Month: November 2017

Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: December 1st-3rd

Hi everyone! I can’t believe December is here.  It is such a fun and busy month here in NYC. This weekend head out and enjoy The Cybertronic Spree at BAM, Atlantic Avenue Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Party at St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Church, Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker at Arts Brookfield, Family House Party: Truth Be Told at BRIC, 16th Annual St. Nicholas Day at The Wyckoff House Museum, Target Free First Friday Night at Children’s Museum of Manhattan, First Sundays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 4th Annual Fort Greene Park Holiday Tree Lighting, Holiday Candlelight Tours at Mount Vernon...

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My Interview with Someone Who Does NOT Hate Her Husband – Jancee Dunn

I recently overheard some heated conversations about a book called How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids. I didn’t think too much of it until I met the author Jancee Dunn and realized she was normal, cool, and didn’t seem like the type of self-help writer I would have guessed. So I decided to read the book and ask her some of the questions that I knew would come to me while reading it. In fact, in turns out Jancee was a classic cool girl and former reporter with Rolling Stone. And I was supposed to interview the...

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Healthy One Pot Meals: Homemade Chili

‘Tis the season for SOUP! Preferably hearty, healthy, protein filled soup that are simple, quick and that my kids will enjoy as much as I do. Last week, I posted the recipe for my personal favorite, Lentil Soup, and this week, I’m sharing another family fave, Homemade Chili. It’s one of the easiest, straightforward soups you’ll ever make and can easily be adjusted and changed to your taste. It stay fresh in the fridge for leftovers, freezes like a dream, and packs well into thermoses in school lunches. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 lb grass fed organic beef (shredded chicken works, too!)...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: November 27th-30th

Hi!  I hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend and are excited for the holiday season now that it has officially started. This week take the kids and enjoy the 85th Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting, Light Up Luminaries at Arts Brookfield , Cantando con un Libro/Singing with a Book at the Battery Park City NY Public Library, Annie’s Music for Kids! at Wild Was Mama, Kids Explore: The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors at the Cortelyou Brooklyn Public Library, Sing along with Miss Katie at LARK, Bilingual Birdies Trio Band: Spanish at the Hamilton Fish Park NY Public Library, Lavender...

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The Wonderful World of Children’s Book Illustrator Geoffrey Hayes

I wanted to take the opportunity to do a piece on the magical, wonderful world of long-time, award-winning children’s book writer and illustrator Geoffrey Hayes. Not only was I lucky enough to grow up with his books, but their characters, colors, and complete “worlds” transfixed me and sucked me in, making me love all of what made up the stories. Below is my interview with him, I hope you all enjoy it!  ~Rebecca Conroy How many books have you illustrated? What are they called? I’ve written and/or illustrated over fifty books. Some of my more popular titles are the...

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