Around Town

Here you will find our friends’ and partners’ events happening around town, as well as job opportunities for moms, items for sale, and anything else you may want to let our community know about!   The events are either free, or else babybites moms are given an exclusive discount.  We also are proud to list exclusive deals to babybites moms on products and services around town.  ENJOY!



Weekly Raffle



Weekly Parenting Tips

School News and Events

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Real Estate

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1) Hot Deal That Really Sizzles! (

Coolcookingshop offers babybites members a 20% discount on all the products through the end of December!  Use the code BABY20 at checkout. Cool Cooking has many high quality trendy kitchen textiles to choose from including cool aprons and oven mitts for you, your kids, and your friends and family. You can also mix and match, anyway you like. Originally from the Netherlands, finally available in the US. Find your perfect original gift for the holidays and use this discount! Stay cool.

2) NEW MOMS OF TWO–50% off Time Management & Life Strategy Consulting from You Plus 2!

Having a second child can really rock the boat and make your life feel unorganized and out of control–You Plus 2 can help! We offers one-on-one sessions where we will look at your daily needs, work together to plan a realistic schedule, and discuss tips and strategies to help you feel more organized, regain control of your life and restore a sense of normalcy in your home now that it has expanded by two feet.

3) Exclusive discounts for CityKinder! is a new web-site for German speaking parents in NYC offering family events, groups, seminars and a broad list of resources.  We are offering an exclusive discount to babybites members for  our groups and seminars starting in January 2011: Lieder & Geschichten (songs and stories in German – great for bilingual children!) Expecting in NYC (resources & tips for pregnant moms)Mommy & Me Groups (moms with newborns up to 6 months) All classes & seminars are held in German! Enter BABYBITES for a discount of up to $20 depending on the class.

4) Give the Gift of a Foreign Language!
Little Pim makes it fun and easy. Kids love the panda, Little Pim, and parents love giving their kids a head start. Gift sets, DVDs, music CDs, flash cards and more. Available in 10 languages. For BabyBites subscribers use promo code PimBaby for 15% off upon checkout.
Soon, your tots will be saying Gracias! Merci! Danke! Grazie!

5) FREE TRIAL CLASS AT MOONSOUP!  PLUS: 20% off Shopping for BABY BITES Moms during December at NYC or Hamptons Locations!

Now’s a great time to see why everyone loves MoonSoup! Voted “One of the top 10 Mommy & Me Music Program in NYC” – TONYKIDS 2010. MoonSoup’s Classes have great Music plus developmentally rich mixes: Infant Massage, Baby Rock & Sign, Messy Art, Preschool Alternatives.

Yoga Deal: Enroll in any regular Class and get Mommy & Me Yoga at 20% off!  Winter classes begin January 3rdFree Open Play with enrollment!

Classes & Parties: Midtown East, Upper West Side, Astoria.


6) “Nanny Speak” Session with Gold Parent Coaching for $99 – more than a 50% discount off our regular rates!

How do I find the perfect nanny for my family?  How can I better communicate with our nanny?  How can I get our nanny to understand how I want my children to be disciplined? Any of these questions sound familiar?  Exclusive to babybites moms, Gold Parent Coaching is offering a private one hour telephone session with our founder, Tammy Gold, for $99.  Spend an hour with our “Nanny Expert” and get the answers to all your questions about the nanny/parent relationship.  To schedule, email [email protected] with “babybites discount” in the subject line.  (Limit one per year per family.)

7) Viacord offering $500 off of Cord Blood Registry!

Attention Expectant Parents:  Viacord, the leader in cord blood banking, is offering a  Holiday Savings of  $500 off if you ENROLL before December 31st!  Biggest Savings all year! Don’t wait!  Call  866-388-8804.

8 ) 25% off Movin’ Mamas Stroller Classes in Central Park

Featured in the New York Times, Urban Baby and Stroller Traffic, enjoy 25% off Movin’ Mamas,  New York’s newest and most talked about stroller classes in Central Park. These Pilates-based classes mix Pilates, cardio and strength training to effectively get healthy, look and feel great, all-the-while spending time with your baby and meeting other new moms. To learn more, visit To receive the babybites 25% discount, send an email to [email protected] and put “babybites Discount” in the subject line. You will receive your reimbursement of 25% within 48 hours of payment

9)  babybites moms get their first class free at New York Yoga!

New York Yoga offers weekly workshops that are great for mom, baby and the whole family! babybites moms get their first class free! Prepare for labor and motherhood with New York Yoga’s Prenatal Yoga classes. Six weeks after delivery, Postnatal Yoga helps you regain strength, and find a few moments of peace.  New York Yoga partners with Karma Kids Yoga to bring you some of the best yoga classes for kids on the UES. Strengthen the bond with your infant in Mommy & Baby. Have a toddler or big kid? Try Parent and Child or Yoga for 4-6 Year Olds!

