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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 [...]

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    The Dreaded Birthday Party

    by Sarah on 4/03/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      While my daughter’s birthday is still months away, she is already handing out verbal invites to her pals at school, already amassing a long wish list, and planning the elaborate theme (which is either mermaids, where everything will look like it is underwater; or Frozen, where it has to actually be snowing). She seems [...]

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    On the First Blooming Crocus

    by John on 4/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Another sign that spring is creeping slowly up on us: yesterday I bought a whole bouquet of daffodils at the market on my way home. It’s easy to dub the daffodil and its bulb-cousin the tulip the harbingers of winter’s end—the shoots pushing their ways out of their underground globes imbues them with a sense [...]

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    Unity Prep Charter School: Accepting 6th Grade Applications until April 7th

    by Shayna Gehl on 4/01/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Attention parents of 5th graders! Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn is accepting 6th grade applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Application deadline is at 5pm on April 7th.  This tuition-free public charter school located in Bedford-Stuyvesant opened its doors to sixth graders in the fall of 2013.  This coming year they will have 6th [...]

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    The Best Nontoxic Nail Polish: Paint It Black

    by Sarah on 4/01/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    My daughter is desperate to paint her nails, and I have managed to put it off with the combo you’re-too-young and it’s-full-of-chemicals argument. But the other day our youngest neighbor (5 years old) came downstairs, nail polish in hand and proceeded to set up a manicure station in my hallway. That night I had to [...]

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    Summer Fun at the Wildlife Conservation Society

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/31/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Summers are Wild with the Wildlife Conservation Society! From toddlers to teens, the WCS has the unique summer camp experiences for all ages at their zoos and aquarium. Explore the wonderful world of animals at one of the five facilities throughout New York, including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, [...]

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    Giveaway: Pottery Barn Kids Crib

    by Nicole on 3/30/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    The Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo is this Sunday, April 6th and we are so excited to have Pottery Barn Kids join us to show off their complimentary nursery design services and how to make a beautiful room for your baby in a small space. And in anticipation of the big day, we are giving away [...]

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    Weekday Events for March 31st-April 3rd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! April is arriving this week and for some children that means the NY State ELA exams are happening which means as parents we are trying to keep our children calm and zen this week! One way to help kids beat stress this week is to check out Kids Yoga with Nora at Play [...]

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    Little Hands, Big Technology: How Soon is Too Soon?

    by Sarah on 3/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Our outer-borough brother Ryan Harrison, a former film history teacher with two daughters originally from Queens, gives us the low down on kids and smartphones, touch screens and attention-sucking technology.  Like any parent, I grumble when I see a group of children sitting in the same room, all deeply absorbed by their own personal electronic devices. [...]

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    FreshDirect: Because Parents Need All the Help We Can Get

    by Sarah on 3/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Not long ago I went to a friend’s baby shower, and one of the things on her registry was a gift certificate to FreshDirect. And I thought, that’s genius, since pre-baby you really have no idea what you’re in for, and post-baby you never know what people will give you. Endless diaper gift [...]

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    Weekend Events: U is for Underwear, The Good Ms Padgett, The Pop Ups, P for Puppets, Miles of Tiles and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, I am finding it hard to believe that April is almost here!  Fingers crossed that the cold mornings will be gone for good real soon! The calendar is packed with events like The Good Ms Padgett at the Jalopy Theatre, a book launch U is for Underwear at Powerhouse on 8th, The Pop [...]

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    BECO Giveaway at the Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo!

    by Sarah on 3/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As NYC parents, we all face the same issue: transporting our kids around the city. In spite of having a variety of public transportation options, we often rely heavily on our very own bodies to do the work of transporting our little (and ever-growing) ones. Having a high-quality, long-lasting carrier that is comfortable for baby and parent [...]

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    Leaving Kids in Cars: What is the Law and What is Just Judgement?

    by Sarah on 3/27/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    While we all know that leaving kids in cars on a hot or even mildly warm day is truly dangerous, it may be news to some that it is, in fact, illegal to leave children under 8 alone in the car at anytime, “without supervision of someone twelve or older when the conditions present a [...]

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    What’s Better Than Having a Baby?! Having TWO!

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s finally here!!!! THE MAIN EVENT!!!! I am officially full term in my third pregnancy. “In the home stretch” as many would say. I’ve blogged about the fantastic nature of this pregnancy (if you didn’t read the post, you missed the sarcastic tone there). While I’d love to go into even more gruesome details on the latest [...]

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    Conscious Consumption: What’s in Your Clothes?

    by Sarah on 3/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We all think about the source of our food, from the variety of seeds (GMO’s anyone?) to the chemicals used, to the distance shipped. But the life cycle of our clothes gets far less consideration. I asked fashion designer and environmentalist, Libby Fearnley to answer a few questions to inspire us to extend our responsible [...]

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    Giveaway: Spring Break Camp (Apr 14-18) at Spoke the Hub!

    by Nicole on 3/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    What is your child doing for sping break?? Spoke the Hub and A Child Grows are giving away a week of camp over spring break – April 14-18th! Join Spoke the Hub for an inspiring week of healthy and sustainable Art, Eating, Living and Moving with their amazing teachers and “green” advocates. Kids bloom and bud [...]

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    Top 10 Signs You’re Raising a Slob

    by Sarah on 3/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If most of parenting is leading by example, than many of us are screwed. Top 10 Signs You’re Raising a Slob 1. You clean the bath toys by kicking them from one end of the tub to the other when you’re taking a shower. 2. There is a slice of cucumber permanently affixed to your [...]

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    Weekday Events for March 24th-27th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, March weather is crazy!  Nice one day and not nice the next day!  I am going stay in denial and not check the the weather for later this week. So turns out ice skating got extended a week at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park so NOW this is the last [...]

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    Win a family stay with Kid & Coe

    by Sarah on 3/21/14 | 2 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Everyone in this city knows that one of the worst parts of traveling with kids is packing up half of your apartment and schlepping it along with you. Your kid has to play Sophie’s choice with the toys and you have to bring a slew of “travel” items, which are essentially dismantled Ikea [...]

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    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments–Birthday Parties!

    by Sarah on 3/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity shares her secrets for taking great photos of our kids. Location: Brooklyn Robot Foundry Story: With two kids in school/preschool now, we are heavy into birthday party territory. Last month we went to a special birthday party for one of Liam’s oldest friends, they “met” when they were six or [...]

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    Weekend Events: Charlie’s Kids, School of Rock Grand Opening, Macy’s Flower Show, Scooby-Doo and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone Ahhhhh SPRING is here!  Looks like we will get a good taste of it for the next few days! Another fun weekend is about to start and if you want to get into the mood for Spring you can check out Macy’s Family Fun Day at the Flower Show!   Also happening this [...]