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    The Doctor Is In: How to Choose the Right Pediatrician

    by Sarah on 4/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Advice from our favorite pediatrician, Dr. Gilgoff: Choosing a pediatrician is a very important decision. The birthing process itself will be much less stressful if you know that your baby has someone waiting to help oversee his or her health and well-being starting at birth.  I encourage expecting parents to come in and meet me [...]

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    Weekend Events: Eggs, Eggs & More Eggs, Easter Parade, Passover Dance Party, Matzah Box Art, Goldilocks and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone has been able to get out and have some fun during the Spring break.  We are enjoying seeing hyacinths, daffodils and the buds on the trees! There is so much going on at the moment!  If you didn’t get to participate in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt then just head over [...]

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    How Much Sleep Does Your Kid Need?

    by Sarah on 4/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sleep, food and poop seem to be the subjects that dominate your life as a parent. But nothing can ruin your day–your kid’s ability to behave, communicate and generally stay on your good side–like sleep, or lack thereof. From the day we brought her home, my daughter was a champion sleeper, to the point that [...]

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    Your Guide to Easter Egg Hunts NYC 2014

    by Sarah on 4/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There is nothing I like more then the vestiges of pagan ritual in our very modern world like christmas trees, jack-o-lanterns and may poles. The egg hunt is a favorite of mine, searching out symbols of fertility hiding among the newly blooming flowers, those pagans didn’t really go in for subtly and thank god. Otherwise, [...]

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    Weekday Events for April 14th-17th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Well what a beautiful weekend to kick off Spring Break for the NYC public schools!  Trees now are covered in green, white & pink buds and it is such a joy to see after that endless winter! There is SO much going on this week that I listed the Spring Break activities that [...]

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    Weekend Events: Earth Day Expo, Miss Nina, Luna Park, ShirLaLa, Eggs, Dinos, Robots and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Spring break is almost here for NYC public schools and my kids are jumping for joy! With schools closing that means there are fun events happening over break and some start this weekend!  We have the Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed opening at the Bronx Zoo, Meet the Makers Festival at the Children’s Museum of [...]

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    Are Go Go Sports Girls A Better Doll? Almost

    by Sarah on 4/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As a diehard feminist, I am always on the lookout for gender-neutral toys, or short of that, something not pink (and yes, that was my daughter on the playground in the fairy costume. It’s an uphill battle). So when I came across the Go! Go! Sports Girls Dolls, I felt hopeful. Imagine if Groovy Girls [...]

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    Car Repair for The Clueless New Yorker: Spring Break Road Trip!

    by Sarah on 4/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    There are lots of New Yorkers who don’t own a car. Isn’t that one of the benefits of living here? In fact, many of us frequently rent a car, or Zipcar, or, after a decade without a car, we had a kid and caved to the pressure and the mountains of stuff. But we know [...]

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    A Bigger Price for Small Rewards

    by Sarah on 4/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Erik Rhey, our favorite environmentalist, gardener, writer, father (we could go on, but you get the idea) reminds us that magical fairies do not ship and haul the two tons of mini Elsa dolls that are now on the shelves of Target.  He begs the question, what does earning a toy really cost?   When [...]

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    Weekday Events for April 7th-10th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 4/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Were you at the Expo earlier today?  Such a nice day for it and hope you won some fabulous prizes and had fun! As usual we have so much going on this week!  A new exhibit opened this weekend at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum called Brooklyn Block Laboratory that allows kids to design [...]

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    Work Out at Home: The Apartment Workout from Fit 4 Mom

    by Sarah on 4/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     I have a serious problem. The floors and ceilings of my apartment are loud. When we moved into our apartment I was pregnant with our second boy. Our upstairs neighbors had two boys, at the time ages 3 and 5 (as old as my boys are now), and we had never heard anything like it. [...]

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    Weekend Events: Family Expo, Bello Mania, Fiddle Fest, Passover Puppet Show, Little League Parade & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 4/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope you been getting out and enjoying the sometimes nice weather!  We have been seeing some daffodils popping up! I can’t talk about weekend events without talking about our own A Child Grows in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo at St. Francis College that is happening this Sunday April 6th from 11-3!  The [...]

