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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 [...]

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    Weekend Events: Charlie’s Kids, School of Rock Grand Opening, Macy’s Flower Show, Scooby-Doo and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone Ahhhhh SPRING is here!  Looks like we will get a good taste of it for the next few days! Another fun weekend is about to start and if you want to get into the mood for Spring you can check out Macy’s Family Fun Day at the Flower Show!   Also happening this [...]

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    Giveaway: Aden+Anais Blankets!

    by Sarah on 3/19/14 | 17 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Brooklyn is giving away a collection of three aden+anais bamboo blankets. You know, the parenting staple that you use for everything from swaddles to burp clothes to makeshift scrims when tied to the exterior of your pack and play. They also make excellent capes, loveies, indoor picnic blankets and fort roofs. [...]

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

    by Deirdre on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Happy Purim and Happy St. Patrick’s Day (early).  Hope everyone got to enjoy another short taste of Spring yesterday! This week looks like it will be snow free which is great news for our area because we lots of activities happening.  On Monday you can check out a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at [...]

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    Top 7 Parent Teacher Conference Questions

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

      When I was younger I was very, very shy.  My behavior in elementary school could be described as silent and compliant.  Being called on in class felt like Abu Ghriab-level humiliation torture. I was special (read: broken). After eight hours of that, I would come home and explode, since I actually had quite a [...]

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    Choosing the Right Music Teacher for Your Kid: A Musical Primer Part II

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

      Kirin McElwain, cellist and music teacher, follows up Is There a Right Instrument for Your Kid?: A Musical Primer Part I, with this eye-opening guide to finding the right teacher.   Last week I discussed helping your child choose a musical instrument. Once you’ve decided which instrument to study, you might think that your research [...]

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    Giveaway: Killington Resort Lift Tickets – Ski Killington, VT!

    by Sarah on 3/13/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Make the most of winter on the slopes! 2 lucky winners will be eligible to each win a family 4-pack of tickets. A Child Grows in Brooklyn is giving away two family packs of 4 lift tickets each for the 2013/2014 winter season at Killington Resort in Vermont (a$320 value!). Enter to win below and good luck! [...]

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    Weekend Events: Bear Hunt, Celebrate St Patrick’s Day & Purim, James & the Giant Peach & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The last weekend of winter is almost here and it will be a fun and busy one with all the Purim and St Patrick events happening in NYC! This weekend you can learn about Irish traditions, foods, and celebrations at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, check out the Celebration of Ireland with Captain Jam [...]

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    Lakeside: For All Kinds of Skate Rats

    by Sarah on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Since I’m not much of an ice skater (I’ve knocked out enough teeth, thanks), I didn’t really follow the evolution of Lakeside, Prospect Park’s new (well, not so new) skating rink. I had this impression that Lakeside was just Wollman revamped. I had seen a picture or two, but I hadn’t really paid attention. Until [...]

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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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    Notes From A Blended Family: Shaken, Stirred, and On The Rocks–It Takes Three

    by Sarah on 3/11/14 | 2 Comment(s)

        By: Rebecca Cooney The Acela is propelling me home and the fluorescent panel bulbs are making my eyes twitch. Another work trip, another whirlwind, another jostling ride home. I’m lucky because I know that I’m coming home to a clean apartment. And I know this for sure because the housekeeper texted me this morning [...]

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    Measles Outbreak in NYC: Vaccine Time

    by Sarah on 3/11/14 | 7 Comment(s)

    Measles outbreak. This is what Jenny McCarthy and unethical medical research can get you: a resurgence in the leading cause of vaccine-preventable childhood mortality. Sure, we can give up on vaccines and return to 1920’s America when 30% of the death rate was caused by measles pneumonia. No? You’re not ready to go heavy in tin [...]

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    Cassatt Studio Preschool in Carroll Gardens

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Great news A Child Grows readers! A great school in Carroll Gardens is enrolling students. The Cassatt Studio comes from a trusted name you may have seen on A Child Grows before- Sitters Studio.     “At Cassatt Studio Preschool children learn, grow, and blossom by studying Van Gogh’s sunflowers, Mendelssohn’s songs, and Sondheim’s [...]

