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    Shop Brooklyn Style: Industry City Holiday Market

    by A Child Grows on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Visit Industry City in Sunset Park this weekend and be reminded why Brooklyn is known as a hub of creativity, innovation and style.  This renovated factory and warehouse complex is the home to artist studios, tech companies, food and event businesses, design firms, manufacturers and more. Check out two of their shopping events taking place on […]

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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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    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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    (Sponsored) Protect Your Child’s GPA: Here’s how!

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      In an environment where getting our kids in to preschool can seem like a competition, making and maintaining good grades may feel like an insurmountable task for middle school kids and beyond. No matter their age, you may face a time when you need your child to have more access to academic help. What […]

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    Education – The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Introducing Monkeybear Press

    by Shayna Gehl on 12/23/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Monkeybear Press is a small art studio and indie developer in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. “We are artists and parents and make vibrant, educational apps and eBooks that young kids love. We aspire to create a handmade aesthetic. As parents of young children we want to reach individual children, not mass markets. We believe exposing young children […]

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    Summer Urban Farm Field Trips

    by Kim on 8/05/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Isabelle Dervaux will be bringing us her monthly reviews, accompanied by her beautiful photos, of Brooklyn businesses she finds fascinating, unique, or just plain cool! This month she brings us a sampling of community and rooftop gardens we can find around around Brooklyn. Community gardens and rooftop edible gardens have multiplied throughout the city, farms […]

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    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: STOCKED (Prospect Heights)

    by Nicole on 7/22/13 | 2 Comment(s)

      A new business has popped up on Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights and I am beyond excited about this! It is called STOCKED and it serves (for take out or dine in) locally sourced meals – everything for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between. A lot of the options are perfect as pre-made dinners you can […]

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    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: Bklyn Designs 2013

    by Kim on 6/28/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Isabelle Dervaux will be bringing us her monthly reviews, accompanied by her beautiful photos, of Brooklyn businesses she finds fascinating, unique, or just plain cool! This month she brings us a sampling of businesses she met at Brooklyn Designs 2013. Bklyn Designs took over St Ann’s Warehouse May 10 – 12 in Dumbo. Meeting in […]

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    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: Norman & Jules Toy Shop

    by Nicole on 4/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Isabelle Dervaux will be bringing us her monthly reviews, accompanied by her beautiful photos, of Brooklyn businesses she finds fascinating, unique, or just plain cool! This month: Norman & Jules Toy Shop in Park Slope. If you wonder who are Norman and Jules, they are the great-grand fathers of Charley the daughter of Courtney Ebner […]

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    BabyCakes on how to color frosting naturally

    by Nicole on 3/06/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We bake all the time and as I’m always trying to find new “healthy” recipes, I find it hard to frost and decorate without using traditional food coloring. Babycakes NYC on the Lower East Side is a destination for gluten-free, vegan, health-concious sweet lovers and has some great ideas on how to add color to your frosting […]

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    Brooklyn Business Spotlight: The Brooklyn Kitchen

    by Nicole on 2/28/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Isabelle Dervaux will be bringing us her monthly reviews, accompanied by her beautiful photos, of Brooklyn businesses she finds fascinating, unique, or just plain cool! This month: The Brooklyn Kitchen and The Meat Hook. The Brooklyn Kitchen Going food shopping next to the BQE does not sound very romanic but for parents wanting to steal […]

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    Want to Trade Your Maternity-Wear for Some New Duds?

    by Kim on 2/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our friends over at Closet Dash are having a maternity swap party on February 27th!  It’s an opportunity for all of us who have maternitywear we no longer need to trade it for something that’s suitable to our current size, whatever that may be. Or if you are pregnant and want trade for some wonderful […]

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    Meet the Jerks: Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

    by Kim on 2/01/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    ***Note: this post was submitted by Isabelle in late summer and was unfortunately forgotten. So, please forgive the shorts and tees in the pics (especially if it makes you jealous), just think of it as a preview of your upcoming spring and summer! Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain A while ago, I was walking in […]

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    New Kids’ Shop Open in Fort Greene: Hank & Jojo

    by Nicole on 1/04/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Whenever I had a bad neck,  I used to head to a local chiropractor’s office on Dekalb Ave in Fort Greene. He recently left that space and a new tenant has moved in that is getting a different kind of traffic. Kid’s shop Hank & JoJo has parents and their babes coming in for everything […]

