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    Baseball Book Review Contest: For The Little Critic in Your House

    by Sarah on 7/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Are you a baseball fan? Have you spawned a baseball fan? Does your baseball fan participate in meta- fandom, reading books about baseball? Would he or she like to review said books to delve further into his or her devotional baseball writing? Then here is the perfect thing for you, a kid’s baseball book review contest […]

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    Weekend Events: Creepy Crawlies, Moozika, Clay, Kid Cruise, Hip Tot, Mil’s Trills and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 7/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The weather this weekend is looking pretty good for all the summer events happening this weekend! FAB Friday Kid Activities are happening at Fowler Square and FAB Friday concert with Moozika at Putnam Triangle and also there is another chance to catch Manhattanhenge!  You can also see Mil’s Trills at South Street Seaport, […]

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    Adopt a Tree with MillionTreesNYC: Are You In?

    by Sarah on 7/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We’ve all seen the MillionTreesNYC signs posted on slim, new trees in our neighborhood. The goal of the program is pretty self-explanatory: plant a million trees in the five boroughs of New York City over the next decade in an effort to “increase the urban forest…by 20%.” The phrase “urban forest” weirdly reminds me of […]

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    Pool Profile: The Red Hook Pool

    by Sarah on 7/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Of all the Brooklyn public pools Red Hook Pool  (technically the Sol Goldman Pool at the Red Hook Recreational Center) is my favorite. First of all it is huge, Olympic size. Now, this may not seem like it matters, but if you’ve ever gone to family swim at the Prospect Y (before the new pool!) or […]

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    Adventures with Food: Take Your Kids Crabbing!

    by John on 7/08/14 | 2 Comment(s)

      With Independence Day now behind us, we can now safely pronounce it High Summer in Brooklyn. The fountains are sprinkling, farmer’s markets are bustling, parking spots are comparatively plentiful with everyone taking their respective vacation shifts, the crabs are out… Oh, wait. Perhaps that last one bears explanation. You may or may not know, […]

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    How To Find A Nanny You Trust: Mommybites Nanny Board

    by Sarah on 7/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    On my moms’ group there seems to be a perpetual thread about finding a good nanny. Who can you recommend? Anyone available immediately? Usual nanny has quit/moved to Fiji/found God/gone public with her startup/ run away with Jude Law. Help! And then there is a silence that echoes through the interwebs, followed by a sad […]

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    PAL Playstreets Open Today!: Let Someone Else Entertain Your Kids

    by Sarah on 7/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    PAL, the Police Athletic League, will be opening their annual PAL Playstreets program today, Monday July 7th a program they have been operating for the last hundred years. Playstreets typically consists of a block closed to traffic where area kids can participate in structured, supervised activities. This is both one of the wonderful and terrible things […]

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

    by Deirdre on 7/06/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The first full week of summer break for my kids and lots of children in NYC this week!  Our list includes lots of watermelon, friends & fun! There are many new events starting up this week like Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series at Pier 1, Sandbox Music, Puppets and Dance in […]

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    Finding Time to Exercise: Achieve the Impossible

    by Sarah on 7/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    The biggest complaint I hear from moms who want to exercise is finding the time. When it comes down to it, the workout is always the first thing that falls off the list. If only we had that extra hour in the day. But we don’t. Some say we all have the same exact 1,440 […]

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    Infant Car Seat Recall!: Well, Sort of

    by Sarah on 7/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Graco is recalling not the whole car seat, but part of their Snugride and Aprica model car seats made between July 2010 and May 2013 (check here for specific model and manufacture date information). Apparently, the buckle on these car seats can be faulty. But not in the way you’d expect. The buckles have been […]

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    Weekend Events: 4th of July, Hot Dogs, Fireworks, Arty Hours, Youth Moves, Parrots, Wizard of Oz and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 7/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The 4th of July weekend is almost here and if you are in New York City there is lots to do this weekend! The fireworks are the big thing this weekend of course!  You can read our Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks blog post.  Also happening this weekend is Madeline in […]

