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    Adventures with Food: The Easiest, Most Delicious Holiday Coffee Cake Ever

    by John on 12/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    My wife and I have been married for going on seven years now. Our children, Checkers and Crazy Eights, are now five and two years old. Until I met my wife, I’d never had a coffee cake. Now I can’t imagine Christmas (or Thanksgiving, for that matter) morn without it. The recipe I’m about to […]

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    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services in Brooklyn 2014

    by Sarah on 12/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Once all the presents have been bought and all the food prepped and stocking stuffed and pills popped, ‘cause Jesus this is stressful, it’s time to celebrate the man, the baby, the Big Baby. Jesus, the eternal birthday boy, reminds us that, as the Who’s down in Whoville say, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store. […]

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    Why the Elf on the Shelf Deserves a Lump of Coal

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

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert.    We aren’t doing the full apartment holiday decorating thing until this weekend, but we did let Molly put up the little fake tree in her room. Whilst getting […]

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    Giveaway: 4 Premium Seats to Peter & The Wolf at BAM!

    by A Child Grows on 12/12/14 | 14 Comment(s)

    One lucky family will win 4 premium seats to this one-day only holiday production of Prokofiev’s musical masterpiece, Peter & the Wolf at BAM. It is a MUST-SEE show this holiday season! Peter & The Wolf at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House December 27th, 2014 at 11am and 1pm The Little Orchestra Society, in association […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip Holiday Edition: Finding Your Yuletide Zen

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

    Every week (or so) Alice Kaltman, LCSW, founder of Family Matters NY shares a quick tidbit related to parenting and family life. We know you’re pressed for time, so here is a nugget of simple, and hopefully helpful advice (or reassurance!).   Oh my. The state of the world this holiday season. Let’s face it, things are […]

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    Dyker Heights Lights: The Holiday Spirit Electrified

    by Sarah on 12/10/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      There is nothing so festive as Christmas lights twinkling from windows or rooftops on cold nights. But this is America people, so let’s super-size that holiday magic. You want it big? You want your dose of holiday cheer to fry the retinas then you must, you need, to see the lights of Dyker Heights. […]

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    First Christmas in Philly: Top Six Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

    by Sarah on 12/05/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Philly is poised to launch, but we wanted to give our loyal brooklynites the first look.  Mollie Michel explores all things Philly!   Well, parents, it’s that time of year already. And with a slightly later Thanksgiving, there’s not even a moment to breathe before the holiday insanity begins. My family, […]

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    5 Tips for A Stress Free Holiday Celebration

    by Sarah on 12/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     Jeanene Mack, wellness coach and stylist, gives us a guide to back to school shopping, because we are tired of making lists. We need someone to just tell us what to do, or the only thing we’ll buy is a plane ticket, for one.  (read: I’m ready to take a vacation from my summer “vacation.”)     […]

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    Add a Little Zazzle to Your Holiday Gifts

    by Sarah on 12/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I was just introduced to a site to make reasonably priced, unique, personalized gifts for family and friends – Zazzle. This could be your one-stop, online shop where you can completely customize, or, if you’re short on time or not feeling creative, use one of their templates.  And, they have just about any gifting item […]

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    Happy Snowsgiving Eve!

    by Sarah on 11/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert.   I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I am giddy at the prospect of a snow-filled Thanksgiving weekend. So yes, it probably goes without saying that […]

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    Shop Brooklyn Style: Industry City Holiday Market

    by A Child Grows on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Visit Industry City in Sunset Park this weekend and be reminded why Brooklyn is known as a hub of creativity, innovation and style.  This renovated factory and warehouse complex is the home to artist studios, tech companies, food and event businesses, design firms, manufacturers and more. Check out two of their shopping events taking place on […]

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    Do You Want to Volunteer This Holiday Season?

    by Sarah on 11/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Here is a startling statistic from USA Today: The number of Americans attending food pantries and soup kitchens has increased by 46% over the last five years. Thanksgiving is one of many occasions when those soup kitchens and food pantries get inundated with large numbers of people wanting a special meal. They also get inundated with volunteers (thankfully). While […]

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    Adventures with Food: The Stuffing Matrix

