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    Camp Fort Greene: Finally a Cost-Effective Day Camp

    by Sarah on 6/16/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Parents searching for a cost-effective local Summer Day Camp need to look no further than Camp Fort Greene! Brooklyn mother Eisa Ulen Richardson searched just for this for her son and ended up organizing Camp Fort Greene with the partnership of children’s shop owner, Andriana Spence of Hank & JoJo and Chloe Taylor, Head Teacher […]

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    Even More Available Pre-K Seats and How to Get One

    by Sarah on 6/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    According to DNAinfo, there are still 715 available pre-k seats in New York City. Some of those must be in Brooklyn (we hope?!). To achieve his campaign promises Bill De Blasio is set on getting as many New York City kids into pre-k as he can. Apparently, summer in the city means a long, protracted […]

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    The New Kid-Built Pratt Towers Playground!

    by Sarah on 6/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      On Thursday, June 5 over 200 volunteers from Forest City Ratner Companies, Pratt TowersCommunity Space, organizers from KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and residents of the Brooklyn community braved the rain to build a new playground at Pratt Towers for neighborhood kids. Pratt Towers, located in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, had been without a proper playspace for over 20 years. The design was based on children’s drawings […]

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    Summer Camp: There’s Still Time!

    by Sarah on 6/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Summer is upon us, the final days of school are here. Maybe you are still hashing out your summer plans, maybe your stay-cation is looking overwhelming, maybe the reality of your “Camp Mom” idea is starting to sink in, maybe you just need to work and spaced signing the kids up for summer camp. Whatever […]

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    World Cup 2014 in DUMBO!

    by Sarah on 6/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The DUMBO Improvement District will be showing the 2014 World Cup on their inflatable big screen under the Archway. As in 2010, folks with gather under the arch to watch selected games and generally whoop it up, in a global hooligan sense. Hopefully this time the US can keep it together and keep the ball […]

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    There’s a Seal in My Bedroom: Understanding Croup

    by Sarah on 6/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.  What is croup? Croup is a general name for inflammation for the upper airways, specifically in the area around the vocal chords. If croup is sever their can be swelling around your trachea (wind pipe) […]

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    Discuss Sandy Recovery and Hurricane Strategy in Red Hook

    by Sarah on 6/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Do those “Know Your Zone” ads have you freaked out, or worse, tapping into your post-traumatic stress? Channel your fear into activism. The effects of Sandy are still felt across Brooklyn, particularly in Red Hook. Put a face and a voice to your experience, and that of your neighbors. Remember that the groundwork you lay down […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Here’s one for the parents, Cheers!

    by Sarah on 6/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god. There have been a few occasions since becoming a parent that I have wished that ordering alcohol was as easy as placing an order through Seamless.  Enter Minibar, an app for parents.  Minibar verifies your age and address, and directs […]

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    Happy Doughnut Day from Dough!

    by Sarah on 6/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Everyone loves doughnuts. So who wouldn’t want a year’s supply of doughnuts pushing them toward their weigh-gain record and into a diabetic comma? Well, in honor of Doughnut Day, Dough (everyone’s favorite Bed-Stuy bakery) is giving away a year’s supply of doughnuts! Drop by the bakery anytime on Friday June 6th to sign up, 448A […]

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    Moms Demand Action Rally 2014! Be there!!

    by Sarah on 6/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Moms Demand Action invite you to join their second annual rally for gun control. This is how to effect change, to demand it. As Ghandi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Here is your invitation: Please join us as we gather to raise our voices, as we march together […]

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    Still Searching for PreK Spots in Brooklyn for Fall 2014?

    by Sarah on 6/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    According to a local Yahoo group, a great school in East Williamsburg still has seats available. So if you’re looking for PreK spots in Brooklyn for Fall 2014, get while the getting is good! Here are the details: PS 147, an absolutely wonderful school in East Williamsburg off the Montrose L, was recently awarded an […]

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    Composting in Brooklyn: Have You Started Yet?

    by Sarah on 6/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    According to the New York Times, many Brooklynites are a bit slow to embrace our new composting program. I’m embarrassed to say that I am one. It’s not that I don’t thoroughly believe in composting, I do. The idea that what is now considered garbage could one day be powering homes with Methane gas or turned […]

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    Park Slope Housing Lottery: Priced Out No More

    by Sarah on 6/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Do you ever wish that your parents had the foresight to put your name on the two-decades long wait list for Section 8 housing in Tribeca? Or that you had the income to afford a more livable space in your current neighborhood, someplace where there was enough room for every member of your family to […]

