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    The World Cup is over, but the soccer fun never stops! Join Super Soccer Stars in August. Don’t miss a goal!

    by Shayna Gehl on 7/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      SUMMER SOCCER IN BROOKLYN – JOIN SUPER SOCCER STARS IN AUGUST! Locations in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Williamsburg – Both indoor and outdoor options! Weekly Classes – Ages 2-8 years old Brooklyn Bridge Park @ Pier 5 – Brooklyn Heights - Thursday and Sunday mornings Ages 2-8 years old Bushwick Inlet Park – […]

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    Farmers’ Market Delivered to Your Door: Try GoodEggs.com with this Special Offer!

    by A Child Grows on 7/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    If the best farmers’ market you can imagine and Fresh Direct had a baby, that would be Good Eggs! This new grocery delivery service in Brooklyn is connecting us with local farmers online and delivering their goods to our door. You can shop from 150+ New York area farmers and foodmakers and order exactly what […]

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    Basis Independent Brooklyn- Where Did They Go?!

    by Shayna Gehl on 6/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows has some Basis Independent Brooklyn updates for you and some great news with it! We’ve featured them before and are thrilled to do it again because there are lots of new things happening including the development of a merit based scholarship program! If you’re familiar with Basis Independent Brooklyn, you may also […]

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    Treat Yourself to a Ladies Night Out!

    by Shayna Gehl on 5/20/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Calling all NYC Ladies! A Child Grows is teaming up with Babeland and boudoir photographer Lori Berkowitz to host another wonderful Ladies Night Out! You don’t have an excuse not to attend, it’s FREE! On Wednesday, June 4th, join us at Babeland at 462 Bergen Street, between Flatbush Ave & 5th Ave from 7-10pm. Come to […]

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    Paintzen: A Fresh Coat of Paint Made Easy

    by Shayna Gehl on 4/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dull or dated? Marked and smudged? Splattered with food and crayon? If this is how you describe your walls and you just haven’t gotten around to doing anything about it, we totally get that. So this is for you! The folks at Paintzen are making it as easy as can be to spruce up your […]

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    Unity Prep Charter School: Accepting 6th Grade Applications until April 7th

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

    Attention parents of 5th graders! Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn is accepting 6th grade applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Application deadline is at 5pm on April 7th.  This tuition-free public charter school located in Bedford-Stuyvesant opened its doors to sixth graders in the fall of 2013.  This coming year they will have 6th […]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Find Your Summer Camp at the Virtual Brooklyn Camp Expo – Enter to Win a Free Week of Camp

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

    Even though it doesn’t feel like it right now, it is that time a year where you start exploring your Brooklyn summer camp options. There are many wonderful camps in the Brooklyn and surrounding areas and we’ve got your covered on how to find them! You can research them on one website: BrooklynCampExpo.com. Search by […]

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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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    (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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    (Sponsored) Brooklyn Sandbox: A Great Start For Little Learners

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Being a member of a good number of local parenting groups, there are many questions that remain strongly on our parenting radars. One of those questions is where can I find a good quality daycare? With many mothers returning to work shortly after baby, this is a legitimate concern and often leads to an overwhelming […]

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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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    Give the gift of treatment and housing to a cancer patient this Christmas: The American Cancer Society

    by Shayna Gehl on 12/18/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) According to the American Cancer Society over 1 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. That means a far greater number are subsequently affected, myself being one of them. I lost someone to cancer a few years ago and I will never forget her. Cancer is a difficult topic to address but it needs […]

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    Spuni: Mealtime with Baby Will Never Be the Same!

    by Shayna Gehl on 12/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had one of my mini foodies fling their meal across the room with the grace and power of a seasoned tennis pro. I sat in awe as they refuse to discriminate catapulting even their favorite dinners. When I recently learned about Spuni, my situation seemed to […]

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    City Stomp: Bringing a New, Musical Meaning to Stomping in Brooklyn

    by Shayna Gehl on 12/06/13 | 0 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored)  If you are like many parents, ready to “lose” some of your kids’ favorite CDs for fear you will suffer insanity if you have to listen to one more rendition of ‘Row your Boat’, I’ve got some wonderful new suggestions to add to your playlist…and you just may find yourself listening to them […]

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    Saving Big with Coupaw

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/07/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) When becoming parents (to humans), it’s easy to put pets on the back burner. We have two cats and one of them struggled more than the other when our son came along three and a half years ago. Now Puma constantly competes with both of our children for attention every day! So I have […]

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    Great Signs, Great Service- Signazon

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/01/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    (Sponsored) Being as attached to the Brooklyn community as I am, I always like to share good information when I get it. I recently learned about a great company offering quality products at affordable prices so naturally I had to pass my newly learned information on to A Child Grows! You may not be familiar […]

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    Parentpreneur Spotlight: Lara Fitch – Strolby Founder and Brooklyn Mom

    by Nicole on 10/30/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    We are surrounded by amazing moms and dads doing very cool things in our Brooklyn community, besides raising their children. As a parent pulled in so many directions, the idea of starting your own business is both exciting and scary. The benefits of setting your own schedule and being your own boss usually outweigh the […]

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    BASIS Independent Brooklyn: Education Redefined

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/25/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    If you’re like many NYC parents looking for new schooling options, this post is for you. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with some wonderful people representing BASIS Independent Brooklyn to talk with them about their new K-12 school set to open in September 2014 in Red Hook, Brooklyn! After personally meeting with […]

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    Break Out the Flash Cards, Time to Apply to Private School

    by Sarah on 9/06/13 | 2 Comment(s)

     There are lots of reasons to consider applying to private school. Maybe we want to explore our options for our child’s education, or maybe our zoned public school is a little more “Dangerous Minds” than “Dead Poet’s Society,” or maybe watching our local middle schoolers get stoned before school has slightly undermined our faith in […]

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    The Lazy Parent’s Guide to Birthday Parties

    by Sarah on 9/04/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    So your little Dahlia or Channing or Bif (one F) is having a birthday, and they want ten or twenty of their closest friends there. They ask you about it the same night that they clog the toilet and you’ve just returned from the ER where a pony comb was removed from the nose of […]

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    Productive Parenting: Resource Providing Daily Activity

    by Nicole on 8/21/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I stumbled on this site, Productive Parenting, when my daughter was first born. It has been a great resource, providing one activity a day based on my child’s age. The activities are creative and easy to do, not needing much in the way of materials or planning. I have found this site to be so […]