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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 […]

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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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 | 3 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Holistic Moms- New Chapter Debuts This Week

    by Nicole on 1/07/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    Are you interested in holistic health or living green? Maybe you want to learn more about it or are an expert in the field. Either way, you will probably find some other like minded moms at the newly formed Brooklyn (Williamsburg/Greenpoint) chapter of Holistic Moms Network!™. Holistic Moms Network!™ is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization connecting […]

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    Review and Giveaway: Crazy about the Ninja 3-in-1

    by Nicole on 12/21/12 | 4 Comment(s)

    Regular readers to this blog know that I’m a terrible cook; I’m talking heated fish fingers and turkey burgers here.  So, when I got an email from a publicist asking me if I wanted to try a fabulous new easy cooker, I said, “heck, yes!”  The Ninja 3-in-1 arrived in October and it’s changed my […]

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    Where to Buy Used Ice Skates in Brooklyn

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

    Gliding on fresh zambonied ice, sipping hot chocolate at break time, spinning perfectly on point- well, now I am just dreaming. But you don’t have to dream to find inexpensive ice skates in Brooklyn. Good Footing in Park Slope has new and used skates. (Used are mainly just available for children; as the store owner […]

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    Mommy Boxing + Baby Bungee + Climbing? Uh Huh!

    by Nicole on 12/18/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Everyday Athlete® is a Brooklyn fitness studio that has some of the most glowing reviews of any business in our Marketplace.  So, it’s welcome news that the Carroll Gardens fitness company has opened a second location in Brooklyn Heights. The new studio’s central feature is a custom-built, 2,500-square-foot bouldering wall that’s integrated into classes from […]

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    Sandy Hook: What We Can Do Now in Brooklyn

    by Nicole on 12/18/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    This is my first post since the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. It is weighing heavily on all of us. I am on a roller coaster of emotion; one minute I feel soul-emptying grief, and at others such intense anger that I almost don’t recognize my own thoughts.  And, then I just feel so nakedly, […]

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    Latest Polling Site Changes in Brooklyn

    by Nicole on 11/06/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Great updates from NY1 about polling site changes. Check the site for any new information, but this was the latest as of 1 minute ago! General info about the changes from NY1: “Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Monday that will allow registered New York voters in counties affected by Sandy to vote by […]

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    CANCELLED: Free Baby Massage and Product Toxicity Workshop by Seventh Generation

    by Nicole on 10/29/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you are looking for a way to soothe your baby in a relaxing way (for both of you!) then you might head to the free massage fest on November 8th.  Seventh Generation is hosting this public event in Park Slope with Tina Allen, a well-known baby massage expert. So, why is Seventh Generation hosting […]

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    Ina May Gaskin To Appear in NYC at Doc Festival

    by Nicole on 10/25/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Ina May Gaskin is coming to town and tickets to view her documentary have already sold out for the evening show- but the daytime show has openings.  The birthing guru and author Ina May, attracts expecting parents, birth professionals, doctors and parents in droves.  When she came to Brooklyn a couple of years ago, the […]

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    Haunted House Movie on Monday

    by Nicole on 10/11/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    If you love classic movies and want to share them with your child in an actual theater, then head out to the popular series Big Movies for Little Kids. This series, begun by two mothers, is meant to be totally casual: no one minds if your child bursts into tears or runs into the aisles. […]

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    For Parents of Children with Special Needs

    by Nicole on 10/10/12 | 0 Comment(s)

    Parents of children with special needs can have their own emotional needs unmet as they navigate everything from finding therapists to navigating the NYC school system.  But who takes care of them? The Seleni Institute & Extreme Kids & Crew are hoping to do that with an upcoming workshop called, “Supporting the Supporters: A Workshop […]

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    Is Face Painting Dangerous?

    by Nicole on 10/10/12 | 3 Comment(s)

    It seems like every children’s event these days has an arts and crafts table with a face painter.  But, is that face paint safe? Two years ago, I did a post on face paint and the report issued by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics where researchers tested 10 different face painting kits, all commonly found […]