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Month: January 2018

Choosing Meaningful Experiences for Your Kids

Janie Barnett reflects on raising her daughter in Park Slope and how to encourage the most meaningful experiences for our children in this community of abundant options. _______ When my 5-year-old daughter, Adrienne, walked into her first class at Jennifer Kliegel’s Dance Studio of Park Slope, she became a member of the best girls’ club in the city.  Adrienne said yes to any class we could give her.  From that very first tumbling class, to the jazz/tap/ballet combo class, to the diversified classes for the older students, my daughter was in a kind of bliss for over ten years....

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Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: January 19th-21st

Hi everyone! The weekend is almost here and the weather is looks like it will be great for a January weekend! This weekend head out and enjoy PS 321’s School’s Out Summer Camp & After School Program Expo, Vered and the Babes at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Spellbound Theatre: A Book of Hours at The Old Stone House, Mil’s Trills 8th Annual Winter Bash + Album Release Party at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade, The Gustafer Yellowgold Show at Symphony Space, Rolie Polie Guacamolie at the Jalopy Theatre, Family Concert: David Weinstone & the Music for Aardvarks...

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Tips for Sneaking Healthy Food to the Pickiest Little Eaters

For some parents, their kids will turn up their nose at just about anything that isn’t pizza or mac n’ cheese. For others, things start out more promising when suddenly their kid refuses to eat things she’s always devoured with gusto. Sound familiar? Welcome to toddlerhood, where bananas were the best thing since sliced bread just 5 short minutes ago but are now regarded with as much disdain as dirty diapers. You could try to feed them pizza and chicken nuggets every day, but that’s missing the point. Giving in to their every whim will just make them pickier...

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A WEEKEND AWAY: 48 HOURS IN STOWE WITH THE KIDS

Stowe, Vermont is the perfect family getaway for a family living in Brooklyn at any time of the year. It’s an idyllic New England town with sweeping mountainous views, hiking trails galore, one of the best ski resorts in the country, a great culinary scene, and a multitude of accommodations in all price ranges. Quite frankly, Stowe offers a bit of Europe in the heart of Vermont. It’s full of charm and most Europeans will say the skiing is up to par with what they’re used to. If you’re looking to escape Brooklyn to spend a relaxing weekend in...

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MLK Jr Day & Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: January 15th-18th

Hi!  I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and excited for another fun week. Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr. Day so take the kids and enjoy the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March, The 32nd Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at BAM, the GingerBread Lane Giveaway at the New York Hall of Science and the last day of the Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden. Also this week enjoy Stomp, Clap & Sing with Carlos Lazarus & Friends at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Mommy & Me at Playday NYC, Lil...

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