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    Upstarts!: The Mompreneur Behind Edamama, The Kids Salon with A Soul

    by Sarah on 10/02/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    At some point your progeny will need a haircut. You have a few options: go for the Shaolin look and just buzz it all off yourself, or hit one of those local kiddies salons with the dizzying pink walls and the correctional lighting where you get to stand awkwardly in the corner or sit on […]

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    Weekend Events: Boo at the Zoo, Lloyd H. Miller, Target First Saturday, Halloween Harvest, Amistad Tours and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The first weekend of October is here and it will be another fun weekend! This weekend we have Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum, Lloyd H. Miller back at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Suzie Shelton Show at Norman & Jules and Lou Gallo and The Very Hungry Band at the Brooklyn […]

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    Jennifer Senior Author of All Joy and No Fun Opens Up to A Child Grows

    by Sarah on 10/01/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      In this in-depth, two part piece Mimi O’Connor, writer and mother, interviews Jennifer Senior about her book All Joy and No Fun. Finally someone speaking the truth. Sing it sister!   Pssst…Did you hear? Parenting sucks. That seemed to be the general reaction to New York contributing editor Jennifer Senior’s 2010 article on modern […]

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    Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes! Where to go near Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 9/29/14 | 4 Comment(s)

    There’s nothing more fun than picking your own apples, pumpkins and veggies in the fall. There’s something special about carving a pumpkin that you chose from the ground- not in a box at the supermarket.  And applesauce from the apples you picked? That’s divine. You don’t have to travel too far out of Brooklyn to […]

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    A Child Grows in Philly is Coming Soon!

    by Nicole on 9/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Hey friends! We are excited to announce that A Child Grows in Philadelphia is launching soon! We have built such a wonderful community here in Brooklyn, so we are excited to extend the love and support to our friends in Philly. A Child Grows in Philly will be headed up by our very own […]

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    Weekday Events for September 29th-October 2nd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 9/28/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! So warm this weekend!  It doesn’t feel like fall at all!  But the weather will cool down again so it is time to start finding some indoor activities! The Playgroup at Bija Kids is starting up this week and also starting this week is the Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure at The Swedish […]

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    Family Matters NY Weekly Parenting Tip: Harness your Ms/Mr. Congeniality

    by Sarah on 9/26/14 | 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!).   Sometimes parents travel from home to school to supermarket to soccer without so much as […]

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    Weekend Events: DUMBO Art Fest, Atlantic Antic, Breukelen Country Fair, Ragamuffin Parade & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 9/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The first weekend of fall and the last weekend of September!  This weekend is full of events for everyone! Head over to the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum for the Breukelen Country Fair & then check out the DUMBO Arts Festival going on all weekend!  Also happening this weekend is the Atlantic Antic where you […]

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    Improve Your Morning Routine (because we know it sucks)

    by Sarah on 9/24/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Most mornings I get up late. Later than my alarm would suggest I get up. I press snooze two or three times. I roll out of bed twenty minutes later and bump and bumble my way into the shower. If I’m organized, I put oatmeal in the microwave before I jump in the shower so […]

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    Tips for the Restless Eater: Sitting Still As a Frog

    by Sarah on 9/24/14 | 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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    Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Babywearing World Record Event

    by Kim on 9/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Attention babywearing enthusiasts! Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the 2nd Annual Babywearing World Record Event, happening October 5th at MommyCon Philadelphia. MommyCon is a boutique style convention dedicated to bringing together modern parents and parents-to-be.  MommyCon focuses on natural and organic parenting methods, while creating realistic expectations in this modern […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Reading is Magic

    by Sarah on 9/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    My eldest just started Kindergarten.  She loves being read to, but is adverse to anything that seems like we’re trying to teach her how to read for herself.  She was given a set of Bob books a few years ago for a gift, and although I’m pretty sure she could read them to herself at […]

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    Weekday Events for September 22nd-25th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 9/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Fall is arriving this week!  Love the cooler weather and we have lots of indoor activities for the little ones on the calendar! Try a free demo of Yo Re Mi: Musical Yoga Adventures at SuperFrench Studio or check out the Play Group at The Stomping Ground!  More fun things for the little […]

