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
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
I *love* the kids in Andrew’s class. Maybe too much. I love seeing them and talking to them. I love when Andrew has stories about them to share. I feel really protective of each of them…which honestly surprises me. But … Continue reading
Andrew’s been asking me for weeks if we could make fortune cookies. It is THE cookie of choice for secret agents. (who knew?) He had a whole plan. He would write out the fortunes, I would make the cookies and … Continue reading
1. The other day I asked Andrew what his Occupational Therapist looks like. I’ve never met her, but now that I am at the school everyday to pick him up (school bus strikes DRAGS on!), I wondered if I had … Continue reading
Another round of thank you notes have been made and sent. I made mine out of some supplies that I had around, plus some new things I got for Christmas. I’m really happy with how they came out. I love … Continue reading
Yesterday I gathered a bunch of photos about Andrew’s Curiosity obsession and put them together into a scrapbook page to commemorate this phase. He still loves that rover and we follow it on instagram (that’s right! there is a Curiosity … Continue reading