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Month: June 2016

Weekend Events for Brooklyn & NYC: July 1st-4th

Hi everyone, I can’t believe 4th of July is almost here.  If you are in NYC this weekend there are lots of fun events for the family. This weekend there are several 4th of July events so check out Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks: 40th Anniversary in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Celebrate Fourth of July with Alexander Hamilton! at the New-York Historical Society, Coney Island Fourth of July Fireworks, Fourth of July Weekend in the Bronx Zoo, Nathan’s 2016 Hot Dog Eating Contest and Independence Day Fireworks Painting at Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Also spend the long weekend checking out Pier...

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5 Natural Tummy Ache Remedies

Our Philly editor is spending a few weeks in Central America this summer, and with family travel to other parts of the world, she’s thinking a lot about being careful with her family’s eating and drinking habits lest they end up with a big bout of Montezuma’s Revenge. So, with that in mind (along with all the potentially not so healthy summer eating habits your kids may engage in), here are her favorite all natural tummy ache remedies for those occasional digestive issues. These tips should help get your wee ones back outside and enjoying their summer in no time! Ginger Tea: This is one...

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A Delicious Watermelon/Strawberry/Tomatillo Salad

Hi everyone! As promised, we have more great summer recipes here for you all.  This particular watermelon-heavy salad is sweet, tart, and has a crisp, cleansing taste. Talk about a bright, feel-good meal! The water content is also high, which hydrates us on these uber hot summer days.      This recipe serves 4 people, but feel free to adjust as you see fit for your family, desires, or event: 3 cups watermelon (about 1 pound), chopped to the size you love 8 strawberries, chopped 1 heaping cup tomatillos (about 4-5 small tomatillos), chopped 1 large shallot, finely chopped 12...

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Baby Proofing: Cover Those Heaters!

In addition to covering the power outlets, anchoring heavy furniture, and padding sharp corners in your home, you may have another baby proofing challenge with a scorching hot radiator or baseboard covers that are sharp and welcome tiny fingers. When the folks at Fichman Furniture approached us at A Child Grows to let us know about their radiator covers and how they are popular with parents for baby proofing nurseries, I was happy to try them out on my awful baseboard heaters that I hate so much! Changing the covers in my kitchen has been on my home-renovating wish list for...

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Rent Freeze in Effect for Some Lucky New Yorkers!

We know how ridiculously expensive rent in Brooklyn is for most of us, and how much any break can mean for our families. Mayor Bill de Blasio has some great news for some lucky tenants in New York City: If you are one of the 1.6 million New Yorkers who lives in a rent stabilized apartment with a lease coming up for renewal between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017, this news affects you. The NYC Rent Guidelines Board voted for a zero percent increase on one-year lease renewals for rent-stabilized apartments. The board also approved an increase of...

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