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Month: August 2017

Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: September 1st-4th

Hi everyone! Hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is here and the kids go back to school next week. If you are in NYC this weekend take the kids and enjoy the The New York City Unicycle Festival: Brooklyn Unicycle Day and NYC Unicycle Festival on Governors Island, Back To School Bash 17’ at Habana Outpost, 25th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition at Pier 84, the Richmond County Fair 2017, Circus Amok in Socrates Sculpture Park, Kids Camp: Captain Underpants at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Cido the Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park in Flushing Meadows...

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Pregnancy and Emotional Health

Everyone expects pregnancy to be a time for joy and happiness, right? But, for many women, it’s not that simple. Dr. Emma Basch, NYC based clinical psychologist, shares her tips for preparing for pregnancy, gathering support systems, and coping once the baby comes.  Congratulations – you’re pregnant! You’ve scheduled your OB or midwife appointment, you’re taking your prenatal vitamins, and eating healthfully. But are you taking care of your emotional health? While the media has popularized (poked fun at) the image of the hormonal pregnant woman, weeping uncontrollably at commercials while eating a pint of ice cream, the truth is...

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How To Organize A Pantry

A Child Grows’ long-time friend and subject expert, Amanda Wiss, shares her 10 Steps to Clearing the Clutter from your Pantry. We all know that a critical component in your parenting toolbox is a well-stocked pantry, but what if your shelves are so disorganized that you can never find anything when you need it? It’s time to reorganize! The benefits of reorganizing your pantry include: Knowing what ingredients you have on hand to rustle up a meal. No more overbuying or under-buying. The end result? More time and money, not to mention a well-fed family! So….carve out 2-hours….here’s what you need...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: August 28th-31st

Hi everyone!  The last full week of Summer break for NYC public school kids is here.  August flew by so fast! This week take the kids and enjoy Kids Camp: The Secret Life of Pets at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, a Baby Storytime at Teardrop Park, a Transportation Workshop for Kids at the Tompkins Square NYPL, Roller Rink Free Admission in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Hudson RiverKids with Mister G. in Hudson River Park, Summer Reading Closing Celebration!: Magic with Guy Ferrar at the...

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Kids in the Kitchen: Berry Kale Smoothies

Recipe: Berry Kale Smoothies Story: Eliana has been hanging out in the kitchen with me since she was just a few months old. Her “involvement” in the cooking process has ranged quite a bit over her first 26 months. For her first 18 months, her participation evolved from zonked-out tiny baby dozing off in the carrier while I cooked, to curious 5-8 month old sitting on the counter safely secured in her Bumbo seat and tasting ingredients as I worked, to interested 8+ month old playing with some of my tools sitting on the floor of the kitchen. But,...

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