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    Where to Meet Santa (in Brooklyn and NYC) and Beg for Loot

    by Sarah on 12/06/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    Get some face-time (lap-time) with the big man himself, you can start tonight or wait until Christmas Eve, or play the odds with a lap-sit ever weekend between now and Gift Hour Zero. Seems like a great idea, so you’ve been lying to your kid about this dude for months or years, what could possibly [...]

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    How To Host a COOKIE PARTY!!!!

    by Sarah on 12/04/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Screw fruitcake. And pie. And plum pudding (who’s making this?). What really matters this time of year are the cookies. But who has the time or energy to make a sampling of holiday treats? That would imply that I’m done doing my Thanksgiving dishes. And artisanal cookies, since apparently  that’s all you can get in [...]

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    Kids in the Kitchen: Apple Spinach Muffins

    by Kim on 11/27/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every other week, Jory will be sharing a recipe for you and your family to enjoy. She will also provide a new tip for getting your kids involved the kitchen, too.  This week is Apple Spinach Muffins! Recipe:  Apple Spinach Muffins Story:  Over these last few posts, I’ve shared recipes that make it easy to [...]

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    Whole Foods Gowanus Opens in 29 Days, Christmas Rescheduled for Dec 17th

    by Sarah on 11/19/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I might be a typical bleeding-heart liberal, but that all is eclipsed by the looming shadow of Whole Foods at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue. That’s right, December 17th I will be first in line, if for no other reason than to be rid of the shackles of Union Market (crappy, expensive and waaaaaay too convenient). [...]

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    Your New Favorite Album: In This Moment by Nikolai Moderbacher

    by Sarah on 11/18/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Nikolai Moderbacher is a staple on the Brooklyn Music Together circuit. If you haven’t taken one of his classes chances are, your friends have. He splits his time between Music Together on 1st Street, Brooklyn Heights Music Together and Hootenanny (can we start calling it the Church of Hootenanny, like the Church of John Coltrane [...]

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    Adventures with Food: The Tuna Casserole Matrix

    by John on 11/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I should be ashamed of myself. Doing most of the cooking in our household, I pride myself on serving my family fresh, seasonal food when possible. I also have a select few culinary aversions, and the most extreme is to savory creamy sauces—Alfredo, a la king,  béchamel, hollandaise—so they rarely make it onto a menu [...]

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    Plum Pouch Recall: Your Mother Was Right

    by Sarah on 11/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Since bacteria may not have been the “organics” they were hoping for, the fine people at Plum have issued a “voluntary” recall of a few of their products (see below for specifics). My kid might be past the pouch stage of life (most of the time), but there was an era in which they were indispensable. [...]

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    Get Ready for Hanukkah 2013 or Rather Thanksgivukkah

    by Nicole on 11/14/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    You might be asking yourself, “What is Thanksgivukkah?”. Well our friend Amy from Kveller.com has shared her favorite ways to celebrate it! And count yourself lucky, because it isn’t going to happen again for another 70,000, say 80,000 years! Happy Thanksgivukkah, and Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends! By: Amy Deutsch You might have [...]

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    Diner NYC: Kid-Friendly Restaurants, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    by Nicole on 11/13/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I am always on the lookout for kid friendly restaurants in Brooklyn. Ones with good food, good prices, and which won’t kick you out if my well-meaning preschooler would like to greet every new diner as they walk in the door. Our friends over at Brunch with my Baby have found us a new kid-friendly brunch [...]

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    How to Make Halloween Work to Your Advantage: Fluoride

    by Sarah on 11/01/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Now that we’ve had our fill of our children’s Halloween candy, let’s talk teeth. Dentists (Dr. Tendler is my source here) say the worse thing about candy is not the quantity, but the amount of time it spends in the mouth. That means that the stickier the candy, the more it is stuck in tiny [...]

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    Gluttony, Hoarding and Secrecy: The Deadly Sins of Halloween Candy

    by Sarah on 10/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    My godmother, a very smart, very tough lady, once shared a piece of wisedom with me. She said of raising her two kids, the secret to teenagers was to give them some space, because most of the time they come to the right decisions on their own. I’m starting to think that is true of [...]

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    Kids in the Kitchen: Kale Chips

    by Kim on 10/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every other week, Jory will be sharing a recipe for you and your family to enjoy. She will also provide a new tip for getting your kids involved the kitchen, too. This week is kale chips! Recipe:  Kale Chips Story:  Have you caught Kale Fever yet? Every day I feel like doctors and scientists are [...]

