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    Weekend Events: Tobias the Turkey, Gingerbread Lane, Children’s Book Fair, The Beatles, Trains & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Two weeks until Thanksgiving and the talk of snowflakes tonight makes it feel like we are getting really close to the holidays! The calendar is packed with annual holiday events starting up this weekend.  We have the opening weekend of the Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science and Holiday Train […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: A Guide to Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    by Sarah on 11/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    In our search for neighborhoods that we may one day want to move to, we decided to check out Prospect Lefferts Gardens (just plain Lefferts Gardens to most). First of all, everyone I know who lives here loves it, raves about it obsessively. I wasn’t really sure what the appeal was beyond mind-blowing West Indian […]

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    Veteran’s Day & Weekday Events for November 10th-13th for Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone had a great weekend! The NYC public schools are closed on Tuesday for Veteran’s Day and there are several events for the children.   Celebrate Veteran’s Day by Saluting Our Veterans at the Brooklyn Central Public Library, check out a Special Veteran’s Day Art Workshop at Private Picassos Pop-Up Art Studio, go […]

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    Weekend Events: Festival of Light, Nation Beat, Canstruction, Trees, Baylander Tours, Pinkalicious and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 11/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone has recovered from the change of the clocks and with the darker evenings it feels more like Fall.  I just realized Thanksgiving is in three weeks! The first annual New York Festival of Light is starting tonight in DUMBO and going on until Saturday and looks super fun!  Canstruction is back […]

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    Brooklyn Kids Academy: A New Daycare/Preschool in Crown Heights!

    by A Child Grows on 11/06/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Great news for Crown Heights parents: Brooklyn Kids Academy is now open and accepting enrollment! This new daycare and preschool is located on Utica Avenue, one block north of Eastern Parkway, and provides care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. “At Brooklyn Kids Academy in Crown Heights, our teachers and administrators have […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: What My 2-year-old Is Playing Right Now

    by Sarah on 11/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god.    Duckie Deck Monsters!  My 2-year-old was incredibly excited by Halloween this year, but at moments, especially when she saw adults wearing gruesome masks while trick-or-treating, she was terrified of “monsters.”  Generally this kid is fearless, and she’s since become more […]

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    Brooklyn is Halloweenland

    by Sarah on 11/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert. One thing I didn’t expect in moving to Brooklyn five years ago? A rekindled (recandled?) love of Halloween. As a little kid, Halloween was awesome because a pillow case full […]

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    Prospect Park: Brooklyn’s Favorite Backyard Year Round!

    by Deirdre on 11/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    November is here and the days are shorter but the good news is that this week we have some nice weather so everyone should get outdoors and Prospect Park is the place to be!  Spend today, Election Day, at Prospect Park with the events they have planned. Even though the summer is over we don’t […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Don’t Time Out, Chill Out (as a family)

    by Sarah on 11/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every week (or so) Alice Kaltman, LCSW, founder of Family Matters NY shares a quick tidbit related to parenting and family life. We know you’re pressed for time, so here is a nugget of simple, and hopefully helpful advice (or reassurance!).   You’re preparing dinner and all hell breaks lose. Your kid is being blatantly oppositional. They’ve […]

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    Weekday Events November 3rd-6th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 11/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone had a fun Halloween and great weekend and were not awake too early this morning after the changing of the clocks! The weather today reminds us that indoor time is coming since it is getting to be more brisk out!  This week you can start heading to the Congregation Beth Elohim […]

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    Weekend Events: Halloween, Day of the Dead, Lanterns, Fam Jam, Suzi Shelton, Little Laffs and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The big day is almost here and the calendar is packed with Halloween events!  There are parades and events tomorrow in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford Suyvesant, DUMBO, Bay Ridge, Greenpoint and more so enjoy Halloween! This weekend you can also carve a turnip at the Oíche Shamhna at […]

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    Is Your Toddler Suffering from Separation Anxiety?

    by Sarah on 10/29/14 | 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 all of life’s challenges. This weekend I visited some friends who are the proud parents of a 20 month old. Until now they have managed to maintain a work schedule that has minimized their […]

