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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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    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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    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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    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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    Adventures with Food: Mermaid’s Garden CSF and Market

    by John on 2/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    At this moment I am at a restaurant in Cobble Hill on a Saturday morning, alternating between writing this and handing out neat packages of yellowfin tuna to familiar faces as they come in and out. Four-year-old Checkers is eating a fresh chocolate croissant from Bien Cuit next door and coloring happily, sometimes greeting people […]

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    Get a Family Portrait for Your Holiday Card

    by Sarah on 12/11/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Oh, the dreaded holiday card. It looms over the fall, a beast on your to-do list. How do you get a picture that is 1. Recent enough to show off how much your kids have grown. 2. Good enough to make you look like no time has passed. 3. Cute enough to make it look […]

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    Christmas Magic: Video Sponsored by Fisher Price

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/29/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    This post is sponsored by Fisher Price. Growing up, I remember each Christmas being so magical for so many reasons. I loved decorating the tree, making Christmas cookies and the smell of them baking, and always staying up late in anticipation of Santa’s visit. Each year I was lucky enough to get a special toy […]

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    Holiday Gift Ideas: Sponsored by Toys “R” Us

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/22/13 | 0 Comment(s)

      I hate to be the one to mention Christmas gifts before Thanksgiving…but I am totally going to mention Christmas gifts before Thanksgiving! This message is sponsored by Toys “R” Us to bring you their best and most exciting toys of the holiday season. This year Toys “R” Us has some real goodies with video […]

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    Nine Kids’ Stores to Help You Beat the Holiday Clock

    by Sarah on 11/22/13 | 0 Comment(s)

      Now, unless you want to pay a small fortune in shipping, it’s time to hit the bricks (and mortar) to buy your Hanukkah gifts(or maybe you are an obscenely organized Christmas shopper who doesn’t end up at CVS on Dec 24th roaming the aisles whispering “crap!” under your breath). So for all the small […]

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    Whole Foods Gowanus Opens in 29 Days, Christmas Rescheduled for Dec 17th

    by Sarah on 11/19/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I might be a typical bleeding-heart liberal, but that all is eclipsed by the looming shadow of Whole Foods at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue. That’s right, December 17th I will be first in line, if for no other reason than to be rid of the shackles of Union Market (crappy, expensive and waaaaaay too convenient). […]

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    Saving Big with Coupaw

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/07/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) When becoming parents (to humans), it’s easy to put pets on the back burner. We have two cats and one of them struggled more than the other when our son came along three and a half years ago. Now Puma constantly competes with both of our children for attention every day! So I have […]

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    Parentpreneur Spotlight: Lara Fitch – Strolby Founder and Brooklyn Mom

    by Nicole on 10/30/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    We are surrounded by amazing moms and dads doing very cool things in our Brooklyn community, besides raising their children. As a parent pulled in so many directions, the idea of starting your own business is both exciting and scary. The benefits of setting your own schedule and being your own boss usually outweigh the […]

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    MeltKraft: This Kraftwerk

    by Sarah on 9/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Yes, Gentlefolk of Brooklyn, I took one for the team yesterday and tested the new grilled cheese place in Park Slope at  9th Street and 7th Avenue, Melt Kraft. The sacrifice was great. I threw away my four-day record of no gluten. I took the girl for a very early dinner, and we were the […]

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    Targét Gets Classy the Philanthropic Way

    by Sarah on 9/11/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Are you up way too late, searching the corners of your life for some “me time?” Are you d-i-c-k-ing around at the office? Are you procrastinating when you should be writing blog posts or editing your novel? Need to do these things without ordering more boots from Zappos, which you will inevitably return? Well, get […]

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    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: Dancewave

    by Nicole on 9/05/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The School at Dancewave, a wonderful dance center near Atlantic Center, is having their open house this week and offering free trial classes this week. They offer classes for all ages – as young as 18 months, there is a class to encourage children to express themselves though movement. The core of their program centers around […]

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    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: STOCKED (Prospect Heights)

    by Nicole on 7/22/13 | 2 Comment(s)

      A new business has popped up on Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights and I am beyond excited about this! It is called STOCKED and it serves (for take out or dine in) locally sourced meals – everything for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between. A lot of the options are perfect as pre-made dinners you can […]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo Tickets Now Available!

    by Nicole on 4/24/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The 2014 Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo is happening April 6th in Brooklyn Heights! For more info visit our site: achildgrows.com/expo Click here for tickets! Join us for A Child Grows in Brooklyn’s 3rd Annual Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo on Sunday, April 6th 11am-3pm in Brooklyn, NY! The event will take place at St. Francis […]

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    Join us for Moms’ Night Out at Babeland Park Slope – May 9th

    by Kim on 4/18/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Get ready for a Moms’ Night Out like you’ve never experienced!  Join us Thursday, May 9th, at Babeland in Park Slope (462 Bergen St.) for bubbly cocktails, fun class demos, tips from Babeland reps about keeping the fire burning, and some FABULOUS giveaways.  The festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. and will continue until 10:00 p.m. […]

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    One Small Step For Gender Equality: My Experience With Pottery Barn Kids

    by Nicole on 3/04/13 | 4 Comment(s)

    Annie Walker, a mom of two young girls, tells us her amazing story of her wish for gender equality and what she did to make sure the world (or at least Pottery Barn Kids) gave her daughters just as many options as the boys! Her story is inspiring…and so is the response she got! As […]

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    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: The Brooklyn Kitchen

    by Nicole on 2/28/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Isabelle Dervaux will be bringing us her monthly reviews, accompanied by her beautiful photos, of Brooklyn businesses she finds fascinating, unique, or just plain cool! This month: The Brooklyn Kitchen and The Meat Hook. The Brooklyn Kitchen Going food shopping next to the BQE does not sound very romanic but for parents wanting to steal […]

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    Want to Trade Your Maternity-Wear for Some New Duds?

    by Kim on 2/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our friends over at Closet Dash are having a maternity swap party on February 27th!  It’s an opportunity for all of us who have maternitywear we no longer need to trade it for something that’s suitable to our current size, whatever that may be. Or if you are pregnant and want trade for some wonderful […]

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    Free Breast Pumps. Really?

    by Nicole on 1/28/13 | 0 Comment(s)

      Breast pumps, breast pumps, get your free breast pumps! Within the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is a provision requiring insurance companies to cover breast pumps and visits to lactation consultants at no cost to the patient. This makes me wonder how hospitals and OBGYN’s will change their approach to breastfeeding and the support […]

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    See Etsy’s Offline Version in Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange

    by Nicole on 12/20/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    If you spend hours perusing Etsy like I do, then you must visit its offline version in Brooklyn.  The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is the great grandmother to Etsy. Started in 1854 as a place where women could sell their handcrafts, this Brooklyn institution paved the way for women to earn income without having to work […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]