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    Miralax: Friend or Foe

    by Sarah on 9/27/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Having a kid with a GI tract that closely resembles the BQE on a summer Friday is stressful. Feeling conflicted about the treatment of that traffic jam is even worse. One oft-prescribed solution is Miralax. In the last decade doctors have taken to recommending Miralax to kids for quick relief, and to that end, it works [...]

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    Cooking and Eating with Kids: Social, Communal, Controllable

    by Nicole on 9/24/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We all want our kids to eat good, real, healthy food. That doesn’t mean no treats, but it does mean we want them to embrace broccoli as well as brownies. One way to do that is to cook and eat with our kids as much as possible. Cooking with your kids is social, communal, and [...]

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    Restaurant Review: Egg (Williamsburg)

    by Kim on 9/22/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Review courtesy of  Brunch With My Baby     We were driving this weekend to have brunch at Diner in Williamsburg (I was quite intrigued by the eggs with pea puree and cornbread crumbs on the menu), but like many plans involving a toddler, this one was soon scrapped for another. Minutes before we pulled [...]

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    MeltKraft: This Kraftwerk

    by Sarah on 9/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Yes, Gentlefolk of Brooklyn, I took one for the team yesterday and tested the new grilled cheese place in Park Slope at  9th Street and 7th Avenue, Melt Kraft. The sacrifice was great. I threw away my four-day record of no gluten. I took the girl for a very early dinner, and we were the [...]

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    Kids in the Kitchen: Homemade Granola

    by Kim on 9/10/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every other week, Jory will be sharing a recipe for you and your family to enjoy. She will also provide a new tip for getting your kids involved the kitchen, too. This week is homemade granola! Recipe: Homemade granola Story: The idea of making granola at home used to intimidate me. Until I finally made [...]

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    Purple Kale Kitchenworks: Parent Cooking Workshop Review and Giveaway!

    by Nicole on 8/28/13 | 3 Comment(s)

    I’ll admit it…I can’t cook. I have tried, but it is just not something that comes naturally to me. I get intimidated in the kitchen, I have a hard time pulling together random ingredients on the fly and I am not talented at improvising. So, I took a workshop with Purple Kale Kitchenworks, a local [...]

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    Kids in the Kitchen: Berry Kale Smoothies

    by Kim on 8/26/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Recipe: Berry Kale Smoothies Story: Eliana has been hanging out in the kitchen with me since she was just a few months old. Her “involvement” in the cooking process has ranged quite a bit over her first 26 months. For her first 18 months, her participation evolved from zonked-out tiny baby dozing off in the [...]

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    Summer Urban Farm Field Trips

    by Kim on 8/05/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Isabelle Dervaux will be bringing us her monthly reviews, accompanied by her beautiful photos, of Brooklyn businesses she finds fascinating, unique, or just plain cool! This month she brings us a sampling of community and rooftop gardens we can find around around Brooklyn. Community gardens and rooftop edible gardens have multiplied throughout the city, farms [...]

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    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: STOCKED (Prospect Heights)

    by Nicole on 7/22/13 | 2 Comment(s)

      A new business has popped up on Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights and I am beyond excited about this! It is called STOCKED and it serves (for take out or dine in) locally sourced meals – everything for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between. A lot of the options are perfect as pre-made dinners you can [...]

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    Barclays Center Greenmarket Opening Tomorrow – July 17, 2013

    by Nicole on 7/16/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The Barclays Center and GrowNYC are joining forces to bring a weekly greenmarket to the Flatbush side of the arena between Atlantic and Pacific Streets. This will be a great weekday addition to the farmers markets around Brooklyn! This will be held every Wednesday from 8am-4pm from July 17 to November 27th. Interestingly, the first [...]

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    ACG Review: Plated.com

    by Kim on 7/01/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Between now and August 31st, A Child Grows in Brooklyn readers can get $10 off their first order from plated.com.  Simply use discount code “achildgrows” at checkout. I recently had the pleasure of meeting several people over at Plated.com, and thanks to their generous offer of trying out four complimentary plates, you’re now reading this [...]

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    Can You Identify Your Kid’s Eating Style?

    by Nicole on 6/14/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I think being concerned about what your child eats “consumes” a lot of us. My friend tells me how her son will barely eat for days and then suddenly will wolf down anything in the fridge. And my other friend’s daughter will eat only white foods (yogurt, bread, milk). And my children are total grazers [...]

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    Best Beach-Cooler Snacks

    by Nicole on 6/05/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Heading out for a day trip to the beach with your kids requires so much planning and gear that I realize this is why we don’t do it too often. Our friend Siobhan from Epicourious who hates celery almost as much as I do, has one thing covered on your beach packing list – SNACKS! Do [...]