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    Family Matters NY Weekly Parenting Tip: Little Kids Don’t Do Grey

    by Sarah on 9/19/14 | 1 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 fussy babies are told, it gets easier once kids start talking. With words, […]

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    Weekend Events: Books & Books, Maker Faire, Bounce, Summer Space, Frolic, Mario, Grump and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 9/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The last weekend of summer is packed with super fun activities! The Brooklyn Book Festival has been happening all week and this weekend there are loads of events for children such as Dinosaur vs. School and Other Stories at BAM, An Otter Celebration at the Prospect Park Zoo & NY Aquarium and children […]

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    Win Tickets to Prospect Park Zoo Breakfast in the Outback!

    by Sarah on 9/18/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    What could be better than starting your day at the zoo? Enjoy the perfect fall weather and commune with nature, specifically with the dingoes at the Prospect Park Zoo. Win one ticket that covers one adult & one child to Breakfast in the Outback on Sept 28thfrom 9:30-11am.  Ages 5+ with adult. Bring the whole family […]

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    Tween and Teen Spaces in Brooklyn: Trade Eye-Rolls for Oms

    by Sarah on 9/17/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    What is a teen or tween to do with themselves (I mean besides smoke weed behind the pillars at the entrance to the park)? Sure your tween/teen can have some PG fun chillin’ at the teen lounge or scorfing donuts at Dough or instagram stalk their crushes while hanging at the library and supposedly doing […]

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    Nipple Pain? It could be YEAST!!! (aka Thrush)

    by Sarah on 9/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Thrush or a yeast infection is a very painful condition when located in the breast. From my experience, I find that it is usually not diagnosed by health care providers due to lack of education about yeast and the breast. Because of this lack of knowledge, women suffer for weeks or months before they are […]

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    First Day Jitters for The Parents of Kindergarteners Everywhere

    by Sarah on 9/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Mollie Michel is the newest member of the Child Grows team, only her child is growing up in Philly.  See how this Brooklynite is fairing her transplant to the wilds of Philly.   I am in a cacophonous basement. There are dozens of children and parents milling around. There are two translators, several teachers, a school […]

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    Check It Out: Brooklyn Public Libraries Extended Hours and Menu

    by Sarah on 9/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Public Libraries are extending their hours just in time for the gearing up of homework assignments. The Central Branch leads the way staying open as late as 9 pm Monday through Thursday. Many other branches across Brooklyn will keep their doors open later as well, many until 8 pm on specified weekdays. While this […]

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    Weekday Events for September 15th-18th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 9/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope everyone with big kids had a great first full week of school and getting into the routine! This is another great week for anyone with little ones!  More sing-a-longs and weekly events restarting and lots of free trials so you can figure out what your child enjoys!  This week the Gateway Storytime […]

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    Luna Park Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 9/13/14 | 4 Comment(s)

    Here is another great giveaway from Luna Park. Get in the last of the season’s fun for FREE! This is your chance to wear your varsity sweater and soulfully eat cotton candy while you hum “Summer Loving.” I guess the kids can go too, but only if you dress them up as Pink Ladies. Here […]

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    I Was the Uncool Mom Writing a Novel in a Coffeeshop

    by Sarah on 9/12/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Siobhan Adcock, novelist, mother and internet maven, confesses her desire to be cool, her complete inability to achieve said coolness and the possibility that that is ok. We LOVE Siobhan. Like love, love, gonna purpose at the end of Bachelor in Paradise, love.    Like a lot of people, I wrote a novel in a […]

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    Weekend Events: San Gennaro, Bikes, Kites, Mimes, Shadow Puppets and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 9/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Another busy weekend is coming!  September is such a fun month since the weather tends to be cooler and we can enjoy outdoor events! This weekend the more weekend the New York Bike Jumble is at the Old Stone House, there is a Kite Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park, enjoy Extreme Kids & […]

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    How to Build Your Child’s Library with Books They’ll Love

    by Sarah on 9/10/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    We all get that sad scholastic catalog in our kids’ cubbies at preschool. Or have diligently collected the books  from the inside of Cheerios boxes(which are actually sort of awesome, Boss Baby anyone?). But the collection of chewed and mauled and generally abused books on our kids’ shelves can’t really be called a Collection. The […]