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Meet the Mom Behind the Popular Little Kid Big City

Meet the Mom Behind the Popular Little Kid Big City

This Instagram influencer views New York City as a giant playground for her and her son.


Meet Beth Beckman, the Manhattan mom behind the popular Instagram account Little Kid Big City, which features fun photos of her and her son having a blast all over NYC. Beckman is an influencer we love.

Beckman is a writer, explorer, photographer, and perpetual non-sleeper. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, 7-year-old son, and a mini dachshund affectionately named Hotdog. She launched her Instagram, Little Kid Big City, soon after her son was born—when she found herself viewing her own city as a new playground. Since then she has posted about the many local adventures she experiences with her son—a flash mob dance near Bryant Park, an exhibit at the Met, a Catskills dude ranch, and more.

Her Instagram’s recent popularity inspired her to dedicate herself full-time to the cause. She partnered with likeminded companies and launched LittleKidBigCity.com, which explores and curates city life for parents. “We hope that we help parents find more time to spend together by showcasing fun activities and events in the city that they can easily do as a family,” she explains.

Beckman is also the co-founder of the media company and hyper-local culture curator site, theFOMOfeed.com and @fomofeedkids. Her children's travel adventure book series, Little Kid, Big City, is being published soon by Quirk Books. The travel guides aim to inspire curious young minds to imagine, create, and navigate their own itineraries across the biggest cities in the world. The adventure begins with New York and London titles, both of which will be hitting shelves spring 2021.

Why should you follow Little Kid Big City? Beckman inspires us with her enthusiasm—she’s always having fun with her kids, whether it’s traveling the world or getting the most out of NYC playtime.

littlekidbigcity.com 
Instagram | @littlekidnyc 
Facebook | @littlekidbigcity

thefomofeed.com 
Instagram | @fomofeedkids * @fomofeed 
Facebook | @fomofeedkids • @fomofeed




   
What’s the best parenting advice you ever received?

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Yes, a pretty basic statement, but if you think about it, it rings true in all aspects of parenting (and life)!
   

What do you think is a parent’s hardest job?

The struggle of the juggle is real! Juggling family scheduling, work, errands, after-school activities, and meal planning is HARD. However, spending quality time together is always at the top of the to-do list.
   

What’s your favorite place in the New York City area to bring your kids?

Central Park needs to be at the top of the list. The urban oasis is an incredible place to visit during any season. From the lush nature and grassy pastures, lakes with row boats to charming puppet shows, carousels and castles to the endless array of amazing playgrounds, Central Park is absolutely magical. Climbing to the top of the tall boulders near Heckscher Playground, with the Manhattan skyline twinkling in the background, is something that I tell everyone they must experience.  
    

What is the best thing about raising kids in the New York City area?

From museums and parks to activities and the incredible art, New York City has it all. We are so lucky this is our backyard! The culture here is incredible, and all of this makes it a magical place to raise kids. When I started Little Kid Big City, my life mission was (and continues to be) to inspire others to get out there and explore with their children. Our account has grown into a visual love letter to the city. Now through our other platforms [a media company and book series], we continue to showcase New York City and inspire others to explore and see everything it has to offer for families, adults, and tourists.

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Beth Beckman lives in Manhattan with her husband, 7-year-old son, and a mini dachshund affectionately named Hotdog. She is the mom behind Little Kid Big City and co-founded FOMOFeed.

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