Hot this season: Designer babies
Wed Mar 4
Yes, we know, all kids are cute. But admit it: When you look at Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's blue eyes and wispy blond hair curling around her Precious Moments face, don't you want to steal her for yourself? (OK so maybe you don't.) Whatever features appeal to you, if you end up having another child, you can now dictate its looks: Reportedly, within six months, a fertility clinic with offices in New York and Los Angeles will begin letting parents choose the eye and hair color of their children . Yup, you can design your own dream baby right in the petri dish for a mere $15,000. Of course we this idea was on the horizon, but it seems closer to reality than expected. Thank you, science ! Shilohs for EVERYONE! One of my favorite blogs, F-ed in Park Slope , has taken this idea to the next level by inviting users to design the perfect Park Slope baby. It's like when you go to Tossed and get to choose what kind of lettuce you want, and then add all of your favorite...
$100 discount off Curious Jane summer camp
Tue Mar 3
Got a daughter who loves to build, design, or dabble in science? Then Curious Jane summer camp may be just the thing for her. The brainchild of an industrial designer, all-girls educator and mother to daughters, the program offers a variety of themed weekly installments, including Lab Scientist, Animal Nature and Why Buildings Stand Up. Enroll your child for two or more weeks by March 30 and receive $100 off tuition. Contact Samantha Murphy and let her know you heard about this discount via Time Out Kids! Call 800-883-2540 or email email@example.com. Curious Jane runs Jun 15--Aug 4; Mon--Fri 9am--4pm at Poly Prep Country Day School,9216 7th Ave at 92nd Street, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and Marymount, 2 East 82nd St at 5th Ave.
A hyper-local look at your nabe
Tue Mar 3
I suspect I may be the last person to hear about this cool website, but in case I'm wrong, I still feel the need to share it with NYC parents: everyblock.com . It's basically a way to keep tabs on your neighborhood; in many cases, you can even search your specific block! When you log on, type in your street address and you'll get various results via feed, such as crime reports, graffiti clean-up notifications and restaurant reviews. The site certainly has some flaws (it would be great if it were more wiki-esque and local denizens could contribute info), but it's worth checking out.
March deals and discounts
Mon Mar 2
Although spring is technically on its way, looks like we're still in for a long winter's night, both in terms of the weather and the economy. Perk up! Our discount diva can get it for you wholesale. Check out the great deals below and come back regularly: We post new items every week. 10% off all spring items at Corduroy Kids March 7 -8 In honor of spring (is it really almost here?!), the kids' clothing retailer is offering its seasonal wears for 10% off at both of its Brooklyn locations. 613 Vanderbilt Ave, 71 8-622-4145; 231 5th Ave, 718-789-2044. 50% off kids' costumes at Ricky's through March 9 It's not like kids need an excuse to dress up, but Purim is just around the corner. In honor of the Jewish holiday (dubbed the "Jewish Halloween" by some), Ricky's is offering 50% off all of its kids' costumes . 30% off children's books at Housing Works Bookstore March 21-22 The Soho store is selling children's hardcover books for 30% off and...
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