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    Top 10 Spring Break Tips for Traveling with Kids from phil and teds

    by Sarah on 4/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Michael Grant, president of phil&teds, shares his infinite wisdom on traveling with kids, which is basically what this guy does for a living. And since phil&teds are one of our illustrious sponsors at The Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo, you can come check out all their gear and see these tips in action this Sunday! As parents we know [...]

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    The Best Nontoxic Nail Polish: Paint It Black

    by Sarah on 4/01/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    My daughter is desperate to paint her nails, and I have managed to put it off with the combo you’re-too-young and it’s-full-of-chemicals argument. But the other day our youngest neighbor (5 years old) came downstairs, nail polish in hand and proceeded to set up a manicure station in my hallway. That night I had to [...]

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    Summer Fun at the Wildlife Conservation Society

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/31/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Summers are Wild with the Wildlife Conservation Society! From toddlers to teens, the WCS has the unique summer camp experiences for all ages at their zoos and aquarium. Explore the wonderful world of animals at one of the five facilities throughout New York, including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, [...]

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    When the Cups Runneth Over: Are Breast Lifts Worth It?

    by Sarah on 3/31/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      It seems that, while breast implants are the number one cosmetic surgery among women, breast lifts have been gaining popularity, by as much as 70%, since 2000. The plastic surgeons say to try “the pencil test” to see if you might be a good candidate. Since I could keep a calligraphy set secure, I’m [...]

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    Weekday Events for March 31st-April 3rd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! April is arriving this week and for some children that means the NY State ELA exams are happening which means as parents we are trying to keep our children calm and zen this week! One way to help kids beat stress this week is to check out Kids Yoga with Nora at Play [...]

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    Little Hands, Big Technology: How Soon is Too Soon?

    by Sarah on 3/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Our outer-borough brother Ryan Harrison, a former film history teacher with two daughters originally from Queens, gives us the low down on kids and smartphones, touch screens and attention-sucking technology.  Like any parent, I grumble when I see a group of children sitting in the same room, all deeply absorbed by their own personal electronic devices. [...]

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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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    Weekend Events: U is for Underwear, The Good Ms Padgett, The Pop Ups, P for Puppets, Miles of Tiles and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, I am finding it hard to believe that April is almost here!  Fingers crossed that the cold mornings will be gone for good real soon! The calendar is packed with events like The Good Ms Padgett at the Jalopy Theatre, a book launch U is for Underwear at Powerhouse on 8th, The Pop [...]

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    BECO Giveaway at the Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo!

    by Sarah on 3/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As NYC parents, we all face the same issue: transporting our kids around the city. In spite of having a variety of public transportation options, we often rely heavily on our very own bodies to do the work of transporting our little (and ever-growing) ones. Having a high-quality, long-lasting carrier that is comfortable for baby and parent [...]

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    Leaving Kids in Cars: What is the Law and What is Just Judgement?

    by Sarah on 3/27/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    While we all know that leaving kids in cars on a hot or even mildly warm day is truly dangerous, it may be news to some that it is, in fact, illegal to leave children under 8 alone in the car at anytime, “without supervision of someone twelve or older when the conditions present a [...]

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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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    Conscious Consumption: What’s in Your Clothes?

    by Sarah on 3/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We all think about the source of our food, from the variety of seeds (GMO’s anyone?) to the chemicals used, to the distance shipped. But the life cycle of our clothes gets far less consideration. I asked fashion designer and environmentalist, Libby Fearnley to answer a few questions to inspire us to extend our responsible [...]

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    Top 10 Signs You’re Raising a Slob

    by Sarah on 3/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If most of parenting is leading by example, than many of us are screwed. Top 10 Signs You’re Raising a Slob 1. You clean the bath toys by kicking them from one end of the tub to the other when you’re taking a shower. 2. There is a slice of cucumber permanently affixed to your [...]