Welcome!Made in Brooklyn is my place to document my creative journey, from bread to babies, cards to cakes. You are welcome to come and join me for a while.
- I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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Category Archives: Andrew
Last night I sat with Andrew as he introduced himself to his first online community. A few weeks ago someone mentioned to us the idea of letting Andrew play his Minecraft game online with other kids. “No way.” I said. … Continue reading
- We’re at the one month mark for ballet class. – He still loves it. – He’s not only the only boy in his class, but there are so few boys in this ballet school that the woman registering us … Continue reading
Last Spring, Andrew ‘graduated out’ of physical therapy. He was passing the tests you needed to not pass in order to qualify for PT…so…he didn’t need it anymore! At his last IEP meeting, his Physical Therapist, on announcing Andrew’s ‘graduation’ … Continue reading
Yesterday Andrew had his Secret Agent Birthday Party, and it was a pretty good time. ;) The first thing everyone did was get in Secret Agent attire. They wore hats, glasses and, my favorite part, the fingerstache. Then we played … Continue reading
Andrew’s Secret Agent Birthday is this weekend! And honestly, I’m a little confused by the theme. I mean, it’s super fun, don’t get me wrong…but I thought he didn’t want anyone to know about his secret agent/spy interests. HOW many … Continue reading
This weekend we went to our first Autism related event. I didn’t realize that this was a family first for us, until Dave pointed it out as we were walking in. “How are you? This is a first for us. … Continue reading
1. While going through the Autism Awareness posters one day last week, Andrew came over to investigate. He read through the posters “My child is autistic. My child is beautiful.” It was the first time I had heard him say … Continue reading
After months of no movement on talking to Andrew about autism, we’ve begun to move forward again. 1. He tells me that he’s very rare. By that he means ‘unique’. And I agree: “there’s no one like you Andrew.” When … Continue reading
Looking through these photos for today’s post, I had several thoughts. First, I didn’t think this hike was that great. We drove out to Pennsylvania with a destination in mind that we discovered was closed. So, we found another trail … Continue reading