(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 […]


    (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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    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 […]


    (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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]

    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 | 1 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 […]

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    Summer is Here! Fun Weekday Events for June 24th-27th in Brooklyn & Manhattan!

    by Deirdre on 6/23/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Summer is officially here and school is almost over for NYC public schools.  Just 2.5 more days!  Very exciting and that means NYC public pools will be open on Thursday the 27th.  See here for your closest pool. So on Wednesday afternoon there could be a lot of people looking for fun events […]


    Fun Brooklyn & Manhattan Weekday Events for June 17th-20th

    by Deirdre on 6/16/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a relaxing fun Father’s Day.   We are officially schedule free in my house on the weekends now but seem to be just as busy with birthday parties.  Looking forward to the last day of NYC public schools (the 26th) when we can relax during the week too and get to […]


    June 3rd-June 6th Weekday Events for Brooklyn & Manhattan

    by Deirdre on 6/02/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Happy, happy June!  Did you know that Thursday June 6th is Chancellor’s Conference Day?  So that means no school for NYC public students!  The good news is that the Brooklyn Central Library is having a full day of fun Summer Reading Kick Off!  Also all of the Brooklyn library branches are doing  activities […]


    The Best Sunscreens: Reviews and Ratings

    by Nicole on 5/16/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Now that the weather is finally warming up and everyone’s planning for their summer activities, it’s time to think about using sunscreens again. You can spend days researching and testing all the “good’ sunscreens out there. And believe me- I’ve done it. After 4 years of scrutinizing, ordering and testings various sunscreens- I have my […]


    Weekday events May 13th-May16th for Brooklyn & Manhattan

    by Deirdre on 5/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Hi everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying their Mother’s Day!  Hopefully you have your feet up while you are reading this and planning your week out.  At least the weather was better today! Now we are fully in Spring more places are open now for longer hours & more to do outside!  Has anyone been to […]

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    Best Places for Mother’s Day Brunch 2013

    by Nicole on 5/06/13 | 6 Comment(s)

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner and going out to celebrate it with brunch is a time-honored tradition.  It usually includes a mimosa with everything from lamb to eggs benedict.  Brooklyn restaurants are celebrating Mother’s Day with prix fixe menus for both brunch and dinner. Some are even sweetening the deal with free dessert […]


    Free Workshops For Your Brooklyn Business

    by Kim on 1/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Whether you are a business owner, or considering starting a business, then January is full of opportunity to make your business shine.   BOC (Business Outreach Center) Business Center has plenty of workshops to help make your business healthy. Need financial advice in a hurry? The Financial Fitness Hotline is a free resource for women to […]


    Meet Kim and Nicole!

    by Kim on 1/09/13 | 5 Comment(s)

    Hello everyone! Thanks to you all for your words of encouragement and congratulations.  We’ve received so many emails, calls, tweets, and shout-outs on Facebook in the past 24 hours that our hearts are overflowing with joy and gratitude. Nicole & Kim Before we get too far into this venture, we thought we’d tell you a […]