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    Weekday Events for October 20th-23rd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/19/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    H everyone, The weather coming up this week looks a little wet but don’t worry there is a lot of indoor things to do! This week you can check out Bitty Bunnies Sing-a-Long with Lavender Blues at Play Kids, Gateway Storytime in the Discovery Room at the American Museum of Natural, Stomp, Clap & Sing […]

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    Weekend Events: Salsa, The Good Ms Padgett, Fall Kids Fest, Suzi Shelton, Stroller Tours, Art and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! We have noticed on our walks around Brooklyn that the leaves are starting to change and come down!  Makes us want to jump in a large (dry) pile! This weekend is a busy one (and next weekend will be VERY busy!).  This weekend enjoy The Great Pumpkin at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, take the […]

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    Pizza: The Fifth Food Group

    by Sarah on 10/15/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Let me introduce myself. Hellllllloooooooo. My name is Patrick Sauer and for the last four years I’ve been a Fort Greene stay-at-home-dad, who writes a little bit. I used to be a full-time freelancer, but between the magazine industry vanishing like so many authentic Brooklyn dive bars, and you know, the whole kid thing, it’s more […]

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    BPL’s Ready, Set, Kindergarten Fall Program is Starting Soon!

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

    I am a regular user of the  Brooklyn Public Library calendar and I noticed there are a lot of Ready, Set, Kindergarten dates on the calendar.  I did some research and found a flyer that lists the 25 branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be running RSK program and the session times and dates […]

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    Tennis Remixed for Kids: Court 16 Now Open in Brooklyn!

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are thrilled to welcome the first kids tennis club of it’s kind to Brooklyn! This fall, Court 16 opened their doors at 526 Baltic Street (near The Barclay’s Center) unveiling their state of the art, 15,000 square foot, light-filled facility which includes five kid-sized, USTA-sanctioned courts thoughtfully designed for child athletes (ages 3-11). The […]

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    Practicing Courage: Finding the Fun in Fear

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      Jocelyn Greene, founder of Child’s Play NY, shows us how to use dramatic play to help our kids overcome their fears and have a blast doing it.   A few years ago I was directing an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz with 5 and 6 year olds. As the performance drew near, the little […]

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    Weekday Events for October 13th-16th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Another fun busy week ahead of us and my children are looking forward to having a day off from school tomorrow! This week in addition to the Columbus Day Parade there are also Sukkot events happening this week like the Sukkot Drop-In Art Workshops at The Jewish Museum and the Cirque-Tacular Show! at […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Saying Goodbye Is Such Sweet Sorrow

    by Sarah on 10/10/14 | 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 attempt to leave for date night as your baby wails with eyes that are […]

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    Product Review: The GB Ellum

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Folks, there’s a new stroller in town and I’m here to tell you about it! The GB Ellum , newly debuted this past summer, boasts full-sized luxury that is lightweight and maneuverable. To add to Ellum’s feature-packed resume, are additional perks like an adjustable foot rest, lush padding throughout the seat, and the cool “self standing” feature, while remaining affordable to boot. Sound […]

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    Columbus Weekend 2014: Handmade History, Backyard Jamboree, BAMkids, Fall Harvest, Lego and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The long weekend is almost here and it is another busy weekend here for children in Brooklyn & NYC! This weekend you can check out Lakeside’s Backyard Jamboree in Prospect Park, visit Handmade History! at the Brooklyn Historical Society, listen to The Monster Who Ate My Peas at Brooklyn Central Public Library, dance […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Preparing for Upcoming Events

    by Sarah on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god.  Luca Lashes is a series of storybook apps about a child who has magic eyelashes that help him to be brave in new situations. The apps are an interesting mix of traditional illustration and animation, which leads to some quirky movements […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: An Insider’s Guide to Park Slope

    by Sarah on 10/05/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I’ve lived in this neighborhood a long time, long enough to feel like everyone must know every little secret or interesting thing about this hood, but I will try to look at it with fresh eyes and give you non-Slopers the scoop. First of all, everything you hear about Park Slope is true: the kids, […]

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    Weekday Events for October 7th-9th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! So today really feels like Fall outside!  Can’t wait to see the leaves turn!  Has anyone gone apple picking yet? The calendar is filling up with fun drop in events like Postnatal / Baby and Me at Sangha Yoga Shala,  Brooklyn Teen Meditation Group at the Brooklyn Zen Center, a Yellow Sneaker Singalong […]

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    Family Matters NY Weekly Parenting Tip: The Dishes Can Wait

    by Sarah on 10/03/14 | 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!).   Kids equal chaos. Family life can be as frustrating as rush hour on the BQE.   […]

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    Upstarts!: The Mompreneur Behind Edamama, The Kids Salon with A Soul

    by Sarah on 10/02/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    At some point your progeny will need a haircut. You have a few options: go for the Shaolin look and just buzz it all off yourself, or hit one of those local kiddies salons with the dizzying pink walls and the correctional lighting where you get to stand awkwardly in the corner or sit on […]

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    Weekend Events: Boo at the Zoo, Lloyd H. Miller, Target First Saturday, Halloween Harvest, Amistad Tours and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The first weekend of October is here and it will be another fun weekend! This weekend we have Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum, Lloyd H. Miller back at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Suzie Shelton Show at Norman & Jules and Lou Gallo and The Very Hungry Band at the Brooklyn […]

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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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    Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes! Where to go near Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 9/29/14 | 4 Comment(s)

    There’s nothing more fun than picking your own apples, pumpkins and veggies in the fall. There’s something special about carving a pumpkin that you chose from the ground- not in a box at the supermarket.  And applesauce from the apples you picked? That’s divine. You don’t have to travel too far out of Brooklyn to […]

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    Weekday Events for September 29th-October 2nd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 9/28/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! So warm this weekend!  It doesn’t feel like fall at all!  But the weather will cool down again so it is time to start finding some indoor activities! The Playgroup at Bija Kids is starting up this week and also starting this week is the Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure at The Swedish […]

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    Family Matters NY Weekly Parenting Tip: Harness your Ms/Mr. Congeniality

    by Sarah on 9/26/14 | 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!).   Sometimes parents travel from home to school to supermarket to soccer without so much as […]

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    Weekend Events: DUMBO Art Fest, Atlantic Antic, Breukelen Country Fair, Ragamuffin Parade & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 9/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The first weekend of fall and the last weekend of September!  This weekend is full of events for everyone! Head over to the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum for the Breukelen Country Fair & then check out the DUMBO Arts Festival going on all weekend!  Also happening this weekend is the Atlantic Antic where you […]

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    Improve Your Morning Routine (because we know it sucks)

    by Sarah on 9/24/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Most mornings I get up late. Later than my alarm would suggest I get up. I press snooze two or three times. I roll out of bed twenty minutes later and bump and bumble my way into the shower. If I’m organized, I put oatmeal in the microwave before I jump in the shower so […]

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    Tips for the Restless Eater: Sitting Still As a Frog

    by Sarah on 9/24/14 | 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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    Brooklyn Art Hive: New Art Studio for Kids in Crown Heights

    by A Child Grows on 9/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Attention families in Crown Heights and all surrounding neighborhoods! There is a brand new spot in the hood, and no, I’m not talking about Berg’n (damn that place is cool).  Brooklyn Art Hive is an art studio for kids offering morning classes and weekend workshops for 18 month to 5 year olds and hosting special art […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Reading is Magic

    by Sarah on 9/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    My eldest just started Kindergarten.  She loves being read to, but is adverse to anything that seems like we’re trying to teach her how to read for herself.  She was given a set of Bob books a few years ago for a gift, and although I’m pretty sure she could read them to herself at […]