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Month: January 2017

Reclaiming Miscarriage: 5 Things Every Doctor, Midwife, and Pregnant Woman Should Do

Talking about miscarriage is difficult, even though it’s something countless women have experienced. In an effort to raise awareness about miscarriage and the grieving that goes along with it, contributor Holly Ellis Spiegel shares her story and advice for those dealing with a pregnancy loss.  Hi Baby – We are very sad. We’re going to say goodbye to you today. This was only the third entry in my pregnancy journal just over 2 years ago. I’d known I was pregnant for a little over 3 weeks, but the 8-week sonogram showed no heartbeat. Seven months later, after another 8-week scan,...

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Guilt-Free Banana Bread

Trying to get your new year off to a healthy start? That’s great! But, what happens when you’re craving something sweet? Check out this grain-free, gluten-free banana bread that comes together fast, sourced from NYC-based Health Coach, Beth Lipton. It has no refined sugar, but gets its sweetness from bananas and dates, so you can feel good about eating it for breakfast and snacks all week. Kids love it too (but you don’t have to share it with them; we won’t tell). Ingredients 1/2 cup coconut flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/8 tsp. salt 3 large ripe bananas 4 large eggs...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: January 30th-February 2nd

Hi everyone! Just a couple more days of January left.  The winter is flying and there are lots of fun events this week to keep the winter blahs away! This week take the kids and enjoy Stomp, Clap & Sing: Louie at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, a Winter Carnival in Bryant Park, Groundhog Day Guess-A-Thon at the Kensington Brooklyn Public Library, The Little People Party Wednesday AM’s Open Play at The Backyard, Lilypad Sing-a-longs at Flying Squirrel, Moona Luna at the Midwood Brooklyn Public Library, Lavender Blues at Green Moments Studio,  Sing & Move at Monkey Do! Yoga,...

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Why Betsy DeVos is Bad For Our Kids

If you read A Child Grows with any regularity, you probably know that our Editor-in-Chief is a passionate public education advocate. Her children attend their local public school in South Philadelphia, and she volunteers with advocacy efforts citywide. So, when the new president (then President Elect) nominated Betsy DeVos for Secretary of the Department of Education, she was understandably unhappy. Do you want to contact your elected official and make your voice heard? Find the contact information and websites for them here. As a parent of two children who attend a Philadelphia public school and the daughter of an...

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5 Best US Vacation Destinations for an Active Family

Not all that interested in lounging on the beach during your family vacation? Contributor Patricia Dimick shares her top recommendations for vacation options that keep everyone active and moving.  Active holidays offer fantastic opportunities to reconnect with your family. Sure, travelling with kids is not always easy, but some US destinations are perfect for both parents and their children to enjoy. Here are top 5 US locations that combine physical activity, sports, creativity and breathtaking landscape. Yellowstone, Wyoming Although most of Yellowstone is in Wyoming, parts of the park extend into Idaho and Montana. Since its designation as the first national...

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