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: motherhood
Yesterday when the boys got off the bus, their bus matron was frazzled and told me that it’s not going well. Isaac wants to sit with Andrew and Andrew doesn’t want to sit with Isaac and she sits them separately … 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 night I got an email from the program administrator at the boys’ school. She needed help, this time with Andrew, and wanted to ask me for some ideas. And I pounced on the problem, opened Photoshop to set about … Continue reading
Four weeks ago, the kids started school and I spent that first week VERY worried about what I was going to do with myself this year. I ended up doing little projects around the apartment that I’d been wanting to … Continue reading
we came home to a new oven! I christened it today with some crusty french bread. Welcome to our home, new oven. May you bring forth lots of goodness. I know that most of the country is already in back-to-school … Continue reading
and….we’re in! Well, ‘in’ in the sense that we were approved and the apartment is for us. We’ll be moving in early July, and these, my friends are my last cookies of this kitchen. This morning I realized that this … Continue reading
Isaac just turned five. (It seems to be what I’ve mostly been blogging about! tired of it yet? this’ll be the last post…promise!) When Andrew turned five, my heart broke. It up and shattered on me. It was the first … Continue reading
Yesterday I made myself a new bag. A small bag. A bag for only sunglasses, wallet and my phone. This bag is functional, but it’s also symbolic. If you had asked me ten years ago how many kids I wanted, … Continue reading
A few months ago, my friend Caitlin told me she wanted me to be at her birth. I said “of course, I’ll do whatever you need!” but I also didn’t really let myself believe that I would actually be there. … Continue reading