Guest Guru: Karen Connell of A Child Grows in Brooklyn
As the founder and Editor-In-Chief of A Child Grows In Brooklyn, Karen Connell sought to create an all-in one resource for Brooklyn parents.
As the #1 parenting site in Brooklyn, the site encompasses information on everything from the best teething products, pediatricians and playspaces.
What started out as a personal blog in 2006 has grown into a community of parents, readers and a team of local contributors all enthusiastic about raising kids in the big city.
So while she knows a thing or two about living in an urban environment, we asked Karen to share her favorite gifts for the Outdoor Adventurer Dad as part of our What Type of Dad Are You + Britax Series.
Outdoor Adventurer Dad
Adventurers all need sustenance to get them through that next climb, jump or mogul. What better way to store your delicious trail mix, pretzels or goldfish than in a reusable snack bag? The strong velcro double-back enclosure means that even a goldfish can’t slip through. There are designs for every dad’s style including skateboards, tie-dye and astronauts.
Gaiam Natural Cotton Mat
It’s not always sunny outside, so what’s a poor adventurer dad to do? He can get out his own mat to stretch or do his exercise routine. The Natural Cotton Mat by Gaiam is an unbleached, undyed natural cotton shell stuffed with untreated natural cotton batting that’s handtufted for an extra supportive surface. Any hard surface is fine when you can work out with a soft mat at your back.
Patagonia Men’s Down Sweater Vest
Layering is key to being comfortable outdoors and this cool urban design with the power to keep you warm in alpine conditions, is perfect. It’s so compact that you can fit it into its own internal pocket. Stuff, fold, zip and away you go!
Britax B-Ready Stroller
When Dad hits the road, the family comes with him. Perfect for any travel situation, whether out in the park or family field trips, this new stroller from Britax can handle anything. It packs flat with ease and features 14 different configurations so it’s ready to go on any adventure. Plus there’s plenty of storage for extra traveling essentials. Fits newborns to kids up to 55 lbs. And you can enter for a chance to WIN one of your very own today.