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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 | 0 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, [...]

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    Get Your Tickets to the Largest Family Event in Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 3/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo Shares Everything Parents Need in One Place! A family friendly event for parents and children up to age 8! Meet experts! Attend seminars! Sample Products! Bring Your Family! Win Raffle Prizes! Awesome gift bags! Stay for Lunch!  Get your tickets here! Order tickets now using Discount Code ACG15off for 15% off [...]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Free For the Expectant Parents + Midwives and LCs

    by Nicole on 1/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Here are a few free apps that may help you to keep track of mundane things so you can focus your energy on enjoying your experiences. Ovia Fertility: Ovulation Calculator is an easy to use app that can help you to find your most fertile days (or just to be more aware of your cycle).   [...]

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    New Protection of Workplace Rights for Pregnant Women!

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

      As mothers, as New Yorkers, we want to believe that the rights of pregnant women have been insured for decades. Sadly, that is not the case. We all know someone who has been discriminated against because of pregnancy or childbirth. The reality we hope for and the reality that is, are not always the [...]

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    Save or Splurge: Maternity Clothes

    by Nicole on 12/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our friends at WellroundedNY.com have shared with us the best pieces to spend your maternity wardrobe budget on and the times to skip the expensive duds with some great alternatives!  Having a baby is expensive. And that’s just the actual baby part. The spending starts well before baby makes his debut, as you drop larger and [...]

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    New Pre and Postnatal Yoga Classes Come to DUMBO

    by Kim on 8/30/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    One would think DUMBO is the most fertile place in New York City with all the baby bumps and strollers out there. Having places like Brooklyn Bridge Park and P.S. 8 in its backyard, and being so close to Manhattan make it a great neighborhood for young families. Finally, expectant and new moms now have [...]

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    Review and Ticket Giveaway: First Comes Love – A Film by Nina Davenport

    by Nicole on 7/25/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    First Comes Love, a personal documentary by Nina Davenport, is in a word: lovely. Nina, a Brooklyn mom, 41 and a half and not married, is certain that if she doesn’t have a baby now, it will never happen. From there, the audience is taken on a wonderful journey of exploration and wonder as a [...]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo is THIS Sunday! Are You Coming?

    by Nicole on 5/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are so excited for the Brooklyn Baby Expo this Sunday June 2nd! It is going to be fun and educational event filled with information and gifts for parents and activities for their children! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you still can! Purchase your tickets here and enter code ACG15off for a discount for [...]

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    Giveaway: Win an Orbit Baby G2 Stroller! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 5/27/13 | 89 Comment(s)

    Wow! Who wants to win this stroller of strollers!?!? – An Orbit Baby G2 stroller (retail value of $800) courtesy of Orbit Baby and the Brooklyn Baby Expo! This stroller can be used from birth up to 40 lbs. For families on the go with newborns or toddlers, the Stroller G2 is the ultimate solution for [...]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo – Not Just for Babies – Sunday June 2nd

    by Nicole on 5/24/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Think the Brooklyn Baby Expo isn’t for you just because you don’t have a baby any longer? Wrong! There will be lots of activities for older children and information, products and raffles for parents of toddlers and pre-schoolers!  Top 10 reasons you should attend event if your children aren’t babies any longer or you have [...]

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    Win a Britax Baby Carrier! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

    by Nicole on 5/19/13 | 34 Comment(s)

    For the Orbit Stroller Giveaway Go Here: http://www.achildgrows.com/giveaway-orbit-baby-g2-stroller/ Enter to win a Britax Baby Carrier courtesy of Britax and the Brooklyn Baby Expo! The Britax Baby carrier is suitable from 8-32 lbs and is designed for long-lasting back and shoulder support. Purchase your Brooklyn Baby Expo tickets this week and you will be entered to win this wonderfully flexible carrier. If [...]

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    The Silent Epidemic: Postpartum Depression

    by Nicole on 5/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Postpartum depression was discussed in my birth classes and with my other pregnant mom friends extensively when I was due with my first baby. I felt very educated about it but was anxious because I didn’t know what to expect. I luckily did not suffer from it but I had a few close friends who [...]

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    Win a Britax B-Nimble Stroller!

    by Nicole on 5/13/13 | 24 Comment(s)

    Enter to win a Britax B-Nimble stroller courtesy of Britax and the Brooklyn Baby Expo! Lightweight, easy to carry and fold stroller appropriate from 6 months (or from birth when used with an infant car seat) up to 55 lbs. Purchase your Brooklyn Baby Expo tickets this week and you will be entered to win this [...]

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    The Pregnant New Yorker – Pregnant and New Mom Event on Thurs May 16th

    by Nicole on 5/10/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Join The Pregnant New Yorker Pregnant and New Mom Event on Thurs May 16th at The Yummy Mummy Store.  Get expert advice on pregnancy and postpartum.  Everyone will go home with a great goodie bag and a chance to win some prizes including a Britax Baby Carrier.   REGISTER @ http://www.thepregnantnewyorker.com/events/event.html Dr. Gurley will be talking about a simple, [...]

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    Giveaway: Stokke MyCarrier Entry With Brooklyn Baby Expo Ticket Purchase

    by Nicole on 5/06/13 | 8 Comment(s)

    The Brooklyn Baby Expo is happening June 2nd. Buy your tickets this week and you are entered to win a Stokke MyCarrier ($250 retail value)! And VIP ticket holders get a Joovy BebaSling Lite ($99 retail value) with their ticket! If you have already purchased your tickets, you can still enter to win the Stokke MyCarrier! Here’s how: [...]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo Tickets Now Available!

    by Nicole on 4/24/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The 2014 Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo is happening April 6th in Brooklyn Heights! For more info visit our site: achildgrows.com/expo Click here for tickets! Join us for A Child Grows in Brooklyn’s 3rd Annual Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo on Sunday, April 6th 11am-3pm in Brooklyn, NY! The event will take place at St. Francis [...]

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    Giving Birth: What To Do With Your Older Child?

    by Nicole on 4/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Most of us don’t live near family, so what do you do when you give birth and have an older child at home that needs to be watched? I worried about this more than actually giving birth when we were faced with that question. My parents and in-laws live a plane ride away so coming [...]

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    What is a Doula and Why Would You Need One? The value of birth and postpartum doula support

    by Nicole on 4/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Please join us for an evening to discuss the benefits of working with a doula from the prenatal, birth, and postpartum stages of motherhood! Tuesday, April 30th 6PM-8PM Birth Day Presence ~ Park Slope Studio 182 Eighth Avenue (between 1st St. and Garfield) Register Here! Seasoned birth and postpartum doulas Mollie Michel and Meema Spadola will be on hand [...]

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    Which Birth Control Now? Finished, Waiting, Not Sure.

    by Nicole on 2/28/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I had my children back to back…20 months apart. We were always planning on having two children but my second was a bit of a surprise. He was conceived while I was breastfeeding and on the min-pill! So, on my first visit to the OB/GYN office after I gave birth to my second, my midwife’s [...]

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    What is a Doula?

    by Nicole on 2/27/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    When I was first pregnant with my daughter, I heard the term doula but I didn’t discover what one really was until very late in my pregnancy. By then, I thought it was too late to find one. After 24 hours of labor…I could have used one! Our doula expert, Mollie, has provided us with [...]

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    Drawing Apps for Kids (Free or Almost-Free!)

    by Nicole on 2/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    This week a friend requested a list of “free drawing apps that don’t have tons of windows that I have to disable before my 3 year old makes in-app purchases.” If you want to use free apps, turn off your in-app purchasing in your settings before handing your device to your child.  Free apps tend [...]