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    The Doctor Is In: How to Choose the Right Pediatrician

    by Sarah on 4/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Advice from our favorite pediatrician, Dr. Gilgoff: Choosing a pediatrician is a very important decision. The birthing process itself will be much less stressful if you know that your baby has someone waiting to help oversee his or her health and well-being starting at birth.  I encourage expecting parents to come in and meet me [...]

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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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    Electronic Cigarettes: The Lesser of Two Evils

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

    My husband is a wonderful, sensitive man and I’ve been lucky enough to be his closest friend for the last twenty years (we met young). And when we first met, in our irresponsible, stupid teenage years, we did a lot of things, but mostly we sat around and smoked our Reds (we can pretend that [...]

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    Work Out at Home: The Apartment Workout from Fit 4 Mom

    by Sarah on 4/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     I have a serious problem. The floors and ceilings of my apartment are loud. When we moved into our apartment I was pregnant with our second boy. Our upstairs neighbors had two boys, at the time ages 3 and 5 (as old as my boys are now), and we had never heard anything like it. [...]

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    The Best Nontoxic Nail Polish: Paint It Black

    by Sarah on 4/01/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    My daughter is desperate to paint her nails, and I have managed to put it off with the combo you’re-too-young and it’s-full-of-chemicals argument. But the other day our youngest neighbor (5 years old) came downstairs, nail polish in hand and proceeded to set up a manicure station in my hallway. That night I had to [...]

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    When the Cups Runneth Over: Are Breast Lifts Worth It?

    by Sarah on 3/31/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      It seems that, while breast implants are the number one cosmetic surgery among women, breast lifts have been gaining popularity, by as much as 70%, since 2000. The plastic surgeons say to try “the pencil test” to see if you might be a good candidate. Since I could keep a calligraphy set secure, I’m [...]

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    Leaving Kids in Cars: What is the Law and What is Just Judgement?

    by Sarah on 3/27/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    While we all know that leaving kids in cars on a hot or even mildly warm day is truly dangerous, it may be news to some that it is, in fact, illegal to leave children under 8 alone in the car at anytime, “without supervision of someone twelve or older when the conditions present a [...]

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    What’s Better Than Having a Baby?! Having TWO!

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s finally here!!!! THE MAIN EVENT!!!! I am officially full term in my third pregnancy. “In the home stretch” as many would say. I’ve blogged about the fantastic nature of this pregnancy (if you didn’t read the post, you missed the sarcastic tone there). While I’d love to go into even more gruesome details on the latest [...]

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    Conscious Consumption: What’s in Your Clothes?

    by Sarah on 3/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We all think about the source of our food, from the variety of seeds (GMO’s anyone?) to the chemicals used, to the distance shipped. But the life cycle of our clothes gets far less consideration. I asked fashion designer and environmentalist, Libby Fearnley to answer a few questions to inspire us to extend our responsible [...]

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    Fighting Engorgement: When Things Work Too Well

    by Sarah on 3/19/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sara Chana, lactation consultant extraordinaire, sheds light on the issues, mysteries and joys of breastfeeding. Engorgement is an abnormal behavior of breastfeeding.  Feeling full or heavier is fine, but if your breasts are so full you can barely move your arms, you are having trouble sleeping from the pain, or you are having trouble latching your [...]

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    Just Food Conference: We Can Pickle That!

    by John on 3/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Just Food Conference is coming up on the weekend of April 5-6. I have been following Just Food for some time now. Since 1995, their role has been to empower and support community groups in their efforts to increase access to local, sustainable food. I’ve been putting their values into practice. I have a batch of [...]

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    Top 12 Reasons to Hit the Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo 2014

    by Sarah on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Not just for babies. A Child Grows in Brooklyn brings you our 3rd annual Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo on Sunday April 6th in Brooklyn Heights. Here’s why you’ve got to be there: 1. Free On-Site Childcare: If free childcare gets you to the Y to work out, then why shouldn’t it also give you an afternoon [...]

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    Measles Outbreak in NYC: Vaccine Time

    by Sarah on 3/11/14 | 7 Comment(s)

    Measles outbreak. This is what Jenny McCarthy and unethical medical research can get you: a resurgence in the leading cause of vaccine-preventable childhood mortality. Sure, we can give up on vaccines and return to 1920’s America when 30% of the death rate was caused by measles pneumonia. No? You’re not ready to go heavy in tin [...]

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    GMOs: Fear vs Fact

    by Sarah on 3/06/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Molecular biology is not my strong suit. At my freaky, progressive high school I took the class, but students dubbed it “Science for Graduation,” which alludes to both the quality of the course and of our engagement in it. And maybe that is why I struggle to get my head around the whole GMO thing. [...]

