Pregnancy | 2/6 | A Child Grows


    Want to Trade Your Maternity-Wear for Some New Duds?

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

    Our friends over at Closet Dash are having a maternity swap party on February 27th!  It’s an opportunity for all of us who have maternitywear we no longer need to trade it for something that’s suitable to our current size, whatever that may be. Or if you are pregnant and want trade for some wonderful [...]


    Holistic Moms- New Chapter Debuts This Week

    by Nicole on 1/07/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    Are you interested in holistic health or living green? Maybe you want to learn more about it or are an expert in the field. Either way, you will probably find some other like minded moms at the newly formed Brooklyn (Williamsburg/Greenpoint) chapter of Holistic Moms Network!™. Holistic Moms Network!™ is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization connecting [...]

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    New Kids Store Opens in Bed-Stuy

    by Nicole on 12/28/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    People have been talking about this new children’s store in Bed-Stuy called Pipsqueak Children’s Shoppe; I’ve gotten 3 emails to date about it. Everything from, “PipSqueak does such low mark up on their goods for sale that they can compete or do better than Toys R Us!” to “they are such a huge addition to [...]

    Baby Bungee class (though this pic is from the Carroll Gardens location, the BH location will have the same class)

    Mommy Boxing + Baby Bungee + Climbing? Uh Huh!

    by Nicole on 12/18/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Everyday Athlete® is a Brooklyn fitness studio that has some of the most glowing reviews of any business in our Marketplace.  So, it’s welcome news that the Carroll Gardens fitness company has opened a second location in Brooklyn Heights. The new studio’s central feature is a custom-built, 2,500-square-foot bouldering wall that’s integrated into classes from [...]

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    Breastfeeding a Premature Baby

    by Nicole on 12/10/12 | 5 Comment(s)

    Can you breastfeed a premature baby? Yes, even if your baby has spent time in the NICU and was given bottles.  Sara Chana Silverstein, a New York based, international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), classical homeopath, herbalist, lecturer, author, wife and mother of seven children (yes, she really is superwoman!), wrote an article for us [...]


    CANCELLED: Free Baby Massage and Product Toxicity Workshop by Seventh Generation

    by Nicole on 10/29/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you are looking for a way to soothe your baby in a relaxing way (for both of you!) then you might head to the free massage fest on November 8th.  Seventh Generation is hosting this public event in Park Slope with Tina Allen, a well-known baby massage expert. So, why is Seventh Generation hosting [...]

    Ina May at a birth

    Ina May Gaskin To Appear in NYC at Doc Festival

    by Nicole on 10/25/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Ina May Gaskin is coming to town and tickets to view her documentary have already sold out for the evening show- but the daytime show has openings.  The birthing guru and author Ina May, attracts expecting parents, birth professionals, doctors and parents in droves.  When she came to Brooklyn a couple of years ago, the [...]


    Support Midwives with 5K Run and Wellness Fair

    by Nicole on 9/27/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    For many women, midwives are an important part of the birthing process but they aren’t always supported or even understood in our health care system. To help support midwives, raise awareness and raise funds for this cause, the NYC Chapter of American College of Nurse Midwives & Choices in Childbirth is holding the 10th Annual [...]


    Top of the Shop: Iris Lingerie and Bra Fitting

    by Nicole on 9/27/12 | 2 Comment(s)

    This is the twelfth installment of our feature called “Top of the Shop”. It’s a biweekly (well, sometimes!) look at a shop in Brooklyn. I hope that you see some new shops to visit or old shops that you might have forgotten about. Amazing photographer, Justine Cooper, took the gorgeous photos, although she is mainly [...]

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    Favorite Places for Families in Greenpoint & Williamsburg

    by Nicole on 9/20/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    Williamsburg and Greenpoint are fast becoming THE place to raise a family in Brooklyn; between the pool finally opening and a sleuth of amazing places to shop, eat, play and ways to give back- it’s easy to see why. Jessica Glorieux and Donna Ladd launched Motherburg NYC in June 2012 to help parents in North [...]


    Weaning – When and How?

    by Nicole on 9/07/12 | 6 Comment(s)

    Is there a “right” time and is there a “right” way to wean? Sara Chana Silverstein, a New York based, international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), classical homeopath, herbalist, lecturer, author, wife and mother of seven children (yes, she really is superwoman!), wrote an article for us that tackles those questions. Weaning-Is now is the [...]

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    Miss Running? New Brooklyn Babes Running Group

    by Nicole on 8/28/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Do you miss running and would like to find some other moms to run with? So did another mom: Brooklyn parent, Susan McBarnet, had a baby girl nine months ago and found herself ready to get back into her running, but lacking a team and group of women to do so with.  She founded a [...]


