Month: June 2017

Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: June 30th-July 2nd

Hi everyone!  The first weekend in July is here and some of us have a long weekend and if you are in NYC get ready to have some fun! This weekend you can celebrate 4th of July early with events like O Say Can You Sing! Family Concert with Deedle Deedle Dees and Red Yarn at Shapeshifter Lab, Independence Day Celebration at Historic Richmond Town, Independence Day Weekend at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and Living History: Independence Day Weekend at DiMenna Children’s History Museum.  Also happening this weekend is FAB Friday Kid Concert: Moozika! at Putnam Plaza, American...

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Thinking About Homebirth? 8 Important Things to Consider

Brittany Sharpe McCollum of Blossoming Bellies Wholistic Birth Services shares her advice for families considering homebirth as an option.  As pregnant individuals and couples become more informed and take greater responsibility in their expectations and standards for birth, more people are considering homebirth.  In 2004 the rate of homebirth was at its lowest, at .56%, but the current national rate has risen to anywhere from .9% according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, to 1.36% according to 2012 data from the CDC, with approximately three fourths of these births being planned homebirths attended by a midwife.  The numbers...

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New Art-Based Studio Preschool Serving Young Toddlers Opens in Carroll Gardens!

The owners of The Studio Preschool talk to us about their new school and its art-based approach. After years of requests from parents, The Studio Preschool family is proud to open a partner school serving young toddlers: The Bela Studio in Carroll Gardens. Using the same art based curriculum method as the Cassatt Studio, the new Bela Studio provides families a creative and inspired preschool education with year round daycare hours. It’s the perfect combo of preschool and daycare in one, specially designed for children starting at 16 months. From home cooked organic meals made onsite daily to a warm and inviting atmosphere, The...

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My Daughter Left for Sleepaway Camp, And I’m Not Sad About It

Our Editor-in-Chief dropped her daughter at sleepaway camp for the first time and she is having all the feelings, but not the ones you’d expect. For weeks, we have been preparing for my 8 year old’s first sleepaway camp experience. I religiously followed the packing list, even when certain items seemed absurd (who needs a blanket and a sleeping bag in the middle of summer in an un-air-conditioned bunk house?!?), carefully considered which sunscreen made the most sense, obsessed about how many long sleeved vs. short sleeved shirts should be packed, researched tick prevention and detection, and generally worried...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: June 26th-29th

Hi everyone!  Last week of June is here and there are lots of fun Summer events to check out with the kids. NYC public schools are closed tomorrow so take the kids to Cool School Holiday at Staten Island Children’s Museum, Eid al-Fitr Community Celebration at the Museum of the City of New York and CityParks PuppetMobile: Cinderella Samba at Dry Harbor Playground in Forest Park.  Also happening this week are Peter Rabbit: A Children’s Opera at the Ryder Brooklyn Public Library, American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream at The Metropolitan Opera House, Lavender Blues at Green Moments Studio, Transit...

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