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    Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes! Where to go near Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 9/29/14 | 9 Comment(s)

    There’s nothing more fun than picking your own apples, pumpkins and veggies in the fall. There’s something special about carving a pumpkin that you chose from the ground- not in a box at the supermarket.  And applesauce from the apples you picked? That’s divine. You don’t have to travel too far out of Brooklyn to […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    Everything You Need for The Perfect Family Beach Day

    by Sarah on 7/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Jeanene Mack, wellness coach and stylist, breaks down the essentials to pack for the perfect family day at the beach, plus a few key secrets like how to easily get sand off and how to keep a toddler happy and out of the sun.  It is summer. It is hot as Hades and most of us […]


    Because You Aren’t Anxious Enough: Hurricane Preparedness and More

    by Sarah on 6/30/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    [If you missed this readiness workshop, fear not (well, fear a little or you won’t bother packing a “go bag”). All the details you need to get your ducks in a row–your granola bars and batteries and cat food and appropriate sized diapers all packed in a small bag that is not in your way […]


    Small Kid Big City: The Poconos

    by Sarah on 6/25/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    ————   Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick of Photosanity shares her secrets for taking better photos of your kids.   Location: Woodloch Pines, The Poconos Story: One of the great things about NYC is that for all crowds and density and lack of open space and nature, it is not too hard to get out of the city and into […]


    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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    Win a family stay with Kid & Coe

    by Sarah on 3/21/14 | 2 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Everyone in this city knows that one of the worst parts of traveling with kids is packing up half of your apartment and schlepping it along with you. Your kid has to play Sophie’s choice with the toys and you have to bring a slew of “travel” items, which are essentially dismantled Ikea […]

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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 […]


    (Sponsored) There’s Life Beyond Brooklyn

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/21/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    If you’re like most parents in Brooklyn, you’ve probably ricocheted between “should I stay or should I go” as your children age and the all-encompassing fear of finding a good school takes over. It’s probably safe to say most of us all struggle with the same fears of leaving vs. staying. Sonya W. Cronin, a […]

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    The Top 3 Travel Cribs for Your Holiday Trek

    by Sarah on 12/19/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    So, you’re leaving tomorrow for somewhere even colder and snowier, where you should have more space, but it will be all four of you in one room directly over the kitchen so that your baby wakes up every time someone slams the microwave door. Yay, the holidays! Now all you have to do is find […]


    19 Travel Tips for Your Holiday Trip

    by Sarah on 12/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    So, since you live in New York City you will probably be joining two thirds of this city’s population for the usual holiday mass exodus. Here are a few ideas to help ease your stress and make your travel plans smooth, or at least not horrible. Packing Tips If your kids are still in diapers […]


    New Car Seat Law for 2014

    by Nicole on 12/03/13 | 17 Comment(s)

    By: Courtney Ilarraza As you may or may not know there is a new Car Seat guideline taking effect February 2014 regarding the use of the LATCH anchors. LATCH, if you’re not familiar, is a revolutionary system to secure car seats without using the seat belt. It is required to be in all cars made in […]

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    Fall Festivities at The New York Transit Museum

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/21/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you are anything like me, you just can’t get enough of the fall festivities no matter how many there are. I love fall so much I want to celebrate it in any and every way possible. Thankfully, The New York Transit Museum is delivering with a great list of fall activities in the coming […]

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    Barcelona Travelogue: Part 3 of 3

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

    ‘ I think I’d mentioned in part 1 of this travelogue that the reason I was in Spain to begin with was for work, but the reason I was in Barcelona specifically was to visit old friends.  My last night in town, I stayed with Diana and Jordi, at their condo in a small town […]

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    A Personal Travelogue – Barcelona (part 2 of 3)

    by Kim on 7/10/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    As I mentioned in Part 1 of this 3-part travelogue, I was very lucky to have been able to spend four days with friends in Barcelona before heading to Madrid for a week of meetings at my company’s headquarters.  I stayed in my friend Wyatt’s ex-wife’s apartment in the Barri Gotic area, an interesting and […]


    A Personal Travelogue – Barcelona (part 1 of 3)

    by Kim on 7/02/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    I feel very fortunate to work for a Spanish company. Not only is it interesting having an international component to my job, but it’s also nice to have certain perks that we don’t always see here in the U.S. For example, my boss fully expected I would take at least three months of paid maternity […]

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    Best Beach-Cooler Snacks

    by Nicole on 6/05/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Heading out for a day trip to the beach with your kids requires so much planning and gear that I realize this is why we don’t do it too often. Our friend Siobhan from Epicourious who hates celery almost as much as I do, has one thing covered on your beach packing list – SNACKS! Do […]

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    Traveling with Children? Airplane Survival Tips and Checklist

    by Nicole on 3/19/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Whether you are heading to the beach this spring break or to the relatives during the summer, air travel can be the most painful part of your vacation.  Those of us with a baby or small child dread it, and need I say- so do all the passengers around us? I asked readers for some […]


    Switching from a Car Seat to a Booster Seat

    by Nicole on 2/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Baby Bodyguards has given us their awesome recommendations for when to transfer your child to a booster seat and some of the best options out there!  Around 4 years old, most children will max out of their forward facing car seat. By max out, I mean that their shoulders are higher than the top set of harness-strap […]

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    Day Trip to Queens County Farm Museum: Pumpkin, Apple Picking

    by Serena on 10/04/12 | 5 Comment(s)

    The problem for the novice pumpkin patch seeker is that this season can be a bit overwhelming; there are so many options! Since we don’t have a car – a local day trip was more along the lines what we were going for. We were so happy to discover a tranquil and family-friendly farm in […]

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    Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Outhouse Orchards in North Salem

    by Holly on 10/02/12 | 1 Comment(s)

    Just over an hour from the city lies the ultimate apple picking experience.  Outhouse Orchards is family-operated and happens to be open all year, but a visit to the orchard in the autumn is very special.  I had heard about Outhouse for years but had stayed away due to stories about massive crowds.  For some […]

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    Greater Williamsburg: An Inspiring, Educational Getaway

    by Holly on 9/27/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Holly Rosen Fink of The Culture Mom, recently visited Greater Williamsburg with her two kids and came back excited by what her kids learned and saw. She tells us all here. From Holly: Disclosure: My visit was mostly complimentary (the hotel was discounted) to facilitate this post. Imagine a family trip that is just as […]

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    Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins, Veggies…and Hop a Hayride!

    by Nicole on 9/14/12 | 9 Comment(s)

    There’s nothing more fun than picking your own apples, pumpkins and veggies in the fall. There’s something special about carving a pumpkin that you chose from the ground- not in a box at the supermarket.  And applesauce from the apples you picked? That’s divine. You don’t have to travel too far out of Brooklyn to […]

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    Ferry Yourself to Long Island City for a Day of Art

    by Nicole on 8/13/12 | 6 Comment(s)

    Sponsored Post I’ve been excited ever since the East River Ferry asked me to come up with 4 great day trips for families highlighting stops along their ferry route. It’s given me a chance to visit and revisit some of our favorite haunts. I did posts on what to do in North Williamsburg and Governor’s […]