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    Running With Heels Event! Mogul, Mom and Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman

    by Sarah on 6/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Join the invitation-only dinner party series for busy women professionals and entrepreneurs. Gain access to a select group of dynamic business Women. Be entertained, educated and empowered by inspiring speakers, like Liz O’Donnell. Each dinner guest will take home an autographed copy of O’Donnell’s book Mogul, Maid & Mom. Liz O’Donnell is a working mother and […]

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    Basis Independent Brooklyn- Where Did They Go?!

    by Shayna Gehl on 6/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows has some Basis Independent Brooklyn updates for you and some great news with it! We’ve featured them before and are thrilled to do it again because there are lots of new things happening including the development of a merit based scholarship program! If you’re familiar with Basis Independent Brooklyn, you may also […]

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    Support Bed-Stuy Slow Zone: Working Toward Vision Zero

    by Sarah on 6/02/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    If you were planning to attend tonight’s vote at Community Board 3, you are going to be disappointed. Yet again they have delayed, so if you want to work toward Vision Zero, if you support the Slow Zone in Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy then take the advice of the movements organizers who say: Let’s send a […]

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    Small Kid Big City: Pier 1 Playground

    by Sarah on 5/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity shares her secrets for taking better photos of your kids.  Location: Pier 1 Playground Story: A few weeks ago my sister came to visit and suggested we go to a Bargemusic concert. Of course I have been meaning to go for many years but never have, so was glad to finally have […]

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    Paper Moon Playgroup: Co-op Preschool in Park Slope Hosting Open House on June 3rd at 9am

    by A Child Grows on 5/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Paper Moon Playgroup is a half day cooperative preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds in Park Slope.  This program has a low teacher-student ratio, an outdoor play space, and teachers with both strong elementary education experience and unique backgrounds in theater and music.  The atmosphere is vibrant and fun with themed weeks and […]

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    Treat Yourself to a Ladies Night Out!

    by Shayna Gehl on 5/20/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Calling all NYC Ladies! A Child Grows is teaming up with Babeland and boudoir photographer Lori Berkowitz to host another wonderful Ladies Night Out! You don’t have an excuse not to attend, it’s FREE! On Wednesday, June 4th, join us at Babeland at 462 Bergen Street, between Flatbush Ave & 5th Ave from 7-10pm. Come to […]

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    Touch-A-Truck 2014: You Know You Want To

    by Sarah on 5/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s finally spring so that means that there is an obscene amount of stuff to do and lots of pressure to get out and do it. Before you get overwhelmed with choices and blow them all off to watch “family” movies (meaning Star Wars) and eat pizza, know that this weekend is one of the […]

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    75 Giveaway Tickets To New York Baby Show

    by Sarah on 5/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    This Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th  from 10am to 4pm our friends at New York Family magazine will be hosting the annual New York Baby Show. And A Child Grows is giving away 75 family tickets away to the show. Enter below for your tickets! a Rafflecopter giveaway Last year the New York Baby Show […]

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    Rolling River: The Ultimate Day Camp for Brooklynites

    by Sarah on 5/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Are you looking for a traditional Summer Day Camp experience for your child accessible on a daily basis from Brooklyn? Rolling River Day Camp offers air-conditioned bus transportation to and from Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens.  This second generation, family-owned and operated summer camp has been run by all five members […]

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    Chopsticks for Kids: Not Just a Great Song

    by Sarah on 5/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    When I was a kid my family had a tradition, every Sunday after church we would go to Boston’s Chinatown, to The Shanghi for lunch. We would always order the same thing, dumplings, spare ribs, egg rolls and mushu pork. My father would drown everything in spicy mustard and my sister and brother and I […]

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    The Best Natural Insect Repellent (Besides Bats)

    by Sarah on 5/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Now that my annual parade of ants has arrived in my apartment, I know it’s spring. And with spring comes mosquitos. And ticks. And a host of other biting, phobia-inducing, what-the-hell-are-they-doing-in-the-city pests. Now begins the search for an effective, non-poisonous, bug repellent. And, while my membership to the Coop is admittedly new and I […]

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    Meet the Doctors from Premier Pediatrics

    by A Child Grows on 5/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    An interview with Premier Pediatrics physician Dr. Deena Blanchard: Tell us about your practice: Premier Pediatrics has an office in Brooklyn and Manhattan with seven board-certified pediatricians. We have been providing state-of-the-art medical care combined with a focus on family-centered compassionate care for over 30 years. Recently, we renovated both our offices to create a […]