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    Now Hear This: How Do you Deal with Ear Infections?

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

    Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.    Ear infections are a common problem for young children and a common cause of sleepless nights for parents. It is estimated that 50 percent of children will have at least one ear infection in […]

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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 […]

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    What Are You Bringing To The Table When You Serve Dinner?

    by Sarah on 10/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Donna Fish, author of  Take the Fight Out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems, clinical social worker and 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:  […]

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    What to Do About Diastasis Recti

    by Sarah on 10/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Anna Catherine Rutledge, our fitness expert and grand puba of Brooklyn Fit4Mom, lots of things that we pretend we understand, but actually don’t. At all.   So you had a baby. And during your six-week check up your care giver checked you out and told you that you have diastasis recti, abdominal separation of […]

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    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 […]

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    Tips for the Restless Eater: Sitting Still As a Frog

    by Sarah on 9/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Donna Fish, author of  Take the Fight Out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems, clinical social worker and 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:  […]

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    Nipple Pain? It could be YEAST!!! (aka Thrush)

    by Sarah on 9/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Thrush or a yeast infection is a very painful condition when located in the breast. From my experience, I find that it is usually not diagnosed by health care providers due to lack of education about yeast and the breast. Because of this lack of knowledge, women suffer for weeks or months before they are […]

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    CancerCare Walk/Run for Hope

    by A Child Grows on 9/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Breast Cancer Awareness Month is approaching in October and here is something you can do even sooner to raise money and awareness for a very important organization.  CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. CancerCare helps one million people each year throughout the […]

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    Squash Lessons for Kids!

    by A Child Grows on 9/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you have ever played squash, you know you can work up quite a sweat running around in such a small space. You also know how much fun it can be! You have to reach, lunge, and sprint while maneuvering around your opponent in constant motion. It’s a great workout and takes a lot of […]

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    A Guide to Bedwetting: When to Worry and When to Let it Go

    by Sarah on 9/03/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.   Wet sheet and wet pajamas at 2am with an embarrassed child are a common scenario in many households. But don’t worry; bedwetting is not a sign of potty training not working or a difficult […]

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    Lyme Disease—Catch It!

    by Sarah on 9/03/14 | 5 Comment(s)

    Apparently instances of Lyme disease have been on the rise in the last ten years, probably due to the unchecked population of deer (where is Sarah Palin and her chopper when we need her?). As we settle into school and fall and real life (boo hiss), there may be some lingering side effects of vacation. […]

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    Is Your iPad Causing Your Child Developmental Problems

    by Sarah on 9/02/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    Ah, technology, our most seductive of cultural crutches, I mean, conveniences. We’ve all been at the tail end of a 4-hour car trip that became a 7-hour car trip when we finally said, “here just take it!” and shoved an iphone toward the back seat. Or we’ve managed to snag a 5:30 reservation at the […]

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    10 Ways to Get More Sleep (and stop abusing your brain)

    by Sarah on 8/25/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Like most of you, I am chronically sleep deprived. Sometimes I can blame my daughter, or at least her bad dreams and her refusal to go back to sleep without a 20 minute snuggle (which I secretly love). But most of the time my sleep issues are my own fault. I compulsively stay up late […]

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    Dancewave Adult Dance Class Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 8/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    What kid doesn’t love to dance? No kid. Learning to dance can build confidence and coordination, and it is an amazing creative outlet. Not to mention that dance is a great way to teach small kids to move with more control and intention (read: it helps the spazzes rein it in). But why should kids get […]

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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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    Helping Your Child Deal with Transitions

    by Sarah on 8/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.   Living in Manhattan and Brooklyn is amazing. Children are exposed to culture and diversity and public transportation makes it super easy to get around. As with all things in life, there are also challenges. […]

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    How to Teach Kindness and Avoid Raising a Rudie

    by Sarah on 8/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Americans, but especially New Yorkers, tend to define success in terms of outward, often material, displays of achievement. Sometimes it seems that in our rush to get our kids to hit all those milestones (maybe just a bit ahead of schedule, you know, since they’re special), to be reading as they walk in the door […]

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    It’s Going Around: Understanding Hand Foot and Mouth Disease 



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

    Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.     

It seems like everyone has had hand foot and mouth disease this summer. This is the colloquial way of referring to some of the symptoms that can be caused by the Coxsackie virus. […]

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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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    Finding Time to Exercise: Achieve the Impossible

    by Sarah on 7/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    The biggest complaint I hear from moms who want to exercise is finding the time. When it comes down to it, the workout is always the first thing that falls off the list. If only we had that extra hour in the day. But we don’t. Some say we all have the same exact 1,440 […]

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    Water Safety for Kids: Splash into Summer Safely

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

      Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.   Recently, Lindsay Kujawa of, Delighted Momma wrote about her toddler’s near drowning experience and the aftermath. Her post went viral and the discussion about “secondary drowning” has become a major topic in the […]

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    Swimmer’s Ear: Prevention and Treatment

    by Sarah on 6/23/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    While summer is probably the most glorious time of year (in my opinion)—the flowers, the heat, the beach, the pools, the park foliage swaying in the breeze—it also seems to be rife with problems like heat rash, hayfever, ticks, sunburn, sand fleas, poison ivy and let’s not forget swimmers ear. So maybe nature is conspiring […]

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    Summer Sunburn: How to Treat Naturally

    by Nicole on 6/19/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sara Chana Silverstein, a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), classical homeopath, herbalist, lecturer, author, wife and mother of seven children (I’m exhausted just writing that) explains soothe a sunburn, because one day we are going to forget the sunscreen, and it’s going to be bad. No matter how hard we all try to avoid it, […]

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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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    The New Kid-Built Pratt Towers Playground!

    by Sarah on 6/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      On Thursday, June 5 over 200 volunteers from Forest City Ratner Companies, Pratt TowersCommunity Space, organizers from KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and residents of the Brooklyn community braved the rain to build a new playground at Pratt Towers for neighborhood kids. Pratt Towers, located in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, had been without a proper playspace for over 20 years. The design was based on children’s drawings […]