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: Isaac
I have a few silly stories for your holiday reading pleasure: 1. Isaac’s class has been talking about feelings…and now Isaac talks about feelings A LOT. When I’m showing signs of frustration he’ll run up to me and say “how … Continue reading
Today I went through the last six months of photos from my phone to look into more “everyday” stories that I wanted to record. And I found all of these phases that my boys have been through and moved on … Continue reading
This school year, I’ve had to polish off my advocacy voice again. And it’s still not easy for me at all. I try to think back, at a time when I was actively, almost daily, honing my advocacy voice and … Continue reading
Ready for a new word to add to your lexicon? Ok. Here it is: synesthesia! Reader and instagram follower, barbiezen, mentioned it to me last week. I immediately looked it up when I saw her comment, and it blew my … Continue reading
Isaac is currently obsessed with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. If you are not familiar with this children’s book, let me give you a quick synopsis. All the letters in the alphabet climb up a coconut tree, one at a time. … Continue reading
Isaac still has a LOT to say about calendars. He probably spends about 30 minutes a day telling me different things about calendars. This morning he told me that January 1st is the year’s birthday. And that’s why the year … Continue reading
Isaac got in trouble at school this week. He tore the door off of the toy microwave during playtime, much to the dismay of all the kids playing in the housekeeping center. And when the teacher confronted him about it…he … Continue reading
It’s been a wonderful five years. I can’t wait to see what’s ahead. :) Email this post Like!6
On Saturday we celebrated Isaac’s fifth birthday with our friends. (His real birthday is tomorrow.) For Andrew’s fifth birthday, I invited his whole class to a park and it marked the beginning of including school friends in birthdays. But…Isaac doesn’t … Continue reading