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    Your Picky Eater Questions Answered!

    by Sarah on 12/19/14 | 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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    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services in Brooklyn 2014

    by Sarah on 12/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Once all the presents have been bought and all the food prepped and stocking stuffed and pills popped, ‘cause Jesus this is stressful, it’s time to celebrate the man, the baby, the Big Baby. Jesus, the eternal birthday boy, reminds us that, as the Who’s down in Whoville say, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store. […]

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    Summer Camp at The 92nd Street Y’s Camp Yomi, with Brooklyn pick-up!

    by Sarah on 12/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The 92nd Street Y has provided the solution of how to get your kid out of the city this summer…on a daily basis. The 92nd Street Y’s Camp Yomi in Rockland County will be offering a NEW pickup location in Brooklyn to transport Campers to their location just 20 minutes from the George Washington bridge. […]

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    Why the Elf on the Shelf Deserves a Lump of Coal

    by Sarah on 12/14/14 | 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.    We aren’t doing the full apartment holiday decorating thing until this weekend, but we did let Molly put up the little fake tree in her room. Whilst getting […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip Holiday Edition: Finding Your Yuletide Zen

    by Sarah on 12/12/14 | 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!).   Oh my. The state of the world this holiday season. Let’s face it, things are […]

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    Dyker Heights Lights: The Holiday Spirit Electrified

    by Sarah on 12/10/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      There is nothing so festive as Christmas lights twinkling from windows or rooftops on cold nights. But this is America people, so let’s super-size that holiday magic. You want it big? You want your dose of holiday cheer to fry the retinas then you must, you need, to see the lights of Dyker Heights. […]

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    Indoor Activities For Kids Part I: Creating the Stage and Surviving Winter

    by Sarah on 12/08/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Jocelyn Greene, founder of Child’s Play NY, shows us how to use dramatic, imaginative play to help our kids have fun indoors and preserve our own sanity this winter.   Ok guys.  It’s cold outside, it’s dark early, and I’ve got a 2 year old.  So, I’m putting some ideas out there – from work with […]

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    First Christmas in Philly: Top Six Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

    by Sarah on 12/05/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Philly is poised to launch, but we wanted to give our loyal brooklynites the first look.  Mollie Michel explores all things Philly!   Well, parents, it’s that time of year already. And with a slightly later Thanksgiving, there’s not even a moment to breathe before the holiday insanity begins. My family, […]

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    Find a Child Care Provider with LxBlue

    by A Child Grows on 12/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    LxBlue is an interactive service where you can find the perfect nanny or babysitter for your family – and quickly! The service is rooted in trust, convenience, and value. They have a thorough screening process where all LxBlue experts have been interviewed in person by LxBlue associates – so you get the luxury of a […]

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    Black Lives Matter: How to Talk to Kids About Ferguson and Eric Garner

    by Sarah on 12/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    My mother has a saying about parenting, “If a kid asks a question, then they are probably ready to hear the answer.” Of course, that answer might need to be tailored depending on the age of said kid, but still it is an answer. I’ve been thinking about this saying a lot lately because of […]

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    5 Tips for A Stress Free Holiday Celebration

    by Sarah on 12/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     Jeanene Mack, wellness coach and stylist, gives us a guide to back to school shopping, because we are tired of making lists. We need someone to just tell us what to do, or the only thing we’ll buy is a plane ticket, for one.  (read: I’m ready to take a vacation from my summer “vacation.”)     […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: An Insider’s Guide to Fort Greene

    by Sarah on 12/02/14 | 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.   In a couple of months, I will have lived in New York City longer than anywhere (but you’ll always be my first, Billings) and will have been in […]

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    5 Ways Brooklyn Parents Can Save Money

    by Sarah on 12/01/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Raising kids is expensive. Living in Brooklyn is expensive. Combine them and your bank account is really just a whirlpool draining directly into the coffers of Target and Fresh Direct. So amid all the normal expenses of life—rent, cell phone, cable, what my husband refers to as the “New York City Walking Around Tax” which […]

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    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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    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 […]

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    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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    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 […]

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    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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    Concerned About Your Child? Small Brooklyn Psychology Can Help!

    by A Child Grows on 11/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    By now, your kids have been through a few months of school, and they’re either settling into the routine…or they’re not. Maybe you got some concerning feedback about your child’s behavior at a recent parent-teacher conference. Maybe he or she brought home a disappointing report card. Maybe each night is an exhausting battle to get […]

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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 […]

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    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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    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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    Keeping Kids Appy: What My 2-year-old Is Playing Right Now

    by Sarah on 11/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god.    Duckie Deck Monsters!  My 2-year-old was incredibly excited by Halloween this year, but at moments, especially when she saw adults wearing gruesome masks while trick-or-treating, she was terrified of “monsters.”  Generally this kid is fearless, and she’s since become more […]