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: urban living
The NYC school bus drivers are on strike. Today is day two and the last school bus strike lasted for 3 months. 3 months!! The preschool buses have separate contracts, so Isaac still rides the bus, but Andrew is without … Continue reading
This weekend my sister came to town! On Saturday the two of went into the city to see the sights. And this was her sensible choice of footwear. Which she can’t believe I gave her so much trouble about. She … Continue reading
On Saturday Dave was at a conference, and the boys and I went to the aquarium to see their Amazing Water exhibit. (love, love, love Isaac’s deadpan in the photo above. When he was looking through the photos later, he … Continue reading
I read once (on Vanessa’s blog!) that when you live in the city, you live in the city. Meaning…your living is done more out in the city than it’s done at home. As our kids get older, I can see … Continue reading
This weekend we went back to the Botanical Gardens. I’ve tried to go twice in the past two weeks and each time I ended up circling for over an hour looking for parking, giving up and going home. But, with … Continue reading
On Saturday it was mostly rainy, so we went to the Museum of the Moving Image. There was this exhibit with a keyboard-turned-skateboard. As you rode on it, your movement communicated with a computer hanging on the wall. I’m still … Continue reading
On Saturday we went to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, which was free admission with our Hall of Science membership (who knew?). The boys were really drawn to the fish tanks, which were cleverly built low to the ground and along … Continue reading
We live in a neighborhood-y section of Brooklyn. We rent a small apartment above a store (owned by a sometimes-loud lady on the phone, who would probably describe us as often-loud and always running around). We have two bedrooms, one … Continue reading
When Andrew started attending the program he’s in, he was the only white student in the school. His school is in an African American neighborhood and the majority of students are African American. There is also a small Chinese population … Continue reading