    Urgent Care Facilities in Brooklyn: Which Ones are the Best?

    by Nicole on 8/08/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    A new urgent care center in Park Slope has been getting very good reviews on the parent list serves and on Yelp. Premier Care of Park Slope has been getting kudos for efficient and thoughtful care for everything from sore throats to broken arms.  I’m glad to have another urgent care center to include in [...]


    How Much Milk Does a Baby Need?

    by Nicole on 7/17/12 | 6 Comment(s)

    Is there some magic way to determine how much milk your baby needs when it’s nursing? Is it the same for a baby who is drinking formula? It’s a question that many new parents ask to ensure that their baby is getting enough nutrition.  Sara Chana Silverstein, a New York based, international board certified lactation [...]


    Need a Doctor? Daycare? Plumber? We Have The List!

    by Nicole on 6/26/12 | 2 Comment(s)

    I have a third baby:  this one doesn’t poop, pee or cry- but it does demand a lot of attention, nurturing and I definitely have to put it to bed at night. After 12 months, I can finally announce that my new baby is ready to be taken out in public. It’s been a work [...]

    Smartypants at breakfast time! It's our treat before or after cereal.

    Our Family Vitamin: Smartypants Offering Discount + Win Gift Card

    by Nicole on 5/17/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    In my family, there are 3 things that we do religiously for our health: Drink power shakes. See my recipe here. Eat vitamins. Walk. (That’s pretty easy to accomplish in Brooklyn). Anyone that hangs out in our home knows that I always have a power shake in the fridge and vitamins on our kitchen table. [...]

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    Giveaway: 100 Tickets to The New York Baby Show!

    by Nicole on 5/14/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    For expectant and new parents with infants or toddlers, there are lots of good reasons to go to the New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20 (see some of the best ones below).  It’s a family fun weekend of renowned speakers, top vendors, and all sorts of kiddie fun—not to mention their Ultimate [...]

    Photo of Bija Kids by Kanan Shree. @ Kanan Shree.

    Free Workshops on Babywearing, Siblings, Yoga and More……

    by Nicole on 5/03/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Get our your calendar out and start marking down Thursdays as “all tied up!” Bija, a yoga studio, preschool and camp, will begin offering parents free Thursday night lectures and workshops that cover everything to preparing for birth to preparing for sibling birth- and everything in between: like sex! Bija Kids has expanded over the [...]

    If you aren't eating lots of this, you probably need Vitamin D

    Vitamin D: Why You and Your Kids Need it NOW

    by Jill on 4/13/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    This morning at breakfast, I remembered that the kids and I hadn’t taken our vitamins since before vacation, a week ago.  Not really a big deal, though with all the press that vitamin D has gotten lately, I made sure the kids and I took ours today. What can happen if we don’t have enough [...]

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    Eight Babymoon Packages: All Car-Free

    by Nicole on 3/22/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    I regret never taking a babymoon: I was too busy trying to cram career goals into those last 5 months. Now, I can’t even remember what those aspirations were- but I’m sure I would have remembered an incredible vacation with my partner! So, it is with great hopes for you all that I wanted to [...]


    Free Workshops and Seminars at Birth Day Presence

    by Nicole on 3/15/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you are pregnant or a new parent and have some questions like “what is a doula?”, “how bad is this labor pain going to be?” to “what do I really need to buy?”- count yourself lucky! All those questions and more will be answered this Tuesday night at a workshop held at Birth Day [...]


    Baby Carrier Cover and Maternity Coat in One

    by Nicole on 2/26/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Wearing a baby in the winter presents its challenges: it seems like you just get her bundled up in bunting, carrier, hat and then…the baby cries, has an explosion or you start to sweat profusely from all her layers and yours! What if you could cut down on the layers that both you and the [...]

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    50-75% Off at Pop-Up Shop This Weekend

    by Nicole on 2/21/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Whether you are looking for maternity, baby or just some new lovelies to dress up your wardrobe, a pop-up shop will open this weekend in Brooklyn with 50-75% off all items. If you like soft tees, pure t will be there with maternity and womens’ clothing (I own 4 of their tees and love them…). [...]


    NYC Premiere of “More Business of Being Born”

    by Nicole on 2/21/12 | 2 Comment(s)

    Executive Producer Ricki Lake and Filmmaker Abby Epstein examined “the business” of having a baby with their insightful documentary, The Business of Being Born and their new, 4 part DVD series continues their investigation into maternity care with the series, More Business of Being Born. The series looks at birthing options, visits with famous midwife [...]

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    Caribou Baby Has it Going On This Weekend and Next

    by Nicole on 2/08/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Caribou Baby in Greenpoint can really stock their calendar with solid events and I thought I would give a shout out to some of their upcoming ones. One of my all-time favorite class teachers, Ellynne Skove of GoGo Babies, will be teaching a Baby Massage Workshop this weekend. I would go just to have her [...]