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    Adventures with Food: Fiddleheads!

    by John on 4/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    What a difference two weeks make! The crocuses are already crinkling like wet paper in the 60-degree sun, the daffodils are in bloom, and the first daylily shoots are poking their little prongs out of the moist, fast-warming ground. Though spring arrived almost three weeks ago, it finally feels like it—right in time for Passover, [...]

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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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    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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    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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    Dancing Kiddos: Songs of the Snow

    by John on 2/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    As I write this, I’m looking out our window at mostly white. Snow covers the ivy around our garden, the Weber grill, our bathtub flowerbed with its slumbering calendula seeds and iris rhizomes, Checkers’ bike, Crazy Eights’ tricycle, even the jogging stroller. I hardly want to do anything with the kids outside the house, knowing [...]

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    Giveaway: Enter to Win a 60 min. Massage at Slope Wellness!

    by Nicole on 2/12/14 | 4 Comment(s)

    Enter for your chance to win a 60 min Custom Tailored Massage from Slope Wellness!  At Slope Wellness, each of their therapeutic massage treatments are customized to meet the needs of the client. Whether you are looking for very specific targeted work or just looking to relax and unwind your tense and sore muscles, their licensed [...]

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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 | 0 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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    Resident Dad: What Is Child Abuse?

    by John on 1/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     Shortly before Christmas, I saw a link on my Facebook page to a blog post by novelist and game designer Chuck Wendig titled Spanking Your Children is Hitting Your Children. I haven’t read any of his novels, and I’m not much (or anything, really) of a gamer so I haven’t experienced his work on that level [...]

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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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    Giveaway: Tickets to iLuminate

    by Shayna Gehl on 12/17/13 | 8 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows is giving away tickets to iLluminate! From AMERICA’S GOT TALENT to the New York Stage!     iLuminate takes you on a dance-in-the-dark journey, telling the story of Jacob, a talented artist with an extraordinary paintbrush that transforms characters from his palette to life. Told through a mash-up of illusions, technology, and [...]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Tutoring Done Right: A Preview of Gabrielle’s Tutoring Services

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I was never lucky enough to have a tutor in any of the many subjects I needed one. I’m not sure whether it be that my father felt he was the ideal tutor for me, or that we lived in the most uber-rural place in America where tutoring (by an individual or from a company) [...]

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    Fun Weekday Events for July 22nd-July 25th in Brooklyn & Manhattan!

    by Deirdre on 7/21/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! What a week!  I didn’t realize the heat wave was going to last all week!  Hope everyone managed to have fun and are getting ready for another exciting week that hopefully won’t be as hot! This week seems to be the week of theater!  We have the Pilobolus Family Matinee, Wobble, Pippi, Sleepover [...]

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    Brooklyn & Manhattan Weekday Events for July 15th-July 18th!

    by Deirdre on 7/14/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a fabulous July!  Looks like we have another heatwave for a whole week!  We are not really a beach family so think we will be visiting pools and doing a lot of indoor activities with the rest of NYC! There is such a huge selection of outdoor movies!  We [...]

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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 [...]

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    Fun Weekday Events for July 8th-July 11th in Brooklyn & Manhattan!

    by Deirdre on 7/07/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a lovely long relaxing fun holiday weekend!  Hopefully you got a lot of rest because this is going to be a great week!  There is so much to do this week like the CMA Pier Pop Up Art Program in Tribeca, NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Park in Prospect Park [...]