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    Your Guide to Easter Egg Hunts NYC 2014

    by Sarah on 4/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There is nothing I like more then the vestiges of pagan ritual in our very modern world like christmas trees, jack-o-lanterns and may poles. The egg hunt is a favorite of mine, searching out symbols of fertility hiding among the newly blooming flowers, those pagans didn’t really go in for subtly and thank god. Otherwise, [...]

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    Weekday Events for April 14th-17th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Well what a beautiful weekend to kick off Spring Break for the NYC public schools!  Trees now are covered in green, white & pink buds and it is such a joy to see after that endless winter! There is SO much going on this week that I listed the Spring Break activities that [...]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Chores

    by Sarah on 4/11/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god. Watching relatives who have more children but who also seem to have their lives together, I’ve decided that one of the keys to harmony in the household is an understanding that everyone in the family is expected to contribute to the [...]

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    Habana Outpost’s Earth Day Celebration 2014!

    by Sarah on 4/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Celebrate Earth Day early at Habana Outpost’s Earth Day Expo hosted by Habana Works this Saturday (that’s tomorrow people, in case you keep thinking today is Thursday). A Child Grows in Brooklyn will be there loving Mama Gia, holding babies and generally channeling our own Goddess. Where is a bonfire to dance around when you [...]

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    Weekend Events: Earth Day Expo, Miss Nina, Luna Park, ShirLaLa, Eggs, Dinos, Robots and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Spring break is almost here for NYC public schools and my kids are jumping for joy! With schools closing that means there are fun events happening over break and some start this weekend!  We have the Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed opening at the Bronx Zoo, Meet the Makers Festival at the Children’s Museum of [...]

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    Are Go Go Sports Girls A Better Doll? Almost

    by Sarah on 4/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As a diehard feminist, I am always on the lookout for gender-neutral toys, or short of that, something not pink (and yes, that was my daughter on the playground in the fairy costume. It’s an uphill battle). So when I came across the Go! Go! Sports Girls Dolls, I felt hopeful. Imagine if Groovy Girls [...]

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    Car Repair for The Clueless New Yorker: Spring Break Road Trip!

    by Sarah on 4/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    There are lots of New Yorkers who don’t own a car. Isn’t that one of the benefits of living here? In fact, many of us frequently rent a car, or Zipcar, or, after a decade without a car, we had a kid and caved to the pressure and the mountains of stuff. But we know [...]

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    Weekday Events for April 7th-10th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Were you at the Expo earlier today?  Such a nice day for it and hope you won some fabulous prizes and had fun! As usual we have so much going on this week!  A new exhibit opened this weekend at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum called Brooklyn Block Laboratory that allows kids to design [...]

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    Work Out at Home: The Apartment Workout from Fit 4 Mom

    by Sarah on 4/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     I have a serious problem. The floors and ceilings of my apartment are loud. When we moved into our apartment I was pregnant with our second boy. Our upstairs neighbors had two boys, at the time ages 3 and 5 (as old as my boys are now), and we had never heard anything like it. [...]

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    Weekend Events: Family Expo, Bello Mania, Fiddle Fest, Passover Puppet Show, Little League Parade & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope you been getting out and enjoying the sometimes nice weather!  We have been seeing some daffodils popping up! I can’t talk about weekend events without talking about our own A Child Grows in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo at St. Francis College that is happening this Sunday April 6th from 11-3!  The [...]

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    Top 10 Spring Break Tips for Traveling with Kids from phil and teds

    by Sarah on 4/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Michael Grant, president of phil&teds, shares his infinite wisdom on traveling with kids, which is basically what this guy does for a living. And since phil&teds are one of our illustrious sponsors at The Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo, you can come check out all their gear and see these tips in action this Sunday! As parents we know [...]

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    The Dreaded Birthday Party

    by Sarah on 4/03/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      While my daughter’s birthday is still months away, she is already handing out verbal invites to her pals at school, already amassing a long wish list, and planning the elaborate theme (which is either mermaids, where everything will look like it is underwater; or Frozen, where it has to actually be snowing). She seems [...]

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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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    Weekday Events for March 31st-April 3rd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! April is arriving this week and for some children that means the NY State ELA exams are happening which means as parents we are trying to keep our children calm and zen this week! One way to help kids beat stress this week is to check out Kids Yoga with Nora at Play [...]

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    Little Hands, Big Technology: How Soon is Too Soon?

    by Sarah on 3/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Our outer-borough brother Ryan Harrison, a former film history teacher with two daughters originally from Queens, gives us the low down on kids and smartphones, touch screens and attention-sucking technology.  Like any parent, I grumble when I see a group of children sitting in the same room, all deeply absorbed by their own personal electronic devices. [...]

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    FreshDirect: Because Parents Need All the Help We Can Get

    by Sarah on 3/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Not long ago I went to a friend’s baby shower, and one of the things on her registry was a gift certificate to FreshDirect. And I thought, that’s genius, since pre-baby you really have no idea what you’re in for, and post-baby you never know what people will give you. Endless diaper gift [...]

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    Weekend Events: U is for Underwear, The Good Ms Padgett, The Pop Ups, P for Puppets, Miles of Tiles and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, I am finding it hard to believe that April is almost here!  Fingers crossed that the cold mornings will be gone for good real soon! The calendar is packed with events like The Good Ms Padgett at the Jalopy Theatre, a book launch U is for Underwear at Powerhouse on 8th, The Pop [...]

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    BECO Giveaway at the Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo!

    by Sarah on 3/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As NYC parents, we all face the same issue: transporting our kids around the city. In spite of having a variety of public transportation options, we often rely heavily on our very own bodies to do the work of transporting our little (and ever-growing) ones. Having a high-quality, long-lasting carrier that is comfortable for baby and parent [...]

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    Leaving Kids in Cars: What is the Law and What is Just Judgement?

    by Sarah on 3/27/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    While we all know that leaving kids in cars on a hot or even mildly warm day is truly dangerous, it may be news to some that it is, in fact, illegal to leave children under 8 alone in the car at anytime, “without supervision of someone twelve or older when the conditions present a [...]

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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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    Conscious Consumption: What’s in Your Clothes?

    by Sarah on 3/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We all think about the source of our food, from the variety of seeds (GMO’s anyone?) to the chemicals used, to the distance shipped. But the life cycle of our clothes gets far less consideration. I asked fashion designer and environmentalist, Libby Fearnley to answer a few questions to inspire us to extend our responsible [...]

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    Top 10 Signs You’re Raising a Slob

    by Sarah on 3/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If most of parenting is leading by example, than many of us are screwed. Top 10 Signs You’re Raising a Slob 1. You clean the bath toys by kicking them from one end of the tub to the other when you’re taking a shower. 2. There is a slice of cucumber permanently affixed to your [...]

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    Weekday Events for March 24th-27th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, March weather is crazy!  Nice one day and not nice the next day!  I am going stay in denial and not check the the weather for later this week. So turns out ice skating got extended a week at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park so NOW this is the last [...]

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    Win a family stay with Kid & Coe

    by Sarah on 3/21/14 | 2 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Everyone in this city knows that one of the worst parts of traveling with kids is packing up half of your apartment and schlepping it along with you. Your kid has to play Sophie’s choice with the toys and you have to bring a slew of “travel” items, which are essentially dismantled Ikea [...]