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    Monitoring Software: When Does Privacy Become a Right?

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

    In the age of helicopter parents and video monitors and cell phone trackers, at what age do our children get to have a little privacy? I recently discovered that most big name smart phones are equipped not just with trackers, but are compatible with monitoring software like mSpy. This software has the power to track [...]

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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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    Weekend Events: Eggs, Eggs & More Eggs, Easter Parade, Passover Dance Party, Matzah Box Art, Goldilocks and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone has been able to get out and have some fun during the Spring break.  We are enjoying seeing hyacinths, daffodils and the buds on the trees! There is so much going on at the moment!  If you didn’t get to participate in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt then just head over [...]

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    How Much Sleep Does Your Kid Need?

    by Sarah on 4/17/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Sleep, food and poop seem to be the subjects that dominate your life as a parent. But nothing can ruin your day–your kid’s ability to behave, communicate and generally stay on your good side–like sleep, or lack thereof. From the day we brought her home, my daughter was a champion sleeper, to the point that [...]

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    Get Down at InspireCorps Gala Event!

    by Sarah on 4/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Get your dance on, while contributing to a seriously worthy cause. InspireCorps, a Brooklyn based resource that connects New York City schools with a network of artists, writers and musicians in hosting its first annual gala. Created by Stephanie Thompson in the summer of 2013, the InspireCorps mission is to expose youth from all backgrounds [...]

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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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    Giveaway: Four Tickets to See Murder for Two, an Off-Broadway Musical

    by Nicole on 4/14/14 | 9 Comment(s)

    Who wants an adult night out on Broadway?? Everyone is a suspect in MURDER FOR TWO! A hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is [...]

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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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    Weekday Events for April 14th-17th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Well what a beautiful weekend to kick off Spring Break for the NYC public schools!  Trees now are covered in green, white & pink buds and it is such a joy to see after that endless winter! There is SO much going on this week that I listed the Spring Break activities that [...]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Chores

    by Sarah on 4/11/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god. Watching relatives who have more children but who also seem to have their lives together, I’ve decided that one of the keys to harmony in the household is an understanding that everyone in the family is expected to contribute to the [...]

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    Habana Outpost’s Earth Day Celebration 2014!

    by Sarah on 4/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Celebrate Earth Day early at Habana Outpost’s Earth Day Expo hosted by Habana Works this Saturday (that’s tomorrow people, in case you keep thinking today is Thursday). A Child Grows in Brooklyn will be there loving Mama Gia, holding babies and generally channeling our own Goddess. Where is a bonfire to dance around when you [...]

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    Weekend Events: Earth Day Expo, Miss Nina, Luna Park, ShirLaLa, Eggs, Dinos, Robots and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Spring break is almost here for NYC public schools and my kids are jumping for joy! With schools closing that means there are fun events happening over break and some start this weekend!  We have the Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed opening at the Bronx Zoo, Meet the Makers Festival at the Children’s Museum of [...]

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    Are Go Go Sports Girls A Better Doll? Almost

    by Sarah on 4/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As a diehard feminist, I am always on the lookout for gender-neutral toys, or short of that, something not pink (and yes, that was my daughter on the playground in the fairy costume. It’s an uphill battle). So when I came across the Go! Go! Sports Girls Dolls, I felt hopeful. Imagine if Groovy Girls [...]

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    Car Repair for The Clueless New Yorker: Spring Break Road Trip!

    by Sarah on 4/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    There are lots of New Yorkers who don’t own a car. Isn’t that one of the benefits of living here? In fact, many of us frequently rent a car, or Zipcar, or, after a decade without a car, we had a kid and caved to the pressure and the mountains of stuff. But we know [...]

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    Paintzen: A Fresh Coat of Paint Made Easy

    by Shayna Gehl on 4/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dull or dated? Marked and smudged? Splattered with food and crayon? If this is how you describe your walls and you just haven’t gotten around to doing anything about it, we totally get that. So this is for you! The folks at Paintzen are making it as easy as can be to spruce up your [...]

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    A Bigger Price for Small Rewards

    by Sarah on 4/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Erik Rhey, our favorite environmentalist, gardener, writer, father (we could go on, but you get the idea) reminds us that magical fairies do not ship and haul the two tons of mini Elsa dolls that are now on the shelves of Target.  He begs the question, what does earning a toy really cost?   When [...]

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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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    Royal Palms Shuffleboard: Mai Tai is Better Than Your Tie

    by Sarah on 4/08/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I’m sure you’ve all heard about the new shuffleboard place in Gowanus, and many of you have probably already been to The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (you guys will heretofore be known as The Choir). But for those of you who haven’t, it will far exceed your expectations, since your expectations maybe a grey, mostly [...]

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    Should You Join the PTA?

    by Sarah on 4/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Kathleen Lucadamo answers the question that we are all afraid to ask, Do we really have to join the PTA? Because I’d rather just watch Scandal and eat lean cuisine (and donuts). When I was in elementary school, I envied the children whose moms participated in the Parent Teacher Association. My mom, a teacher, wasn’t [...]

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    Conscious Uncoupling Backlash

    by Sarah on 4/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    So if you are addicted to trashy magazines and E! like some of us, you already know all about “Conscious Uncoupling,” the term Gwyneth Paltrow is using to describe her divorce from Chris Martin. Now, as she very conveniently points out on her site, this is not her term, but one coined by Katherine Woodward [...]

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    Weekday Events for April 7th-10th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Were you at the Expo earlier today?  Such a nice day for it and hope you won some fabulous prizes and had fun! As usual we have so much going on this week!  A new exhibit opened this weekend at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum called Brooklyn Block Laboratory that allows kids to design [...]

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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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    Weekend Events: Family Expo, Bello Mania, Fiddle Fest, Passover Puppet Show, Little League Parade & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope you been getting out and enjoying the sometimes nice weather!  We have been seeing some daffodils popping up! I can’t talk about weekend events without talking about our own A Child Grows in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo at St. Francis College that is happening this Sunday April 6th from 11-3!  The [...]

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    Top 10 Spring Break Tips for Traveling with Kids from phil and teds

    by Sarah on 4/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Michael Grant, president of phil&teds, shares his infinite wisdom on traveling with kids, which is basically what this guy does for a living. And since phil&teds are one of our illustrious sponsors at The Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo, you can come check out all their gear and see these tips in action this Sunday! As parents we know [...]