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    What to Do About Diastasis Recti

    by Sarah on 10/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Anna Catherine Rutledge, our fitness expert and grand puba of Brooklyn Fit4Mom, lots of things that we pretend we understand, but actually don’t. At all.   So you had a baby. And during your six-week check up your care giver checked you out and told you that you have diastasis recti, abdominal separation of […]

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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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    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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    One and Done: Raising an Only Child Part II

    by Sarah on 8/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Alice Kaltman, parenting coach and founder of Family Matters NY, continues the discussion of the challenges, both real and perceived, of raising an only child, check out part one here.  Collected Thoughts from Experienced Parents of Only Children After last week’s post, Only the (NOT) Lonely, I thought it beneficial to share responses to the aforementioned concerns from […]

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    I Love You But I Hate Your Parenting

    by Sarah on 8/12/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    How do you navigate a friendship with fellow parents when their parenting style differs wholly from your own? I consider myself a fairly average parent, middle of the road, firm and involved, without being punitive or overbearing. I think of myself as being fairly relaxed. But my understanding of myself as a parent changed last […]

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    One and Done: A Guide to Raising An Only Child Part I

    by Sarah on 8/08/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Alice Kaltman, parenting coach and founder of Family Matters NY, sheds light on raising an only child.  Alice is THE voice of experience, so take notes.   Members of the One and Done club are surrounded by friends with multiples, stressed by social pressure and bombarded with media images of large, happy families. So, it […]

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    Small Kid Big City: Lakeside

    by Sarah on 8/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity shares her secrets for taking better photos of your kids.   Location: LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park Story: A few weeks ago, Liam was invited to a birthday party at the new LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park. I know, who knew we had a “Lakeside” right here in Brooklyn? It sounds […]

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    Pool Profile: D and D Pool

    by Sarah on 8/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The Douglas and Degraw Pool, known at D and D or Double D Pool, always seems on the cusp of being closed. Whether due to lack of funds or the stomach turning prospect of using it as a sewage retention basin to help with the Gowanus clean up, the many fates of D and D […]

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    Tips for New Parents: How to Survive the Early Weeks

    by Sarah on 7/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sharon Peters, parenting expert and founder of Parents Helping Parents, gives you wisdom that will cut through the white noise of sleep deprivation and new parent panic.  Here are a few tips for new parents to remember when you are welcoming a new little one into your home: Get help. Help is invaluable as everyone gets accustomed to […]

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    Pool Profile: The Red Hook Pool

    by Sarah on 7/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Of all the Brooklyn public pools Red Hook Pool  (technically the Sol Goldman Pool at the Red Hook Recreational Center) is my favorite. First of all it is huge, Olympic size. Now, this may not seem like it matters, but if you’ve ever gone to family swim at the Prospect Y (before the new pool!) or […]

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    Brooklyn Pools Open 2014!

    by Sarah on 6/26/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Friday June 27th Brooklyn’s outdoor pools open for the summer! Pools will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00pm with an hour break for cleaning between 3:00 and 4:00pm. It’s easy to forget some of the tricks, tips and arcane rules you had down last summer. Here is a quick refresher: Things to Bring: While […]

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    Notes From A Blended Family: The MILF

    by Sarah on 6/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      By: Rebecca Cooney I am fascinated by mothers.  As a seasoned observer, I do much of my field work in the wilds of the urban rubber-tiled jungle gyms. My safaris allow me to watch undetected the many species of moms brought together by the climbing structures, slides, and rows of black bucket swings.  I […]

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    Father’s Day Inspiration

    by Sarah on 6/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Father’s Day is June 15th and between transitioning the kid from school to summer camp, finalizing vacation plans, organizing a birthday party and getting at least some work done so I don’t have to stare at the computer the entirety of said vacation, the last thing on my list is the father of my kid. […]

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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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    How to Host a Better Baby Shower

    by Sarah on 5/21/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    We will dispense with the pleasantries immediately. Baby showers are the worst. I’m not going to pretend, or lie to you. They are not a party, they are a forced march, with all the festive energy of a staff meeting with snacks. Since I am about to host a baby shower (this will be my […]

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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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    Parents: Are You Saving for College?

    by Sarah on 5/08/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    I know you fear these words, this is the when you plug your ears with your fingers, start singing at the top of your lungs and visualize a golden bubble encasing you in its warmth and protection. I also know that as New Yorkers you are probably investing all your “extra earnings” in your rent. […]

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    5 Ways to Achieve Breastfeeding Success

    by Sarah on 5/06/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    Sara Chana, lactation consultant extraordinaire, sheds light on the issues, mysteries and joys of breastfeeding. If Breastfeeding is such a ‘natural’ process for moms and babes why do so many women give up so quickly? The answer is simple. Although there is a natural desire for both the mother and baby to breastfeed, nursing is […]

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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 […]

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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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    When the Cups Runneth Over: Are Breast Lifts Worth It?

    by Sarah on 3/31/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      It seems that, while breast implants are the number one cosmetic surgery among women, breast lifts have been gaining popularity, by as much as 70%, since 2000. The plastic surgeons say to try “the pencil test” to see if you might be a good candidate. Since I could keep a calligraphy set secure, I’m […]

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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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    Top 12 Reasons to Hit the Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo 2014

    by Sarah on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Not just for babies. A Child Grows in Brooklyn brings you our 3rd annual Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo on Sunday April 6th in Brooklyn Heights. Here’s why you’ve got to be there: 1. Free On-Site Childcare: If free childcare gets you to the Y to work out, then why shouldn’t it also give you an afternoon […]

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    Working From Home Has its Poops and Cons

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    So I’ve been working from home for a little less than a year now. I absolutely love what I do and the business I work for. I consider myself fortunate as I wasn’t necessarily ‘in the market’ for a job when I got one. It just happened, and I’m so glad it did. Like many stay-at-home moms, […]