Basketball Summer Camp in WilliamsburgApril 28 2015, 0 Comments

I was pleasantly surprised to hear that Williamsburg Northside Schools is hosting a Basketball Camp this summer. Check out the details of this camp here. First session starts June 22nd however registration is now.  Also the camp is offering Motherburg readers a $50 discount off when they register. Enter code ALMB50. Expires June 1st.

Since this camp is one of kind is our neighborhood I asked the peeps at Williamsburg Northside  Schools Summer Basketball Camp a few questions:

MB: Tell us about your basketball camp, my son just started basketball this season, I had no idea there was a basketball camp in the neighborhood so this is exciting!

What should we expect the kids to learn /experience at the camp?

WNSSBC: Our basketball camps offer a wide variety of inclusive games and activities that will educate players in a fun environment.  Where at all possible we avoid line drills, whistles and the barking of instructions - this 2015 not 1975!

All the kids (regardless of ability level) get to play small-sided games and full court games - coaches will instruct as the game goes on.  Aside from the actual basketball instruction each camper will experience an atmosphere that promotes positive values, good sportsmanship, teamwork and most of all FUN!

MB: What does a day at the camp consist of?

WNSSBC: A typical day on camp will follow this routine:

  • 9AM Warm ups, ball skills, move of the day!
  • 10AM Skill development, fun games and drills
  • 12 PM Lunch
  • 1PM Conditioned scrimmages, Video Analysis
  • 2:30PM Daily tournament, player showcase, recaps of day

Skills covered in the week include Ball Familiarity, Dribbling, Passing, and Shooting. These are coached with individuals, groups and during the game and modified for all ability levels

We also have theme days to make it fun for the kids - these will include: crazy hair day, wear your favorite NBA colors, Whacky Wednesday etc.

MB: What times are the before and after care?

WNSSBC: For an additional fee ($169 for the week), we do offer before care / after care.  Times are 8am to 9am and 4pm to 5:30pm

We have a separate classroom booked where kids can watch sports videos, NBA games etc. 

Again code is ALMB50. This will give you a $50 discount.  Code expires June 1st.

Brand Review: Hop 'n' Roll by GymboreeApril 27 2015, 0 Comments





Gymboree has launched a new, super cute line of mix and match clothes - Hop 'n' Roll. They were oh so kind to mail some samples to my daughter. Needless to say I was excited, but a bit nervous. She can be very picky when it comes to her clothes. She wants to pick everything out, and, she tends to have a certain look that she wants to achieve. And she is still 5. Oye.
The package arrived and she tore into it.  A cute dress, a fun skirt, and an adorable graphic tee.  She immediately tried them all on and wanted me to take pictures.  We proceeded to do a mini photo shoot.


My take:
As a mom I like these clothes - affordable, durable, and since you can mix and match, the chances of having a coordinated look is pretty easy (which is very helpful with my stubborn 4 yr old son who insists on picking out all of his clothes!)  Both the girl and boy line have great printed pieces (I am a sucker for stripes, dots, and zig zags....) as well as some great solids, and of course several cute graphic tees that are quick to please anyone, especially kids, from a soccer lover, to a motorcycle lover, and of course, some cute animals are featured.  Since our family includes a dog, a cat, and a fish, my kids are very into 'pet' clothes to show off their love.  And the Hop 'n' Roll line has several pieces to pick from.


Available in sizes 6 months - 10 yrs with several pieces are on special right now, so quick, start your summer shopping now!  There is an extra perk to shopping right now.  In celebration of the launch, Gymboree has partnered with KaBOOM! – a national non-profit organization working to create more play spaces for children in need. Through May 31st, Gymboree is donating a percentage of proceeds from Hop 'n' Roll to KaBOOM!, with the goal of building 10,000 more kids a place to play in 2015.

To learn more and view the collection online.

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Happy Weekend.April 24 2015, 0 Comments


Brrrr it has been cold however tomorrow should be in the 60's. We had some informative updates last Friday, check that post out if you didn't get a chance. I will also be adding a few great summer camps in the guide over the weekend. The heat in our place is not on/broken so I am taking my favorite blanket and snuggling up with the family to eat popcorn and watch Diane Sawyer! 



 Caribou Baby is having a renaming event/celebration!

Caribou Baby is having a renaming event tomorrow! This is exciting for both Erica and myself as Caribou Baby has been part of both our lives since the store and site launched. When Adriane Stare, a fellow mom from a local mothers group we are all part of started to post photos about this new store opening, we couldn't wait. Truly it is one of a kind and we think of it as a very important part of our Brooklyn community and the fact that people can shop on the site regardless where they live is an added bonus. We have NO IDEA what the new name is going to be (excited!) but we know whatever the name is will only reflect this jewel of a mom(and family) resource we love so much.



Greenpointers Spring market 1-7pm

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Top Photo: Mara Hoffman Instagram, visit her online shop here. 

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