Weekly Rafflle:

Get glamorous for the holidays with a haircut and style from Celebrity Hairstylist Paul Labrecque ($500 value) and a Makeup Application from one of Paul’s expert makeup artists ($75 value)!

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1) Looking for a Parent Who Uses a Nanny Cam

For a TV show based in France (similar to 60 Minutes), looking to interview a parent who can discuss the pros and cons of using a nanny cam. Know of someone who might fit the bill? Please let me know as soon as possible.

Jill Starishevsky
[email protected]

2) Emmy-nominated health & wellness show is looking for NY or NJ area new moms who need help losing the post-baby weight!

Emmy-nominated health &wellness show is looking for NY or NJ area new moms who need help losing the post-baby weight!  If you or someone you know is a new mom in her late 20’s or early 30’s, and needs help losing those post-pregnancy pounds, please email your name, contact information, age and a recent photo of yourself to [email protected].  You will be contacted by a producer if they can incorporate you into the show!

3) NYC based production company is casting couples with in-law issues for a new docu-series on a major cable network!

If you find yourself at the end of your rope because your family is divided by In-Law issues, you are not alone.  A new profound documentary series will help long-suffering families confront their In-Laws head-on and mend damaged relationships before they are completely destroyed.  If you are desperate for a solution to your In-Law situation look no further!  Participants will get professional help as well as financial compensation.  Nominations are more than welcome! Email your story, contact info and family photo to casting.kirstindodi[email protected] We’re listening…

Weekly Parenting Tips:

1) The Holidays Are Not Always a Time for Cheer…Depression During the Holidays

The holidays are here!  Most of us associate the holidays with happiness, excitement and time to spend with family.  But for some, the holidays bring about a time of despair and loneliness.  Everyone feels sad occasionally; it is an unavoidable part of being human.  However, when these feelings of sadness lead to symptoms that include changes in sleep, appetite, energy and difficulty in concentrating and making decisions, it is time to seek help.  Read more…

2) Shipping (& Saving) This Holiday Season

Shopping online can be absolutely wonderful.  You can browse a ton of different stores in a matter of minutes, allowing you to easily comparison shop and ensure you’re getting the best possible deal.  Then, you can do a quick search for online coupons to see if you can make the deal even better. There is, however, one thing that’s not so great about online shopping.  Read more…

School News and Events:

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Work for Moms:

Looking for part-time work from home…join Arbonne!

I’m a teacher at a private Upper East Side school who also works as an Independent Consultant for Arbonne and I would love for you to join my team!  The perks of being an Independent Consultant include: being your own boss, setting your own schedule, getting a 35% discount off all products, and of course making extra money.  Arbonne is a 20-year-old Swiss company that offers all natural, botanically based skin care, makeup, and wellness products.  You can view a full listing of their products at moms get 10% off all Arbonne products – just email me the products you’re interested in). For more information about joining Arbonne, click on and email me at [email protected].


1) Give to Girls Around the Globe!
500 million girls in the world are not able to read or write. This Holiday season, your kind contribution will make it possible for girls to join the world of words. Contribute to LitWorld’s Global Giving Challenge by 12/22 and help launch five Girls Clubs for Literacy programs worldwide! LitWorld Girls Clubs for literacy create a network of girls worldwide using literacy for power and social action, and girls use their newfound skills to convey issues of health, information, safety and inspiration to other young women in their community.


SLICE, THE PERFECT FOOD is an organic and all-natural pizza concept right here in New York City! Gluten-free and vegan options available (no nuts either!). SLICE has been featured on the Food Network and named the “UPPER CRUST” by Time Out NY.  SLICE started a “PAY-IT-FORWARD” program where every time a parent organizes a “Make-Your-Own Pizza party” for their child, SLICE will throw a FREE pizza party and FREE health seminar for the children of HUNTS POINT ALLIANCE an incredible organization that supports the amazing kids in second poorest neighborhood in the country (and it happens to be right here in the Bronx!)  For more info email [email protected]

Real Estate:

Fellow babybites mom moving to the Burbs (much to my dismay!) and am looking to sell my one bedroom (nursery nook easily added) in trendy Greenwhich Village.

This high floor, prewar one bedroom co-op is located in Greenwich Village’s Gold Coast. The apartment features a breakfast bar with separate dining banquet, custom built-ins, beamed ceilings, abundant closet space and receives great light. This full service building with health club allows pets, pied a terres and parents helping to purchase. All located steps from newly renovated Washington Square Park, all subway lines and central to all Village restaurants and shops. Located in the coveted PS 3/41 school district, a perfect neighborhood for families! For more info and photos go to:

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