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Month: July 2017

Philadelphia: A Weekend Away with the Kids

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway with the kids, consider Philadelphia! It’s an easy two-hour drive from Brooklyn and offers rich history, beautiful architecture and lots of family-friendly activities (at a slightly slower pace than NYC). Holly Rosen Fink gives us her top picks for Philly as a destination. Growing up with solid Philadelphian roots, I’ve always referred to the city as Philly. Philadelphia is the combination of two Greek words: Phileo, which means love and adelphos, which means brother. This is how Philly became known as the City of Brotherly Love. The city is indeed full of...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: July 31st-August 3rd

Hi everyone!  Hard to believe August is practically here and that means the end of some fun events and the start of some so get ready for a busy week. This week the Thursdays Free for Kids at the Carousel in Prospect Park starts up and kids can also check out the Brooklyn Public Library’s Kidsmobile in Prospect Park Childrens Corner.  This is the last week to check out Everything About A Day (Almost) at Tada! Youth Theater and catch the last Music in the Grove in Fort Greene Park.  Also happening this week is Stomp, Clap & Sing...

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Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: July 28th-30th

Hi everyone!  Can you believe the last weekend in July is here.  The summer is flying and get ready for another busy weekend. This weekend head out and enjoy Music in the Grove on Sunday: Kids Concert with Hopalong Andrew in Fort Green Park, Make It Rooted! at the High Line, South Slope Summer Strolls, Garden Story Time in the Discovery Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 39th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer POWWOW at Queens County Farm Museum, Summer Reading: The Lions Lego Zone at at the NY Public Library, The Wizard of Oz at The Actors Fund...

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How to Slay Your To-Do List

I’m a list person – I’m convinced I had To-Do list in utero — be born… check!   I’ve always been a great multi-tasker and as a former Event Planner, I needed to be uber-organized and I took (read: continue to take) an unhealthy amount of pleasure from checking things off my list.  Then I had children and became a stay-at-home-mom.  My To-Do List (‘TDL’), turned into a scroll of never ending stuff with not enough time to get through it. I felt like I was always chasing it, but never really getting anything accomplished. This made me feel...

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Your Birth Story, as Experienced by Your Midwife

The mother in this photo is not the mama I sat birthside with last night. After coming home from this birth I HAD to put down on paper what unfolded as it was still pumping through my veins and wanted to have its way with me still. As it so happens in birth, there are moments so raw and alive that once witnessed, the images leave marks on one forever. The mother last night – she is in all of us. She has capacities that when tapped open release a flood gate of power and purpose. She is alive...

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