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    Assault in Prospect Park: Time to Be Smart and Be Brave

    by Sarah on 7/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There are times when I think I live in the most perfect place on earth. Brooklyn, with its parks, museums, brownstones, even the hipsters and the superfund site, can feel idyllic. I sometimes forget that this is a city. I don’t mean that in the epic Roman, center of the universe sense, but in the […]

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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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    Philharmonic in Prospect Park 2014: Class Up Your BBQ

    by Sarah on 7/01/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Despite spending over a decade living in this borough, last summer was my first time attending the Philharmonic insanity in Prospect Park. I suppose many of the previous years I was out of town or too lazy or not particularly plugged into all the wonderful things that were happening right outside my front door (this […]

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    Because You Aren’t Anxious Enough: Hurricane Preparedness and More

    by Sarah on 6/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    [If you missed this readiness workshop, fear not (well, fear a little or you won't bother packing a "go bag"). All the details you need to get your ducks in a row--your granola bars and batteries and cat food and appropriate sized diapers all packed in a small bag that is not in your way […]

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    Weekday Events for June 30th-July 3rd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 6/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi all, First week of summer break!  So exciting to have time to have adventures with the children! There is so much to do with children in NYC this time of year!  You can head to Bryant Park and visit the Le Carrousel and check out the Word for Word Storytime or visit the Prospect […]

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    I Scream You Scream: Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream

    by Sarah on 6/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There is some decent food in Brooklyn, there is even some pretty awesome ice cream, but not as much as you might expect from our DIY, small batch, food truck congested neighborhood. Adding to the wondrous choices of Blue Marble and Ample Hills Creamery comes Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Company. Now I’m sure we […]

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    Water Safety for Kids: Splash into Summer Safely

    by Sarah on 6/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.   Recently, Lindsay Kujawa of, Delighted Momma wrote about her toddler’s near drowning experience and the aftermath. Her post went viral and the discussion about “secondary drowning” has become a major topic in the […]

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    Weekend Events: Bugs, Superheros, Pools, Puppets, Mister G, Shakespeare & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 6/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi all! It is finally here!  NYC public schools are closed as of 12n today.  Summer break is here! The Pop Up Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park and other NYC pools will be opening tomorrow!  Also happening all weekend is New York Classical Theatre: As You Like It in Prospect Park!  Some ongoing summer weekend […]

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    Brooklyn Pools Open 2014!

    by Sarah on 6/26/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Friday June 27th Brooklyn’s outdoor pools open for the summer! Pools will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00pm with an hour break for cleaning between 3:00 and 4:00pm. It’s easy to forget some of the tricks, tips and arcane rules you had down last summer. Here is a quick refresher: Things to Bring: While […]

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    Sand: What You Need To Know Before Getting In the Sandbox This Summer

    by Jill on 6/25/14 | 11 Comment(s)

    I will admit, I don’t love the sandbox. I vacillate between accepting the inevitable and railing against it. Ah, nothing like consistent parenting. Somedays I think, who cares, I’ll hose her down at home. Other days I think, I am not interested in searching for pinworms on anyone. It hasn’t even occurred to me to […]

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    Small Kid Big City: The Poconos

    by Sarah on 6/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    ————   Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity shares her secrets for taking better photos of your kids.   Location: Woodloch Pines, The Poconos Story: One of the great things about NYC is that for all crowds and density and lack of open space and nature, it is not too hard to get out of the city and into […]

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    A Guide to Life Jackets for Kids

    by Sarah on 6/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    How do you keep your tot afloat? There are lots of choices. None of them are a replacement for your very close supervision, obviously. But each option is meant for a specific use and has its pros and cons. Here are the most popular lifejackets for kids, not including the noodle, which is really more […]

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    Adventures with Food: Urban Foraging

    by John on 6/24/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    My personal history with wild foraging is passionate but limited. Every summer of my childhood in Kansas found my hands stained a deep purple from picking wild blackberries. The memory of this was recently prompted when I happened upon a small thicket growing over the sidewalk in my neighborhood; the taste took me right back […]

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    Giveaway: 4 Tickets to See Blue Man Group!

    by Nicole on 6/23/14 | 9 Comment(s)

    Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a world that looked like yours only brighter? No? Me neither. That’s what Blue Man Group is like.  I took my 5 year old daughter to see this and we both enjoyed it immensely! It was […]