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    Fashion Revolution Day is Tomorrow! So Who Made Your Clothes?

    by Sarah on 4/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      The one and only Libby Chisholm Fearnley, our environmental fashion guru, shows us how to make a different sort of fashion statement.  It’s easy to forget that, unlike many other products we consume, our clothing is not simply made by a single machine.  In fact, many, many sets of hands and lives come into [...]

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    Small Kid Big City: Pratt Engine Room

    by Sarah on 4/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity shares her secrets for taking great photos of our kids.  Location: Pratt Engine Room The Pratt campus is one of our favorite go-to places in the neighborhood to hang out. It is peaceful and quiet, filled with art, and perfect for kids to safely roam and explore. Did you know there is [...]

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    Giveaway: Prospect Park Zoo!

    by Sarah on 4/22/14 | 6 Comment(s)

    Enter to win a group of 5 pass to Zoos Go Blue! ($25 value) Join Prospect Park Zoo and Autism Speaks in support of Autism Awareness for the annual “Zoos Go Blue” family day. On Saturday May 3rd, the Zoo will welcome families affected by autism spectrum disorder to enjoy an early opening of the [...]

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    Spring Break & Weekday Events for April 21st-24th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Back to sunshine this weekend and hoping it stays this time!  There are 2 more days of Spring break for NYC public school kids this week & guess that makes all those trips to school in snow last winter worth it! If you didn’t get to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to see [...]

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    Little Swappies: Brooklyn Kids’ Gear Swap!

    by Sarah on 4/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     With the change of the seasons comes the inevitable closet clean out. Not yours. Of course not yours, not a fun makeover. No. I mean the stowing away of your children’s winter clothes that will never again fit, and the taking out of the few pieces of summer gear you’ve got from your sister or [...]

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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 one of our contributing pediatricians, 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 [...]

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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 [...]