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How to Survive Bed Rest

Most doctors don’t do real bed rest for hard pregnancies these days. You aren’t confined to you bed except for a potential trip to the bathroom a couple of times a day and a supervised cool bath once a week. In fact, there is good reason to think bed rest in not a good idea or even effective. In any case, you should ask you doctor what kind of exercise is safe to do–and do it. Laying in bed all day is terrible for your body. But even modified best rest can be hard. Here are some tips from...

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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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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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The 5 Most Popular Parenting Books of the Year

2017 was a crazy year for a lot of people. And if you’re a parent, no doubt, the year had it’s hectic moments. That reflected in this year’s most popular sources for kid advice. Here’s a rundown of the most popular parenting books over the past year. Which ones will you check off of your list before diving into what’s to come in 2018? In 2017 Parenting Books That Were Most Popular The New York Times published it’s last Parenting specific bestseller list last January, but top of the list: Adam Mansbach’s recent classic Go the —-to Sleep. Perhaps this...

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