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

      John Proctor, writer, teacher and our Dad For All Seasons, brings us all his foodie wisdom. Vicarious cooking is my favorite kind.   I’ll admit it. For first twelve years of my life, I thought stuffing was a magical concoction that came pre-made in a red box. I remember believing with great conviction that […]

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    Giving Back

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

    Have you ever heard of Giving Tuesday?  I must confess I actually was not aware of it.  I know all about Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday and have been getting event emails for #givingtuesday on December 2nd and decided to check it out.  I discovered that it was started in 2012 on […]

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    Will There be “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Brooklyn Lyceum This Year?

    by Deirdre on 10/31/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    Last week Here’s Park Slope reported that the Brooklyn Lyceum was in foreclosure and was up for auction.  My first thought was what about “A Charlie Brown Christmas” which was done yearly at the Brooklyn Lyceum and is a hit with Brooklyn families.  The Brooklyn Lyceum also did family events like roller skating, the Legend […]

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    Head to Prospect Park Zoo for a Boo-Tastic Time!

    by A Child Grows on 10/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Grab the family and head to Prospect Park Zoo where Halloween fun awaits! The annual Boo at the Zoo weekend is jam-packed with fun activities such as a Costumed Character Scavenger Hunt, face painting, and other Halloween-themed games and crafts and, of course, there’ll be plenty of animals to visit. There will also be a Spooky Barn for […]

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    One Last Giveaway for Luna Park!

    by A Child Grows on 10/01/14 | 5 Comment(s)

    Luna Park is open for one more month and celebrating Halloween Harvest every weekend in October. This family-friendly fall festival in Coney Island features free events and activities including face painting, trick-or-treating, caricature portraits, balloon animals and entertainment. The park is decorated to the nines with hay, corn stalks and other fall decorations. Pick and […]

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    Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes! Where to go near Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 9/29/14 | 9 Comment(s)

    There’s nothing more fun than picking your own apples, pumpkins and veggies in the fall. There’s something special about carving a pumpkin that you chose from the ground- not in a box at the supermarket.  And applesauce from the apples you picked? That’s divine. You don’t have to travel too far out of Brooklyn to […]

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    Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks 2014

    by Sarah on 7/02/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    This is our year, Brooklyn! Macy’s 4th of July fireworks will be on the East River this year. After five years on the Hudson, Macy’s finally got on the Brooklyn bandwagon, right behind the Eastern Bloc and that third-rate tv network. So now you will have a host of optimal viewing options right in your […]

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    Father’s Day Inspiration

    by Sarah on 6/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Father’s Day is June 15th and between transitioning the kid from school to summer camp, finalizing vacation plans, organizing a birthday party and getting at least some work done so I don’t have to stare at the computer the entirety of said vacation, the last thing on my list is the father of my kid. […]

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    5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas aka Don’t Screw It Up This Time

    by Sarah on 5/01/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    So you are down to the wire, you need something special, different, useful, available on short notice and conveys the pretense of forethought (even if none existed). Here is a brief list of ideas to turn to in the count down to mother’s day. Your kid may be able to make their mom a great […]

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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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    Spring Break Camp: It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up!

    by A Child Grows on 4/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Teachers, school administrators, seasoned parents of school-age kids, these are people who live and breath by the public school calendar.  For many others, spring break sneaks up on us and we realize – EEK! Spring break is next week and we have no plans! Well, there’s a wonderful thing called Spring Break Camp. Also called […]

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    International Women’s Day NYC: U-N-I-T-Y

    by Sarah on 3/02/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Started at the turn of the last century, IWD began as a chance to champion the working-women of Eastern Europe. But the political overtones gave way, in many countries, to a more general appreciation of women. While, I admit, I wasn’t really up on IWD, I had […]

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    Find Your Summer Camp at the Virtual Brooklyn Camp Expo – Enter to Win a Free Week of Camp

    by Nicole on 2/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Even though it doesn’t feel like it right now, it is that time a year where you start exploring your Brooklyn summer camp options. There are many wonderful camps in the Brooklyn and surrounding areas and we’ve got your covered on how to find them! You can research them on one website: BrooklynCampExpo.com. Search by […]