Toddler | 2/23 | A Child Grows

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    Weekend Events: Charlie’s Kids, School of Rock Grand Opening, Macy’s Flower Show, Scooby-Doo and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone Ahhhhh SPRING is here!  Looks like we will get a good taste of it for the next few days! Another fun weekend is about to start and if you want to get into the mood for Spring you can check out Macy’s Family Fun Day at the Flower Show!   Also happening this [...]

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    Giveaway: Aden+Anais Blankets!

    by Sarah on 3/19/14 | 17 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Brooklyn is giving away a collection of three aden+anais bamboo blankets. You know, the parenting staple that you use for everything from swaddles to burp clothes to makeshift scrims when tied to the exterior of your pack and play. They also make excellent capes, loveies, indoor picnic blankets and fort roofs. [...]

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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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    Weekday Events for March 17th-20th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Happy Purim and Happy St. Patrick’s Day (early).  Hope everyone got to enjoy another short taste of Spring yesterday! This week looks like it will be snow free which is great news for our area because we lots of activities happening.  On Monday you can check out a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at [...]

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    Top 7 Parent Teacher Conference Questions

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

      When I was younger I was very, very shy.  My behavior in elementary school could be described as silent and compliant.  Being called on in class felt like Abu Ghriab-level humiliation torture. I was special (read: broken). After eight hours of that, I would come home and explode, since I actually had quite a [...]

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    Weekend Events: Bear Hunt, Celebrate St Patrick’s Day & Purim, James & the Giant Peach & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The last weekend of winter is almost here and it will be a fun and busy one with all the Purim and St Patrick events happening in NYC! This weekend you can learn about Irish traditions, foods, and celebrations at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, check out the Celebration of Ireland with Captain Jam [...]

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    Lakeside: For All Kinds of Skate Rats

    by Sarah on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Since I’m not much of an ice skater (I’ve knocked out enough teeth, thanks), I didn’t really follow the evolution of Lakeside, Prospect Park’s new (well, not so new) skating rink. I had this impression that Lakeside was just Wollman revamped. I had seen a picture or two, but I hadn’t really paid attention. Until [...]

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    Working From Home Has its Poops and Cons

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    So I’ve been working from home for a little less than a year now. I absolutely love what I do and the business I work for. I consider myself fortunate as I wasn’t necessarily ‘in the market’ for a job when I got one. It just happened, and I’m so glad it did. Like many stay-at-home moms, [...]

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    Notes From A Blended Family: Shaken, Stirred, and On The Rocks–It Takes Three

    by Sarah on 3/11/14 | 2 Comment(s)

        By: Rebecca Cooney The Acela is propelling me home and the fluorescent panel bulbs are making my eyes twitch. Another work trip, another whirlwind, another jostling ride home. I’m lucky because I know that I’m coming home to a clean apartment. And I know this for sure because the housekeeper texted me this morning [...]

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    Measles Outbreak in NYC: Vaccine Time

    by Sarah on 3/11/14 | 7 Comment(s)

    Measles outbreak. This is what Jenny McCarthy and unethical medical research can get you: a resurgence in the leading cause of vaccine-preventable childhood mortality. Sure, we can give up on vaccines and return to 1920’s America when 30% of the death rate was caused by measles pneumonia. No? You’re not ready to go heavy in tin [...]

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    Cassatt Studio Preschool in Carroll Gardens

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Great news A Child Grows readers! A great school in Carroll Gardens is enrolling students. The Cassatt Studio comes from a trusted name you may have seen on A Child Grows before- Sitters Studio.     “At Cassatt Studio Preschool children learn, grow, and blossom by studying Van Gogh’s sunflowers, Mendelssohn’s songs, and Sondheim’s [...]

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    Weekday Events for March 10th-13th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Well we have moved our clocks forward last night so we are tired but the evenings will be longer which will be so nice!  Tuesday is a half day for NYC public schools so I think the children and I will check out the snowdrops that are blooming at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  [...]

