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Month: December 2016

Brunch With Kids, Brooklyn Style

Check out our rundown of where to go to chill out and have brunch with your kids in Brooklyn during the holiday break and beyond. Enid’s 560 Manhattan Ave. Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222 (718) 349-3859 The pinball machine is always a hit (and mysteriously survives forever on one quarter), as is the gigantic glimmering camel the wall. A loved place by many a Brooklyn parent! Naruto Ramen 276 5th Ave. Park Slope, Brooklyn  (between 4th Ave. and Garfield Place) (718) 832-1111 Who doesn’t love a tried and true ramen place with or without the kids?   Calexico, Greenpoint 645 Manhattan Ave....

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#FunFriday Editor’s Picks from Around the Web

It’s Friday! Our Editor-in-Chief Mollie Michel shares what she’s been reading this week, the good, the bad and the ugly. Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Souffle Bombay I spend a lot of time browsing this recipe blog and promising I’m going to make every single thing I see. And then I don’t. But this hot chocolate recipe speaks to me, especially this time of year. Treat yourself and the kiddos with this decadent, satisfying treat during your next family movie night! Make this rich, delicious & satisfying Peppermint Hot Chocolate. You know you want to…Do it, its worth every single...

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The New Year’s Resolution Trap

Aren’t resolutions designed to help us streamline our lives and get us closer to happiness? Well, sometimes they can result in procrastination, regret, and feelings of inadequacy. Clinical Psychologist Emma Basch has some tips to deal with your New Year’s Resolution challenges. It’s that time of year again. The end of the year brings holiday cheer, and with it New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a lovely intention – reflecting on the year before, committing to positive change, turning over a new leaf as the calendar turns. And yet, 92% of people are unable to stick to their New Year goals. My clinical...

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Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: December 30th-January 1st

Hi everyone! I can’t believe 2016 is over.  This year just flew by. If you’re in town this weekend there are a lots of fun events check out with the kids. This weekend head out and enjoy New Year’s Eve Fireworks: Prospect Park 150 in Grand Army Plaza, Third Annual Coney Island New Year’s Eve Celebration, Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah: Brooklyn in Grand Army Plaza, Winter Holiday in Prospect Park, Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas at Theater at Blessed Sacrament, Coney Island Polar Bear Club & Camp Sunshine New Year’s Day Swim, Chanukah Art Festival at the Jewish Children’s Museum,...

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Indoor Activities For Kids Part I: Creating the Stage and Surviving Winter

Jocelyn Greene, founder of Child’s Play NY, shows us how to use dramatic, imaginative play to help our kids have fun indoors and preserve our own sanity this winter. Ok guys.  It’s cold outside, it’s dark early, and I’ve got a 2 year old.  So, I’m putting some ideas out there – from work with Child’s Play NY and from my time so far as a mom – for indoor dramatic play to get us to get through the winter. The theater classes I run are all indoors and rely very little on toys and not at all on technology. ...

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