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    Pre-K Application Deadline Extended! Now All We Need Are the Seats

    by Sarah on 3/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    With de Blasio hitting his head against the brick wall of Albany, the idea of extending the pre-k application deadline doesn’t feel like a very hopeful step. The deadline for applying to pre-k has been extended until April 23rd, 2014, a full three weeks from the original deadline. While on the surface it seems like [...]

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    Weekday Events for March 10th-13th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Well we have moved our clocks forward last night so we are tired but the evenings will be longer which will be so nice!  Tuesday is a half day for NYC public schools so I think the children and I will check out the snowdrops that are blooming at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  [...]

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    Is There a Right Instrument for Your Kid?: A Musical Primer Part I

    by Sarah on 3/07/14 | 2 Comment(s)

      In this two-part series Kirin McElwain, cellist and music teacher, shares her wisdom on beginning music lessons. Part one covers how to choose the right instrument for your child, and next week, part two will help you find the right music teacher.   As a parent, chances are that you’ve already heard how music [...]

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    Weekend Events: Read Across America, Making Brooklyn Bloom, BRIC House Party, St Patrick’s & Purim Events and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Exciting weekend coming up!  It will be almost 50 degrees on Saturday!  And don’t forget Daylight Savings begins this weekend.  It will be so great to have longer evenings! Tomorrow is Read Across America Day at Brooklyn Public Library branches!  Branches will host a reading of “Whistle for Willie” by Brooklyn’s own Ezra [...]

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    GMOs: Fear vs Fact

    by Sarah on 3/06/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Molecular biology is not my strong suit. At my freaky, progressive high school I took the class, but students dubbed it “Science for Graduation,” which alludes to both the quality of the course and of our engagement in it. And maybe that is why I struggle to get my head around the whole GMO thing. [...]

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    Frozen: Generation Z’s Star Wars?

    by Sarah on 3/05/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      I am often late to the party, as they say, and I was late to the party called Frozen. But I’ve been immersed in the soundtrack for the last month and finally saw the movie last week. And maybe because I am a little sister and my (blond) sister is five years older, and [...]

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    A Child Grows in Brooklyn Calendar: Go Beyond Movies and Museums!

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

    You’ve been in the house for too long. You look forward to listening to the Frozen soundtrack, even though it makes you cry every time (“ . . .they say ‘have courage’ and I’m trying to, I’m right out here for you, please let me in. We only have each other. . .” Seriously, you’re [...]

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    Weekday Activities for March 3rd-6th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, March is here!  Less than three weeks until Spring!  I am hoping this next round of snow will be the last!  It does sound like it won’t be as bad as originally predicted (fingers crossed)! There are only three Mondays of Free Kid Ice Skating at LeFrak Center at Lakeside left!  The ice [...]

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    The Doctor Is In: Oral Hygiene

    by Sarah on 2/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Advice from our favorite pediatrician, Dr. Gilgoff: Every baby is born with their 20 teeth! They can cut through the gums at any point, but usually around 6-9 months, and most, if not all, will come in by 2 years old.  Yes, they will eventually fall out around 6 years old, but that doesn’t mean [...]

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    Weekend Events: Spy Kids, Jazz for Kids, Kids Film Fleadh, Lloyd H. Miller, A Cow Named Cow, Little Laffs and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 2/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Very excited that the month of February is almost done!  March means Dr Seuss’s birthday, Daylight Savings will begin, St. Patrick’s Day and SPRING is coming! This weekend is packed with activities and many of them are FREE!  Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Story Time at Greenlight Bookstore, Jazz for Kids at the [...]

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    Buzz A Rama: For the Speed Junkie in All of Us

    by Sarah on 2/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I am often reminded of how much I don’t know. And this is what I love about New York City. There are whole neighborhoods I have yet to explore. But I really thought I had my little corner of Brooklyn covered. I was wrong. This past weekend a friend introduced me to a Kensington area [...]