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    Registration is Now Open for G&T Testing

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

    It is that time of year again!  Per the NYC DOE website the Gifted & Talented (G&T) Request for Testing period started Wednesday, October 8th and registration is open until Friday, November 7, 2014. Families with children who are entering K, 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade in the fall of 2015 in NYC can submit […]

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    Product Review: The GB Ellum

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Folks, there’s a new stroller in town and I’m here to tell you about it! The GB Ellum , newly debuted this past summer, boasts full-sized luxury that is lightweight and maneuverable. To add to Ellum’s feature-packed resume, are additional perks like an adjustable foot rest, lush padding throughout the seat, and the cool “self standing” feature, while remaining affordable to boot. Sound […]

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    Columbus Weekend 2014: Handmade History, Backyard Jamboree, BAMkids, Fall Harvest, Lego and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The long weekend is almost here and it is another busy weekend here for children in Brooklyn & NYC! This weekend you can check out Lakeside’s Backyard Jamboree in Prospect Park, visit Handmade History! at the Brooklyn Historical Society, listen to The Monster Who Ate My Peas at Brooklyn Central Public Library, dance […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Preparing for Upcoming Events

    by Sarah on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god.  Luca Lashes is a series of storybook apps about a child who has magic eyelashes that help him to be brave in new situations. The apps are an interesting mix of traditional illustration and animation, which leads to some quirky movements […]

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    An Autumn Road Trip Playlist

    by John on 10/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As I write this, it is a Saturday in late summer. Temperatures are hovering steadily in the 70s, and we may even get into the 80 tomorrow. But by the time this post is published, it will be autumn. This is nothing to bemoan—autumn on the Northeast coast is perhaps the most pleasant of seasons, […]

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    Birth Day Presence Announces New Class Offerings for Expectant and New Parents

    by Kim on 10/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Birth Day Presence is excited to announce some new, unique classes this fall/winter in their locations throughout the city.  Whether you’re a new mom or expecting, they have some great support for you! Plus a few awesome sales! Read on… Childbirth Express  is for expectant parents who want a no-frills childbirth education class in a nutshell! This […]

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    Part II of Our Interview with Jennifer Senior Author of All Joy and No Fun

    by Sarah on 10/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Mimi O’Connor continues her conversation with Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun, in part II of this two part series.   We recently talked to All Joy and No Fun author and New York contributing editor Jennifer Senior about her book examining “the paradox of modern parenthood.” (You can read part […]

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    Betty & Veronica Are Moving to Manhattan!

    by Deirdre on 10/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Great news!  Sadly last year Gus, Central Park Zoo’s beloved polar bear died but now his empty exhibit is getting some new residents.  NYC Park’s tweeted that two brown bears named Betty & Veronica will be moving to the Central Park Zoo from their current home in the Bronx Zoo in late 2014! My family […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: An Insider’s Guide to Park Slope

    by Sarah on 10/05/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I’ve lived in this neighborhood a long time, long enough to feel like everyone must know every little secret or interesting thing about this hood, but I will try to look at it with fresh eyes and give you non-Slopers the scoop. First of all, everything you hear about Park Slope is true: the kids, […]

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    Weekday Events for October 7th-9th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! So today really feels like Fall outside!  Can’t wait to see the leaves turn!  Has anyone gone apple picking yet? The calendar is filling up with fun drop in events like Postnatal / Baby and Me at Sangha Yoga Shala,  Brooklyn Teen Meditation Group at the Brooklyn Zen Center, a Yellow Sneaker Singalong […]

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    Fall is Not Just About Apples & Leaves!

    by Deirdre on 10/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Fall is here!  This time of year means apples, pumpkins, leaves changing and cooler weather.  For children in elementary schools and that are in 5th  grade it also means the Middle School application due date is coming up.  District Middle School Fairs have started and open houses are going at Middle Schools all over Brooklyn. […]

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    Family Matters NY Weekly Parenting Tip: The Dishes Can Wait

    by Sarah on 10/03/14 | 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!).   Kids equal chaos. Family life can be as frustrating as rush hour on the BQE.   […]

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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 | 8 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 […]