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    What’s Up With BASIS Independent Brooklyn?!

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    For those of you who may have noticed the Red Hook location of BASIS Independent Brooklyn still looking…well, a little undone, I’ve got news for you- it’s because it’s not done! That may not be shocking to learn but what may be surprising, is the fact that not only is BASIS up and running at the temporary 15 Snyder […]

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    Weekday Events for October 27th-30th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope you enjoyed the weekend and excited to keep celebrating Halloween all week! This week there are fun Halloween events at the libraries like the Toddler Halloween Dance at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Alden Moves Dance Theater’s 3rd Annual Monster Mash at the Cortelyou Branch and a Halloween Party at the Brooklyn […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Sharing? What’s that?

    by Sarah on 10/24/14 | 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!).   Some rare kids share easily. They value the social perks of generosity over the security […]

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    Weekend Events: Ghouls & Gourds, Puppets, Monster Mash, Costume Parades, Festivals & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The rain and wind has been such a drag this week but the good news is the weather is going to be great for the weekend! The calendar is packed with Halloween events this weekend like the Monster Mash 2014 at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park, Halloween Murder Mystery […]

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    A Taste of A Child Grows in Philly: Stack That Paper!

    by Sarah on 10/23/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Philly is poised to launch, but we wanted to give our loyal brooklynites the first look. In her Editor’s Post Mollie Michel talks about Philly life and a great cause that is close to our hearts. A Child Grows in Philly is already mixing it up!   We hear it everyday […]

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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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    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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    Wonder Woman For President! (2016)

    by Sarah on 10/21/14 | 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.   Last week, was Molly’s first “Share” day at school and she brought My First Wonder Woman Book–a literary rescue from our building’s freecycle–and a small rubber figurine of […]

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    G&T Test Prep at Home with These Great Workbooks!

    by A Child Grows on 10/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The NYC Gifted & Talented exam registration just opened and if you have your child’s test date already, then the countdown has officially begun. Whether you plan to use a tutoring service or prepare your child on your own, it is helpful to have some tools at home to familiarize your child with the format […]

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    Find Babysitters Easily with UrbanSitter!

    by A Child Grows on 10/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Use your social network and this great app to help you find your next sitter! UrbanSitter is an online marketplace where parents go to find occasional, part-time or full-time babysitters quickly and efficiently. Powered by your own parenting networks, UrbanSitter helps you find babysitters hired and personally recommended by your friends and parents from your child’s […]

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    Weekday Events for October 20th-23rd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/19/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    H everyone, The weather coming up this week looks a little wet but don’t worry there is a lot of indoor things to do! This week you can check out Bitty Bunnies Sing-a-Long with Lavender Blues at Play Kids, Gateway Storytime in the Discovery Room at the American Museum of Natural, Stomp, Clap & Sing […]

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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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    Weekend Events: Salsa, The Good Ms Padgett, Fall Kids Fest, Suzi Shelton, Stroller Tours, Art and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! We have noticed on our walks around Brooklyn that the leaves are starting to change and come down!  Makes us want to jump in a large (dry) pile! This weekend is a busy one (and next weekend will be VERY busy!).  This weekend enjoy The Great Pumpkin at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, take the […]

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    Pizza: The Fifth Food Group

    by Sarah on 10/15/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Let me introduce myself. Hellllllloooooooo. My name is Patrick Sauer and for the last four years I’ve been a Fort Greene stay-at-home-dad, who writes a little bit. I used to be a full-time freelancer, but between the magazine industry vanishing like so many authentic Brooklyn dive bars, and you know, the whole kid thing, it’s more […]

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    BPL’s Ready, Set, Kindergarten Fall Program is Starting Soon!

    by Deirdre on 10/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I am a regular user of the  Brooklyn Public Library calendar and I noticed there are a lot of Ready, Set, Kindergarten dates on the calendar.  I did some research and found a flyer that lists the 25 branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be running RSK program and the session times and dates […]

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    Tennis Remixed for Kids: Court 16 Now Open in Brooklyn!

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are thrilled to welcome the first kids tennis club of it’s kind to Brooklyn! This fall, Court 16 opened their doors at 526 Baltic Street (near The Barclay’s Center) unveiling their state of the art, 15,000 square foot, light-filled facility which includes five kid-sized, USTA-sanctioned courts thoughtfully designed for child athletes (ages 3-11). The […]

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    Practicing Courage: Finding the Fun in Fear

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      Jocelyn Greene, founder of Child’s Play NY, shows us how to use dramatic play to help our kids overcome their fears and have a blast doing it.   A few years ago I was directing an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz with 5 and 6 year olds. As the performance drew near, the little […]

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    Weekday Events for October 13th-16th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Another fun busy week ahead of us and my children are looking forward to having a day off from school tomorrow! This week in addition to the Columbus Day Parade there are also Sukkot events happening this week like the Sukkot Drop-In Art Workshops at The Jewish Museum and the Cirque-Tacular Show! at […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Saying Goodbye Is Such Sweet Sorrow

    by Sarah on 10/10/14 | 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!).   You attempt to leave for date night as your baby wails with eyes that are […]

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    Registration is Now Open for G&T Testing

    by Deirdre on 10/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It is that time of year again!  Per the NYC DOE website the Gifted & Talented (G&T) Request for Testing period started Wednesday, October 8th and registration is open until Friday, November 7, 2014. Families with children who are entering K, 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade in the fall of 2015 in NYC can submit […]

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    Columbus Weekend 2014: Handmade History, Backyard Jamboree, BAMkids, Fall Harvest, Lego and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The long weekend is almost here and it is another busy weekend here for children in Brooklyn & NYC! This weekend you can check out Lakeside’s Backyard Jamboree in Prospect Park, visit Handmade History! at the Brooklyn Historical Society, listen to The Monster Who Ate My Peas at Brooklyn Central Public Library, dance […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Preparing for Upcoming Events

    by Sarah on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god.  Luca Lashes is a series of storybook apps about a child who has magic eyelashes that help him to be brave in new situations. The apps are an interesting mix of traditional illustration and animation, which leads to some quirky movements […]

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    An Autumn Road Trip Playlist

    by John on 10/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As I write this, it is a Saturday in late summer. Temperatures are hovering steadily in the 70s, and we may even get into the 80 tomorrow. But by the time this post is published, it will be autumn. This is nothing to bemoan—autumn on the Northeast coast is perhaps the most pleasant of seasons, […]

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    Part II of Our Interview with Jennifer Senior Author of All Joy and No Fun

    by Sarah on 10/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Mimi O’Connor continues her conversation with Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun, in part II of this two part series.   We recently talked to All Joy and No Fun author and New York contributing editor Jennifer Senior about her book examining “the paradox of modern parenthood.” (You can read part […]

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    Betty & Veronica Are Moving to Manhattan!

    by Deirdre on 10/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Great news!  Sadly last year Gus, Central Park Zoo’s beloved polar bear died but now his empty exhibit is getting some new residents.  NYC Park’s tweeted that two brown bears named Betty & Veronica will be moving to the Central Park Zoo from their current home in the Bronx Zoo in late 2014! My family […]