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    Weekend Events: Read Across America, Making Brooklyn Bloom, BRIC House Party, St Patrick’s & Purim Events and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 3/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Exciting weekend coming up!  It will be almost 50 degrees on Saturday!  And don’t forget Daylight Savings begins this weekend.  It will be so great to have longer evenings! Tomorrow is Read Across America Day at Brooklyn Public Library branches!  Branches will host a reading of “Whistle for Willie” by Brooklyn’s own Ezra [...]

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    GMOs: Fear vs Fact

    by Sarah on 3/06/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Molecular biology is not my strong suit. At my freaky, progressive high school I took the class, but students dubbed it “Science for Graduation,” which alludes to both the quality of the course and of our engagement in it. And maybe that is why I struggle to get my head around the whole GMO thing. [...]

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    Get Your Tickets to the Largest Family Event in Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 3/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo Shares Everything Parents Need in One Place! A family friendly event for parents and children up to age 8! Meet experts! Attend seminars! Sample Products! Bring Your Family! Win Raffle Prizes! Awesome gift bags! Stay for Lunch!  Get your tickets here! Order tickets now using Discount Code ACG15off for 15% off [...]

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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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    Weekday Activities for March 3rd-6th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 3/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, March is here!  Less than three weeks until Spring!  I am hoping this next round of snow will be the last!  It does sound like it won’t be as bad as originally predicted (fingers crossed)! There are only three Mondays of Free Kid Ice Skating at LeFrak Center at Lakeside left!  The ice [...]

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    The Doctor Is In: Oral Hygiene

    by Sarah on 2/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Advice from our favorite pediatrician, Dr. Gilgoff: Every baby is born with their 20 teeth! They can cut through the gums at any point, but usually around 6-9 months, and most, if not all, will come in by 2 years old.  Yes, they will eventually fall out around 6 years old, but that doesn’t mean [...]

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    Weekend Events: Spy Kids, Jazz for Kids, Kids Film Fleadh, Lloyd H. Miller, A Cow Named Cow, Little Laffs and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 2/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Very excited that the month of February is almost done!  March means Dr Seuss’s birthday, Daylight Savings will begin, St. Patrick’s Day and SPRING is coming! This weekend is packed with activities and many of them are FREE!  Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Story Time at Greenlight Bookstore, Jazz for Kids at the [...]

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    Cloth Diapers vs Disposables: A Peace Treaty

    by Sarah on 2/26/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    After my misguided notion that I could easily brush up on the basics of cloth diapering and give you all the salient points, saving you time and energy, I realized that cloth diapering is it’s own planet. So the real issue is what planet would you like to live on, the cloth diaper planet or [...]

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    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments – Snow!

    by Sarah on 2/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Location: Polar Vortex Brooklyn Story: It may be late February but we still have several more snowstorms forecast before we are done for the season! This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago during one of the bigger snowstorms we had this winter. As you can see, the snow was still falling heavily as [...]

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    Weekday Events for February 24th-27th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 2/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone got some outdoor time this glorious weekend! NYC schools are open again tomorrow but we still have lots of things to do with the little ones!  This is the last week of free weekday entry to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden since February ends this week!  The Oscars are next weekend and [...]

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    How Do You Build a Bond Between Grandparents and Grandchildren?

    by Sarah on 2/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      I grew up with one mean grandmother and one nice grandmother. My nice grandmother smokes, drinks, plays cards (read: steals your money) and keeps bowls of M&M’s stashed around her house, despite the fact that (or maybe because) she lives alone. My mean grandmother was intense and committed to the health food movement of [...]

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    Weekend Events: The Frog Prince, Hands on Transit, Legends, BAMkids Film Festival and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 2/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope those of you on midwinter break have been enjoying yourselves!  Only 3 days left until our usual weekday schedule is back on track! This weekend is going to be another fun one and dare I say it a little mild!  If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out all the special [...]

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    Suck It Up: Top Lactation Consultant Demystifies Extended Breastfeeding

    by Sarah on 2/20/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    Breastfeeding a baby well past his first birthday is common world-wide and has been for centuries. Then why is the practice so often debated in modern American culture?  According to Jewish law, compiled by literary master Rabbi Joseph Caro, a healthy baby can breastfeed until age four and that an unhealthy baby should be allowed [...]