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    Weekday Events for September 1st-4th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 8/31/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the last weekend of the summer!  The clock is really ticking down to the first day of school! Even though a lot of events have wrapped up for the summer there are still a few going on!  You can still head to Union Square for Tuesdays @ The Pavillion […]

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    Labor Day Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 8/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The unofficial end of summer is here!  There are a lot of events to entertain you and your family if you are in town this weekend! The children can get back into the grove of school by checking out the Back to School Jam at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the Back to […]

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    Fairy Houses: Teach Your Kid to Love Nature

    by Sarah on 8/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      As we ease into fall we enter into the sweet spot of New York City weather, which means the perfect time to spend hours in the park. But sometimes the kite-chalk-bubble line-up of park activities can wear a parent down. Sometimes chasing after a Frisbee that never, and I mean never, actually comes close […]

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    Luna Park Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 8/27/14 | 12 Comment(s)

    We all love Coney Island and we all love Luna Park. Only Coney Island can make you feel like you are living on the edge of some strangle time portal, on the one hand you have the Cyclone, which hasn’t really changed since 1927, and go-karts, which are basically as they have always been. On the […]

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    How to Head Back to School With No Tears

    by Sarah on 8/26/14 | 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 heading back to school.    A good beginning to your child’s school year can help the months ahead go more smoothly. Here are some ideas that can make a difference. Before school starts: […]

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    Weekday Events for August 25th-28th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 8/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! So some schools have opened up already but for NYC public school children this means this week is the last full week of summer fun! If you are in town this week there are plenty of things to do one last time!  Check out Hudson River Park’s River Rangers at Pier 25, Wild […]

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    Product Review: Babiators Rocket Pack and Submariners Goggles

    by A Child Grows on 8/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The makers of the totally cool kid sunglasses”The Babiator” (Aviators for babes), have now released some new top quality products including the Rocket Pack backpack and the Submariners Swim Goggles.  I was more than happy to try them out and let you know how they hold up.  Let’s start with the backpack. The first thing […]

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    Weekend Events: Stories & Stilts, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, Story Laurie, Scavenger Battle, Volkswagens and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 8/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The last summer weekend before Labor Day Weekend is almost here! There are loads of events happening this weekend in Brooklyn & NYC like the Central Park Family Performance Festival with Story Laurie, NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam on Governor’s Island, 38th Annual Brighton Jubilee, Stories and Stilts at the Gallery at BRIC House, […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Potty Training Apps

    by Sarah on 8/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god. Here she gives us the best reading apps for kids.   Our second child was showing all of the signs of readiness, and she loves playing on my iPhone and iPad, so I decided to find a few apps that would […]

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    Your Guide to Back to School Shopping

    by Sarah on 8/19/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     Jeanene Mack, wellness coach and stylist, gives us a guide to back to school shopping, because we are tired of making lists. We need someone to just tell us what to do, or the only thing we’ll buy is a plane ticket, for one.  (read: I’m ready to take a vacation from my summer “vacation.”)   It […]

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    Indoor Tennis Lessons for the Wee Ones!

    by A Child Grows on 8/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The already popular and established Urban Tennis NYC is bringing their classes and expertise to Brooklyn! They will teach children ages 2.5-5 years old the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and engaging setting. With multiple locations throughout Manhattan, they are now offering children’s classes in Brooklyn Heights. Their newest spot is within a fitness facility where they have […]

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    Kids Book Swap Hosted by Krrb and A Child Grows in Brooklyn

    by Sarah on 8/18/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    The good people at Krrb, the hyperlocal trading,swapping and selling site, and we, your partners in crime at A Child Grows in Brooklyn, are teaming up to host this years ultimate book and educational toy swap. Sometimes just donating your old books doesn’t feel like enough, doesn’t feel like you are truly closing the circle. […]

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    Weekday Events for August 18th-21st in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 8/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The weeks are really flying by now!  It is the last part of August already! This week there are a lot of fun events happening at the Brooklyn Public Library branches since they are wrapping up the Summer Reading Program!  You can see Captain Jam & FunikiJam at the Mapleton Branch and Rolie Polie […]

