Month: December 2017

New Cleaning Service For the Chemically Aware

Sponsored: I am one of those people that has always been very sensitive to chemicals. I read about lead in lipstick in grad school and stopped using anything with over a 5 rating from the Environmental Working Group on that day. So when I got pregnant, I was already prepared with only non-toxic cleaning products and baby products. That was great when I had the time to clean, but who has that time when they are working and chasing a toddler or transporting older kids to all their lessons and activities? Yet, I dread having someone come in and...

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Dealing with Holiday Tantrums

Holidays are super fun times to be with your family and are filled with sugar, anticipation, and excitement! They are also times of disorganized schedules, frustrating shopping excursions at malls with lots of people, tons of events, and hours of sitting at tables with extended family. All of these things, even the good ones, can be hard on your kids, causing them to meltdown since they are not yet capable of handling their emotions in a more productive way. (And who can blame them? It’s hard enough to control our own emotions when someone steals our parking space!) So...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: December 11th-14th

Hi!  I hope everyone enjoyed our first snow and is ready for Chanukah and another week for fun events here in Brooklyn & NYC! Take the kids and enjoy the Kickoff Chanukah at The Largest Menorah with Moshav Band in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Heights Promenade Tree Lighting, The Brooklyn Nutcracker at Irondale Center, The Paper Bag Players presents: That’s Quite Absurd! at LIU Brooklyn Kumble Theater, Stomp Clap & Sing with Louie Miranda at the Midwood Brooklyn Public Library,  Tinkergarten Free Trial Class in Fort Greene Park, Frito-Lay Dreamvention FREE Admission Day at NY Hall of Science, 90-Second...

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2018 Winter Break Day Camps and Programs

School will be out: December 25, 2017–January 1, 2018: Winter Recess (schools closed) February 16–23, 2018: Midwinter Recess (schools closed) What will your kids be doing? We found a few great options for both breaks which still have spots! Programs for Both Breaks Construction Kids (Brooklyn Navy Yard) Construction Kids is open for Winter Break! It’s not too early to start planning ahead for the holidays! One day builds on 12/26 – 12/29 and 1/2 – 1/5 2018. A different theme everyday. For builders ages 4 to 9. Register Now  _________ For kids as young as two, Juguemos a...

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Does Your Child Really Need a Tutor?

There’s nothing more discouraging to children and parents than receiving a report that your child may need help with school. Your child may feel frustrated and sad over their struggles, while you are pulling your hair out trying to decide on what to do to help. For many parents, an elementary school, high school or junior high tutor may be the right answer. Yet you may be wondering whether your child really needs one, or whether self-tutoring will be effective and cost less. Here is some advice from someone who is not a tutor and not selling a tutoring...

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