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    New Kids Store Opens in Bed-Stuy

    by Nicole on 12/28/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    People have been talking about this new children’s store in Bed-Stuy called Pipsqueak Children’s Shoppe; I’ve gotten 3 emails to date about it. Everything from, “PipSqueak does such low mark up on their goods for sale that they can compete or do better than Toys R Us!” to “they are such a huge addition to […]

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    Word: Greenpoint’s Gem Bookstore

    by Nicole on 12/10/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    WORD is one of Brooklyn’s flourishing independent neighborhood bookstores; a hub for serious and young readers alike, author events and even home to a basketball league.  Located in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, the store is a mere 1000 square feet in size, but stacked with delicious reads and personable gifts in every possible […]

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    Top of the Shop: Iris Lingerie and Bra Fitting

    by Nicole on 9/27/12 | 2 Comment(s)

    This is the twelfth installment of our feature called “Top of the Shop”. It’s a biweekly (well, sometimes!) look at a shop in Brooklyn. I hope that you see some new shops to visit or old shops that you might have forgotten about. Amazing photographer, Justine Cooper, took the gorgeous photos, although she is mainly […]

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    Favorite Places for Families in Greenpoint & Williamsburg

    by Nicole on 9/20/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    Williamsburg and Greenpoint are fast becoming THE place to raise a family in Brooklyn; between the pool finally opening and a sleuth of amazing places to shop, eat, play and ways to give back- it’s easy to see why. Jessica Glorieux and Donna Ladd launched Motherburg NYC in June 2012 to help parents in North […]

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    Top of the Shop: Feliz in Fort Greene

    by Nicole on 8/27/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    This is the eleventh installment of our feature called “Top of the Shop”. A local photographer gives us her view of a Brooklyn establishment. I hope that you see some new shops to visit or old shops that you might have forgotten about. This installment is by visual biographer, Isabelle Dervaux. From Isabelle about her […]

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    New Store in PLG Attracts Families From All Over

    by Nicole on 2/02/12 | 4 Comment(s)

    Parents in Prospect Lefferts Gardens have been thrilled with the addition of newcomer Play Kids to their area. Since it opened, it’s not only locals that come: parents from Ditmas Park, Prospect Heights, Park Slope and even as far away as Carroll Gardens are making the trip. What’s the draw? Their stellar lineup of unique […]

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    Voila! New Foreign Language Bookstore to Open Next Week

    by Nicole on 1/30/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Though we only hear about the death of independent bookstores in the rest of the U.S., it seems like here in Brooklyn, small bookstores not only survive, but thrive. Why else would a seasoned Manhattan bookstore open a location in Cobble Hill? Idlewild Books will open this Monday, February 1st, though passers-by will note that […]

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    Top of the Shop: Hanky Blanky

    by Nicole on 12/09/11 | 1 Comment(s)

    This is the tenth installment of our feature called “Top of the Shop”. It’s a biweekly (well, sometimes!) look at a shop in Brooklyn and its 2 top selling items and then our favorite 2 top items. I hope that you see some new shops to visit or old shops that you might have forgotten […]

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    Top of the Shop: Bump Celebrates Mother’s Day

    by Nicole on 5/06/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    This is the ninth installment of our feature called “Top of the Shop”. It’s a biweekly look at a shop in Brooklyn and its 2 top selling items and then our favorite 2 top items. I hope that you see some new shops to visit or old shops that you might have forgotten about. Amazing […]

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    Top of the Shop: Papel in Cobble Hill

    by Tuey on 12/21/10 | 1 Comment(s)

    This is the eighth installment of our feature called “Top of the Shop”. It’s a biweekly look at a shop in Brooklyn and its 2 top selling items and then our favorite 2 top items. I hope that you see some new shops to visit or old shops that you might have forgotten about. Amazing […]

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    Top of the Shop: The Green Onion in Cobble Hill

    by Tuey on 12/06/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    This is the seventh installment of our new feature called “Top of the Shop”. It’s a biweekly look at a shop in Brooklyn and its 2 top selling items and then our favorite 2 top items. I hope that you see some new shops to visit or old shops that you might have forgotten about. […]