Keeping Kids Appy: Design and Decorate a Birdhouse

    by Sarah on 11/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our kids apps expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god.    Last post I mentioned how much my 2-year-old was enjoying Monsters by Duckie Deck and that I’d be happy to check out any of their other apps. I asked, and they answered! This week they released Bird Houses, a birdhouse app […]

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    Thanksgiving 2014 Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving Day with your friends and family!  I love Thanksgiving! If you are not doing any shopping this weekend there are plenty of fun events to enjoy this weekend with the family!  Head to the Museum of the Moving Image for their Thanksgiving Holiday Family Workshop: Animated […]

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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 […]


    5 Surprising Things That KILL NYC Parents

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      New York City: The city of endless possibilities. Home of hemp-adorned vegans to Gucci wearing fashionistas alike. Craving authentic Korean Bibimbap? Maybe you feel like a ritzy night out at a prestigious Michelin starred restaurant. Or possibly you feel like staying in and having dinner (and post-dinner drinks) delivered. You can do it all- […]

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    The Gratitude Workout: For After The Gratitude Gluttony

    by Sarah on 11/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Anna Catherine Rutledge, our fitness expert and grand puba of Brooklyn Fit4Mom, knows lots of things that we pretend we understand, but actually don’t. At all.   How did it get to be that time of year again! Sigh…don’t we say the same thing every year? But it’s true, since having children, it’s scary […]

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    How to Stop Fighting With Your Kids About Food

    by Sarah on 11/24/14 | 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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    Weekday Events for November 24th-26th & Thanksgiving in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Only four more days until Thanksgiving!  I wish everyone a Happy early Thanksgiving and safe travels if you are going out of town. If you are staying in NYC we have plenty of events happening this week.  There is the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation on […]


    Recall: 11 Models of Graco Strollers

    by Deirdre on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Yesterday a recall of about 4.7 million Graco strollers in the United States was announced because the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger causing a laceration or amputation. The recall involves Graco Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel […]

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    Weekend Events: Family Boogies, Astrograss, Magic of Amore, Nature Playtime, Fancy Nancy and Much More!

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

    Hi everyone, The weather is lovely today after that cold blast the past few days.  Hard to believe it is exactly one week until Thanksgiving! This weekend there are lots of fun events like Astrograss for KIDS at the Jalopy Theatre, Magic of Amore at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Family Boogies at Brooklyn […]

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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 […]


    What happened when my kid got picked on in front of me

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/19/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    My son’s school recently had a book fair and once his classmates started talking about all the cool books there, big brother naturally had to have one too. The last day to purchase books rolled around and I realized I had to take him since I absentmindedly told him he could get a book while cooking […]


    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 […]


    Now Hear This: How Do you Deal with Ear Infections?

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

    Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.    Ear infections are a common problem for young children and a common cause of sleepless nights for parents. It is estimated that 50 percent of children will have at least one ear infection in […]

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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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    Weekday Events for November 17th-20th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone pulled out their hats and gloves and had a warm fun weekend!  Lots of fun events happening this week so start planning! Quite a few annual holiday events started this weekend so take the little ones during the week to see the Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden, […]

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    The Leaves are Falling!

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

    I’ve noticed we are walking to school slower since we have had to kick all the leaves on the sidewalk or stop and collect leaves.  There will be even more leaves down with the wind gusts today.  So what do people in NYC do with their leaves? The NYC Department of Sanitation suspended the annual […]

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    Weekend Events: Tobias the Turkey, Gingerbread Lane, Children’s Book Fair, The Beatles, Trains & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Two weeks until Thanksgiving and the talk of snowflakes tonight makes it feel like we are getting really close to the holidays! The calendar is packed with annual holiday events starting up this weekend.  We have the opening weekend of the Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science and Holiday Train […]

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    Frozen on Ice Part II: Your Survival Guide

    by Sarah on 11/13/14 | 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.   Loyal readers may recall I recently discussed an impending trip to Disney on Ice: Frozen and how the words “On Ice” led to trepidation on Dad’s part. And […]


    Thirty-six, Going on Sixteen: When You Are The One Regressing

    by Sarah on 11/11/14 | 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!). Parents of small children often ask my advice on how best to prepare for holidays with […]

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    Help Your NYC Library Branch Win Money!

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

    Do you love your library?  Nominate your library by writing a story explaining how your library helps you, your family and you community and the branch could win $20,000! Nominations are open now until December 12th for The Charles H. Revson Foundation’s 2nd Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. There are a total of 207 libraries […]


    What is BASIS Anyway? The Woman Behind BASIS Independent Brooklyn Explains

    by Sarah on 11/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Lisa Roth of Roadmap Brooklyn sat down with Rosalind Thompson, BASIS head of school, to learn more about what makes BASIS unique in the educational landscape.   BASIS Independent opened this fall in Brooklyn, the first of two private schools in an otherwise charter school operation. (The second private school is in San Jose, Calif.) The founders, Michael and […]


    One Day, One Neighborhood: A Guide to Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    by Sarah on 11/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    In our search for neighborhoods that we may one day want to move to, we decided to check out Prospect Lefferts Gardens (just plain Lefferts Gardens to most). First of all, everyone I know who lives here loves it, raves about it obsessively. I wasn’t really sure what the appeal was beyond mind-blowing West Indian […]

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    Veteran’s Day & Weekday Events for November 10th-13th for Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone had a great weekend! The NYC public schools are closed on Tuesday for Veteran’s Day and there are several events for the children.   Celebrate Veteran’s Day by Saluting Our Veterans at the Brooklyn Central Public Library, check out a Special Veteran’s Day Art Workshop at Private Picassos Pop-Up Art Studio, go […]

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    AmazonFresh is Expanding in Brooklyn!

    by Deirdre on 11/07/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    A Fort Greene Focus article reported that AmazonFresh is expanding their NYC launch by now doing deliveries to Fort Greene and Clinton Hill in addition to Park Slope.  The delivery service is available in the following zip codes:  11201, 11205, 11217, and 11238.  AmazonFresh has been servicing Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco and launched […]

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    Weekend Events: Festival of Light, Nation Beat, Canstruction, Trees, Baylander Tours, Pinkalicious and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone has recovered from the change of the clocks and with the darker evenings it feels more like Fall.  I just realized Thanksgiving is in three weeks! The first annual New York Festival of Light is starting tonight in DUMBO and going on until Saturday and looks super fun!  Canstruction is back […]