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    One and Done: Raising an Only Child Part II

    by Sarah on 8/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Alice Kaltman, parenting coach and founder of Family Matters NY, continues the discussion of the challenges, both real and perceived, of raising an only child, check out part one here.  Collected Thoughts from Experienced Parents of Only Children After last week’s post, Only the (NOT) Lonely, I thought it beneficial to share responses to the aforementioned concerns from […]

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    Weekend Events: Strolls, Walks, Puppets, Summer Streets, Annie, Kites, Sand Sculpting and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 8/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! We are half way through August!  Have you started shopping for back to school supplies yet?  NYC public school kids go back to school 3 weeks from today! Get out enjoy carless streets with North Slope Weekend Walks, Summer Streets and Summer Stroll in Bay Ridge.  Also happening this weekend you can fly kites […]

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    How to Find The Suburban Summer in the City

    by Sarah on 8/14/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I might be city-obsessed. I might think that New York in the summertime is heaven. But I also know that my daughter is missing out on some key childhood experiences because we don’t live in the ‘burbs. So I’ve been compiling a list of activities that approximate all that backyard fun. I’m bringing the mountain […]

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    How to Raise Healthy Eaters

    by Sarah on 8/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Donna Fish, an 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:  donna@donnafish.com.  This article first appeared in The Huffington Post. I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship people […]

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    I Love You But I Hate Your Parenting

    by Sarah on 8/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    How do you navigate a friendship with fellow parents when their parenting style differs wholly from your own? I consider myself a fairly average parent, middle of the road, firm and involved, without being punitive or overbearing. I think of myself as being fairly relaxed. But my understanding of myself as a parent changed last […]

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    Weekday Events for August 11th-14th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 8/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! I have been seeing a lot of sunflower over the last few days!  They are my favorite flower this time of year and always make me think of summer! Another fun summer week!  We have Story Pirates at Hudson River Park, SummerStage Kids: The Rozz & Val Show at Underwood Park, Free Movie Night […]

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    One and Done: A Guide to Raising An Only Child Part I

    by Sarah on 8/08/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Alice Kaltman, parenting coach and founder of Family Matters NY, sheds light on raising an only child.  Alice is THE voice of experience, so take notes.   Members of the One and Done club are surrounded by friends with multiples, stressed by social pressure and bombarded with media images of large, happy families. So, it […]

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    Weekend Events: FAB Friday, Pedal Stop, Fringe Jr, Father Goose, Summer Stroll, Chess, Peter Pan & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 8/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Doesn’t it feel like the summer is zipping by very very fast! The weekend weather looks perfect for the outdoor events happening this weekend like Summer Stroll in Bay Ridge, Peter Pan and the Pirates Performance in Prospect Park, FAB Friday events, Summer Streets in Manhattan, Pedal Stop at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Father Goose […]

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    The Foolproof Birthday Party (well, almost)

    by Sarah on 8/07/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I have written a lot in this blog about my stress over birthday parties. There is a lot of pressure in this lovely borough of ours to throw elaborate parties, to include every kid she’s ever met, to have activities that will Blow Their Minds. I’m not sure why this is. Are we all suffering […]

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    Small Kid Big City: Lakeside

    by Sarah on 8/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity shares her secrets for taking better photos of your kids.   Location: LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park Story: A few weeks ago, Liam was invited to a birthday party at the new LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park. I know, who knew we had a “Lakeside” right here in Brooklyn? It sounds […]

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    How to Teach Kindness and Avoid Raising a Rudie

    by Sarah on 8/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Americans, but especially New Yorkers, tend to define success in terms of outward, often material, displays of achievement. Sometimes it seems that in our rush to get our kids to hit all those milestones (maybe just a bit ahead of schedule, you know, since they’re special), to be reading as they walk in the door […]

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    Pool Profile: D and D Pool

    by Sarah on 8/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The Douglas and Degraw Pool, known at D and D or Double D Pool, always seems on the cusp of being closed. Whether due to lack of funds or the stomach turning prospect of using it as a sewage retention basin to help with the Gowanus clean up, the many fates of D and D […]