Resident Dad: Van Brunt Still House

    by John on 3/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I admit to having an unhealthy fixation with Red Hook. It has everything this urban idealist needs to believe that Brooklyn will find a new model for Twenty-First Century urbanity. Decaying signs of its roots as an industrial port mingle seamlessly with its more recent revitalization, making it an ideal laboratory for a sustainable future. […]


    Great Signs, Great Service- Signazon

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/01/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) Being as attached to the Brooklyn community as I am, I always like to share good information when I get it. I recently learned about a great company offering quality products at affordable prices so naturally I had to pass my newly learned information on to A Child Grows! You may not be familiar […]

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    Little Swappies Event – May 5th – Recycle/Reuse and Get Free Children’s Items

    by Nicole on 5/03/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Little Swappies children’s clothing, book, & toy swap is THIS Sunday, May 5 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Avenues School, 259 Tenth Avenue (at 25th Street). And Little Swappies is offering a discount code for A Child Grows readers! Enter code “achildgrows” for a $10 family pass!  Tickets here! Bring at least 5 new […]


    New Kids’ Shop Open in Fort Greene: Hank & Jojo

    by Nicole on 1/04/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Whenever I had a bad neck,  I used to head to a local chiropractor’s office on Dekalb Ave in Fort Greene. He recently left that space and a new tenant has moved in that is getting a different kind of traffic. Kid’s shop Hank & JoJo has parents and their babes coming in for everything […]

    The Christmas window at Authentiques

    Christmas Wonderland in Manhattan

    by Nicole on 12/11/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    While I can’t deny that the Christmas trees that grace the pages of home design magazines are gorgeous with their artfully arranged ornaments, coordinating ribbons,and garlands, they aren’t for me.  I vowed that when I became a parent I would never have such a perfect looking tree.  A Martha Stewart approved Christmas tree would just […]

    Storefront of Word- a gem of a bookstore in Greenpoint

    Word: Greenpoint’s Gem Bookstore

    by Nicole on 12/10/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    WORD is one of Brooklyn’s flourishing independent neighborhood bookstores; a hub for serious and young readers alike, author events and even home to a basketball league.  Located in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, the store is a mere 1000 square feet in size, but stacked with delicious reads and personable gifts in every possible […]

    The store front of the Juice Pedaler

    New Juice Bar & Bike Shop Opens

    by Nicole on 12/06/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    When women’s clothing boutiques in L.A. started offering juice and coffee bars to shoppers,  the idea caught on quickly. Customers stayed and hung out and it was a vibe. A new bike shop and juice bar that opened in Windsor Terrace this week works under the same premise: rent and shop for bikes or get […]


    The East River Ferry to North Williamsburg: 12 Places to Visit

    by Nicole on 7/05/12 | 6 Comment(s)

    If you have a bucket list for the summer, then put East River Ferry on it. You can take a breezy ride on the East River Ferry to 7 various stops during the week and to Governor’s Island on the weekends. Each ferry stop is a trip in itself, with each neighborhood’s gems waiting for […]


    Sweeeet! New Sugar Shop Opens In Cobble Hill

    by Nicole on 4/22/12 | 3 Comment(s)

    You may not need to travel as far anymore to satiate your Charleston Chew and Red Vines fixes. Sugar Shop, a vintage inspired candy store in Cobble Hill, quietly opened its doors last week to showcase its colorful delights.  The shelves and tables are stocked with nostalgic candy like Turkish Taffy and Chunky but also […]


    New Children’s Store Opening in Prospect Heights

    by Nicole on 2/29/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    A new children’s store in Prospect Heights is having their Grand Opening this weekend. Stork is owned by Brooklyn parents Eyana and Vince Carballo, who, by the tone of their blog, are bursting to show off their new endeavor.  The store will have children’s clothing toys, gifts, shoes, books and more in their new shop, […]


    Voila! New Foreign Language Bookstore to Open Next Week

    by Nicole on 1/30/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Though we only hear about the death of independent bookstores in the rest of the U.S., it seems like here in Brooklyn, small bookstores not only survive, but thrive. Why else would a seasoned Manhattan bookstore open a location in Cobble Hill? Idlewild Books will open this Monday, February 1st, though passers-by will note that […]


    Shop Blog Talk

    by Nicole on 5/17/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    7 two-piece bathing suits that don’t make little girls look like teenage girls (coolmompicks) Big Bro/Little Bro Sibling Set (My Mom Shops) The Designer’s Train Table (Swiss Miss) Cake Pops (Baby Gadget) Koichiro Hoshino’s Casaurus is a Bookshelf and a Play Structure all in one (inhabitots)