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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 […]

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    Weekday Events for August 4th-7th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 8/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The calendar has a mix of fun summer events for everyone so you should be able to beat the heat indoors or have some outdoor fun! For indoor fun you can check out Chess for Kids at the Brooklyn Public Bay Ridge Library, Yellow Sneaker Puppet Sing-Along at Tea Lounge and Stomp, Clap & […]

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    Weekend Events: Summer Streets, Varekai, Ice Cream, Spy Kids, Arty Hours, Suzie Shelton & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 7/31/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, August is almost here and hope you ready for another exciting weekend in NYC! This weekend is the first of Summer Streets and don’t worry if you are out of town there are 2 additional days!  This weekend you can also head to  Owl’s Head Park for NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Spy […]

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    Top 5 City Kid Summer Activities, plus one

    by Sarah on 7/31/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    1. Having a Lemonade stand. You can do that in the ‘burbs, you say. And you’re right, you can make lemonade, your kids can make signs, they can stand on the sidewalk, or grass shoulder that passes for a sidewalk. And they can watch car after car putter by as the driver stares at the […]

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    Night Time Games: Ghost in the Graveyard vs. Sardines

    by Sarah on 7/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I feel compelled to clear up a misunderstanding propagated by a certain reality show. Now normally, The Bachelorette is a source of wisdom and truth, but the earnest farmer, Chris—who is single-handedly making the farms of Iowa seem, of all things, romantic—has sullied the pristine reputation of this show. While he claims his family tradition […]

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    Family Trip Packing Tips

    by Sarah on 7/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Jeanene Mack, wellness coach and stylist, gives us a guide to packing for your upcoming family trip, because we know you have no idea where to start. Or maybe that’s just me. So far I have glow sticks and sunglasses.     When I was younger I would always get so excited for the […]

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    Notes From A Blended Family: Indecent Disclosure

    by Sarah on 7/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      By: Rebecca Cooney After a couple of years back on the dating scene, I’ve come to a conclusion: if you reach the age of 40 and you haven’t been married or cohabitated, there is something wrong with you. Oh stop with the indignant squeal. It’s true. You’ve worked too much the last 15 years. […]

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    Kids Summer Vacation Scrapbook: The Fun Way to Journal

    by Sarah on 7/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Anyone can tell you, I am not the scrapbooking type. I am a wait-til-the-last-minute-compile-the-kid’s-baby-book-just-before-her-fifth-birthday-for-her-birthday-circle-at-school type. But I do like the concept of a scrapbook. As a writer, I love journals. A scrapbook is really just a visual journal. Why not combine the concept of a travel journal with a scrapbook? Just make the kids do all […]

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    Pool Profile: McCarren Park Pool

    by Sarah on 7/28/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Maybe going to the McCarren Park Pool will make you feel sad and old because the last time you were here you were watching (insert hipster band name here) and drinking tall boys, ironically of course, though still definitely to get drunk. But now you are here with your kid and guess what? This is […]

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    Weekday Events for July 28th-31st in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 7/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The last few days of July and so much to do with the children! This week you can do a free Studio in a School workshop at Brooklyn Bridge Park, sing Everything is AWESOME during the Lego Movie at Coney Island Flicks on the Beach, learn about culture at SummerStage Kids Presents: NY […]