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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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    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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    Weekday Events for November 24th-26th & Thanksgiving in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Only four more days until Thanksgiving!  I wish everyone a Happy early Thanksgiving and safe travels if you are going out of town. If you are staying in NYC we have plenty of events happening this week.  There is the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation on […]

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    Weekend Events: Family Boogies, Astrograss, Magic of Amore, Nature Playtime, Fancy Nancy and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The weather is lovely today after that cold blast the past few days.  Hard to believe it is exactly one week until Thanksgiving! This weekend there are lots of fun events like Astrograss for KIDS at the Jalopy Theatre, Magic of Amore at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Family Boogies at Brooklyn […]

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    Do You Want to Volunteer This Holiday Season?

    by Sarah on 11/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Here is a startling statistic from USA Today: The number of Americans attending food pantries and soup kitchens has increased by 46% over the last five years. Thanksgiving is one of many occasions when those soup kitchens and food pantries get inundated with large numbers of people wanting a special meal. They also get inundated with volunteers (thankfully). While […]

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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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    Weekday Events for November 17th-20th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone pulled out their hats and gloves and had a warm fun weekend!  Lots of fun events happening this week so start planning! Quite a few annual holiday events started this weekend so take the little ones during the week to see the Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden, […]

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    City Stomp: Music Classes Celebrating New York City!

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

    City Stomp is an educational music program we’ve featured on our site before, and we’re here again to let you know they are accepting registration for their Winter Session. Parents are loving City Stomp because the music celebrates the sites and sounds of New York City with songs rooted in Caribbean, African, Latin, Jewish and other […]

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    Weekend Events: Tobias the Turkey, Gingerbread Lane, Children’s Book Fair, The Beatles, Trains & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Two weeks until Thanksgiving and the talk of snowflakes tonight makes it feel like we are getting really close to the holidays! The calendar is packed with annual holiday events starting up this weekend.  We have the opening weekend of the Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science and Holiday Train […]

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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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    What is BASIS Anyway? The Woman Behind BASIS Independent Brooklyn Explains

    by Sarah on 11/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Lisa Roth of Roadmap Brooklyn sat down with Rosalind Thompson, BASIS head of school, to learn more about what makes BASIS unique in the educational landscape.   BASIS Independent opened this fall in Brooklyn, the first of two private schools in an otherwise charter school operation. (The second private school is in San Jose, Calif.) The founders, Michael and […]

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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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    Veteran’s Day & Weekday Events for November 10th-13th for Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone had a great weekend! The NYC public schools are closed on Tuesday for Veteran’s Day and there are several events for the children.   Celebrate Veteran’s Day by Saluting Our Veterans at the Brooklyn Central Public Library, check out a Special Veteran’s Day Art Workshop at Private Picassos Pop-Up Art Studio, go […]

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    Weekend Events: Festival of Light, Nation Beat, Canstruction, Trees, Baylander Tours, Pinkalicious and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone has recovered from the change of the clocks and with the darker evenings it feels more like Fall.  I just realized Thanksgiving is in three weeks! The first annual New York Festival of Light is starting tonight in DUMBO and going on until Saturday and looks super fun!  Canstruction is back […]

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    Brooklyn Kids Academy: A New Daycare/Preschool in Crown Heights!

    by A Child Grows on 11/06/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Great news for Crown Heights parents: Brooklyn Kids Academy is now open and accepting enrollment! This new daycare and preschool is located on Utica Avenue, one block north of Eastern Parkway, and provides care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. “At Brooklyn Kids Academy in Crown Heights, our teachers and administrators have […]

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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 […]

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    Brooklyn is Halloweenland

    by Sarah on 11/04/14 | 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. One thing I didn’t expect in moving to Brooklyn five years ago? A rekindled (recandled?) love of Halloween. As a little kid, Halloween was awesome because a pillow case full […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Don’t Time Out, Chill Out (as a family)

    by Sarah on 11/03/14 | 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!).   You’re preparing dinner and all hell breaks lose. Your kid is being blatantly oppositional. They’ve […]

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    Weekday Events November 3rd-6th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone had a fun Halloween and great weekend and were not awake too early this morning after the changing of the clocks! The weather today reminds us that indoor time is coming since it is getting to be more brisk out!  This week you can start heading to the Congregation Beth Elohim […]

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    Weekend Events: Halloween, Day of the Dead, Lanterns, Fam Jam, Suzi Shelton, Little Laffs and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The big day is almost here and the calendar is packed with Halloween events!  There are parades and events tomorrow in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford Suyvesant, DUMBO, Bay Ridge, Greenpoint and more so enjoy Halloween! This weekend you can also carve a turnip at the Oíche Shamhna at […]

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    Is Your Toddler Suffering from Separation Anxiety?

    by Sarah on 10/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sharon Peters, parenting expert and soother of nerves, gives us the essential tools to prepare ourselves, oh and the kids too, for all of life’s challenges. This weekend I visited some friends who are the proud parents of a 20 month old. Until now they have managed to maintain a work schedule that has minimized their […]

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    Weekday Events for October 27th-30th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope you enjoyed the weekend and excited to keep celebrating Halloween all week! This week there are fun Halloween events at the libraries like the Toddler Halloween Dance at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Alden Moves Dance Theater’s 3rd Annual Monster Mash at the Cortelyou Branch and a Halloween Party at the Brooklyn […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Sharing? What’s that?

    by Sarah on 10/24/14 | 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!).   Some rare kids share easily. They value the social perks of generosity over the security […]

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    Weekend Events: Ghouls & Gourds, Puppets, Monster Mash, Costume Parades, Festivals & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The rain and wind has been such a drag this week but the good news is the weather is going to be great for the weekend! The calendar is packed with Halloween events this weekend like the Monster Mash 2014 at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park, Halloween Murder Mystery […]

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    What Are You Bringing To The Table When You Serve Dinner?

    by Sarah on 10/22/14 | 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:  […]