"Hunormous" Changes for My Brooklyn Baby
Our daughter Nadia invented the word "hunormous" to describe really big things and we love it so much we've never bothered to correct her. I bring this up because when I think about the changes happening in my life right now, I can only describe them as HUNORMOUS.
First of all, I am thrilled to be pregnant with our second daughter who is due to arrive this fall and as our first daughter Nadia inspired me to make massive changes in my life (like opening a baby boutique), the impending arrival of this new bundle of joy has forced me to re-evaluate my life again. And with that, I am announcing that our little shop on Fulton Street will be closing its doors this August. Our online shop however, will remain open. In the last four years, the way people shop has changed massively and for me, it just makes more sense to connect to my customers via the internet without the overhead and time consumption that comes with operating a brick and mortar shop. It breaks my heart to know we won't be around for emergency diaper changes, breastfeeding sessions and "mommy breaks" but for many reasons, this is definitely the best decision for my family.
While this change will not be easy for me, I am very excited to use this opportunity to focus on developing my own line of children's products. I will continue to produce the t-shirts, onesies and hair accessories which have become the go-to gift for many Brooklyn families and I will be expanding the product range to include things like my new Canvas Growth Charts. Over the past few months, I have clawed my way through photoshop and illustrator tutorials, taught myself to screenprint, how to properly use my sewing machine and learned to navigate NYC's garment district. It has been awesome and I hope you will enjoy the fruits of my labor and continue to support My Brooklyn Baby.
To all of my treasured neighbors and customers; I am overwhelmed by the love that you have expressed as you learned of the store's closing over the past few weeks. I will truly miss all of the make believe meals that your toddlers have cooked for me and our long conversations about tantrums, breastfeeding, potty training, preschools and surviving sleep deprivation. Seriously, I have had the BEST customers over the past four years and I am thrilled to be able to call so many of you friends!
The last day of the store is Saturday, August 15th and we plan to have a celebration from 12pm -2pm. I hope you will stop by to say goodbye. If you can't make it, please join the My Brooklyn Baby mailing list or follow @mybrooklynbaby on instagram so we can keep in touch and you can find out about any My Brooklyn Baby pop up events in the future.
With Love and Gratitude,