Happy Weekend.November 21 2014, 0 Comments

This week seem to be a challenging week for so many of my fellow mom friends. Sick kids, never ending work are just to name a few. The thing that I am in awe of is the realization that moms, we are a-mazing. As we enter into this week of Thanksgiving I want to say thank you to all those moms in my life, especially my lovely blog partner Erica who sends me great posts and is all around my mom cheerleader (along with Bee my sis in- law). I do not play the lottery but maybe I should because I definitely hit a win with my friends. 

Are you around this week? Well we are, no radio silence here , we will be posting away all week and will see you here. We will also tweet, facebook anything that comes up in the neighborhood we think you'll be into.

To Do:

Vote on how $19.5 million is spent in Greenpoint! 

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Polish National Home “Warsaw”
261 Driggs Avenue - Corner of Driggs Ave. & Eckford St.

To get more info:
Get more info:
Visit the Greenpoint Environmental Fund Website: www.gcefund.org

Coming up:

Good Eggs is opening up their new new Brooklyn foodhub space at 365 Ten Eyck Street (near Morgan Ave in Bushwick) for Family Day. There will be face painting and a holiday craft corner for the kiddos, milk and cookies (including dairy free selections!), 15-minute yoga sessions compliments of Urban Asanas, a natural beauty bar with Soapwalla, festive cocktails, a ton of awesome raffle prizes, and other fun stuff.

The event is totally free. Space is limited must RSVP.

Family Day on Dec 7th 4-7PM at their new BK hub. Face painting, crafts, snacks & more. RSVP: http://bit.ly/14Y6PsR


Worth The Read

Photograph : Madewell Blog

Photography by Angi Welsch.

Great resource on developmental milestones..November 21 2014, 0 Comments

Speech, Language, Hearing and Cognition

It’s that time of year when your child has adjusted somewhat to school, play group or daycare and you’ve signed up for parent-teacher conferences. Around November every year, parents begin to ask questions about what skills their child should be doing and if they should or shouldn’t be worried. The internet is full of information and endless resources about child development. Below is one link that you can read online or print out. It looks at kids from 6 weeks to 7 years of age.

Your childs milestones via firstyears.org

The website covers these areas:

Hearing: is one of the five senses. It is a complex process of picking up sound and attaching meaning to it. It includes detecting, attending to and understanding sounds. The ability to hear is critical to understanding the world around us. It is an underlying piece to speech and language development

Speech: is the verbal means of communicating. It is made up of articulation (speech sounds such as vowels and consonants), voice (the use of vocal folds and breathing to produce speech sounds) and fluency (or the rhythm/flow of speech).

Language: Is defined as the understanding and use of words to communicate. Language includes receptive language (for comprehension), expressive language (verbal output) and pragmatics (social use of language which is verbal and nonverbal).

Cognition: or cognitive development is the construction of thought processes including remembering, problem solving and decision making from childhood through adolescence to adulthood.

Keep in mind that all skills fall within a range and there is room for individual growth and progress. Developmental milestones are guidelines for when most skills develop for most kids. This list is meant to give you an overview. As always if you have concerns, talk to your pediatrician or contact local support services.



Vanessa D’Auria is a licensed speech-language pathologist providing home-based services in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. For more information about Vanessa, visit speechtherapyvanessadauria.com or to ask speech/language questions, email directly at speechtherapynyc@gmail.com.



Land Of Nod Family Home PreviewNovember 19 2014, 0 Comments

I had a lovely visit at the Spring Preview 2015 for Land Of Nod. I love EVERYTHING and basically wanted to live in the home where they held the preview. Such creativity and beautiful goods to inspire and build your home with pieces that last. Launching 2015.



Post by Donna

Photos Motherburg

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