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    The Doctor Is In: Oral Hygiene

    by Sarah on 2/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Advice from our favorite pediatrician, Dr. Gilgoff: Every baby is born with their 20 teeth! They can cut through the gums at any point, but usually around 6-9 months, and most, if not all, will come in by 2 years old.  Yes, they will eventually fall out around 6 years old, but that doesn’t mean [...]

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    Upstarts! Parents Raising Children, Building Businesses: Zoe Levine

    by Sarah on 2/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you’ve had a kid in the last decade and you live somewhere in the vicinity of Prospect Park, you’ve probably heard of (if not met) Zoe Levine. Zoe is the queen of prenatal and postpartum fitness, running her own personal training and fitness program, The Thriving Body. You need your diastasis recti measured? You [...]

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    Suck It Up: Top Lactation Consultant Demystifies Extended Breastfeeding

    by Sarah on 2/20/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    Breastfeeding a baby well past his first birthday is common world-wide and has been for centuries. Then why is the practice so often debated in modern American culture?  According to Jewish law, compiled by literary master Rabbi Joseph Caro, a healthy baby can breastfeed until age four and that an unhealthy baby should be allowed [...]

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    Is The Fit Mom a Feminist? A Child Grows Interviews Maria Kang

    by Sarah on 2/16/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    You know what our culture likes best? Girl-on-girl crime. That’s right, Maria Kang, aka The Fit Mom, has been cast by the media as one opponent in a virtual mud-wrestling showdown.  After my interview with Maria, I walked away thinking, “she’s great!” She is down-to-earth, funny, smart and, wait for it, not a robot. She [...]

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    Functional Fitness – Finding Strength Through Motherhood – 7 Ways to Build Strength Through Everyday Activities

    by Nicole on 2/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    By: AnnaCatherine Rutledge I don’t know about you, but since becoming a mom I find it incredibly hard to find time to fit in my workouts. And I run a fitness business. For moms. But between running the business, teaching classes and working with personal clients, preparing three somewhat wholesome meals a day, laundry, dishes, blogging, [...]

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    Giveaway: Enter to Win a 60 min. Massage at Slope Wellness!

    by Nicole on 2/12/14 | 4 Comment(s)

    Enter for your chance to win a 60 min Custom Tailored Massage from Slope Wellness!  At Slope Wellness, each of their therapeutic massage treatments are customized to meet the needs of the client. Whether you are looking for very specific targeted work or just looking to relax and unwind your tense and sore muscles, their licensed [...]

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    Mono: Not Just for Slutty Teens

    by Sarah on 2/03/14 | 2 Comment(s)

      Raise your hand if you thought Mono was a virus teenagers in the 70’s got? In my neighborhood Mono was the milquetoast STD. In my junior high, when they preformed Grease as the school musical, per the director’s edits, Rizzo had mono, not an unplanned pregnancy. I mean, what could be worse than frenching [...]

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    Adventures with Food: Mermaid’s Garden CSF and Market

    by John on 2/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    At this moment I am at a restaurant in Cobble Hill on a Saturday morning, alternating between writing this and handing out neat packages of yellowfin tuna to familiar faces as they come in and out. Four-year-old Checkers is eating a fresh chocolate croissant from Bien Cuit next door and coloring happily, sometimes greeting people [...]

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    Gymnastics for Kids: Because Your Couch Can’t Take Anymore

    by Sarah on 1/28/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Yesterday I asked my daughter, “if you could do anything what would you do?” She said, “Jumping on my hands.” Then she tried to launch herself backward and ended up sprawled on our hallway rug, saying, “it’s tricky.” I discerned that what she wanted to do was a back hand spring. Tricky indeed. Apparently, it’s [...]

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    You’re Sick!: Cold Remedies That Work (Those old wives were right)

    by Sarah on 1/27/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    We have now hit the lowest point in the dim valley of  winter, the place where the holidays are completely behind us, so their glittering magic and good cheer is utterly forgotten. Now, we are plunged into darkness without the ornamentation. We are cold and wet and running late and, of course, coming down with [...]

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    Child Language and Cognition Lab Study: Take Part!

    by Sarah on 1/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Do you ever wish you could have an objective perspective on your kid? You’re pretty sure they are ready for a Fulbright, but…Unconditional love can make us both a bit blind to issues, or, conversely, overly concerned. Did she just say that green ball was red? Is she color blind? Is her career as a [...]