sun, the daffodils are in bloom, and the first daylily shoots are poking their little prongs out of the moist, fast-warming ground. Though spring arrived almost three weeks ago, it finally feels like it—right in time for Passover, […]

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    Your Guide to Easter Egg Hunts NYC 2014

    by Sarah on 4/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There is nothing I like more then the vestiges of pagan ritual in our very modern world like christmas trees, jack-o-lanterns and may poles. The egg hunt is a favorite of mine, searching out symbols of fertility hiding among the newly blooming flowers, those pagans didn’t really go in for subtly and thank god. Otherwise, […]

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    Habana Outpost’s Earth Day Celebration 2014!

    by Sarah on 4/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Celebrate Earth Day early at Habana Outpost’s Earth Day Expo hosted by Habana Works this Saturday (that’s tomorrow people, in case you keep thinking today is Thursday). A Child Grows in Brooklyn will be there loving Mama Gia, holding babies and generally channeling our own Goddess. Where is a bonfire to dance around when you […]

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    Royal Palms Shuffleboard: Mai Tai is Better Than Your Tie

    by Sarah on 4/08/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I’m sure you’ve all heard about the new shuffleboard place in Gowanus, and many of you have probably already been to The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (you guys will heretofore be known as The Choir). But for those of you who haven’t, it will far exceed your expectations, since your expectations maybe a grey, mostly […]