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    Weekday Events for October 27th-30th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, Hope you enjoyed the weekend and excited to keep celebrating Halloween all week! This week there are fun Halloween events at the libraries like the Toddler Halloween Dance at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Alden Moves Dance Theater’s 3rd Annual Monster Mash at the Cortelyou Branch and a Halloween Party at the Brooklyn […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Sharing? What’s that?

    by Sarah on 10/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every week (or so) Alice Kaltman, LCSW, founder of Family Matters NY shares a quick tidbit related to parenting and family life. We know you’re pressed for time, so here is a nugget of simple, and hopefully helpful advice (or reassurance!).   Some rare kids share easily. They value the social perks of generosity over the security […]

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    Weekend Events: Ghouls & Gourds, Puppets, Monster Mash, Costume Parades, Festivals & Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone, The rain and wind has been such a drag this week but the good news is the weather is going to be great for the weekend! The calendar is packed with Halloween events this weekend like the Monster Mash 2014 at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park, Halloween Murder Mystery […]

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    What Are You Bringing To The Table When You Serve Dinner?

    by Sarah on 10/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Donna Fish, author of  Take the Fight Out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems, clinical social worker and 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:  […]

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    Wonder Woman For President! (2016)

    by Sarah on 10/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert.   Last week, was Molly’s first “Share” day at school and she brought My First Wonder Woman Book–a literary rescue from our building’s freecycle–and a small rubber figurine of […]

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    Weekday Events for October 20th-23rd in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/19/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    H everyone, The weather coming up this week looks a little wet but don’t worry there is a lot of indoor things to do! This week you can check out Bitty Bunnies Sing-a-Long with Lavender Blues at Play Kids, Gateway Storytime in the Discovery Room at the American Museum of Natural, Stomp, Clap & Sing […]

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    What to Do About Diastasis Recti

    by Sarah on 10/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Anna Catherine Rutledge, our fitness expert and grand puba of Brooklyn Fit4Mom, lots of things that we pretend we understand, but actually don’t. At all.   So you had a baby. And during your six-week check up your care giver checked you out and told you that you have diastasis recti, abdominal separation of […]

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    Weekend Events: Salsa, The Good Ms Padgett, Fall Kids Fest, Suzi Shelton, Stroller Tours, Art and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! We have noticed on our walks around Brooklyn that the leaves are starting to change and come down!  Makes us want to jump in a large (dry) pile! This weekend is a busy one (and next weekend will be VERY busy!).  This weekend enjoy The Great Pumpkin at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, take the […]

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    Pizza: The Fifth Food Group

    by Sarah on 10/15/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Let me introduce myself. Hellllllloooooooo. My name is Patrick Sauer and for the last four years I’ve been a Fort Greene stay-at-home-dad, who writes a little bit. I used to be a full-time freelancer, but between the magazine industry vanishing like so many authentic Brooklyn dive bars, and you know, the whole kid thing, it’s more […]

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    Practicing Courage: Finding the Fun in Fear

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      Jocelyn Greene, founder of Child’s Play NY, shows us how to use dramatic play to help our kids overcome their fears and have a blast doing it.   A few years ago I was directing an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz with 5 and 6 year olds. As the performance drew near, the little […]

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    Weekday Events for October 13th-16th in Brooklyn & NYC!

    by Deirdre on 10/12/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Another fun busy week ahead of us and my children are looking forward to having a day off from school tomorrow! This week in addition to the Columbus Day Parade there are also Sukkot events happening this week like the Sukkot Drop-In Art Workshops at The Jewish Museum and the Cirque-Tacular Show! at […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Saying Goodbye Is Such Sweet Sorrow

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

    Every week (or so) Alice Kaltman, LCSW, founder of Family Matters NY shares a quick tidbit related to parenting and family life. We know you’re pressed for time, so here is a nugget of simple, and hopefully helpful advice (or reassurance!).   You attempt to leave for date night as your baby wails with eyes that are […]

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    Columbus Weekend 2014: Handmade History, Backyard Jamboree, BAMkids, Fall Harvest, Lego and Much More!

    by Deirdre on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! The long weekend is almost here and it is another busy weekend here for children in Brooklyn & NYC! This weekend you can check out Lakeside’s Backyard Jamboree in Prospect Park, visit Handmade History! at the Brooklyn Historical Society, listen to The Monster Who Ate My Peas at Brooklyn Central Public Library, dance […]